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On Ending Terrorism


Since September 11th, the progressive movement has been on the defensive. But times are changing. The mushrooming Enron scandal; European criticism of the treatment of prisoners at Guantanamo; the U.S.’s inability to apprehend Bin Laden or Mullah Omar, either dead or alive; recession and rising unemployment; Cheney’s refusal to release information about his energy task force: all of these developments have put the Bush oil- and-war-men on the defensive. It’s time for us to come forward with a political counter-offensive, visible activism, outreach and outspokenness, through such activity as the April 20th demonstration in Washington, D.C. initiated by the National Youth and Student Peace Coalition, forthright peace and justice electoral campaigns and other campaigns.

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