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WAR: 300,000 Protest Against War In Iraq

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posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 09:48 PM
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Washington DC has seen the biggest anti-war protest since the Vietnam era. Attending the protest is Cindy Sheehan, the California military mom who has been camping outside the U.S. presedent's home in protest against the Iraqi war. Smaller numbers of war supporters also showed up. The two groups shouted at each other and the police had to keep them appart.
 



www.heraldsun.news.com.au
MORE than 100,000 protesters in Washington and thousands in London yesterday demonstrated against the US-led war in Iraq.
Prominent anti-war protester, Cindy Sheehan, who camped outside US President George W. Bush's Texas holiday ranch for weeks after her son was killed fighting in Iraq said: "We need a people's movement to end this war."

Organisers of the Washington demonstration said 300,000 people had assembled -- triple the expected 100,000. But Washington police refused to confirm this.


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


This is a huge protest and the media is not giving it very much attention. Right now I've looked at both CNN and Fox's websites and neither make mention of the protest on the first page.

Protests were also carried out around the world at U.S. embassies and thousands marched in London. I wonder if protest coverage is any different in these other countries.

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posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 10:49 PM
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They need no attention. They are losers. I saw a some of the footage. Most of the signs I saw had no reference to Iraq. It's was just an excuse for mental midgets to get together and try to get laid. Crazy Cindy and her ilk of numb skulls had their 15 minutes and it was 15 minutes too long.



posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 10:51 PM
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Where was the TV MEDIA coverage of this???



posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by loam
Where was the TV MEDIA coverage of this???


Too busy addressing the "never before seen proof positive global warning induced" hurricanes.

Really pisses me off when I flick on the 24/7 news feed (cnn headline news) and I get to watch 24 hours of Rita coverage..



posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 11:22 PM
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Apoc the omnicient says:


* * * . They are losers * * * mental midgets * * * Crazy Cindy * * * numb skulls * * *.


Your post says it all, Apoc. If the shoe fits . . .

[edit on 9/25/2005 by dubiousone]



posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 11:32 PM
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LOL!

Get this. IM a die hard democrat! But im totally against the way they are protesting. A fair bit of the signs I saw were using the hurricanes disaster to benefit political mud slinging. I saw multiple signs with refferals to George Bush not liking black people.

As a longtime critic of Bush I have to say I still can't stand his guts. But I can say that Bush is a very caring individual regardless of what a person looks like.

He is the president of the USA. He deserves a little more respect then what hes getting. All they are doing is helping someone thats already having enough problems get worse.

Lets face it. September has never been a good month for Bush. 9/11 and Hurricanes. I hate to say it but unless Bush has another big screw up im going to have to stand by him.

I go by the true democratic system. The people you see on tv that claim to be democrat arent. Its as simple as that.



posted on Sep, 25 2005 @ 11:37 PM
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There demands are obviously ridiculus. They want troops out of Iraq. Ok, yea right! I don't support the war, but what these protestors want is quite unreasonable. No amount of protest is going to change a thing.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 03:11 AM
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Shame that the media basically ignored the demonstration completely. As they have with other large demonstrations in Washington D.C. Anybody remember the million+ pro-choice demonstration in April 2004? This peace demonstration was a cause that many more U.S.A citizens would approve of as well.

Overshadowed by choice or by chance, the media's near complete lack of coverage once again shows where its loyalties lie. Who wants to see wall-to-wall hurricane coverage anyway?

While foreign policy is something essentially left out of the hands of the public, I'm hoping at least a portion of the rest of the world saw that at least some U.S. citizens have strong enough beliefs to voice them whether it does any good or not in the face of such a secretive and downright criminal regime.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 04:41 AM
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Shame that the media basically ignored the demonstration completely. As they have with other large demonstrations in Washington D.C.

CSPAN had pretty extensive coverage of it. And my little local (ABC affiliate) mentioned it on the 5AM news tis morning.

The one thing I noticed was that many speakers shouted out their support for Palestine, but not one pro-Israeli spoke out, if there were any there.

I'm just curious..is an anti-Israel stance a prerequisite for entrance into the protestor's club?

[edit on 26-9-2005 by jsobecky]



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 04:52 AM
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Originally posted by Alternative
No amount of protest is going to change a thing.


Oh? And I guess siting behind a keyboard is?

Even if the protests do nothing but demonstrate peoples anger, it's worth doing IMHO!

You want everyone to just stay home, keep quiet, and act on intructions from their TV's?

Don't question, don't speak out. The establishment must be real proud of their methods of control. This thread is full of examples of it's success.

Why get mad at protesters? At least they are doing something.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 05:21 AM
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I, for one, don't get mad at the protestors ANOK, I think they are laughable.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 06:43 AM
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What is it about hard core right wingers that you guys cannot even talk about those of us who oppose your "ideas" and war without resorting to derogotory, belittling and insulting comments? As far as I am concerned such language is not a debate but trite and petty and highlights the paucity of your arguements and worldviews.

By the way Gradyphilpott, it seems quite a few people remember who Casey Sheehan and his mother are, and actually care.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 07:59 AM
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That is what Iam talking about. GO CINDY GO CINDY!

O yeah and the prowar numbers are only 1200.

