Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A brilliant post by Leil-Zahra Mortada over at Sawt Al-Niswa, a Lebanese feminist site...

The critical question today is which of our governments didn’t support or – even worse – continues to support these regimes? Which of our governments is not killing us or the planet? Will our government be another Mubarak, shifting overnight from a “democratic” and “liberal” regime to the new villain in town? Will we have to wait 30 more years to see that happen?

Social services cuts, unemployment, aggravated financial crisis, arms deals, nuclear energy, the plundering of every inch of the planet, the destruction of nature, the WTO, the IMF, the World Bank, border-police forces, immigration laws, racist governmental policies, deportations, genocides, colonial exploitation, imperialist control, economic and political hegemony, war, occupation, the so-called G8, multinationals, patents, forced labor, NATO, modern-day slavery, sweatshops, global warming, educational cuts, unjust housing prices, media hypocrisy and manipulation, censorship; Christian, Muslim and Jewish fundamentalisms; rigged elections, murderous foreign policies, slaughtering of indigenous peoples and their cultures, state-funded terrorism, state-funded lies and unfounded fear campaigns, sexist and homophobic laws and statements, brutal violence on all levels against non-whites, impunity, corruption… the list is endless. These are but a few adjectives that describe all of the governments today, not just Mubarak or Ben Ali, or Ahmadi Najad.

Read the rest here...

2 comments:

غلام ابي نواس said...

Wow, totally made my day to see my post on your blog! Thank you :) Honored to an extent that my flaming faggotry is in blazes :) :) :)

mattilda bernstein sycamore said...

Well, it's such great work, my dear -- in blazes, indeed!

Love --
mattilda