Award winning journalist and activist Allan Nairn’s review of geopolitics in 2010:
“You can’t say that your waging a war on terror if your commiting terror.”
Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman, “What about President Obama?”
Allan Nairn “Well, as we said in the discussion last year at this time, he’s kept the machine set on kill, he’s continued backing for the dozens of repressive regimes, he’s upped the killings in Pakistan and Afghanistan, when you compare the democrats and the republicans on core issues of preventing preventable death, shifting funds to stop hunger, of killing of civilians, there’s no difference, but we have some democratic rights in this country and people have to organize to stop that, you know on the basic issues there’s not that much difference between the choice that an American has and the choice that a person in repressive Burma has or repressive China has or repressive Indonesia has, in none of those countries, including the U.S. can you choose to alter the basic policies; if you vote for a democrat, if you vote for a republican you get the same thing on state murder, on preventable death but we, here, have the right to rebel [nonviolently], we have to use it.”
RT’s Anastasia Churkina ” You’re among American citizens who say the U.S. needs a revolution of change, what do you imply when you say that?
Allan Nairn, “We need to, in the words of the American founding father’s, alter or abolish the current system because it is not enforcing the murder laws and it’s allowing about a billion people worldwide to starve and they could be fed, they could be fed for the price of Washington’s bailout of Citibank, for example, it could happen through massive street protests, it could even conceivably happen electorally, if through media channels enough Americans were able to get the facts about what the U.S. and other powers have been doing.”
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