Money for jobs at home, not Israeli aggression against Arab people,WWP campaign demands
For Immediate Release
Attention: News Editor
Press Contact: Brian Becker (212) 627 -2994
The United States sends $7 million each day to Israel so that it
can carry out the Pentagon's proxy wars against the oppressed people
of the Middle East. Clinton and Dole both agree that that Med care
and Medicaid should be cut while billions should continue to go to
aid Israeli aggression, Monica Moorehead, stated today.
that this aid be canceled, the Workers World presidentia candidate
U.S. government officials in the White House and Pentagon know full
well that they are complicit in carrying out war crimes against the
civilian population of Lebanon. The Geneva Conventions, the c
nstitution of the United Nations, and other international laws
explicitly forbid targeting civilian populations. Yet this is
precisely what the Israeli government has done with its bombing
strategy of Lebanon that began on April 11, Moorehead stated.
Israeli naval weapons, fighter bombers and helicopter gunships have
pounded villages and towns throughout Lebanon. Israeli military
forces are telling the people to flee their homes and then they bo b
them. Over 400,000 civilians have been deliberately made into
refugees by this strategy.
These are U.S. made planes and bombs and
it is inconceivable that a client regime like Israel would procee
with this military aggression without getting the go-ahead from the
Pentagon high command, Moorehead asserte
The Clinton administration is perpetuating the absolute fiction
that Israel is the victim of aggression by Hezbollah and other
Lebanese groups. We ask who occupies whose country? Israel has no
righ to occupy 15% of Lebanon's territory in the south, Moorehead
Moorehead said that behind Israel's aggression is a broader U.S.
strategy to force the Syrian government to attack the Lebanese
resistance forces who are fighting the Israeli occupation of
If Syria were to bow to this demand and attempt to
repress the Hezbollah it could trigger a renewed civil war in
Lebanon. Moorehead noted.
The U.S. government, representing the
biggest il monopolies, is determined to impose a Pax Americana on
this oil-rich region. Their principal objective is t[...]
Moorehead's campaign platform calls for Jobs for All and a vast increase in the minimum wage. She stands as a long time civil rights fighter who opposes racism, sexism, lesbian & gay oppression, and anti-Semitism. Her running mate is Gloria La Riva, a Chicana union militant from San Francisco.
Moorehead announced that she will participate in the demonstration at the Israeli mission to the United Nations at 800 2nd Avenue (between 42nd and 43rd St.) on Wednesday April 24, starting at 5 p.m