Conflict resolution will not occur until political and factional leaders re-absorb the lesson that each persons humanity, while unique, is of equal value.
UFPJ Talking Points #20: It credentials the US-dominated occupation forces as a UN mandated ‘multi-national force’, and endorses the Iraqi interim government as sovereign.
UFPJ Talking Points #19: The interim government, like the Iraq Governing Council, is a creature of the US, not the UN.
Winning a worldwide war on terrorism is much more about overcoming cultural mindsets that set people apart from each other out of fear and ignorance than about celebrating the freedom of the American barbecue.
UFPJ Talking Points #18: It is a recipe for continuing occupation, deaths of Iraqis and US soldiers, and destruction of Iraq.
UFPJ Talking Points #17: Actions by US troops reflect the racist demonization of Iraqis that has been at the heart of US Iraq policy since 1990.
Public understandings of the economy also matter.
The Japanese weekly magazine Aera questioned whether Kim Jong Il would follow the cooperative path of Moammar Gadhafi, or continue along the confrontational, and ultimately self-destructive, path that Saddam Hussein trod.
UFPJ Talking Points #16: U.S. drive towards empire faces new and serious challenges.
Does Qadhafi mean what he says and will Washington reciprocate and normalize relations with Libya?
With a constitution ratified and the country’s first elections in decades scheduled for June-July 2004–although the continued deterioration of security conditions have placed this target in doubt–the Bonn political process has entered its final phase.
One year after the start of war in Iraq, the peace movement in the United States faces an unusual predicament. Critics of the invasion had many of their key arguments vindicated in the past year, as President Bush’s case for war has collapsed.
UFPJ Talking Points #15: the “transfer of power” will not end the occupation of Iraq, and the need for voters to reclaim Spanish democracy.
Afghans have seized the opportunity provided by the United States and its international partners to lay the foundation for democratic institutions and provide a framework for national elections.
UFPJ Talking Points #14: The U.S. is eager for the UN to return to Iraq to provide political cover for its occupation.