Monday, August 24, 2009

International People's Declaration of Peace by Cindy Sheehan

One thing that the Obama presidency has put into even sharper focus for me, is that most of the leaders of the world do not want peace.

People can try and fool themselves that unlike Bush (Or Clinton, or Bush, or Reagan, or Carter, or Ford, or Nixon.....etc), Obama truly wants peace. The reality of facts on the ground dispute this. We are deceiving ourselves if we think otherwise. Obama is fully on the trajectory of the Empire. There is no denying this.

If anyone has read my book: Myth America: 10 Greatest Myths of the Robber Class and the Case for Revolution, they would know that I do not place the blame for imperial violence on any president: it is the system. Governments of most every country are in on this. What can we the people do to counteract our governments that don't have our best interests in mind?

During this week, as the international community, through its media, is focused on Martha's Vineyard, a contingent of strident peace lovers will gather to demonstrate to the international community that we are "all in" for peace. We are devoting our lives and committing our resources to the very simple, yet earth gathering, (the other side of "earth shattering") idea that problems (real, imagined or exploitative) can be solved without killing innocent people.

To this end, during the week, we will be hammering out the first draft of an International People's Declaration of Peace. The people of the world must unite for peace in an unprecedented and historic move.

We need input and feedback.

Some of our early ideas:

* We will not send our children to kill other people's children.

* We will not fund our disparate country's penchants for violence with our tax dollars.

* We will recognize the intrinsic value of each human. We will proclaim that no
person is better than any other person irrespective of: race, religion, gender, gender
preference, age, or national origin.

* We will remove ourselves as far as ideologically possible from our governments when war is proposed, or promulgated.

* We will demonstrate or protest war, violence or economic oppression no matter
who, or what governs our nations.

The S.S. Camp Casey Movement is inviting interested individuals on our regular boat trips around the island this week to discuss and help us develop the first draft of the International People's Declaration of Peace.

We will be uploading regular videos on our youtube channel: Peace of the Action during the protests.

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