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Voices For The 99%

The United States is the most unequal society, much more unequal than Greece!  It is the most unequal society in the advanced industrial world.  For the 99%, the American Dream Has Become The American Nightmare!  “Everybody Dies, but Not Everybody Lives”  – Vijay Prashad

Vijay Prashad’s electrifying speech at “Bring the War Dollars” home protest in Hartford City Hall,

Oct. 16, 2011


I don’t believe in President Obama any longer.  He has kept only one of his campaign promises – troops in Afghanistan, which I did not support.  He says that will be removing some troops from Iraq, but how about the mercenaries, oops I meant to say contractors?  I oppose the extra-judicial drone bombing of Americans and other human beings overseas.   Guantanamo is still open despite his promise to close it, his support of the Patriot Act, his deportation of over 400,000 brown people from the US, his role in the overthrow of the sovereign African state of Libya, etcetera, etcetera.

Sorry,  I wish it were different.   Like so many others, I was hoping for change we could believe in.  In my opinion, his perpetuation of militarism is overboard and at this point, his rhetoric seems hypocritically inhumane.  I care about the all the people on the planet, not only Americans and definitely not the corporations.

Peace in our times,