This photo by AFP end of January, 2011 is indicative of growing anger toward US activities in Pakistan. The following was found under this photo in Pakistan Today January 24, 2011:
PESHAWAR - Over 10,000 people held an anti-US protest in Peshawar on Sunday, calling for an immediate stop to American drone attacks in the Tribal Areas. Activists from the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) blocked a main road and staged a six-hour sit-in outside the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial assembly.
The demonstrators chanted anti-US slogans and carried banners and placards reading "Death for America", "Stop drone attacks in Pakistan" and "No to American interference in Pakistan". One banner read: "Listen Obama, do not kill innocent Muslims". Addressing the gathering, JI chief Munawar Hassan said, "Why is the government silent on US drone attacks? These attacks are against Pakistan's interests."
Just a quick comment for now by which to preface the following post:
Sadly, all too many in the US and elsewhere will hear, read or care about these two abhorrent involvements. Both significantly affect US lives - our relationships with nations abroad and many many innocent people in other places. There is absoultely NO reasonable humane excuse for either of these acts from hell.
So I'm posting a few key notices. ALL of us who can need to take heed and to do our small or large part to end these games of death with practices of LIFE before they end much of the good left in the world if not us, our families and our progeny (as we know existence in our shared world today.)
This is NOT at all the kind of post I like to make these days but I can't ignore recent warnings coming to me from folk I highly trust.
I predict some kind of parallel "occupation" whether virtual or nonviolently in person with groups that have caved in if not Monsanto operations themselves. After all, it is a kind of EMPIRE in cooperation with all who still want to think like an empire - whether a receiving nation being "bought out" or semi-decent companies and farmers working semi-naively merely for the sake of profit and sustainability of their own "turf".
Let's reflect on the kind of legacy we truly want to leave behind.
DRONES across the world
Congratulations to ALL nations who say to US (and other drones: NO MORE!)
Pakistan Demands US vacate Suspected Drones here
Also see the work of Kathy Kelly and other longtime peacemakers here
MONSANTO manipulates leaders around the world
(US along with other suspected corporations and now formerly-respected groups are in bed with MONSANTO)
Research to come yet sounds like even Whole Foods (and possibly other less profitable organic-oriented groups)may be in bed with this monstrous organization!
Monsanto given absolute power over all farms and food in the US according to some SEE here
See Greg Palest on Truthout here Why is Obama deregulating GMO Crops Despite Supreme Court Injunction? see Wednesday, 23 November 2011 / TRUTH-OUT.ORG
Also find "The Unholy Alliance: Monsanto, Dupont & Obama?" /see November 2011 Huff Post and CounterPunch (also "Obama’s Big Mistake")
Instead of writing letters to Obama, maybe we should write them to his gardening wife, Michelle? Perhaps we should OCCUPY WHOLE FOODS and any other groups who succomb to such tentacles of abuse?
Anyway, problems of such magnatuve require plenty of "thinking out of the box"...