September 17, 2001
Dear Fellow Alliants in this new Human Emergency:
Six years ago we started our work together to end domination of our
country and the world by gigantic corporations and corporate-driven
militarism and violence
Last December these very forces, acting through a presidential candidacy
and a corrupt 5-4 majority of the Supreme Court, discontinued our
presidential election and seized the presidency. In three days we lost our
hold on our venerable American Republic.
Since then the beneficiaries of that historically scandalous seizure have
organized an illegal government, unilaterally abandoned international arms
control, gutted the government's revenues, prepared to gut Social Security,
and launched a deceitful crusade for military control of the world with
weapons circling in space under the cover of "missile defense."
Last Tuesday mass murderers turned our loaded airliners into weapons of
mass destruction and slaughtered more than 5,000 of our fellow citizens. On
Friday Mr. Bush declared "we're at war" although Congress, the only
constitutional source for such a declaration, has not declared war and we
have no proof as yet that there's any nation guilty of September 11th to
declare war against.
In this emergency, in this new world, we of the Alliance for Democracy
must focus sharply back now onto our common dedication and labor for economic
justice, deep democracy, freedom from domination by large corporations and
their lackeys, and solidarity with the human race.
Our funding needs, suddenly, are acute. We need your help, really, now,
financially, more than we ever have before. We are determined our country
will not answer mass murder with mass murder. We are determined our people
will democratize our economy and make our country a leader and model for
economic justice and independent self-governance around the world.
We have never needed each other more, and our country has never needed us
more, before. Please give now as generously as you can.Thank you, and God save
justice and our country.
In hope and action,