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More Anti-War Photos
by Robert B. Livingston
Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
More photos from the San Francisco Anti-war demonstration, September 24, 2005.
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I was in a cynical mood today.

Was this demonstration a McProtest? Just more packaged and commodified product? An "event" to be routinely consumed, and mastered... before the next event... and the next?

Hopefully, some people had their comfortable perspectives piqued today-- in particular, ideas that the Iraq War is an isolated abomination, or that it can be pinned on Bush and his coterie alone.

Much of the mass spontaneity, energy and anger of earlier marches seemed to be ebbing-- even though there may be more people than ever opposed to Bush and the Iraq War.

Even so, could it be that as more people come together in their opposition what appears to meander and slow as it becomes more channeled disguises a greater power, much like a river that nears its end?

Or will all the rage and power puddle, dry and vanish before they reach their goal?

Will the troops come home, NOW?
§College Not Combat
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Dancing for Peace
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Free Mumia Abu-Jamal
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Help Hurricane Victims
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Just in case
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§More victims
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Leading the chant
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Independent Media
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Power to the People
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Jefferson Square Park
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Remembering Haiti
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Remembering Palestine
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Remembering Puerto Rico
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Remember the Philippines
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Remember the Southern Poor
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Remember the Gay, Transgendered, Bisexual and Lesbian Communities
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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§Sign Language for the Deaf
by Robert B. Livingston Sunday Sep 25th, 2005 6:03 AM
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Colonial Occupation?Bobo BrazilWednesday May 17th, 2006 6:08 PM
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Going beyond cynicism and fearRobert B. LivingstonSaturday Nov 26th, 2005 3:32 PM
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