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MARCH 15 BOSTON ANTI-WAR DEMONSTRATION (english)
10 Mar 2003
Modified: 09:35:49 PM
What's going on! DICUSS HERE
What's going on in Boston March 15 to demonstrate against the war!
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Forget Boston, GO TO DC !!! (english)
10 Mar 2003
The historically unprecedented anti-war protests around the world on February 15 and the massive demonstration preceding it on January 18 in Washington, DC, San Francisco and elsewhere put the governments of the world on notice that the people of the world were not pleased with the prospect of a U.S.-led pre-emptive war in Iraq and all the regional and international turmoil that conflict entails. It is after all, governments that make war, not the people. However, it is the people, outraged at the machinations of their leaders, who have throughout history taken to the streets on various occasions to either attempt to change a regime’s policy or overthrow its rein. Try as they will to denigrate or ignore such demonstrations, government officials and their operatives in media know full well what power lies within the populations under their nominal rule.

After months of listless and uninformed reporting on the growing peace movement around the globe, the mainstream media finally woke up to the reality of that force. Reports on the massive demos in New York City, Washington, LA, San Francisco and in major European cities began to convey the movement’s historic potential. An exceptional New York Times editorial spoke of “reminders that there may still be two superpowers on the planet: the United States and world public opinion.” Now, that second superpower’s voice is more important than ever.

At the UN Security Council meeting on the Iraqi crisis this past Friday, the UK’s Jack Straw gave Iraq 10 more days to disarm and warned fellow foreign ministers on the council that if Iraq did not comply, action must follow. Likewise, U.S. Secretary of War, Colin Powell noted: “Leaving Saddam Hussein in possession of weapons of mass destruction for a few more months or years is not an option.” What history may look back on as the beginning of World War III could take place March 17. Where will you be this week?

On Saturday, March 15 an Emergency Convergence on the White House will take place. There is a very good chance that the event will be the last opportunity to confront the war machine before it rolls over Iraq and releases the hounds of hell around the world. Regardless of who organized the Convergence or who speaks from the platform, would you care to tell your grandchildren (should we survive to have grandchildren) that you chose not to take that opportunity?

This observer cannot think of a moment in his brief half-century on planet Earth when his presence was more needed than in the belly of the beast this coming Saturday. If that event is not as massive or even more overwhelming than the previous peace demonstrations in the U.S. the message will be sent to the Bush regime and the world that the superpower of public opinion is faltering. No worse message could be sent.

Given the stakes, given the potential for the complete destabilization of international order, the onslaught of greatly increased terrorism world-wide, the probability of the use of nuclear weapons by any number of parties, the return of the Crusades and the mindless religious wars of our dark past, why would anyone in their right mind not do all that is within their power to stop the beast? It is all well and good to make contingency plans for anti-war actions in the event of the war’s initiation, to pledge resistance to the war machine as it rolls over the people of Baghdad, but to focus solely on such plans is defeatist, it invites that dreaded machine to commence its journey, it invites disaster.
For the life of me, I can’t think of another time in history when a bigger tactical error was about to be made by any peace movement. Think about it. Think about the children. Think about the future. Is another trip to Washington too much to spare? You are needed in your nation’s capital now more than ever.
well (english)
10 Mar 2003
Not everyone can attend the DC demonstrations.....(finacial or whatever reason)

But if everyones in DC....can you guarrantee that it will get as much notice.....as if people did it everywhere in the world? some people in every city (As well as everyone in DC) getting more attention!
the media may not show DC, but you can count that small groups will also get attention to Support it in DC!
ANSWER WARNING (english)
10 Mar 2003
Everyone should also note that the D.C. Rally is organized by International A.N.S.W.E.R., which is a front for the Workers World Party, a less-than-desireable authoritarian party.

Check out < a href="http://www.authoritarianopportunistswhocozyuptogenocidaldictators-forpeace.org">This Site

Try to attend side-marches or other convenings nearby.
See also:
http://pgan.apan.org
A little mutual respect please. (english)
10 Mar 2003
We really don't need wedges driven between potential allies right now. I am a supporter of ANSWER as well as PGAN for what each group adds to the diversity of the movement.
After all, we may be sharing cells in the concentration camps. Then you'll see who is authoritarian.
See also:
www.wildparty.org
I don't think you'll be... sharing cells (english)
10 Mar 2003
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I think you need a spanking! Being DUPED by the old line
communists - are you sure you were meant for college?

Now.. again.. all you YAHOO's for "Peace".. no one likes
war or genocide... among other things.. so WHY aren't you
marching to disarm Iraq, Iran, N. Korea, China, The Soviet
Union, among other places as well as the US? Why aren't
you marching agaist the genocide commited agaist Iraq's and others internationally by thier government?

And -- not that this is inclusive of all -- why don't you
narch against Iraq Weapons in Iraq? How long do you think
you would live to tell about the esperience.

Infine, freedom of "choice" is something that was brought
with a price.. I respect you freedom to choose what you
want to do.. thats why there is a Wall in DC among many
other monuments.. thats why we have a constitution / bill of rights that is second to NONE internationally.. and we
may not have it all down pat.. but man, life here, ask
any one who sacrificed just to get here, is at least LIFE..
in one of the most divers cultures under one flag in the entire world.. Be a homosexual in Iraq or Iran.. etc..
dahhhhhhhhhah a DEAD ONE cause they won't allow it.. and
thats only ONE example.

Don't be DUPED...
pleeeaaaase.... (english)
10 Mar 2003
just go away "nope" - your just another stupid peasant who wants to suck on w's cock - or maybe your just a meat headed shit sack!
DOESN'T TAKE LONG (english)
10 Mar 2003
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IT DOESN'T TAKE LONG FOR YOU LEFT WIT'S TO SHOW YOU TRUE
COLORS. YOU PROBABLY AS ANTI-GAY AS YOU ARE WOMENS RIGHTS.

I DON'T SAY - GO AWAY.. I SAY DON'T BE DUPED.. OTHER WISE,
BRING IT ON... THATS WHY THERE IS A WALL IN DC.. SO YOU CAN.
AND YOU MORONS STILL HAVEN'T ANSWERED THE QUESTIONS RAISED..
TELL THESE FOLKERS BEING DUPED WHAT YOU REALL WANT TONTO..
YOU WANT TO WAGE WAR HERE IN THE USA. HEY, you may get your
dream sooner than you think.. but I do know one thing, you
won't be able to handle it.

now go back and sit on moomy's lap and ask if your doing OK.. she'll answer you the way you want to hear it..