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    Tuesday, August 01, 2006

    ...and in Iraq

    from the AP:

    "On Monday, the government said that since February, 30,359 families — or about 182,000 people — had fled their homes due to sectarian violence and intimidation. That represented an increase of about 20,000 people from the number reported July 20."

    Now, the question I have is this? If this is the displacement due to "sectarian violence," what is the total due to US violence? Of course, that's a false question - it's all of the "sectarian violence" AND THEN SOME.

    And, why do we keep biding our time with a sense that the US might be reformed or lobbied or petitioned? And, why does this number seem simply like a number? Do we feel it anymore? Or, are we, even those who resist prone to the same privileged bigotry?

    In Pine Ridge, there's currently over 80% unemployment and a life expectancy in the mid to upper 40s. That's occupation! That's America!

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