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Peace Day - September 21

Peace_day International Peace Day was established by the United Nations in 1981 and celebrated for the first time in 1982. So International Peace Day is 25 years old tomorrow.

Unfortunately, the United States which prides itself disengenuously as standing for peace and democracy is engaged in an illegal and immoral war perpetrated by a pre-emptive strike on a nation that posed no immediate threat to the United States. According to the Bush administration and the right, the United States is now engaged in a perpetual war on terrorism which like the war on poverty and the war on drugs will be a permanent state of affairs for future generations of Americans as long as they are willing to be led by the nose by politicians bought and paid for by the corporatocracy. The corporatocracy owns the five major media outlets in the United States and they will barely mention, if at all, tomorrow the International Day of Peace because they believe that it is bad for business.

However, there will be pockets of dreamers who will celebrate tomorrow the vision of international peace and as John Lennon sang, we can Imagine.

Link: Peace Day - September 21.

Comments

An observer

What about the invasions and occupations of Bosnia, Serbia and Kosovo.
Those were all a "pre-emptive strike on a nation that posed no immediate threat to the United States."

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