Words of peace

Some quotes that are ever more timely for the readers of your great paper:

“While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.” – St. Francis of Assisi

“There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.” – A.J. Muste

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mohandas K. Gandhi

“All we are saying is give peace a chance.” – John Lennon

“Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes – good will among men and peace on earth.” – Albert Einstein

“Nonviolence means avoiding not only external physical violence but also internal violence of spirit. You not only refuse to shoot a man, but you refuse to hate him.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.” – George Washington

“Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.” – Martin Luther

“Mankind must remember that peace is not God’s gift to his creatures, peace is our gift to each other.” – Elie Wiesel

Franklin CrouthersSeattle WA

Peace website hacked

The UnitedForPeace.org web site was hacked – totally shredded.
Yes, there are bad people out there who would rob you of your right to gather and observe this day while working for peace.
The site is back up. Global Exchange has remounted a listing of events at www.unitedforpeace.org
Take a look. Go to an event if you can. Don’t let the bad guys win.

Wes BoydPresident, MoveOn.org

Class struggle on the internet

I got this from a labor listserv (www.unionvoice.org/campaign/ilwu/

I think that if you’re in the labor movement you ought to be on the internet because we are facing a real blitz by the right wing and we need to get into gear as quick as they do.
So I’m passing this along with the idea of “workers of the world, e-mail! We have nothing to lose but our chains!
“West Coast dockworkers are working without a contract because their employer, supported by shoe companies like Payless, Stride Rite, Cole Haan and others, has not bargained to reach a deal.
At the same time, the Bush administration has threatened to use troops to operate the dockworkers’ equipment in the event of a lockout or a strike.
Tell the shoe companies – who are among the biggest users of the West Coast docks – to join the call for fair and just bargaining.”

Jane Blochvia e-mail

The Boss is still the boss

There’s been some debate in the media about the music written about Sept. 11. The Springsteen CD is very Bruce and very moving because he captures what many feel about the effects of Sept 11.
Why doesn’t the PWW interview him? He’s a big star but he really loves the working class.

Al Wilson Trenton NJ

Right on!

When you read something in the corporate press that really hits the class struggle nail on the head you just have to say, Amen!
Susan Sontag wrote an oped piece, printed in The New York Times on Sept. 10, which put out the the basic idea that the Bush call to war is really a call for absolute U.S. power.
Sontag calls for us to reflect on Sept. 11 on where America is going with an administartion that never saw a treaty it could adhere to nor an international law that it respects.
Her oped is a call to organize and dialogue at the grassroots for peaceful solutions to a real crisis that must have a solution not an open ended war drive.

A readerNew York NY