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how will we act in Boston? (english)
17 Mar 2003
Modified: 08:59:33 PM
where? when? how much?
It's hard not to sound like an agent but this shit is really frustrating. North Americans should not be let off the hook for our dirty war. That means we need to remind people. NO LOOTING...Starbucks et. al. should be a target, but just window breaking. Streets should be peacefully blocked...gas stations should be peacefully closed down...bridges should be shut. A slow ride home is a better fate than dying from a U.S. bomb.
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how will we act in boston, fsu? (english)
17 Mar 2003
I realize it's maddeningly frustrating that this war is coming, whether we like it or not... but for god's sake?
Breaking Starbuck's windows? Blocking intersections???... is this what "the movement" is working towards? Did that really help stop our last little (killing) jaunt in Iraq?

FSU, that'll accomplish a lot.
Britain's Iraqi community (english)
17 Mar 2003
Britain's Iraqi community has delivered a petition protesting over the French anti-war stance.

Supporters of Iraqi Kurds petitioned the French embassy in central London, citing years of oppression and torture carried out under Saddam Hussein's regime as justification for war.

But French leader Jacques Chirac is opposed to war and may use his country's power of veto in the United Nations security council to block a resolution permitting conflict.

Azos Rashid, a 20-year-old student and member of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan, was among those delivering the petition.

He said: "Chirac is vetoing the hopes and lives of people in Iraq.

"I have to say the French embassy refused to acknowledge us. We were standing outside for 15 minutes when they did not acknowledge us."

He added: "They (embassy staff) then questioned us over why we were picking on France and they were saying 'Chirac is a nice man'."

Mr Rashid pledged to do more in the future to highlight the pro-war arguments.

The protest has coincided with the 15th anniversary of the Halabja massacre, where 5,000 Kurds were killed after the Iraqi government ordered a chemical weapons attack.

He added: "Millions of Kurds have died under Saddam. He is imposing his own sanctions on Kurds in the north.

"We want to liberate Iraq. Iraqis would rather live under George W Bush than Saddam Hussein."
Movement for citizen arrests (english)
17 Mar 2003
Just a note that there are those preparing to make citizen arrests, hold them for the police, and block demonstrators in San Francisco who commit violence or attempt to shut down businesses. This apparently has come about by anger at the March 14 action where a banner was carried around saying "We Support Our Troops When They SHOOT Their Officers."

This has been spread around many RW websites and weblogs and may spark real trouble on the streets.
No window breaking, please. (english)
17 Mar 2003
Concerned said "NO LOOTING...Starbucks et. al. should be a target, but just window breaking."

Please -- don't even break windows. The media tends to swoop onto incidents like this to discredit the whole movement as "violent". Let's keep the march truly nonviolent.

Besides, Starbucks is not launching the war; Bush is!
Starbucks has done some nice things, too. They did a beatiful job of renovating the old train station in Hartsdale, NY, for example.

-tom