[R-G] It's a Movement!
pieinsky at igc.org
Sun Oct 27 21:19:57 MST 2002
This was by far our biggest and best anti-war event yet in Vermont. People
here, as elsewhere, are extremely distressed and angry with the Bush gang's
warmongering. It was an especially amazing turnout considering the foul
weather -- our first snow storm of the season -- which blew in peoples'
faces and turn the whole scene soggy in a sort time. The article below
says 1000 people came. Our count was 1100. People came out from all around
Vermont. All kinds came from youthful black-garbed anarchists in an
anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian contingent -- most of the organized
Marxists (which means the ISO which has a pretty active and sizeable branch
in Burlington) seem to have gone off to D.C. -- to many liberal church-going
folks. While updating my Web site this evening I'm collecting reports that,
along with the big ANSWER events in D.C. and SF, other support protests like
ours around the country had such turnouts, too. These locals actions
organized by others not in the ANSWER coalition were a really good thing.
People get tired of going down to Washington, and considering what kind of
poor coverage those demonstrations get from the corporate media, we may be
able to have a bigger impact locally. It's an old question, of course.
What do other folks think? In any case, this is a sign of a Movement really
beginning to take off, when things happen all over the place and are
Hundreds march for peace in Vt. capital
October 26, 2002
By ANNE WALLACE ALLEN
The Associated Press
MONTPELIER - About 1,000 Vermonters marched through the capital city under
snow, sleet and rain Saturday to rally for peace.
They listened as one speaker after another stood at a podium on the granite
steps of the State House to call for an end to aggression.
Many who spoke out or who listened from below said they wanted the Bush
administration to know its policies don't represent the desires of most
For more: http://timesargus.nybor.com/Story/55294.html
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