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Washington Protest and Media Blackout
    #1003971 - 10/29/02 08:16 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

C-SPAN on saturday 10-26-02 showed the protest rally in Washington D.C. with 150,000 - 250,000 people in attendance. The Pro-War rally had less than 100 people and all they did was bitch about the 'Leftist Marxist' protestors. That was the least intelligent of their speeches. The more intelligent ones basically said 'Saddam is a dictator and is killing his people and needs to be removed'. Which is what the speakers of the anti-war rally (and I) agree with. The difference is the way that he should be removed.

The pro-war people seem to want carpet-bombing daisy-cutters rolling over the country. This I am sure will kill many many many innocent Iraqi civillians and children. This is un-acceptable.

We have un-manned bomber planes with high-precision cameras, why not use these to kill Saddam?

The march on D.C. and San Francisco and multiple other cities all over this and other countries didn't even get a mention on TV, Radio or newspapers. Blackout, coverup I think.

Another march is planned for January 19 with cheap bus travel for it.

http://www.internationalanswer.org
http://www.votenowar.org

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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #1004505 - 10/29/02 11:03 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Yep, the one in San Fran was on the 8th page of the fucking newspaper.. WTF is that?


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: angryshroom]
    #1004518 - 10/29/02 11:06 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

It can be called a media blackout or a plain old coverup. Your call, all the same thing.


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #1004562 - 10/29/02 11:21 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Fuck the mainstream American Media :frown: They fucking lie 


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: pimpadelic]
    #1006707 - 10/30/02 04:08 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

In reply to:

Fuck the mainstream American Media They fucking lie


I don't think it's as much a case of lying as it is a case of omitting the truth...


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: Rono]
    #1007122 - 10/30/02 06:22 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

I saw a few commetators discuss the protest and they were saying the protest was lucky if it rounded up 50,000 demonstrators. It was a big ass protest and the next one will be even bigger. They cant ignore this shit forever.


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: Buddha5254]
    #1007189 - 10/30/02 06:55 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Man, I swear there was at least 40,000 at the one in sf.


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #1008236 - 10/31/02 12:17 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

here's a couple links for non corporate news

www.indymedia.org

http://narconews.com/


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: YouInfoIt]
    #1016744 - 11/02/02 10:23 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

January 19 is the next protest. If you are against this war, get the fuck out and protest! Let's do this! People are out here talking about what's going on. Its obvious things are changing for the worst in America. We need to take our country back. We have the right to protest and raise hell so lets' do it motherfuckers!


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: Buddha5254]
    #1017329 - 11/03/02 02:19 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Good post Buddha - democracy is dead in the US (and the UK).

The only hope of creating democracy is by doing it ourselves, outside the framework of the elective oligarchy's who exist only to serve big business and funnel money from the poor to the rich.


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: Buddha5254]
    #1022049 - 11/04/02 08:45 PM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Amen Buddha! I plan on going to the next one.

Here is a list of states that organized bus trips to the DC protest. The cost was $100 roundtrip and it's ride there - march - ride back, at least the bus here was. No overnight stay or hidden expenses.

http://www.internationalanswer.org/campaigns/o26/index.html

The guy in my state said it was awesome and if the January protest looks as well-organized as the last one he will set up some buses again. He said he would probably know closer to thanksgiving. So contact the people who were providing buses closest to you and tell them you're interested in it.

Maybe we can have a fair number of shroomerites representing our country!!

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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: BuzzDoctor]
    #1022749 - 11/05/02 12:48 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Thanks for the info Buzz doc. I am going to hype it up on the shroomery closer to January...by that time the war will have already started or will be about to be. I think a lot of people will show up!


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Re: Washington Protest and Media Blackout [Re: Buddha5254]
    #1022774 - 11/05/02 12:59 AM (14 years, 1 month ago)

Unfortunately the war *will* probably be in full force by then. But that's yet another reason we should all be there. I'm very patriotic and when I see something that doesn't make sense after real research, I not only have to speak up but make damn sure my voice is heard clear and strong.

I posted this link about it in the 'Gathering Forum' too. Threads are pretty sticky there as the post rate isn't near what it is in some other forums.

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