Monday, April 14, 2003

Thousands march for peace! But does that mean no war?

THOUSANDS of people took to the streets around the country yesterday to march against the war in Iraq and for world peace.

But does it make any difference how many people get out there to protest when the alleged democracy we are suppose to believe in is shattered by the leaders who go to war anyway regardless of public opinion and in our name.

How many people stayed at home because they know they will change nothing when the government already has the war keys and will just do what is politically correct.

The message from those gathered for the Palm Sunday marches was that the thirst for peace would not be quenched by television images showing jubilant Iraqis praising US soldiers [militants.]

Why because those people hit with bombs in Iraq and who have no arms and legs or who are dead, couldn't be seen as jubilant but instead sadly broken and twisted.

When your country is blown to bits including its entire infrastructure and there are no resources to support the community, even at a basic level like law and order and hospitals, there could be no reason to celebrate, surely.

The looters could celebrate

The Sydney march began with an ecumenical service that included prayers from Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and Jews [religious bondage.] The representative from the Islamic community could not attend because of a family tragedy.

Reverend Claude Mostowik invoked Palm Sunday as a way to keep the peace movement afloat when it appeared war had triumphed. Jesus is cheered as he enters Jerusalem, and then shortly after is betrayed [religious bondage.] . Earlier, he looked over Jerusalem and wept over its injustice, violence and complicity with war-making," Reverend Mostowik said [religious bondage.]

"Jesus wept but he did not give up. He took action. Many of us have recently shed tears, felt grief and experienced depression. We take up where he left off." [religious bondage.]

The placid crowd of about 10,000 included retirees Les and Annette Milross, who said that despite being Catholic, [religious bondage] they had never marched on Palm Sunday. It took an unjust war to get them on the streets.

"We feel angry that Australia is part of an action that makes us an aggressor in a war. It's a big step backwards for mankind," Mr Milross said. "We feel that the pictures on the television are part of the lies that are being told. We believe the US has undermined the UN and they are there for their oil interests."

In Brisbane, where 2000 people gathered, Carole Cragg, 63, walked among the crowd blowing soap bubbles. "I just wanted to put some lightness here because a lot of people are feeling sad," she said. "And if only there could have been bubbles rather than bombs, there would have been a lot less people hurt."

In Adelaide, 47-year-old grandmother Ingrid Homberg-Semmler, self-described as an unfit smoker, walked 90km from Port Wakefield to join hundreds of protesters. She said her endurance for the journey came from her convictions. "Anybody who has a belief can do anything they want to do," she said. "Please, just spare one moment for peace, that's all I ask."

In Melbourne, 5000 people braved driving rain to have their voices heard. Australian Education Union president Mary Bluett said the coalition had acted arrogantly in disregarding the UN.

"The US, Britain and Australia behaved like schoolyard bullies, who didn't like the rules so they went and did their own thing," Ms Bluett said.

Police praised the conduct of all the marches and said that there had been no incidents of concern.

By Change The Law 14 April 03

THE Coalition of the Killing: Public opinion should hold one of the keys in any decision to go to war. Looters shot dead by the coalition forces would have been far better off under Sadam Hussein by only losing their hands or ears for stealing property.


War Crimes in the Middle East: Peace and Blessing
Err...I suppose dying for the filthy rich seems plausible to some people but dying for the Coalition of the Killing's resource wars in the Middle East (a crime against humanity) is not. And the Coalition of the Killing's started the war with a pre-emptive attack and that means you should be against the war they started.

Giant steps are what you take! Walking with Kylie'Moon'
600 of Australia's bravest demonstrators led by Kylie Moon stood staunch against the rebel NSW police Force demanding their civil and democratic rights to protest about the innocent killing of Iraqi citizens.

The Empire Strikes Back: Sydney anti-war rally
School children in uniforms, groups of young men and older protesters have gathered on one side of Town Hall while at least 200 police have gathered around the area.

Police violence fractures Peace movements?
"Young people should not be patronised, young people should not be told that they can't protest when there is a disgusting and inhumane war going on, and so I urge people, whether you're a student or not to come along and support us on the day."

