February 7, 2007

Stop the US Imperium from the Outside

Former US Special Forces member, Stan Goff, offers a 10-point plan of nonviolent action to "Break US Imperial Power." His call reflects a journal article that I think appeared in Foreign Affairs, published by the Council on Foreign Relations. The article observed that US democracy has deteriorated to a degree that the US public no longer has control over the actions of the US government, and that only external forces could bring it under control. Many believe the most likely "external force" to do the job will be a major economic collapse. But, for those who don't want to wait, Goff offers some actions to undertake now.

Below is a summary of his ten points.

(1) Expel US military bases.

(2) Boycott US companies.

(3) Default or refinance debt to the US.

(4) Boycott any American agricultural products being dumped on your national markets.

(5) Boycott American cultural products.

(6) Make these political issues at home.

(7) Nationalize your most valuable natural resources.

(8) Expose and resist projects that are run out of the US Embassy by the US Agency for International Development (USAID).

(9) Expose and resist any political activity by the National Endowment for Democracy (NED).

(10) Mount massive political efforts directed at US Embassies everywhere to oppose the US occupations of Iraq and Afghanistan, and demand not only withdrawal, but that no US bases be left behind.

1 comment:

Daniel said...

G'day, mate. Greetings from Australia. It seems as though we think alike on some things.

Granny made mention of you so I thought I'd have a look. I like what I see. Keep up the good work.

P.S. I'll put your site on my links.