HORRORS THAT COME
FROM THIS HORRIBLE SYSTEM
11, 2001. USA. Shock. Mountains of steel and concrete falling, crushing.
Loss. Lives shattered in a moment. Searching for loved ones buried under
mountains of debris.
from the sky.
brown skinned woman stands at the Red Cross line holding a picture of her missing husband.
Her eyes scan the scene as if looking hard will bring him back. A young
blue eyed man waits nervously for news of his lover. Hope turns to the
realization that partners, friends and colleagues are gone. Snatched away
by a conflict that has brutally intruded into daily life from the
an instant New York City reminds us of Baghdad, Belgrade, Sudan, the West
Bank, Vietnam, Panama, Indonesia, Hiroshima, Vieques.
images flood our minds. Mothers running through the streets of Baghdad
with their children as U.S. bombs fall like rain. Iraqi women watching
their children die because U.S. bombs and sanctions have deliberately
poisoned the water they need to live. Families carrying the coffins of
sons taken out by made-in-U.S.A. rockets on the West Bank. Workers at a
medicine factory picking through the rubble in Sudan left by U.S. cruise
missiles. Scrambling for cover in Belgrade as U.S. bombs strike from the
air. Looking through the stadium in Chile where thousands of former
lovers, sons, and daughters lay
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