A Mosad officer orders the assassination of a Hamas leader,
an American B52 pilot drops cluster bombs on Afghanistan,
an Arab extremist orders planes to fly into the World Towers,
a World Bank official approves a dam which will displace 10,000 peasants,
an American President continues the blockage of Iraq which has already killed half a million children,
an Israeli platoon bulldozes a Palestinian village,
an Australian Prime Minister turns away boat loads of asylum seekers,
a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber blows up a crowded market,
an Indonesian Kopassus unit guns down 50 West Papuans for raising the Morning Star,
and you sit there in your lounge room and do nothing.
Written circa 2002.
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