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News :: DNC : International
Third Day of Protests, July 27th
28 Jul 2004
Tuesday, July 27th saw the continuation of two things that have been continuing all week--the multimedia Eyes Wide Open exhibit portraying the grim realities of the Iraq War and the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrow’s march with a monument to civilians killed in war. There were also more festive events as well: from noon to 8:00 pm, the Really, Really Democratic Bazaar, a fair in which people gave away goods, services and political information for free, and, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, a march by the satirical street theater group Billionaires for Bush to the Republican Party Headquarters. Finally, Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange and Code Pink was hauled off the floor of the DNC for unfurling an anti-war banner.
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Third Day of Protests, July 27th
compiled by Matthew Williams
(Billionaires photo by Paula Sutton)

On Copley Square, across the street from the Convergence Center, two peace groups set up public exhibits to educate people about the realities of war. Both of these exhibits will be set up in various places throughout the city during the DNC-week ; they first appeared at the Boston Social Forum (articles 1, 2) over the weekend. The first is the American Friends Service Committee’s multi-media memorial to those who died in the Iraq War, Eyes Wide Open. The second is 1400-pound granite monument to civilians killed in war, being pulled by members of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows from Boston to New York.

From noon to 8:00 pm on the Boston Common the Black Tea Society hosted the Really, Really Democratic Bazaar. A festive gathering of 2500 people, there were speakers and musicians and numerous booths, ranging from political literature from groups like the Green-Rainbow Party to one where people taught others how to juggle. The idea behind the Bazaar was to create an image of the world we are trying to build in the here and now, a clear alternative to the corporate-dominated Democratic National Convention.

From 6:30 to 8:00 pm, 200 people marched with the satirical street theater group Billionaires for Bush through Boston, ending at Republican Party Headquarters. Chants included, "Watch Fox News!", "Four More Wars!", "We're Here, We're Rich, Get Used To It!", and "Huzzah!"

Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange and Code Pink was hauled off the floor of the DNC (but not arrested) for unfurling an anti-war banner.
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Re: Third Day of Protests, July 27th
29 Jul 2004
Does anyone know where the design for that Earth flag flying behind the black figure comes from? It looks really great!!
Re: Third Day of Protests, July 27th
30 Jul 2004
I hope there will be more pictures. I couldent go myself.
Re: Third Day of Protests, July 27th
03 Aug 2004
About the Earth flag, I think it's the Nimbin flag, (designed to show a Nimbin -Aquarius connection) by Benny Zable (who has an iconic presence as the Grim Reaper/ Greedozer and Company in Australian demostrations).

His website is http://www.bennyzable.com, and his costume is displayed in 2 museums in Australia.
Advair
30 May 2006
Cool!.. Nice work...