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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: pattern]
    #1308353 - 02/14/03 03:47 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Damn. Where's waldo?


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: Skikid16]
    #1308467 - 02/14/03 04:41 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Up your ass :grin:


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: Skikid16]
    #1308471 - 02/14/03 04:44 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

he's peeking behind the tree on the left next to the hippy guy.....


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: silversoul7]
    #1308521 - 02/14/03 05:17 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Hey man, do I have bi sexual in my title?    :grin:


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: Skikid16]
    #1308556 - 02/14/03 05:37 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

i can answer that.. :grin:


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: Skikid16]
    #1309956 - 02/15/03 02:36 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Well, I'm upset because I did not get to attend the rally closest to me.  But, I am overjoyed with the prospect of millions of people marching world-wide.  This could create a bit of an impact as long as it keeps up.  I must go to the next rally  :mad:  Here's an article that sums up the numbers.....(let's just say the numbers are BIG  :grin: :

From Yahoo!: http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story2&cid=514&ncid=514&e=1&u=/ap/20030216/ap_on_re_eu/world_war_protests_23

LONDON - Millions of protesters ? many of them marching in the capitals of America's traditional allies ? demonstrated Saturday against possible U.S. plans to attack Iraq.

In a global outpouring of anti-war sentiment, Rome claimed the biggest turnout ? 1 million according to police, while organizers claimed three times that figure.


In London, at least 750,000 people demonstrated in what police called the city's largest demonstration ever. In Spain, several million people turned out at anti-war rallies in about 55 cities and towns across the country, with more than 500,000 each attending rallies in Madrid and Barcelona.


Spanish police gauged the Madrid turnout at 660,000. Organizers claimed nearly 2 million people gathered across the nation in one of the biggest demonstrations since the 1975 death of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco (news - web sites).


More than 70,000 people marched in Amsterdam in the largest Netherlands demonstration since anti-nuclear rallies of the 1980s.


Berlin had up to half-a-million people on the streets, and Paris was estimated to have had about 100,000.


In New York, rally organizers estimated the crowd at up to 500,000 people. City police provided no estimate of the crowd, which stretched 20 blocks deep and two blocks wide.


"Peace! Peace! Peace!" Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa said while leading an ecumenical service near U.N. headquarters. "Let America listen to the rest of the world ? and the rest of the world is saying, 'Give the inspectors time.'"


London's marchers hoped ? in the words of keynote speaker the Rev. Jesse Jackson (news - web sites) ? to "turn up the heat" on Prime Minister Tony Blair (news - web sites), President Bush (news - web sites)'s staunchest European ally for his tough Iraq policy.


Rome protesters showed their disagreement with Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's support for Bush, while demonstrators in Paris and Berlin backed the skeptical stances of their governments.


"What I would say to Mr. Blair is stop toadying up to the Americans and listen to your own people, us, for once," said Elsie Hinks, 77, who marched in London with her husband, Sidney, a retired Church of England priest.


Tommaso Palladini, 56, who traveled from Milan to Rome, said, "You don't fight terrorism with a preventive war. You fight terrorism by creating more justice in the world."


Several dozen marchers from Genoa held up pictures of Iraqi artists.


"We're carrying these photos to show the other face of the Iraqi people that the TV doesn't show," said Giovanna Marenzana, 38.


Some leaders in German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder's government participated in the Berlin protest, which turned the tree-lined boulevard between the Brandenburg Gate and the 19th-century Victory Column into a sea of banners, balloons emblazoned with "No war in Iraq" and demonstrators swaying to live music. Police estimated the crowd at between 300,000 and 500,000.


"We Germans in particular have a duty to do everything to ensure that war ? above all a war of aggression ? never again becomes a legitimate means of policy," shouted Friedrich Schorlemmer, a Lutheran pastor and former East German pro-democracy activist.


In the Paris crowd at the Place Denfert-Rochereau, a large American flag bore the black inscription, "Leave us alone."

 



Gerald Lenoir, 41, of Berkeley, Calif., came to Paris to support demonstrators.

"I am here to protest my government's aggression against Iraq," he said. "Iraq does not pose a security threat to the United States and there are no links with al-Qaida."

In southern France, about 10,000 people demonstrated in Toulouse against the United States, chanting: "They bomb, they exploit, they pollute, enough of this barbarity."

Police estimated that 60,000 turned out in Oslo, Norway; 50,000 in bitter cold in Brussels, Belgium; and about 35,000 in frigid Stockholm, Sweden.

About 80,000 marched in Dublin, Irish police said. Crowds were estimated at 60,000 in Seville, Spain; 40,000 in Bern, Switzerland; 30,000 in Glasgow, Scotland; 25,000 in Copenhagen, Denmark; 15,000 in Vienna, Austria; more than 20,000 in Montreal and 15,000 in Toronto; 5,000 in Cape Town and 4,000 in Johannesburg in South Africa; 5,000 in Tokyo; and 2,000 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.

"War is not a solution, war is a problem," Czech philosopher Erazim Kohak told about 500 people in Prague, the Czech Republic.

In Mexico City, as many as 10,000 people ? including Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchu ? snarled traffic for blocks before rallying near the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy. Demonstrators beat drums, clutched white balloons and waved handmade signs saying, "War No, Peace Yes."

In Baghdad, tens of thousands of Iraqis, many carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles, demonstrated to support leader Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) and denounce the United States.

"Our swords are out of their sheaths, ready for battle," read one of hundreds of banners carried by marchers along Palestine Street, a broad Baghdad avenue.

In Damascus, the capital of neighboring Syria, an estimated 200,000 protesters chanted anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli slogans while marching to the People's Assembly.

