Voting is just the beginning
I had the opportunity to listen intently to voters on issues that are dear to them during my petition signing drive last July. Many voters feel strongly about issues that they embrace. Voters don’t just one to send people to Harrisburg to speak for them, they want candidates and politicians to listen to what they have to say.
Three million of the eight million Pennsylvanians vote, according to a candidate for governor. Many voters have lost interest in the electoral process because the only ones getting attention from politicians are special interests.
Some voters complain about their inability to reach politicians after they get elected. If town meetings would be held periodically through out the state to hear the concerns of voters and non voters alike, that would spark interest in the electoral process.
Voters want to be heard. They want politicians to stay in touch with them. We should make some serious efforts to make sure that no one is left behind.

Ernst FordPhiladelphia PA

Quotable quotes
A friend sent me this quote a little while ago. Can’t the PWW/Mundo use and print it regularly?
“Ten thousand times has the labor movement stumbled and fallen and bruised itself, and risen again; been seized by the throat and choked into insensibility; enjoined by the courts, assaulted by thugs, charged by militia, shot down by regulars, traduced by the press, frowned upon by public opinion, deceived by politicians, threatened by priests, repudiated by renegades, preyed upon by grafters, infested by spies, deserted by cowards, betrayed by traitors, bled by leeches, and sold out by leaders, but, notwithstanding all this, and all these, it is today the most vital potential power this planet has ever known, and its historic mission of emancipating the workers of the world from the thralldom of the ages is as certain of ultimate realization as the setting of the sun.”

Julia LutskyQueens NY

Will the UN stop Bush?
In supporting George Bush’s threat to go to war with Iraq, Bersculoni, the rightwing prime minister of Italy, who is also the richest man in the country and its leading media baron, praised young Americans for helping to save Italy and Europe from “totalitarianism” over half a century ago.
Of course, Bersculoni, assuming he was talking of the Second World War, neglected to mention that the war was against fascism and its Axis alliance, whose junior partner was the first fascist dictator, Benito Mussolini. Today, the so-called National Alliance, the latest, version of Italy’s postwar neo-Fascists is part of Bersculoni’ government.
The United Nations was born in the struggle to prevent the attacks on small nations by strong ones which had led to World War II,for Hitler in the name of a New Order in Europe, for the Japanese a “Greater East Asia co-prosperity sphere.” Mussolini and the Japanese walked out of the League of Nations in the 1930s.
Bush is trying to compel the UN to rubberstamp his policy, and, in a collosal gesture of arrogance, saying that if they don’t, he will act alone militarily and they, like the League of Nations, will become irrelevant. If the UN cannot stop the Bush administration from going ahead with its war plans, then and only then will it be a failure.

Norman Markowitzvia e-mail

Uncover the truth
It is refreshing to read that there are signs of increasing opposition in Congress and among members of the public against Bush’s naked aggression on the Republic of Iraq. As you know, yesterday, the New York Daily News broke a story that the Bush Abomination is running around trying to round up support for their war, to create the illusion of international support by selling shares in the Iraqi oil fields once they’ve conquered those oilfields. They’re also peddling weapons and offering to deposit large sums of money in the Swiss bank accounts of corrupt foreign leaders.
Bush’s corruption is the biggest scandal since Iran-Contra, when the Reagan administration sold guns to the Ayatollah and used the proceeds to finance their mercenaries in Nicaragua.
It is time for the media to blow the lid off this one. The major networks aren’t likely to do much of anything, but independents such as PWW, Pacifica and others can blow this thing a mile high and, in the process, head off Bush’s obscene war, thus saving thousands of lives.

Jerry Greenbergvia e-mail