Obama and the Nobel Peace Prize
MESSAGE FOR THE PROTEST AT THE US EMBASSY
YES WE CAN – GET OUT OF AFGHANISTAN
Photo: Ulla Røder in 2001 receiving the Alternate Nobel Peace Prize with two other activists of Trident Ploughshares
Welcome to all of you and thanks for taking time during the COP15 to give this little protest attention. I am sorry I cannot speak any longer. A friend of mine have asked me to write a few words for this occasion.
The climate situation haa not changed yet, nor has the war situation - and where is the hope many of us had when president Obama replaced the warmonger Bush.
Has Mr. Obama, who tomorrow will receive the Nobel Peace Prize, changed I ask myself?
30.000 US soldiers and 7.000 from NATO to Afghanistan, claiming the first will start to go home again next summer. I can hear a lie here as big as the one the former president Bush told when he invaded Iraq.
I do believe Mr. Obama is a man of peace in heart. But shame on the people who now again have set the whole spirit of Nobel at stake and have granted this important prize to a man who may have peace in his heart, but is fully controlled by the military establishment and big coorporations of the US!
We cannot allow ourself to be blinded by good intentions and beautiful speaches. It is still important to keep eyes and ears open and resist, resist and resist when violence and injustice happens.
COP 15 with all the festivities in the street will not change the world - not this time. Real changes comes from the minds and hearts of the people of this world - not from greedy people in power. They will never share the resources of this world fairly. The will drain the most into company profit and their own pockets; And the crumbs leftover will end in the third worlds leaders’ hands - how much will disappear in corruption I hardly dare to think about.
One thing is sure. Only you and I can do it - YES WE CAN. We can change this world. We are on a long dangerous, steep road, undermined by the ignorants of this world who close their eyes and wait for the science or their God (or Gods) to help all the problems with as well the economic climate as the global nature change.
There is no science and there is no God who will help here. Standing together now is a must. Now. No agreeing with the strongest leaders on a lot of smaller issues harming ourselves in the end of the day - but stand firmly on our right to live in this world without being at risk of health and life.
When I saw the big globe at the City hall Square my first vision were arrows with big loafs sent towards it - but my vision died when the globe bursted from all the global US military defence systems.
Keep up the protest and your clean thinking and living.
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