Najjah Attar, a former Syrian cabinet minister, accused Washington of attempting to change the region's map.

"The U.S. wants to encroach upon our own norms, concepts and principles," she said in Damascus. "They are reminding us of the Nazi and fascist times."

An estimated 2,000 Israelis and Palestinians marched together against war in Tel Aviv on Saturday night.

In Ukraine, some 2,000 people rallied in snowy Kiev's central square. Anti-globalists led a peaceful "Rock Against War" protest joined by communists, socialists, Kurds and pacifists.

"We want to say that war is evil and that we who survived one know that better than anyone," said Majda Hadzic, 54.

In divided Cyprus, about 500 Greeks and Turks braved heavy rain to briefly block a British air base runway.

Several thousand protesters in Athens, Greece, unfurled a giant banner across the wall of the Acropolis ? "NATO (news - web sites), U.S. and EU equals War" ? before heading toward the U.S. Embassy.

U.S. Ambassador Thomas Miller said the Greek protesters' indignation was misplaced.

"They should be demonstrating outside the Iraqi embassy," he said before the march.

About 900 Puerto Ricans chanted anti-war slogans against the possible invasion of Iraq. One man waved a U.S. flag on which the stars were replaced with skulls.

In Brazil, President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva began efforts to unite South American nations against a possible U.S.-led attack on Iraq. Police estimated 1,500 marchers.
 


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: pattern]
    #1310400 - 02/15/03 07:48 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Here is a pic I took from the Sydney, Australia rally. There were 500,000 people there which is pretty good considering there is only 4 million people who live in Sydney.  :grin:



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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: enotake2]
    #1310497 - 02/15/03 08:32 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Well shit I went to the protest in my little town today, there were only about 600 people there. I guess there were like 25,000 up in Seattle. I'm glad there was such a large turnout world wide. I saw a pic of Hyde Park of the London rally, it was incredible, a million people in one place. I'm positive it will be irrelavant because Bush has already made up his mind about going to war. But at least people aren't just sitting around like a bunch of fucktards just letting it happen.


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    #1310695 - 02/15/03 11:11 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

What really was amazing about the rally was that there were people of all ages there.  Literally.  Old people, middle aged people, teenagers, tiny children, even parents with babies.  There were dogs everwhere.  There were people of every class, sex, background and religion.  Poor and rich people.  Last but not least, there were hot chicks dressed in tight clothes. 

Hey, any event where I can look at nice asses AND shout funny slogans at the same time gets my support!  :cool:

There was one tense moment.  Protest leaders were asking the crowd on their megaphones: "Who's the terrorist?" and the crowed chanted "Bush!".  But I kept answering "Osama Bin Laden!".  I was getting shocking looks from people around me.  I had to change my shout to "Osama Bin Laden! AND BUSH!"  :tongue: 


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1310882 - 02/16/03 04:55 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

right now, at CNN's website, the "front page" headline is "World antiwar rallies delight Iraq", and there is a picture of an angry looking iraqi mob of men. the media is so fucking biased it makes me sick. the article tried to make it seem as though the voice of the peace movement comes from the mouth of the iraqis, and that they are THE ENEMY. i guess this is how the media has chosen to cover the peace demonstrations. agghhhhh. just look at the headline. it's intentionally laced with negetivity. why does it not read, "peace demonstrations" instead of "anti-war rallies"? why does it try to make some inane link with iraq? agh. i'm sickened. read...

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/meast/02/16/sprj.irq.protests/index.html

fuck cnn.


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: ]
    #1310953 - 02/16/03 05:55 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

the article tried to make it seem as though the voice of the peace movement comes from the mouth of the iraqis, and that they are THE ENEMY.

Well, I just read that article, as well as the other five articles listed in the same box -- with titles such as "Voice of Dissent" and "Peace Protests Around the Globe". All together (following the links) there are about ten articles about the protests. That one article starts out describing Iraq's reaction to the protest, then goes on to a more general overview of the rallies throughout the world, while other articles focus on different aspects of the movement. I disagree that this article tried to make it seem as though the rallies were engineered by Iraq. Would you like to quote a line or two from it that led you to that impression?

i guess this is how the media has chosen to cover the peace demonstrations.

It is how CNN online has chosen to cover one of the many aspects of the protests.

why does it not read, "peace demonstrations" instead of "anti-war rallies"?

Read the titles of some of the other articles on the same page. And, I am puzzled -- are the rallies not protesting the possibility of war? None of the protesters are saying that Hussein is a good guy, they are saying they are opposed to war with him. Is that not the definition of "antiwar"?

why does it try to make some inane link with iraq?

Inane? The whole issue is about IRAQ, duh. It's not like the protesters are concerned with the possibility of war with Iceland.

fuck cnn.

Yep. There are definitely better online sources than CNN.

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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: Phred]
    #1311033 - 02/16/03 06:59 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

yes. very good points.


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: Phred]
    #1311040 - 02/16/03 07:04 AM (18 years, 5 months ago)

i just would like to see, on the front page of every major newspaper, "Peace Demonstrations Draw Millions Around The World".... oh well. it does seem that there is a very obvious spin on everything in the news.


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Re: February 15 Anti-War Demonstrations.... [Re: ]
    #1312148 - 02/16/03 04:36 PM (18 years, 5 months ago)

Quote:

i just would like to see, on the front page of every major newspaper, "Peace Demonstrations Draw Millions Around The World"....



Actually, I'm fairly sure I've seen quite a few of these headlines recently. The articles themselves were some of the most objective I've ever read. Of course, a lot of these articles are coming from the UK.....


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