LONDON: Nick Buxton, organising the protest outside Mr Straw's house, said: "We got the message across that the war is going to have a very huge humanitarian impact and people are angry about this war."
We must balance freedom of expression against the risk of serious disorder Chief Inspector Mick Mills Leicestershire Police
Woo! Woman, oh woman, don't treat me so mean, you're the meanest old woman that I've ever seen. I guess if you said so, I'd have to pack my things and go. (That's right)
The protesters blocked roads near Mr Straw's house and staged a "die in", saying they had delayed his departure to work by half an hour. A Scotland Yard spokesman said one person had been arrested for breach of the peace at about 0700 GMT. "There was some disturbance and noise and one person was arrested, but there was no major riot," he said.
Stop The War Coalition chairman Andrew Murray said British troops had never been sent into action with so little public support behind them. "It is now the settled view of the British people that this war is unnecessary and we do not wish our troops to be involved in such action," he said.
But Anti-war protesters maintain pressure!
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back, no war. Hit the road Jack and don't you come back Jack Straw, no war, no war, no war. Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no war.
Anti-war demonstrators continue to mount protests in the UK as military action against Iraq looms closer. Hundreds of students and school children mounted a noisy sitdown protest outside the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Even after dark demonstrators continued to make their presence felt in central London.
Earlier police were forced to drag some youngsters out of the road as their banner waving campaign temporarily brought traffic to a grinding holt.
One man was arrested for breach of the peace in a separate protest outside Foreign Secretary Jack Straw's London home. Around the country children were abandoning lessons to campaign against military action, with 20 pupils facing suspension from Cape Cornwall School in St Just, Cornwall, for walking to Penzance on Tuesday.
Outside the Houses of Parliament youths chanted loudly "Peace now" and "No war" as black cabs and red London buses jockeyed to pass through the narrow road round Parliament Square.
Ella Jones, Oliver Savidge and Charles Sime, all aged 14, said they had asked for their parents' permission to join around 100 pupils from Pimlico School. We don't think children are listened to Ella Jones
She told BBC News Online: "We just want to make sure we do as much as we possibly can to prevent war. "It is just Tony Blair and George Bush against the rest of the world. None of the public want this, Mr Blair is acting against our will. "We are a peaceful movement. We are not here to cause a riot, but we don't think children are listened to." Oliver said: "We got our parents permission to be here, but some people have walked out. "We think it is right we have our say. Kids have rights as much as adults."
Now baby, listen baby, don't-a treat me this-a way, for I'll be back on my feet some day. Don't care if you do 'cause it's understood, you ain't got no money, you just ain't no good. Well, I guess if you say so, I'd have to pack my things and go. (That's right
Charles added: "What Saddam is doing is wrong, but it shouldn't be settled by war."
'Against brute force' Student Kim Schmucker, 22, from Wisconsin, left lectures at the Richmond American International University in London to attend the protest. She said: "I know people who have missed exams to be here. I don't know how much good this protest is going to do, but at least we can try." Fellow student Chapman Bell, 22, from Georgia, said: "Hopefully this will make them see that people are for a more peaceful solution and against brute force." The Stop the War Coalition says hundreds of thousands of anti-war campaigners will pound the streets of London in a mass protest against war on Iraq this weekend.
The group, which has organised the march with the Muslim Association of Britain and CND, is also calling on workers to down tools as soon as war breaks out.
Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no war, Jack Straw, no war, no war. Hit the road Jack and don't you come back no war.
(Repeat and fade) Don't you come back No War.
Hit The Road, Jack Lyrics by Charles Ray & Gregory Kable
By No War 20 March 03
Moment of death 'HoWARd' JOHN Howard lost the war for public opinion as Australia braces to invade Iraq by the end of the week. With nationwide anti-war protests, and Labor scrapping 30 years of bipartisanship on sending troops overseas, the Coalition has failed all Australians.
War criminal Howard high-jacks HRCA to 'legitimise killing' The Human Rights Council of Australia (HRCA) says it fears Prime Minister John Howard's comments in support of the execution of [CIA operative] Osama bin Laden show his eagerness to overturn three decades of national opposition to the death penalty.
State terror units caused the terror! The level of suspicion and surveillance created by the [US false flag operation and call to arms] Bali bombings, created by [ the Coalition of the Killing and Australian's complicity to go to war on Iraq] means that all Australian's suffer the loss of their human rights, civil rights and their democratic rights, as well as those Australian's who lost their life in Bali.
Al-Qa'ida or poor people without hope? Anyone contemplating war without a UN sanction is nothing more than a common criminal and not acting in accordance with the law. Isn't Richardson the head of ASIO? A law enforcement agency? Al-Qa'ida is a Coalition of the Killing demon made up by the CIA. These people are just scapegoats, patsies, and peasants."
