Volume 2 Issue 11 - October 2, 2004 http://www.geocities.com/freeguahan minagahet@hotmail.com

 

Hafa Adai, yan welcome to the mina'tres na Minagahet

There are whispers shouts and memos which all say that the mandatory draft will be returning soon. I hope this possibility is enough to get every man and woman eligible to be sent to war, out voting and fighting Bush and American militarism anyway they can. 

We've been getting a lot of emails lately accusing us of being "leftist" or "partisan." One lovely soul dared to refer to me as the cause of all problems on Guam today (if only I had such power!). I guess our hatred and disgust for Bush, his idiocy and the Mikado Cabal that has put him in power gives some the impression that we fearlessly and blindly support John Kerry for president. Arguments such as this however diminish our claims, which don't come from the right or the left of American politics, but come from Guam, and are indigenous in nature and source. We fight and resist Bush, but also know that John Kerry isn't necessarily any better, and if he is elected and continues Bush's policies (some of which he continued from Clinton, and Clinton continued from Bush the First and so on), many of which he already seems to agree with, then we will fight him as well.

For those interested there's plenty of discussion going on about the draft and Emperor Bush at our board, FANAHGUE'YAN and our blog, No Rest for the Awake.

Si Yu'us Ma'ase, ya usuni fan sumahuma minagahet yan na'suha dinagi

Sahuma

 

ARTICLES

The Return of the Draft?

From Martha Duenas

Hidden Agenda: A National Draft in the Future?

By Governor Howard Dean

Thoughts on the draft returning...

Tinige' Jose Ulloa Garrido, Maga'lahi i Nasion Chamoru. 

More thoughts on the draft returning...

Tinige' Hope Cristobal

Do You Feel a Draft?

by Katha Pollitt

Questions of Culture for Guam's Senatorial Candidates

From Professor Gary Heathcote

The Resort to Force

by Noam Chomsky, from http://www.tomdispatch.com

OKINAWA

by Kozue Uehara, from the Honolulu Advertiser

The Bush Bubble

by Tim Harper, from the Toronto Star

 

This issue's antigo na palabra Chamorro -

Nangon: Whisper, speak softly.

for example: Manangon hit na ti ya-ta colonialism, lao manessalao hit na ta guaiya Amerika! Na'ma'se!

 

 

This issue's quote to think on and apply to Guam -

"We weep for the bird's cry, but not for the blood of a fish. Blessed are those who have voice."

Mamoru Oshii, Writer Ghost in the Shell 2, Innocence. 

 

To continue the discussion please link here to our forum board -

 

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