“After years 36 years of aggression, spending trillions, killing millions, creating more enemies and making us less safe… everyday people in America have failing schools, decreased incomes, jobs shipped overseas, deteriorating infrastructure, and crippled human services. And we are understood to be the primary exporter of munitions and terror on the planet.”
“We can shut down wars of choice and invest trillions in people, infrastructure, human services, research and environmental reconstruction. Restoration of human rights and investment in people will create jobs with justice and all ships will rise.”
“Liberal supporters of Sanders who … flippantly cast concerns about his collusion with the Pentagon establishment aside with “no one is perfect” or “better than Hillary” refrains, should scrutinize their own values, and answer how they rank more refugees, corpses and amputees in the Middle East and Africa against largely unenforceable rhetoric about “standing up to Wall Street.”
Strike Debt Portland is in solidarity with the national movement Strike Debt, striving to abolish all forms of illegitimate debt.
We can solve our problems. We can create full employment, feed the hungry, eliminate homelessness, restore infrastructure, deliver health care and create opportunities for everyone by shutting down the war machine and turning the ship of state. We can export knowledge, technology and peace instead of terror, munitions and war.
We can begin today.
Speaking Truth to Power
Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How?
Donald Trump’s openly racist presidential campaign is just the
latest example of how
the capitalist ruling class uses elections to sustain its dictatorship over the working class.
The Portland Alliance
Speaking Truth to Power Since 1981
of, by, & for the people
Vol. XXXVI, Number 2 February 2016
This American aggression, against nations who have not attacked us (even bombing seven in the last 8 years, killing innocents) is inexcusable.
Bernie’s tired trickle-down theory where we spend trillions, killing billions, making new enemies and bankrupting the state is untenable. Unending wars are not a platform for peace, justice or a future. And we have already lost parts of our freedom and most of our jobs… The war economy quit working a long time ago.