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This Is What Democracy Looks Like
04 Oct 2000
The protest at U. Mass, first-hand, from an observer who came in a cynic and went out a wiser cynic.
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Reading that was almost like being there!!!
04 Oct 2000
WoW! Cresent moons, and whifts of patchouli!
The condensation and self absorption was intoxicating.
Itís good that you were impartial.
(That journalist didnít have sixteen hours to compose his version, (but you did.) Whose sucked more?)
Heads Up
04 Oct 2000
I don't appreciate the rude comments above. Everyone presents their information in their own way. Here we have a unique and detailed view of what went on, down to billy clubs in the groin. No major corporate news outlet even mentioned this protest. The so-called "Washington Post reporter" mentioned by the article writer was probably some kind of FBI report writer - one of the many who will attempt to spin any non-violent protest into a "Battle of Seattle." This only creates more tension and conflicts.

Major politicians like Al Gore and even George Bush had better start paying attention when people are marching in the streets everywhere. Calling them anarchists, fools and criminals will only antagonize. Giving them a voice to speak about their issues (death penalty, prison-industrial complex, racial bias in sentencing, protection for the poor, etc.) is the only solution!
04 Oct 2000
Do you mean condescencion?
I'm not impartial and I never said I was. This piece was all about how some level of impartiality turned into subjectivity. And I wrote it in one hour, if you must know, with no editing which I will be the first to admit that it needs.
Because this is not a news item, per se, but an editorial and the Post's was meant to be straight news, I believe that his sucked more. At least I told my version of the Truth.
Power of the People Never Stop
04 Oct 2000
I was there last night and it was the most invigorating moment of my life...even more so than the republican protests.
I was too far back to see the pigs pepper-spraying the people but I saw one of the guys and there was nothing but torture in his face.

And we kept on saying "We're not violent, how 'bout you?"
Well, they sure answered our question (as if we didn't already know).

In Solidarity.
nice first person account
04 Oct 2000
I really liked your first person account a lot.
You have a very enjoyable writing style and you
deliver the truth quite well.
Which is of course more than I can say for
members of the "legitimate" press, and assorted
other corporate buffoons. (especially ones who
try to get all witty and use a pseudonym like
Daniel Faulkner)
See also:
Very good post Julia!
04 Oct 2000
Julia, I liked this alot. It didn't smell the way corporate reporting does, and it isn't the squabbling violent vrs. nonviolent sort of reporting that usually comes up. You're very honest on a personal level in the way you speak, and to hear a non-activist point of view is an interesting change of pace. Great work!
We're not violent, are you?
05 Oct 2000
>>And we kept on saying "We're not violent, how 'bout you?"
Well, they sure answered our question (as if we didn't already know).