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Strike a blow for good taste and common decency.
So you were thinking "Gee whiz, in a society where money supplants votes, withdrawal of my dollars just might be seen as withdrawal of my consent", weren't you? Stop by For Mother Earth and find a really comprehensive cache of boycott information. In the upper right hand corner of the site you'll see a dropdown box; From there you can go to G.W BUSH: WANTED and scroll down through the list of the many treaties that have gone unhonored and many unratified treaties the US stands in sole defiance of. Some samples :
2. 1972 Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention ratified by 144 nations including the United States. In July 2001 the US walked out of a London conference to discuss a 1994 protocol designed to strengthen the Convention by providing for on-site inspections. At Geneva in November 2001, US Undersecretary of State John Bolton stated that "the protocol is dead," at the same time accusing Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Libya, Sudan, and Syria of violating the Convention but offering no specific allegations or supporting evidence.
6. Land Mine Treaty, banning land mines; signed in Ottawa in December 1997 by 122 nations. The United States refused to sign, along with Russia, China, India, Pakistan, Iran, Iraq, Vietnam, Egypt, and Turkey. President Clinton rejected the Treaty, claiming that mines were needed to protect South Korea against North Korea's "overwhelming military advantage." He stated that the US would "eventually" comply, in 2006; this was disavowed by President Bush in August 2001.
9. Refused to participate in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)-sponsored talks in Paris, May 2001, on ways to crack down on off-shore and other tax and money-laundering havens.
19. The US has signed but not ratified the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which protects the economic and social rights of children. The only other country not to ratify is Somalia, which has no functioning government.
I just grabbed a few to give you a sense of why perhaps America is not seen in the planetary community as "The shining light on a hill" that we here are schooled to blindly believe that it is; and it could and should be.
Mr. Bush is sworn to uphold the Constitution:
United States Constitution
Adopted September 17, 1787
This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.
-- Article VI Clause II
Food for thought.
Just being at a lack for words, and disgusted I have taken some time to post about Tom Hurndall, the 21 year old peace activist that was shot in the head by an Israeli Defence Force sniper situated in a watchtower. Hurndall was concerned about some playing child who's heads the soldiers was initially firing over. Even in his reflective orange vest, and unarmed he became a target. Two links offered there, please take a moment and read them both, they are short and very revealing.
I wish the IDF would stop killing innocent people.