Saturday, August 12, 2006

What will Israel do?

"This week, Lebanese, Palestinian and international activists here in Beirut have been meeting and planning a response to Israel's aggression against Lebanon. Not that we have military technology, or a huge force field to repel the missiles, at our disposal. What we who are unarmed, who believe in strategic nonviolence as a strategy to overcome brute military force, have at our disposal is determination, moral ground to stand on, and a fundamental belief that our human and political rights must be claimed and asserted. This is particularly so in the face of an aggressive force that destroys life and limb and shows no mercy for human rights, human dignity and the ability of people to live on their land."

Adam Shapiro is a co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and is currently in Beirut, Lebanon.

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