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Series - WeThe People - Watch Videos of US Protests #24

by Rose Mountain (writer), , October 29, 2007

On Saturday 10/27/07 over 100,000 US citizens protested in cities across the nation to demand an end to the US illegal and immoral invasion of Iraq for oil. Many fear the US will invade Iran for oil too, and demand the impeachment of Bush & Cheney as most Americans have wanted for years. It was an historic day of protest with Solidarity Protests emerging in many US cities and countries around the world. There's been hundreds of protests in the US and world since Bush took office in 2000/01 without being elected, and the citizen's movement continues to grow. Overtime the US mass media has reported more of the protests but often they're still minimized, as are the number of participants reported. For example a PBS documentary said there was 100,000 people at one protest in 2004 and 50,000 at another that year, which sadly even many participants never knew. The Associated Press often does a decent coverage but the newspaper carrying the AP story buries it and creates a headline that obscures its importance. So much for news during these dark years. Enjoy the photos hot off the press!

BELOW--VIDEOS & REPORTS on each city's protest from a sampling of sources. First from the Host of the 11 regional protests United For Peace & Justice and the participants at the events. Then from websites who endorsed the protests, and the independent media. Last is from mainstream news via the Associated Press. NOTE--Recheck websites for info still coming in, some events haven't submitted photos,etc.

*HOST-UNITED FOR PEACE & JUSTICE REPORT, VIDEOS BELOW
"OVER 100,000 PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL DAY OF ANTIWAR ACTION"- "Events Held in 11 Regional Centers and Scores of Other Locations" http://oct27.org/node/1082 New York, NY, October 27, 2007— "Today, Saturday, October 27, 2007, at least 100,000 people from all walks of life and in every part of the country participated in 11 regional demonstrations against the war in Iraq. Scores of other protests took place across the country. Organized by United for Peace and Justice, the largest anti-war coalition in the U.S., this national protest in the form of regional actions was the first of its kind. Initial reports from around the country point to a tremendous outpouring of opposition to the war. Cities reported large turnouts: Boston 10,000, Chicago 30,000, Jonesborough 400,
Los Angeles 15,000, New Orleans 300 (incl Katrina survivors), New York 45,000, Orlando 3,000, Philadelphia 8,000, Salt Lake 1,000, San Francisco 16,000, Seattle 6,000. As polls indicate that 70% of the U.S. population disapproves of the widely unpopular war, organizer’s stated that the numbers of people today are indicative of the clear message of disapproval to the Bush Administration and a Congress which has failed to use its power to end the war. Demanding decisive action, thousands of individuals and organizations including veterans and military family groups participated in the protests to voice their opposition to this unjust war. For many people, it was their first step in transforming their antiwar feelings into antiwar action. Leslie Cagan, National Coordinator of United for Peace and Justice said, “Today marks another important step in the development of a truly national movement to end the war and occupation in Iraq. The people of this country want the troops to come home: they want our tax dollars used to meet the needs of our communities, not for war; and they want to make sure there is not a new war against Iran. This movement is strong and will only keep growing.”

*NEW YORK, REPORT & VIDEO http://www.oct27.org/node/1085

*NEW YORK,VIDEO Interviews of Protesters by TV New York One http://www.oct27.org/node/1074

*BOSTON-Report http://newenglandunited.org/

*ORLANDO FLORIDA, Report & Link to Photos http://oct27.org/orlando

*FLORIDA, PHOTOS, click to enlarge,Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/bulius/sets/72157602747301746/

*CHICAGO, PHOTOS, click to enlarge,Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/solidarityeconomy/

*SALT LAKE CITY,UTAH, Report http://oct27.org/node/1111

*VIDEOS & UPDATES, scroll down page http://www.oct27.org/action_reports

*SOLIDARITY PROTESTS in US & World, check for updates http://oct27.org/solidarity_actions

HOST--United For Peace & Justice. Check for current & upcoming Info/Photos/Videos of all events at www.oct27.org or www.unitedforpeace.org "United for Peace and Justice is a coalition of more than 1400 local and national groups throughout the United States who have joined together to protest the immoral and disastrous Iraq War and oppose our government's policy of permanent warfare and empire-building. "

INDEPENDENT SOURCES

*San Francisco Protest, news & photos http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/10/21/18455118.php

