Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Monthly Review's Yoshie Furuhashi: "Save Darfur": Evangelicals and Establishment Jews

He writes,
It's embarrassing that America -- and the world -- will be witnessing a PRO-WAR rally in Washington, D.C. on April 30 (a project of SaveDarfur.org) that is far more highly publicized than an anti-war one (that appears to be poorly organized) in New York City on April 29, even while Washington is still soldiering on in Afghanistan and Iraq and gunning for sanctions or war on Iran.

Really, the LAST THING we need in America is ONE MORE WAR to get involved in -- the least of all in an oil state like Sudan (amidst loud complaints of higher gas prices, no less).

Who is behind this astonishing pro-war rally in war-weary America (war-weary as far as the Iraq War is concerned, that is)? A rag-tag coalition of evangelicals and establishment Jews (those whom the corporate media designate as official leaders of Jewish communities)
I subscribed to Monthly Review ages ago when Sweezy and Huberman were editors. When I think back, it hasn't changed all that much from Furuhashi here. I'll stick with the Evangelicals and Jews now.

UUA and Rev Sinkford did participate and shared a platform with Richard Land. Religious Liberals share far more with Religious Conservatives and ought to seek every opportunity for shared efforts. Better them than Furuhashi.

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