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Saturday, March 18, 2006

Anti-War Protests Around the Globe

From Sydney, Australia to New Orleans, anti-war protests are taking place to mark the third anniversary of the illegal invasion of Iraq. CNN mentioned the protests in a ten-second piece and they're headlining Yahoo News. Not bad considering the 'liberal media' all but ignored the massive marches that took place during the run up to the war.

People attend a demonstration to demand the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Japan in central Tokyo March 18, 2006. (REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama)


People attend a demonstration to demand the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq and Japan in central Tokyo March 18, 2006. (REUTERS/Kimimasa Mayama)


A Pakistani woman talks with her child as she carries a placard during an anti war rally in Lahore, Pakistan on Saturday, March 18, 2006. Chanting slogans Down with America around 1000 supporters of Labor Party Pakistan, marched through Lahore on the anti-war rally, marking the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq with a demand that coalition troops pull out. (AP Photo/K. M. Chaudhry)


A demonstrator wearing a caricature mask of U.S. President George W. Bush marches along with a peaceful protest in Sydney, Australia, Saturday, March 18, 2006. Around 500 protesters marched through central Sydney on the anti-war rally, marking the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq with a demand that coalition troops pull out. (AP Photo/Andrew Caballero-Reynolds)


Turkey's popular actors, Mustafa Alabora, left, and his son Mehmet Ali, center, whistle during an anti-war rally in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, March 18, 2006, as others hold placards that read: 'USA, Go home.' Thousands of Turks gathered on both the European and Asian sides of Istanbul for protests on the third anniversary of the start of the U.S.-led war in Iraq. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)


Thousands of protesters take part in an anti-war protest in Trafalgar Square in central London March 18, 2006. At least 14,000 anti-war protesters marched through London on Saturday, three years after the invasion of Iraq, calling for U.S. and British troops to pull out. (REUTERS/Luke Macgregor)


A protester holds a poster against the war in Iraq during a anti-war demonstration in Berlin on Saturday, March 18, 2006. About 700 people took part at the rally marking the third anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq by demanding that coalition troops pull out. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

3 Comments:

At 3/18/2006 11:01 AM, Anonymous timmy said...

Are you seriously suggesting that suppressing coverage of protest marches would be serve the interests of a pro-conservative media? That footage of angry mobs marching the streets, burning American flags, waving signs mocking the President, chanting "Death to America," (not to mention the usual anti-Semitic hatemongers that love to frequent these little get-togethers) would have any desirable impact on anyone except for the usual anti-war True Believer crowd?

Do you really want images like this to be leading off the evening news every night?

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/wl/020106danishcartoons/im:/060313/481/kar10103131306

Do you actually think these people will change the hearts and minds of Middle America?

http://www.zombietime.com/sf_rally_september_24_2005/reality-based_community/

Are you people nuts? This stuff is conservative agenda GOLD!!!

 
At 3/18/2006 3:08 PM, Anonymous resist said...

Wake up. If Bush blasted the shit out of my family, I'd burn the damn flag, too.

Yeah, Grandmas for Peace is conservative GOLD. Pathetic.

Among the protesters were members of Grandmothers Against the War, a newly formed East Bay group.

"During Vietnam, I did a lot of protesting carrying my infant babies in backpacks,'' said 68-year-old Linda Spatz of Berkeley. "As a grandmother, this is most important message I can send to my grandchildren, that we don't solve conflicts by killing people.''

More than 3,000 people crowded into Civic Center Park in Walnut Creek for an anti-war rally. Despite the grim tone of the speakers, the atmosphere was almost festive, with families bringing picnic lunches and protesters arriving with their dogs.

There were plenty of veterans of Vietnam War protests, including singer Country Joe McDonald, former Republican congressman -- and current candidate for Congress -- Pete McCloskey and Rep. George Miller of Martinez, who was first elected in 1974.

"I'm an old-timer in this effort,'' Miller said. "We ran Nixon out of office and we should take George Bush and take him out of office.''

 
At 3/18/2006 5:25 PM, Anonymous timmy said...

"Wake up. If Bush blasted the shit out of my family, I'd burn the damn flag, too."

Right. And no doubt as Ma & Pa Middle America watched you torching the American flag on the evening news would prompt the heartland to collectivly rise from their armchairs and shout "Damn! If only we had seen this feller burning 'ol Stars&Stripes a year ago Howard Dean woulda been President today!!"

I'm almost tempted to ask if you work for Karl Rove.

 

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