Human shield describes 'sickening' scenes
An Australian 'human shield' who has fled Iraq into neighbouring Jordan has described the sight of bombed out buildings and distraught Iraqis as "sickening".

US disturbed over 'biased' reporting in Arab media! But the US lies to the world! How could anyone describe pre-emptive strikes on a sovereign nation, occupation, genocide, torture, and human rights abuse by the Coalition of the Killing in a positive light?

Aust militants join front line as Democrats propose anti-war Bill: Pre-emptive strikes? Bad example sets a theme for disaster at law says, professor Wrong Precedent, from the NSW Bad Law Association. Pre-emptive strikes. Does that mean you go on strike if you think your boss will attack you? Or does it mean that you can walk down George Street Sydney with an assault riffle and take out citizens you think may strike you?

More Australians pissed about militants in Iraq:
Public opinion has never supported war on Iraq and Afghanistan. Perhaps then, corporate media support for Australian militants, pre-emptive strikes and illegal and degrading war crimes against humanity, including occupation, genocide and torture involvement has fallen?

Australian Govt feels sorry for blowing up Iraq and donates $2 million to Iraqi children's appeal "We're in Basra right now as we speak , in fact I've had a note just this morning from our people in Basra and they are working today in Basra to restore water and to deliver clean water to as I say 100,000 children under the age of five," Ms Phillips said.

Coalition force 'surprised' by stiff resistance for food aid
About 4,000-5,000 allied forces have launched what they vowed would be an all-out blitz. "We're going straight through that city," a US Marine officer, who asked not to be named, said. "It will be a Hail Mary with guns ablazing."

US Shoots Coalition in the foot? IRAQ GENOCIDE!
A US Patriot anti-missile has downed a British Royal Air Force Tornado jet during an operation in the Persian Gulf. [No loss, they should shoot them all down as they're just killing machines.]

Australians don't support US military action: poll
The second Australia-wide poll since the war began has found most Australians disapprove of the United States using military force to depose Saddam Hussein.

Explosions rock Baghdad, jets overhead Iraq
BAGHDAD, March 20 [Rooters] A handful of explosions rocked Baghdad at dawn today as jets roared overhead, Iraqi anti-aircraft batteries opened up and air raid sirens sounded.

AUSTRALIA AT WAR! Moment of death...
"The opening stages of the disarmament of the Iraqi regime [? resource war on Iraq regime] have begun ," White House spokesman Ari Fleischer [should have] said minutes after the strikes. He said Bush would speak at 2.15pm (AEDT).

Hit the road Jack and don't you come back No War, Jack Straw, No War, No War! 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."

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.

Evidence that Howard was complicit in CIA, false flag, call to arms, Bali bombings War criminal John Howard was complicit in the call to arms - false flag operation - Bali bombings - instigated by the CIA - and the Coalition of the Killing - to bolster support - and quell dissent for their illegal and degrading resource wars in the Middle East.

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.

PM lost in space! Pre-emptive Strikes & Star Wars Defence!!
War criminal PM backs missile defence investigation but he is not on his own. Bob Carr dubbed Darth Vader after draconian laws were introduced in NSW following John Howard's threats to strike first and ask questions later.

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.

Hypocrisy not Democracy? No Blood for Oil!
Howard has refused to back down on the threat of war despite hundreds of thousands of Australians rallying against it. The question is why?

Australia backs CIA Reichstag, Downer's propaganda
The Foreign Affairs Minister says the latest message from Osama bin Laden is worrying. [Just plain rubbish!]

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.

The Australian Federal Opposition and Labor Party Leader, Simon Crean, has again warned the U.S. ambassador to stop meddling in Australian politics.

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.

All the way with (LPK) Love Peace and Kindness: Dalai Lama
Communication is a two way street. Threats and punishment solve nothing and serve none. In fact it is against the law in most countries to threaten or punish a person.

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.

US prepares for trade talks with Australia but it's not worth it!
The office of the United States Trade Representative has started formally preparing its negotiating position for the first round of talks on a free trade agreement between Australia and the US.

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?]