February: Revolution and Love are in the Air! Feb 11th Liberation day!!

12,000 people march through Lake Worth FL! A town of 35,000 This is what democracy looks like!

In February 1917, the first of two revolutionary pushes to topple Tsar Nicholas and in the coming months?:

“Its immediate result was the abdication of Tsar Nicholas II, the collapse of Imperial Russia and the end of the Romanovdynasty. Tsarism was replaced by a Russian Provisional Government under Prince Georgy Lvov, an alliance between liberals and socialists who wanted to instigate political reform, creating a democratically elected executive and constituent assembly. Socialists also formed the Petrograd Soviet, and the two ruled together in a system known as Dual Power”

The result was the Soviet Government and the first viable power against imperialism in History.

In 1979 Iranians who had tired of living under the Shah imposed dictatorship took their government back from the British and American oil interests:

The royal regime collapsed shortly after on February 11 when guerrillas and rebel troops overwhelmed troops loyal to the Shah in armed street fighting.

February 11th 1990 The system of Apartheid finally fell with the release of Nelson Mandela from prison:

Mandela served 27 years in prison, spending many of these years on Robben Island. Following his release from prison on 11 February 1990,

It seems that February has been a month of liberation in the world and liberation is in the air.

Today the people of Egypt the most populated country in the middle east threw off the yoke of 30 years of imperialism. 30 years where the entire existence of the Egyptian people were hijacked to prop up US and British economic and geopolitical designs.

Today in Israel many are looking at a neighbor whose 87 million people will no longer be counted on to prop up their despotic neighbors.

In the United States hopefully, working people are watching and wondering, “if it can happen there? Why not here?”

In a period when the wealthy have gotten wealthier and the poor and working class have watched since 2000 when the Bush dynasty engineered a coup d’etat in stealing that election. Then watched while an 8 trillion-dollar surplus was burned up in a brazen theft of the nation’s economy in the name of the war on terror to attack the people of Iraq? In response to an attack from a terrorist organization and not a nation?

Why? The pretext of terror was used by an oil rich president to steal and dominate the oil rich state of Iraq.

In the meantime, revolutionaries around the world have not been idle. The people of Latin America have elected indigenous leaders for the first time and democracy has spread the hope of socialism in Venezuela, Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Ecuador, and El Salvador while the US military has done the oil corporation’s bidding.

In the Middle East, Iranians rose up but did not succeed but primed the atmosphere for recent events. Today the worlds first peaceful revolution took place to oust a CIA backed regime that has held its people down with an iron fist for 30 years. This is probably the most significant political development in many years . The powers that be and all their money could not stop the people of Egypt from staring down the barrel of the Entire imperialist world and saying not only no, but hell no! This is an inspiring, beautiful moment in the history of the world.

We know that the state department and the Israelis are trying hard to make sure this is not a Socialist revolution in Egypt or an Islamic revolution. The question becomes as the world watches? What kind of revolution will it be? One can only hope it will be a revolution that promotes the general welfare of the Egyptian people! health care, food, and housing and a revolution that returns the resources of the nation to the general welfare of the Egyptian people. A revolution that does not become yet another proxy for stalemate between the Palestinian people and Israel. A revolution that lends itself to more peace in the region.

Surely Americans are watching all of this and wondering “how in the hell can they do this?” and then “why in the hell can’t we?”

We can!!

Millions marched for immigrant rights in 2006 and the US media marginalized  that effort and then turned around and amplified the efforts of the white racist Tea Party. When 20,000 of them marched on Washington the media acted like the world had turned, Yet when a million black men marched on Washington the media, ignored and diminished it it’s importance, when literally millions marched for immigrant rights the media minimized the importance of that, when hundreds of thousand of women marched for reproductive freedom that was nothing, and when Indigenous Indians took up arms to protect their land and rights the government crushed it and murdered those organizers.

It is time to reanalyse the movement that marches one day and returns home at the end. When democracy has been subverted, when the general welfare of the citizens is not provided for, when the sovereign rights of Indian nations are ignored, and when the poor are destitute while the rich profit? It is time to refuse to go home! It is time to demand a government that provides for the general welfare, respects the sovereignty of oppressed nations, and one where corporations cannot buy elections.

Time for a revolution in thinking about organizing. How can the tea party buy press attention? It must stop! we must seize the agenda!

February is a time for LOVE and REVOLUTIONS!!


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  1. Great analysis!

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