Sunday, March 18, 2007

troops out of Iraq!

It’s now 4 years since our country supported the unlawful invasion of Iraq and consequently escalated “the war on terror”.

My sentiments remain unchanged as each year I go and watch the dwindling numbers share one voice on the situation. This rant from 2005 sums it up. It’s too disheartening to actually repeat it again over 700 days later.

Yesterday’s march was peaceful, therefore of little interest to the media. There were the usual suspects – from the dreadlocked to the sensibly shod Christians. But what did stand out was not just the fellow protestors, onlookers and spooks taking happy snaps of the crowd – but police in uniform filming the proceedings.

So we just took pictures of them. Call me puerile but it made me feel a bit better.

Couldn’t make it? Then go to the next one. In the meantime, just look at the pretty pictures.

Was it my imagination or did that nice young chappie with the camcorder seem to be following us?

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Blogger GoAwayPlease said...

I really really truly suspect that the whole "smoke in the plane, we must save our PM" drama just reported, was a total spin to make him look like he was a Leader/Soldier 'facing the enemy'.

That invasion is all about Government Contracts and business deals, and i think the sort of people who vote Liberal, are the sort of people who do not read newspapers or draw conclusions from a set of facts.
so depressing.

2:31 pm  
Blogger Justine said...

was he holding a speed camera? what a perv.

1:26 am  
Blogger Another Outspoken Female said...

No Justine, just an ordinary digital camcorder so he and his little piggy friends could get all the faces of all the people at the protest. They are building a face recognition database of people who choose to exercise their democratic rights and do things like march peacefully in the streets to show their disagreeent with the government's policies.

The upside: When he grows up and becomes an undercover detective - we know what he looks like!

10:17 am  
Blogger Justine said...

a face recognition database? really??
I haven't been following all the news. I hadn't heard. That's outrageous...

8:14 pm  

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