Doom gloom and 'Boom' Downer shakes the room? "Optimism is better and so is 'constructive feedback' because using constructive feedback means that the negatives also have a role in the construction of a nation. In short we have all the time in world to solve problems properly and that is what our leaders should be focusing on when they decide to inform all Australians. Hey what's the rush?" He said.
Red paper classes Australia as terrorist suspects Australia's old foreign policy red paper says Australians have become targets because their own government is being run by war criminals that are complicit in state terror, torture, murder, occupation and genocide.
UK Reid, Blair and the reichstag London threat! The nature of the [alleged] terrorist threat to London is on the scale of the [USA false flag] September 11 attacks in the United States, the chairman of Britain's governing Labour Party said.
Bin Laden calls? CIA blind man's bluff! A [US propaganda, fear-mongering] taped message purportedly from Osama bin Laden has warned Arab nations against supporting a war against Iraq but has branded Saddam Hussein an infidel.
War: Part one The human cost On the road to Basra, ITV was filming wild dogs as they tore at the corpses of the Iraqi dead. Every few seconds a ravenous beast would rip off a decaying arm and make off with it over the desert in front of us, dead fingers trailing through the sand, the remains of the burned military sleeve flapping in the wind. "Just for the record,'' the cameraman said to me. Of course. Because ITV would never show such footage.
Mandela speaks out against Bush, Blair Former South African leader Nelson Mandela has lashed out at US President George W Bush's stance on Iraq, saying the US leader has no foresight, and cannot think properly.
Hill defends decision to attack Iraq: Step by step? FEDERAL Defence [War] Minister [Sinister] Robert Hill has defended the government's decision to send troops [ send militia] to the Persian Gulf [ to attack Iraq] in readiness for any [pre-emptive strike that would cause a] conflict with Iraq.
Pleas for peace ring the globe Anti-war demonstrators turned out in their hundreds of thousands around the world on Saturday to protest against United States military preparations for an invasion of Iraq.
Not too late for Iraq peace, Blix says But we all know that's rubbish now. The Coalition of the Killing were not seeking WMD in Iraq, they were there for their resource wars. So who gave the 'UN' and Blix the wrong information back then? War criminals!
George Bush's other poodle John Howard, Australia's PM, is the mouse that roars for America, whipping his country into war fever and paranoia about terrorism within.
First strike and you're out! The ideology of a super loser? John Howard shocks the nation again. A nation who cannot believe Howard's stupidity following his [complicity in the CIA's false flag operation, the Bali bombing.]
UN charter doesn't reflect new self-defence needs: Hill? The Defence [War] Minister, Robert Hill, says the United Nations' charter needs to be changed to help countries defend themselves against potential threats. [?] [Pre-emptive strikes on soveriegn nation states like Iraq and Afghanistan?]
Middle Eastern: Specific Legislation "If there is a target person the police would have powers in relation to that type of person," Mr Costa said. Asked what he meant by "type of person", Mr Costa said: "The example that's been given is if there's a description of somebody, an identikit photograph released by Interpol or other agencies ... these powers may well be exercised on that type of person." Howard defends terror alert Prime Minister John Howard says the Federal Government would not have issued a terror alert if it had not come from a credible source. (America?) Speaking for the first time since the Government revealed the warning, Mr Howard says he wants people to be more careful, but not to stop living. [As long as they don't go dancing in Bali? And sure we'll all be depressed for as long as John Howard and Bob Carr say so.]
Carr backs Fed Govt's terror alert New South Wales Premier Bob Carr has defended the Federal Government's decision to issue a warning to Australians about a possible terrorist attack in Australia.
When Johnny comes marching home again: 'hoorah hoorah' Posted on the Resistance web page Bronwyn Powell, an organiser of the youth-led mobilisation told Green Left weekly that "in the face of attacks on civil liberties, it is unfortunate that some union officials have felt they need to submit. It could set a negative precedent for upholding the hard-won right to demonstrate in the street." Give peace a chance PIERS AKERMAN DT 28 Nov 02: JUSTICE John Dowd should be removed from the bench. His crime? Stupidity. In a breath-taking display of hand-wringing sanctimonious morality, Dowd has condemned the State and Federal Governments' anti-terrorism measures, claiming they erode rights and give encouragement to oppressive regimes. The scavengers of terror The NSW Government is to introduce increased police powers bill. Legislation giving New South Wales police special powers to deal with an emergency terrorist situation [emergency scapegoat situation] will be introduced into the New South Wales Parliament today. About Protesting &: Corporate media, Ben English and Rachel Morris who spell their names in capitals? [Yes too right! Ordinary people some protesting against the occupation, murder and genocide of hundreds of thousands of innocent men, women and children. And you call yourselves reporters? You should hang your head in shame and go get jobs defending those poor innocent people. Shame on you!!!]
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