*PHOTOS, ALL CITIES PROTESTS click to enlarge, view first city, at bottom Click on next number/city. http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=image/tid/98&from=0

*REPORTS, ALL CITIES PROTESTS http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=taxonomy/term/97

*SF Protest,photos http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/10/28/18456650.php

*SF Protest,photo & blog http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/10/28/18456574.php

*SF Protest,close-up photos http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2007/10/28/18456609.php

*SF Protest, Photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/90455688@N00/1782097029/

*VIDEO KUCINICH PLAN FOR IMPEACHMENT http://www.afterdowningstreet.org/?q=node/28102

MAINSTREAM NEWS--

*Protest Video http://www.townhall.com/video/News/900929

*Pennsylvania Protests, AP News at PennLive News http://www.pennlive.com/news/article258361.ece

*AP at AOL News http://news.aol.com/story/_a/thousands-protest-iraq-war-across-us/n20071027212109990005

*AP at Buffalo News.com http://www.buffalonews.com/nationalworld/national/story/193717.html

*SF Protest, AP at mlive.com http://www.mlive.com/newsflash/international/index.ssf?/base/national-94/1193534355260060.xml&storylist=iraq

*SF Protest, Photo & AP,Dayton Daily News http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/shared-gen/ap/National/IraqWarProtest.html



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14 comments on Series - WeThe People - Watch Videos of US Protests #24

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By Mitch on October 29, 2007 at 12:38 pm
Great coverage, thanks for all the video links!
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By Joannie on October 29, 2007 at 01:28 pm
I'm always searching for Protest info and photos, thank you Rose.
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By Kent J. on October 30, 2007 at 03:14 pm
- too bad the gossip articles get way more comments and ratings than good stuff like this here.
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By Kent J. on October 30, 2007 at 03:56 pm
I just discovered Credo's writings in the New York Broowaha. Check it out! "Impeach Bush, it's the American thing to do."
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By Larry-Lauren on October 30, 2007 at 07:41 pm
I know I'm supposed to be interested in this kind of stuff. I try. I really do try. Buuuuuut, I so love those gossip articles! "Impeach Bush, it's the American thing to do." I'll write my representatives about that as soon as I finish reading all the latest gossips stories in Broowaha. Really good articles tho. Keep on writing them Rose Mountain.
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By Bill on October 30, 2007 at 09:31 pm
The more I read Broowaha the more I find that's worth reading. This story for example.
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By Mistress Doctor on November 05, 2007 at 10:04 pm
Rose thank you for again taking the time to share this info with us. Impeach Bush & Cheney now! Vote any Democrat into any office! El G, you come across as a very spoiled, self-centered 3 yr old brat. What does Ed have to do with the content of BrooWaha San Francisco beyond his articles and comments? So you want Ed to censure BrooWaha? You can't really mean that. I've read some of your other comments. I've actually seen in some of them your rational adult peeking out with much more constructive comments. I've also noticed that many of your comments are hidden. Obviously for a reason. Could it be they're just as unprodutive as this comment of yours here.
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By Carol on November 05, 2007 at 11:02 pm
Goooood Rose. Silly El G. Mistress Doctor - good job spanking El G. He's sometimes needs it and his comment here is one of them. Yes, impeach The Big Dick and King George now. Anyone but a Republican.
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By Charles on November 06, 2007 at 03:18 pm
Hey Pal (El G), you are way over the line into abuse and your comments of irrational gibberish and random rants are smelly flatulence. How about backing off a couple of lightyears? Rose, write the hell whatever you damn well please. BrooWaha IS Citizen's Journalism. I like to read your articles.
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By Kris on November 06, 2007 at 05:27 pm
El G dude, back waaaay down mf as you are out of line. The lady has a right to write these articles. We find them useful for some of our college research as she has already researched a lot of it and put it into a format all ready for us.
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By Mark J on November 06, 2007 at 06:23 pm
To the Stealth Anons and El G who may very well be one and the same due to syntax similarity: You both suck and blow way over the line. You're abusive rather than constructive. You don't like it, don't read it. Others of us do like it and do read it. Many of us are Progressives. Get over it.
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By Annonymous on December 05, 2007 at 05:12 pm
I lifted this wonderful comment from Venditto (NY BrooWaha) “people who wish to remain anonymous yet voice opinions are universally accepted as cowards. Just so you're aware.”
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By Alethea on May 21, 2008 at 01:16 am

This is awesome... I went to a protest in Hollywood a while ago and it wasn't even covered in the news or the paper. Go figure.

