Monday, November 29, 2004


The US economy needs global consumers.

Last year, at the World Social Forum in Porte Allegre, Brazil (January 27th, 2003), Arundhati Roy called for an application of Ghandi's strategy of non-cooperation to a worldwide boycott:

"The U.S. economy is strung out across the globe. It's economic outposts are exposed and vulnerable. Our strategy must be to isolate Empire's working parts and disable them one by one. No target is too small. No victory too insignificant....We could reverse the idea of economic sanctions imposed on poor countries by Empire and its Allies. We could impose a regime of People's sanctions on every corporation that has been awarded a contract in post-war Iraq. Each one of them should be named, exposed and boycotted—forced out of business."
Excerpt from "The Role of Boycotts in the Fight for Peace: Notes on Post-Election Strategy," Paul Rockwell. On, Thursday, November 18, 2004.


Post a Comment

<< Home