Thursday, August 12, 2004

Why Radicals should start registering voters?

A friend of mine e-mailed me this article, 'Why I’ve Stopped Protesting and Started Registering Voters' and I completely agree. It's a great read about how the author voted Nader in 2000, but he'll be voting Kerry this time. He also emphasizes the importance of turning out a massive base for Kerry by registering voters & making sure that more common people get involved in politics because it's the only way the Democratic party can be truly liberal in the future. Another great read is from Shadi, Is There a Difference Between Kerry and Bush on Foreign Policy?

Speaking of Kerry, my friends I visited the Kerry-Edwards campaign office in Minnesota, today to sign up for volunteering, & it was bustling with activity. It is located at the old campaign office for dear Senator Wellstone, who was killed in an airplane crash in 2002. They are organizing by congressional district & we have contacted someone who is going to help us do voter registration & get-out-the-vote for Muslims & Arabs - very exciting!

In other news, the situation in Najaf has not gotten any better. Some analysts are suggesting that Ayatollah Sistani must have suspected the conflict & left for his safety & to avoid a direct confrontation with radical Sadr. The short-sighted American policy doesn't help either- attacking the holy shrine of Imam Ali will be their biggest mistake.