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This July 4th is Flag Burning Day!
by Anarchist Heart
Monday May 23rd, 2005 4:10 PM

Every summer good Americans don their best red white and blue, and gorge themselves on beer and hotdogs to celebrate our independence from England, but from its very beginnings this country has been built on illegitimacies.
This July 4th is Flag Burning Day!

Every summer good Americans don their best red white and blue, and gorge themselves on beer and hotdogs to celebrate our independence from England, but from its very beginnings this country has been built on illegitimacies. The Indians helped the first few pilgrims to survive on thanksgiving and in return the colonialist settlers massacred the natives, stole their land and declared themselves sovereign. The “Fore Fathers” were the colonial American elite; they were among the richest men in the new country. The British King restricted them from taking some Indian land, so they revolted promising many of the soldiers large parcels of land in payment for fighting. Perhaps the slave holding founders had noble intentions when they constructed a system of governance that limited its own power, but even before its independence the state was just the strong-arm of big business. And since then the government has only grown more and more coercive in its aim of imposing American corporate interests everywhere it can around the world, so when the leaders talk about how “Independence Day” is all about freedom and democracy it reeks of hypocrisy. July 4th has only ever symbolized the independence of the New World royalty. So on this Fourth of July we call on you to express your feelings on their “Independence Day” by burning a flag in a nationally coordinated action. Together we will show the elite that we are everywhere and that we completely reject the false principals this holiday is based on.

Please spread this message far and wide. Stay tuned to the regular channels for more information. To endorse this call, help organize or just speak your mind, check out the listserv:
http://lists.riseup.net/www/info/flagburningday
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SEVER A CALIFORNIA OR ALABAMA POLITICOS HEAD, WRAP IN FLAG W/CARROTS, ROAST FOR FIVE HOURSKurt Brown--Saint Ram BoneSunday Jul 9th, 2006 6:32 PM
Not the, 'Freedom', I understand from the, (Bill of Rights), even.WillTuesday Jul 4th, 2006 1:02 PM
Not the, 'Freedom', I understand from the, (Bill of Rights), even.WillTuesday Jul 4th, 2006 1:02 PM
In BerkeleyFlag arsonistMonday Jul 3rd, 2006 8:49 PM
Your Right and Duty To Burn the FlagU.S. PatriotMonday Jul 4th, 2005 3:00 PM
Check'um for Flame RetardantFluxRostrumSaturday Jul 2nd, 2005 1:39 PM
Mr.J PecoraWednesday Jun 22nd, 2005 8:45 PM
Feinstein's supporting flag amendmentFeinsteinn's supporting flag amendmentThursday May 26th, 2005 10:35 AM
flag amendmentcpTuesday May 24th, 2005 1:45 PM
thank youthank youTuesday May 24th, 2005 12:42 PM

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