This just shows that America wants there troops home.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 08:24 AM
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So much of the amonisoty directed towards America in the Arab world is in direct response to what they precieve as a one sided support for Isreal against the Palstinans who were in a large degree were (and still are) being evicted from their homes to make space for Isrealis, and if there is to be peace in the mid-east this disparity has to be addressed. So in some part, protesting against Isreali/American policies is a protest against Bush, his policies and the war. As for all sorts of signs being carried, what they say isn't important, the overall message of the rally is....300,000 vs 1,200....pretty lame support for the war huh?



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 09:36 AM
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I don't understand he media's ignoring this event. Well, that's not exactly true, I'm afraid I understand it all too well. :shk:

I posted yesterday in the Media forum about it. There are pictures from LA, SF, Seattle, Salt Lake City in this thread.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 09:45 AM
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I too am surprised about the lack of media coverage of a demonstration involving 300,000 Americans. I attended peace rallies in Ft. Myers and Naples Florida. I saw no media whatsoever. I have seen limited coverage on CNN. I thought after Katrina, that many in the media had begun to sprout round appendages in thier nether regions, but perhaps not.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 09:56 AM
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Originally posted by jsobecky
The one thing I noticed was that many speakers shouted out their support for Palestine, but not one pro-Israeli spoke out, if there were any there.

I'm just curious..is an anti-Israel stance a prerequisite for entrance into the protestor's club?

I am sure that Isreali Aggressive Politics towards Palestinian People and the Endless US Support that Isreal Receives are WORKING VERY WELL to decrease the Anger towards the West of the Muslim People around the World.

I am also Curious: Are all Neo-Cons also Zionists?



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 10:09 AM
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Originally posted by Alternative
There demands are obviously ridiculus. They want troops out of Iraq. Ok, yea right! I don't support the war, but what these protestors want is quite unreasonable. No amount of protest is going to change a thing.


Yeah you really want that attitude that 'protests' won't change a thing..that may be on of our last resorts soon enough while we can hopefully keep it under control of a peaceful one

I laugh at the comparison of Bush and the word caring..and I guess it's no surprise of the lack of media coverage...don't let it get you down though..protesting is never useless.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 10:36 AM
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Originally posted by invisibleplane
I laugh at the comparison of Bush and the word caring..and I guess it's no surprise of the lack of media coverage...don't let it get you down though..protesting is never useless.


Don't mean to rain on your parade, but I couldn't disagree more. I used to be heavily involved in the activist "scene" travelling the world even to go to different protests. If I learned one thing during that time, it's the fact that protesting changes absolutely nothing, nothing of signifigance anyways.

When one has to apply for a permit to excercise ones constitutional right, when people are herded into "free speech" zones, when police are allowed to open fire on unarmed crowds, and when federal agents are not only monitoring, but also infiltrating, and trying to aggitate protest...it's kind of hard to say that protesting does anything.

You admit that even this received no media coverage, actually can you remember the last time any protest received signifigant coverage here in the states? Did the hundreds of thousands of people get heard before the Iraq war? No. Were they there? Yes? Hell people in political, and activist circles knew the reasons for the war and were trying to let people know well before...but no one listened.

I even offer to go back to the fabled 60's, you know that time anyone over 45 will recall dreamily? Protests are not what worked then either. Protests did not get us out of vietnam. Soldiers returning home to get spat on, rioting in the streets, kids getting shot by national guard at kent state, a black population that was fighting for it's place, and actually had a militant arm, that is what changed things in the 60's, the fact that people were willing to go to the streets and fight, and die.

Fighting, dying and hitting the establishment where it hurts (their wallets)is what really changes things, not applying for a permit, and getting together to scream in the streets when no one is listening. Don't get me wrong, I think protesting is the first step towards change, for change to occur though the tea must go in the harbour...and it's well past that time. IMHO



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 10:45 AM
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Originally posted by phoenixhasrisin

Originally posted by invisibleplane
I laugh at the comparison of Bush and the word caring..and I guess it's no surprise of the lack of media coverage...don't let it get you down though..protesting is never useless.


Don't mean to rain on your parade, but I couldn't disagree more. I used to be heavily involved in the activist "scene" travelling the world even to go to different protests. If I learned one thing during that time, it's the fact that protesting changes absolutely nothing, nothing of signifigance anyways.

When one has to apply for a permit to excercise ones constitutional right, when people are herded into "free speech" zones, when police are allowed to open fire on unarmed crowds, and when federal agents are not only monitoring, but also infiltrating, and trying to aggitate protest...it's kind of hard to say that protesting does anything.

You admit that even this received no media coverage, actually can you remember the last time any protest received signifigant coverage here in the states? Did the hundreds of thousands of people get heard before the Iraq war? No. Were they there? Yes? Hell people in political, and activist circles knew the reasons for the war and were trying to let people know well before...but no one listened.

I even offer to go back to the fabled 60's, you know that time anyone over 45 will recall dreamily? Protests are not what worked then either. Protests did not get us out of vietnam. Soldiers returning home to get spat on, rioting in the streets, kids getting shot by national guard at kent state, a black population that was fighting for it's place, and actually had a militant arm, that is what changed things in the 60's, the fact that people were willing to go to the streets and fight, and die.

Fighting, dying and hitting the establishment where it hurts (their wallets)is what really changes things, not applying for a permit, and getting together to scream in the streets when no one is listening. Don't get me wrong, I think protesting is the first step towards change, for change to occur though the tea must go in the harbour...and it's well past that time. IMHO


yes..well I just mean it's better to do SOMETHING than nothing..and just because it wasn't covered in the past doesn't make it any better now

and you are right..it's time to take a bigger step..violence? I don't know..but hitting their wallets is a good one..



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