. . . . Break the Silence

19 Jul

I would like to draw your attention to the following publication from 22 March  of this year. In an address at the University of Sydney John Pilger voiced his opinions entitled: A World War Has Begun.

What is your opinion? Are we in danger of a Nuclear War?

 

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/opinion/A-World-War-Has-Begun-Break-the-Silence-20160322-0022.html#comsup

Published 22 March 2016
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OPINION: Why the Rise of Fascism is Again the Issue

In Britain last week, Jeremy Corbyn’s closest ally, his shadow treasurer John McDonnell, committed a Labour government to pay off the debts of piratical banks and, in effect, to continue so-called austerity.

In the U.S., Bernie Sanders has promised to support Clinton if or when she’s nominated. He, too, has voted for America’s use of violence against countries when he thinks it’s “right.” He says Obama has done “a great job.”

In Australia, there is a kind of mortuary politics, in which tedious parliamentary games are played out in the media while refugees and Indigenous people are persecuted and inequality grows, along with the danger of war. The government of Malcolm Turnbull has just announced a so-called defense budget of $195 billion that is a drive to war. There was no debate. Silence.

What has happened to the great tradition of popular direct action, unfettered to parties? Where is the courage, imagination and commitment required to begin the long journey to a better, just and peaceful world? Where are the dissidents in art, film, the theatre, literature?

Where are those who will shatter the silence? Or do we wait until the first nuclear missile is fired?

This is an edited version of an address by John Pilger at the University of Sydney, entitled “A World War Has Begun.”

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One Response to “. . . . Break the Silence”

  1. stuartbramhall July 20, 2016 at 10:29 am #

    I personally think the danger is extremely grave.

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