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Women's Action & Speakout at CNN against war & war-propaganda
Date Thursday January 10
Time 12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location Details
No Life is collateral damage! Invest in Caring Not Killing! 50 California (near Market) San Francisco All Welcome!!
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorWages for Housework Campaign
Women, including mothers and grandmothers, will continue our protest outside CNN. The new war depends on the media trumpeting the governments lies and hiding the truth. We are targeting CNN (Censored News Network) because: CNN refused to show images of the dead and wounded victims of the bombing in Afghanistan. Their lives are dismissed as "collateral damage", but they are no less valuable than those who died on S11. It also censors news of the massive opposition to the war in every country -- including in the US. CNN is the main TV news internationally. Instead of broadcasting the truth, CNN along with most of the US media, repeat the government's propaganda, which originates from the board rooms of Texas oil companies. Most of the US remain unintormed and misinformed about the role of the military in enforcing policies which benefit not them but US corporations and have cost the lives of millions around the world. From Afghanistan, where the US funded and backed the Taliban regime it is not attacking , to Palestine, Iraq, Chile, El Salvador, Guatemala, panama, Indonesia, Turkey, Mozambique...and of course Vietnam and Korea -- the list is endless. The message the US sends is that the poorest people are disposable. And what is the "american way of life"? While a tiny minority are obscenely rich, millions of us have no access to health care, inner city communities have infant mortality rates as high as Bangladesh, the prison population is the biggest in the world, there are frequent mass killings from Oklahoma to shooting in schools and other public places, etc. Women and children are the majority of those killed and wounded in armed conflicts worldwide and 80% are refugees. Women invest our lives into children who are used as canon fodder for the military. In peace and war, women are the ones whose work maintains community and life itself. We are demanding the government INVEST IN CARING NOT KILLING, and that welfare be funded from the military budget. While the government lavishes obscene amounts of money to bomb people abroad, it can find no money to feel women and children at home who are going hungry and lack housing. Welfare "reform" cuts are throwing thousands of welfare moms into destitution, prostitution and homelessness. This is the american way of life CNN is not showing. Nor does CNN tell us that poverty in the US forces those with no income into the armed forces, which are now 60% people of color.
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Feb 3rd, 2004 10:26 AM
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