Letter of support and solidarity
from Jordan to the Genova Social Forum
Amman, 22th July, 2001
Dear Comrades and friends,
It is in the names of the Liberties Committee of the Union
of Professional Associations (a committee focused on civil liberties
and human rights brached from the Union of Professional Association
-UPA-, the largest civil socitey organization in Jordan comprised
of 13 professional associations with 130,000 members), and the
Socialist Thought Forum (an indipendent organization focused
on socialist studies), that I convey to you our strong and concrete
support and solidarity to what you are fighting for in favor
of the under developed countries and the supressed and poor nations
around the world.
This comes in a strange paradox where the concious-awake masses
in the north fight against the Globalization strike team: WTO,
IMF and the World Bank, while the governments of our countries
in the south fight AGAINST their people, and throw themselves
at the feet of these global organizations, blinding themselves
from the swampy future awaiting near the corner.
I also would like to extend our strongest condemnation to
the cold-blooded murder of the martyr Carlo Giuliani of the Tute
Bianche Movement (as we understood from news coverages) by the
Italian police, and the uncountable injuries inflicted on thousands
of protestors, which served nothing but to unmask the ugly face
of GLOBALIZATION and CAPITALISM, and removed the thick make-up
of "democracy" and "human-rights" underwitch
it was hiding.
We had the bad luck of only watching your struglle on the
televesion, although we were keen on being there with you, fighting
the battle for justice and freedom, just as we fight it still
against the only by-law racist structure remaining on earth:
the zionist entity "Israel", which also serves as a
front fortress for Capitalism and Golbalization to tighten the
hold on arab oil (the blood of the industrial world), infiltrate
arab economies and reshape the arab region completely to fit
the "new world order".
We want you to know that as our people suffer the consequences
of Capitalism and Globalization, especially in Palestine and
Iraq, we highly appreciate your just position and struggle, and
let me again express our deepest solidarity, and I urge you to
keep us informed, and we hope that you will pass this letter
to all interested, organizations, media and individuals. Also,
we extend our condolonces to the family of Carlo Giuliani, the
Martyr of Justice and Freedom, and kindly ask you to relay this
letter to them.
Awaiting your information.
Dr. Hisham Bustani
Liberties Committee of the Union of Professional Associations.
Executive Board of the Socialist Thought Forum