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Solidarity is the Tenderness Between Peoples

February 11, 2006

BY DAVID GILBERT

For 12/3/05: International Day of Solidarity with Political Prisoners

Today we face, in US-led imperialism, the greatest destroyer of human life and potential in human history. The illegal and immoral invasion and occupation of Iraq has caused 100,000 civilian deaths, contemptuously dismissed by the perpetrators as “collateral damage.” This war was preceded by a decade of ruthless economic sanctions that resulted in over one million deaths, more than half of them children, due to breakdowns in food, water, and medical supplies. The aggression against Iraq is one example of the much more widespread brutality needed to enforce a global economic system where 11 million children die each year from easily preventable causes and where 2.8 billion people live on less than two dollars a day. This system is so rapacious and ecologically irresponsible that it threatens the very basis for sustaining human life on the planet. Love of people and belief in life lead us to resist imperialism, always striving to find the methods that are most effective and most consistent with our underlying humanism. An important way to reaffirm the history of struggle and to contribute to the spirit and energy of today’s movements is to never forget, and to actively support, political prisoners around the world.

David Gilbert #83-A-6158
Clinton Correctional Facility
P.O. Box 2001
Dannemora, NY 12929 USA

(U.S. anti-imperialist political prisoner)

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