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7 Arrested at Army's 230th Birthday
14 Jun 2005
7 people were arrested at the Army's 230th Birthday celebration in Cambridge, MA. earlier today (June 14th 2005
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7 people were arrested at the Army's 230th Birthday celebration in Cambridge, MA. earlier today (June 14th 2005) 3 were arrested before these two arrests pictured and then there were 2 arrests shorty after these photos were taken. MORE PHOTOS SOON
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http://www.capedmaskedandarmed.com

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Re: 7 Arrested at Army's 230th Birthday
14 Jun 2005
i don't know who you people are but you're clever.
Re: Army's 230th Birthday Camb Common
14 Jun 2005
THANK YOU, this was a very brave action, and well done on your costumes & makeup as well.

personal thoughts:
today was a tougth one. Im raised in Cambridge.
I decided to stay inside the barriers today, to walk around and talk with people who were there and to try to ask questions and speak with the "nonconverted", ie ordinary folks who showed up in support of the Army Birthday thing, or relitives with ansestors who were in the revolutionary war, etc.. the Black group from the CivI War period was facinating, and just as we were having an educating discussion, a fellow we were talking to said "secret service right behind you." we looked and sure nuff, there was a tall fellow in suit surrounded by black sunglass fellas who looked very serious. he was later speaking from the podium, I guess he was a bigwig from the Pentigon...

we sent out prayer for the dead and the earth, trying to radiate a positive peace vibe from in front of a humvee parked on the CambridgeCommon (Unthinkable. crazy. sad.)
surrounded by cops, military, secret service...
fellas tried to recrute us (literally mentioning the army now has "...annual raises! and I've been to 16 countrys in my past 5 years..." When we calmly and quietly asked this young fellow if he was a "lifer" (making a career out of the Army life), he said with his eyes cast down "well, I havent made up my mind on that yet.."
Interesting.
I ask him if he had a wife or girlfriend, he said he has a girl.. so I asked the recruter if he was injured or killed what would the army do for her, and he said (looking sideways) "... they will take care of her, she'll be all set, she'd get my paycheck.."
As he spoke to us,I began to feel bad for this handsome young man. very very bad. Because I mean it must hurt the soul of any thinking being to consider army recruting as the thing to do nowadays, and all of us who have stayed clear of this sort of job are blessed and free... and fortunate indeed.0
sad & thoughtful, feeling that the Schools that sent the children need to get a talking to, as does the mayor of cambridge (!) I remain a Cambridge born and raised grrl, dissapointed at what has come to pass in my hometown
Re: 7 Arrested at Army's 230th Birthday
14 Jun 2005
i don't know who you people are but you're clever.
Re: 7 Arrested at Army's 230th Birthday
14 Jun 2005
Hot shit!
Re: 7 Arrested at Army's 230th Birthday
15 Jun 2005
I applaud you !!!! you have given me and my kids GREAT ideas. We will be visiting OUR local recruiting office OFTEN.... dressed as dead soldiers and Iraqis. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You. Oh by the way.... one thing we are planning to do. Make "scarecrows" out of old clothes... label them GWBush and War criminal and sit them on park benches and in front of the county office building and recruiters.... also hang a couple from the lightposts !!!
Re: 7 Arrested at Army's 230th Birthday
15 Jun 2005
It is all very frightening. The secrecy of the plans to showcase war weapons;Remember when we were told to fear Russia because of their weapons displays? The brutality of the arrests; not being able to make a statement to the judge;our right of assembly cancelled......America?
Re: 7 Arrested at Army's 230th Birthday
15 Jun 2005
I applaud the courage of the 7. We need more people like that. I enjoyed the photos, especially the one of the man who appeared like a ghost of a dead military person from Iraq....I won't have another birthday.
I share your spirit vicariously!
Re: 7 Arrested at Army's 230th Birthday
11 Feb 2006
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