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Subject: Move On
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2003 23:40:47 -0500


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All,

Move On, www.moveon.org , is organizing a virtual march on washington on Feb. 26 (inside the US dateline for those outside of it). The idea is that by a progressive bombardment of emails and phone calls, we will communicate to the present ancien regime that last week's street protests were not merely photo opportunities. All the info you need to participate is on the website. Despite our various critical arguments, we all seem to agree that the current American (and sometimes European) hegemony over international politics deserves to be challenged as fiercely as possible. Move On is a good way to get a foot in the door. As I hinted, street protests turn out to be television events for many Americans (like reality television). These are not to be denied, they do have an affect (who can forget seattle). But if any serious distraction and rethinking of American politics is to be done by americans in america, the lawyer-lobbyist and the letter writer are necessary complementary arms to the struggle on the streets. I need not explicate further, this is old news. Timing is key.

RT


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Move On, www.moveon.org , is organizing a virtual march on washington on Feb. 26 (inside the US dateline for those outside of it). The idea is that by a progressive bombardment of emails and phone calls, we will communicate to the present ancien regime that last week's street protests were not merely photo opportunities. All the info you need to participate is on the website. Despite our various critical arguments, we all seem to agree that the current American (and sometimes European) hegemony over international politics deserves to be challenged as fiercely as possible. Move On is a good way to get a foot in the door. As I hinted, street protests turn out to be television events for many Americans (like reality television). These are not to be denied, they do have an affect (who can forget seattle). But if any serious distraction and rethinking of American politics is to be done by americans in america, the lawyer-lobbyist and the letter writer are necessary complementary arms to the struggle on the streets. I need not explicate further, this is old news. Timing is key.
 
RT
 

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