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By Rose Mountain on August 12, 2008 at 02:39 am

US GLOBAL DOMINATION PLANS by Bush Admin leaked to journalist Neil Mackay September 15, 2002 in UK independent award-winning news Sunday Herald

BUSH PLANS FOR MULTIPLE WARS Before Year 2000, link and text below.


http://sundayherald.com/search/display.var.1032487.0.bush_planned_iraq_regime_change_before__becoming_president.php

By Neil Mackay

Bush planned Iraq 'regime change' before becoming President

A SECRET blueprint for US global domination reveals that President Bush and his cabinet were planning a premeditated attack on Iraq to secure 'regime change' even before he took power in January 2001.

The blueprint, uncovered by the Sunday Herald, for the creation of a 'global Pax Americana' was drawn up for Dick Cheney (now vice- president), Donald Rumsfeld (defence secretary), Paul Wolfowitz (Rumsfeld's deputy), George W Bush's younger brother Jeb and Lewis Libby (Cheney's chief of staff). The document, entitled Rebuilding America's Defences: Strategies, Forces And Resources For A New Century, was written in September 2000 by the neo-conservative think-tank Project for the New American Century (PNAC).

The plan shows Bush's cabinet intended to take military control of the Gulf region whether or not Saddam Hussein was in power. It says: 'The United States has for decades sought to play a more permanent role in Gulf regional security. While the unresolved conflict with Iraq provides the immediate justification, the need for a substantial American force presence in the Gulf transcends the issue of the regime of Saddam Hussein.' The PNAC document supports a 'blueprint for maintaining global US pre-eminence, precluding the rise of a great power rival, and shaping the international security order in line with American principles and interests'.

This 'American grand strategy' must be advanced for 'as far into the future as possible', the report says. It also calls for the US to 'fight and decisively win multiple, simultaneous major theatre wars' as a 'core mission'.

The report describes American armed forces abroad as 'the cavalry on the new American frontier'. The PNAC blueprint supports an earlier document written by Wolfowitz and Libby that said the US must 'discourage advanced industrial nations from challenging our leadership or even aspiring to a larger regional or global role'.

The PNAC report also: l refers to key allies such as the UK as 'the most effective and efficient means of exercising American global leadership'; l describes peace-keeping missions as 'demanding American political leadership rather than that of the United Nations'; l reveals worries in the administration that Europe could rival the USA; l says 'even should Saddam pass from the scene' bases in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait will remain permanently -- despite domestic opposition in the Gulf regimes to the stationing of US troops -- as 'Iran may well prove as large a threat to US interests as Iraq has'; l spotlights China for 'regime change' saying 'it is time to increase the presence of American forces in southeast Asia'. This, it says, may lead to 'American and allied power providing the spur to the process of democratisation in China'; l calls for the creation of 'US Space Forces', to dominate space, and the total control of cyberspace to prevent 'enemies' using the internet against the US; l hints that, despite threatening war against Iraq for developing weapons of mass destruction, the US may consider developing biological weapons -- which the nation has banned -- in decades to come. It says: 'New methods of attack -- electronic, 'non-lethal', biological -- will be more widely available ... combat likely will take place in new dimensions, in space, cyberspace, and perhaps the world of microbes ... advanced forms of biological warfare that can 'target' specific genotypes may transform biological warfare from the realm of terror to a politically useful tool'; l and pinpoints North Korea, Libya, Syria and Iran as dangerous regimes and says their existence justifies the creation of a 'world-wide command-and-control system'.

Tam Dalyell, the Labour MP, father of the House of Commons and one of the leading rebel voices against war with Iraq, said: 'This is garbage from right-wing think-tanks stuffed with chicken-hawks -- men who have never seen the horror of war but are in love with the idea of war. Men like Cheney, who were draft-dodgers in the Vietnam war.

'This is a blueprint for US world domination -- a new world order of their making. These are the thought processes of fantasist Americans who want to control the world. I am appalled that a British Labour Prime Minister should have got into bed with a crew which has this moral standing.'

10:10am Sunday 15th September 2002

By Neil Mackay

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