US Indymedia Global Indymedia Publish About us
Printed from Boston IMC : http://boston.indymedia.org/
Boston.Indymedia
IVAW Winter Soldier

Winter Soldier
Testimonies
Brad Presente

Other Local News

Spare Change News
Open Media Boston
Somerville Voices
Cradle of Liberty
The Sword and Shield

Local Radio Shows

WMBR 88.1 FM
What's Left
WEDS at 8:00 pm
Local Edition
FRI (alt) at 5:30 pm

WMFO 91.5 FM
Socialist Alternative
SUN 11:00 am

WZBC 90.3 FM
Sounds of Dissent
SAT at 11:00 am
Truth and Justice Radio
SUN at 6:00 am

Create account Log in
Comment on this article | View comments | Email this article | Printer-friendly version
News ::
"Not in our Name" boston march oct.6.2002 (video) (english)
07 Oct 2002
Modified: 28 Oct 2002
link to Video that shows the scale of the "Not in our Name" march through downtown boston sunday oct.6.2002
march.jpg
link to Video that shows the scale of the "Not in our Name" march through downtown boston sunday oct.6.2002
http://capedmaskedandarmed.com/notinourname.html
Add a quick comment
Title
Your name Your email

Comment

Text Format
Anti-spam Enter the following number into the box:
To add more detailed comments, or to upload files, see the full comment form.

Comments

whats next? (english)
07 Oct 2002

just wondering... where and when is the next protest in the boston area?
photos of march added (english)
07 Oct 2002
patrotic.jpg
(now at the above link)
photos of a few of the hundreds of everyday americans who turned out for sunday's "not in our name" march.

http://capedmaskedandarmed.com/notinourname.html
newt march November 3rd (english)
08 Oct 2002
The next march for peace and to protest "Bush Wars Inc." will be Sunday November 3rd in the Boston Commons at 1pm.

Dress up, make signs and banners, play musical instruments, bang pots and pans, or just show up in your Sunday best...

be there or be square!
Next not newt (english)
08 Oct 2002
.
More Info... (english)
12 Oct 2002
Can anyone give me more info on the 'Bush Wars Inc' protest on Nov 3rd in Boston? A website, maybe? Email at deleri_uhm (at) hotmail.com

Thanks.
Nice Photos and Video (english)
28 Oct 2002
I enjoyed looking at your photos and video of the protest.
News Flash: Peace is NOT Patriotic (english)
28 Oct 2002
war mongers can breathe a sigh of relief. they've won a small victomry over the lefty liberals. you've heard them chanting, you've seen their t-shirts and signs: "PEACE IS PATRIOTIC!" but lucky for the flag-wavers, the lefties are wrong.

patriotism is of course - love of country. country is government. we're not talking about the love if the countryside. patriotism is love of government. but what is there to love about this government? when has this government ever been pro-peace when there wasn't any money or resource for our government to gain for being pro-peace?

look through the US government's history and you will find slavery, ethnic cleansing, colonization, covert military actions, infiltration, racism, censorship, unjust and unneeded wars and many actions and policies meant to funnel the world's power to the US cause. are any of these worth supporting, worth our pride? are any of these things even worth tolerating?

of course not, but still you see the left pandering to the flag-wavers, basically saying "see! we're one of you!" they seem to be more worried about bad PR than stopping the war. sure, they'll tell us that we must convince people that the war is bad. certainly, we do, but do we have to sell ourselves in the process? must we say that the US government's policies are OK? thats what patriotism is.

yes, one can be patriotic and disagree with what a government does, but knowing that the US was founded on principles to ensure econimc security for the wealthy, slavery and sexism, why would anyone want to support the idea that these things are somehow even forgivable?

peace has rarely, if ever, been an option for the US at a time of crisis. when the US wants something, it sends forces to get it. examples in history range from the war of 1812 when the US wanted parts of canada to the current situation in the Middle East with the US wanting oil. throughout US history there are shining moments that show the US government's true colors.

to function properly, the US, a capitalist government, must wage war if they want the economy sound. to ensure that the wars are supported, the government plays the patriotism card, convincing the public that if they dont support the war, they're not patriotic. for once, the government is right. NO, peace is not patriotic. war is patriotic. if the left is so concerned about being labeled anti-american, the should simply join the flag-wavers and supoprt Bush in his ridiculous war(s).

patriotism is watering down the struggle against all of our causes: from battling globalization and free trade to police brutality and war. the government that patriots are supporting is the power of the few enforcing their greedy desires on the many. the sooner we sever ourselves from the patriotism label, not worried about how we will be viewed, the sooner there can be true change.

The atrocities committed by the US government affect all the people of the world, therefore we must not fight the government as americans, but as people! individuals banded together with the rest of the world, not just against the american government, but against the oppression of all governments violating people. resistance, like peace, is NOT patriotic, it is essential.