Thursday, October 05, 2006
World Can't Wait Clowns Hit the Streets
Sounds like some of the 9-11 Deniers
were there as well:Organized by the group World Can't Wait, the march started at the United Nations headquarters in midtown Manhattan. The throng of people, stretching for about five city blocks, closed down a lane of traffic on Second Avenue as it made its way south to Union Square for a late afternoon protest.
Some people lay down in the middle of the street while others carried signs saying ``Expose 9/11'' and ``This war should be over.'' They also handed out fliers reading, ``Drive out the Bush regime.''
:Nearby, Kirsten Anderson, a 60-year-old semi-retired caregiver from Aberdeen, carried her grandson’s socks with her.
Of particularly concern to Anderson is a proposed bill that spells out the treatment of suspected terrorists doesn’t give them the right to “habeus corpus,” that ensures detainees aren’t held in custody indefinitely and without cause.
“I’m doing this for my grandchildren,” said Anderson. “I’m a little old to have it be for me and it’s the ones coming up that I care about. It’s their country, too, especially now.”
If your grandson isn't a terrorist, he doesn't have anything to worry about Kirsten!
The Seattle demonstration started in the right location
:About 150 demonstrators against the Iraq War gathered Thursday morning on the University of Washington campus in Seattle in Red Square.
They then marched to a rally Thursday afternoon in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, before planning to march to an all-night sit-in outside the Federal Building in downtown Seattle.
Sean Penn contributed his "thoughts"
:In fascism, one serves the State. Let’s show the world that with democracy, we can make the State do our bidding, and that such bids would not be the blind ones, given exclusively to the friends of power. But rather, the domain of the people of freedom everywhere. This is an administration that advocates torture, deceives the public, spends billions of dollars on a failed war. This is an administration where in the year of Katrina, Exxon Mobil claimed the highest profit margin in the history of world business. It is an administration that belittles, demeans, deceives, and indeed kills our brothers, our sisters, our sons, and our daughters.
Keep bailing, Sean!