The war against us all

This war in Iraq isn't the end
Its' the beginning of wars to come, all around the world
At the whim of the neo-cons in the White House
This is the Bush doctrine come to life

War, war, and more war
War brought to you by the big corporate masters who run this show
This isn't just a war on Iraqis or Afghanis, or even Arabs or Muslims
It is ultimately a war on us all
That's because the billions and billions of dollars
That are being spent on this war:
The cost of tanks, rocketry, bullets
And, yes, even salaries for the 125,000-plus troops
Is money that will never be spent on education, on healthcare
On the reconstruction of crumbling public housing
Or to train and place the millions of workers
Who have lost manufacturing jobs in the past three years alone

The war in Iraq is, in reality
A war against the nation's workers and the poor
Who are getting less and less
While the big defense industries are making a killing

What's next?
Iran, Syria, North Korea, Venezuala?
We've already seen the corporate media
Play megaphone to the White House
To build and promote a war
Based on lies

War is utilized by the imperialist
First, and foremost to crush internal enemies
We're seeing the truth of this insight
When we see the sad state of American education,
The rush of seniors to buy affordable medications from the Canadians
Because American drugs are just too expensive
The threatened privatization of Social Security
And the wave of oppression that comes
With an increasingly militarized police

This is a war on all of us
And the struggle against war is really
A struggle for a better life
For the millions of folks who are in need here
In this country
To fight against the war is really to fight for your own interests
Not the false interests of the defense industries
Or the corporate media, or the White House
Down with wars for empire

From death row,
This is Mumia abu-Jamal

Lyrics submitted by mntecky

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