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Since its onset in the 15th C, the European imperial conquest of resource-rich lands with weak militaries continues to this day. Now, add the atypical growth of U.S. economic colonial occupation; it has the same contempt for human rights and dignity and the same crisis of inequality as the more overt conquest and enslavement.

The Japanese imperial empire ceased after 1945; the British, German and French have ceded most of their overt military colonies. Almost exclusively, the United States expands its military bombardment and buildup in other countries. Only the U.S. has a policy of expanding colonial conquest for the strategic control and access to natural resources and cheap labor that is imperialism.

Corporate imperialism is a form of colonial occupation by way of insidious global economic trade agreements driven largely by U.S. corporations in collusion with compliment governments—the U.S. and its hosts. Imperial conquest is the most extreme and deadly expression of capitalism: the acquisition of empire and the freedom in the form of legislative support to execute it.   U.S. Israeli occupied Palestine

Bring the Troops Home Now October 27, 2007 End the War on Iraq Now—End Colonial Occupation of Iraq, Afghanistan, Palestine ...

You can make the most of our activist community in Ventura County by filling this brief questionnaire about your commitment to the national demonstration of antiwar on October 27, 2007.

Nine years of the U.S. armed robbery and occupation of Iraq: March 15, 2012—flier PDF

Protest Contact form

Please select one:

will protest in Ventura County only, or
will be part of the L. A. march and go via: — Please check one or more boxes:

will walk with the Ventura County group in the L. A. march (details, logistics to follow)

carpool, approximately $5 per rider

                  will take riders in my car

      rental van, approximately $15 per rider

      Amtrak (approximately $15.00 round trip—leaves V. C. around 8 a.m., arrives two hours early, approximately two miles from the protest site with
shuttle available and returns to V. C. at around either 5:00 or 9:00 p.m.)

      my car alone due to my schedule

your name:

Contactaddress:

want reply? yes no

  

Activist survey: what motivates work for justice?

Six years ago, before the invasion of Iraq—hundreds of activists in Ventura County met each week to protest our Government’s plan to commit the war crime.
Even after the attack, dozens of us still gathered to protest: oppose, resist and plan more protest. Since then, our numbers have dwindled to less than twenty
for our monthly vigils at the County Government Center (although the annual memorial of the invasion does bring significant numbers of us to the streets).

This survey will show why most of us stopped protesting in the or, conversely, why some of us continue to protest openly. The basic reasons for stopping
or keeping active may, at first, seem clear-cut. The simple reasons include:

Main reason
other(s)
Why you stopped your protest in public
I lost faith in protest, marches and other demonstrations
I became dismayed by the too few participants for an impact
I saw the U.S. invasion as an inevitable, long, intractable war
I made a personal choice to opt for other activities
    
I suffered protest burnout/ distress: alienation
    
I rejected the hierarchical structure of orgs in my locale
    
I had interpersonal conflicts that made the process too cumbersome
    
I feared reprisal by the U.S. Govt. and counter-protestors
       I saw one or more divisive policy position among the main orgs as counter-productive; this made protest seem ineffectual:
 
    1. self-determination as nonviolence vs. absolute pacifism
 
    2. foreign policy (e. g., Palestine and Israel)
 
    3. economic ideology (socialism as a requisite for peace) and
 

    4. political party affiliation.

   
I am content (or confined) to protest via writing, dialog, Internet
   
I disagree with being antiwar (anti anything); so, I am pro-peace.

That survey section will show an array of reasons for stopping; some of you have more than one.  

The survey will look at feedback from each activist for

1. each of our reasons for staying of stopping

2. a critique of the protest experience as a whole based on what each of us experienced and

3. your views of what can improve our protest and activism. 

  • In your view, how effective has public protest been in change the public view:
 
Much or most of the change in public stance about the U.S. invasion

This survey will build a synthesis toward the unity of a sustainable movement.

Do you want a reply contact? yes no

  

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