[Reader-list] People and Power
shuddha at sarai.net
Tue Sep 18 11:44:52 IST 2001
While appreciating the depth of Pradip Saha's anger against the One World
(TM) (Inc) (C) that we are not a part of, it might be be worthwhile to remind
ourselves that there is 'one world' (in small case) that we all live in.
Harsh Kapoor has already passed on a message for a peace vigil to be held in
Delhi, it is important to recognise at this stage that people are planning
vigils against war everywhere, even in America.
I am passing on this posting below form the heart of Amerika - Texas, where
the first retribution against Black Tuesday took the form of the killing of a
It is important to recognize that the only difference that can be made at
this time is by ordinary people and not by governments. While I would not
back any move by any person on this list to thank any government anywhere, I
propose that we recognise the fact there are enough sane people in every city
who would stand opposed to war.
Let us not identify people with governments anywhere.Not here, not in
Afghanistan or Pakistan, and not in the United States.
- For Immediate Release -
AUSTIN AGAINST WAR
September 17, 2001
NEW GROUP OPPOSED TO WAR EMERGES IN THE HEART OF TEXAS
JOINS CALL FOR NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION AGAINST WAR ON SEPT. 20
JOINS CALL FOR TEXAS RALLY AGAINST WAR AND RACISM ON SEPT. 29
Austin, TX -- About 100 people met Sunday evening for an anti-war
organizing and planning meeting in East Austin. The group, now calling
itself Austin Against War, agreed to three broad points of unity: to
oppose war, to defend against racist attacks and to protect civil
Austin Against War is joining the call for a National Day of Action on
Thursday, Sept. 20, and will be holding a 5:30 p.m. rally in Austin at the
Texas State Capitol at 11th & Congress.
The formation of the new group comes 5 days after terrorists attacked the
World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Many at Sunday's meeting had attended
a large community meeting last Wednesday at the University of Texas and
two rallies held on Friday, one at UT and the other at the Capitol.
At these events sadness was expressed over the tragic loss of life in the
Sept. 11 attacks. But concern was also voiced over how the United States
is responding - fears that the U.S. could push us into World War III.
Besides this Thursday's rally, Austin Against War joins the Austin
Democracy Coalition in calling for a Texas Rally Against War And Racism to
be held in Austin on September 29. On this day people will gather at 3:00
p.m. in Kealing Park at Rosewood and Angelina and march to the Capitol for
a 4:30 p.m. rally.
Also, the group is calling for a regular presence at the Capitol at 5:30
p.m. every day.
Until Austin Against War's web site is up and running, more information
about Austin's new anti-war efforts can be found on these web sites:
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