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From Cynthia McKinney: Vers La Verité Speech in Paris

There were people there from all over Europe. A healthy contingent even took the bus or train from London. Many US ex pats came and heard Annie Machon tell of why she became a whistleblower at MI-5 (the British equivalent of our FBI); I spoke, and then after me, Giulietto Chiesa, former Member of Parliament, Italy, made a movie entitle “Zero,” which was played. Then Dr. Nils (I can’t remember his last name) who found the nanothermite material in the Ground Zero dust spoke about his research and that was totally fascinating. We are definitely hooked up with the right people in Europe and as a result, our coalition will be strong, diverse, and global.

Here are my remarks made tonight/this afternoon U.S. time:

Cynthia McKinney
Vers La Verité, Paris
October 10, 2009

President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize was not the only news yesterday. And in my opinion, it’s not even the biggest news. It’s not even the saddest news. But it does provide us with some critical information as we move forward. The three-part question for us, tonight however, is “What are we moving forward TO; is that the place we want to go; and if not, what do we do about it?

In other words, “What is our vision for the future and how do we define success?”

I have been and am still in deep pain over the institutional homicide of my aunt and in my grief, I’ve considered giving up.

But then, I wiped the tears from my eyes long enough to remember communities of people that I’ve been blessed enough to get to know, from Toronto, Canada to Cape Town, South Africa; from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Valdosta, Georgia, there are people struggling through their own pain, their own deep personal disappointments to reach a better place—not just for themselves, but for the global community of man. And I know deep in my own heart, as broken as it is, that I cannot give up. My brain tells me that the struggle for truth, justice, peace, and dignity is too important to lose because of heartbreak.

The one thing that probably best defines everyone in this room are our search for and activities on behalf of principles that are bigger than ourselves. We want our governments to tell us the truth; we want them to deliver justice; we want our global community to live in peace; and we want respect for the dignity of all humankind.

So if these are the ingredients of our vision, what tools do we need to produce the desired result?

Well, first of all, the desired result has to have definition.

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From Cynthia McKinney, in Paris this week: Vers La Verité

Hello all,

I’ve just arrived from Cape Town, South Africa and I have a lot to tell you about that visit. However, this is just a note to let you know that I’m now in Paris doing events around civil liberties breaches, illegal war, occupation, stolen elections and electronic voting machines, 9/11 Truth, and lying governments. Yes, they have the same problems we have in our country. And you know what? It’s about time we really coordinated our efforts and worked together whenever possible. Not that many of us haven’t already been working globally, but it helps increase the impact every time we’re together and we can really see how strong we are.

I learned a lot in South Africa and most of it was depressing but necessary information. I’ll share that with you once I’ve recovered from my overnight flight. In the meantime, please encourage your friends in the Paris area to come to these events. There were massive strikes in South Africa and we know the history of general strikes in Europe. Buyer’s remorse isn’t just in the U.S.

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