Tag Archives: Peace March

Occupy chants

OCCUPIED DENVER- So we got a little bored with Saturday’s march, the white-bread marchers being kept to three chants, (99%, Democracy & Our Streets). Parade marshals insisted procession not overtake a fat woman in a wheelchair, preventing the march from … Continue reading

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Marching orders from Vets For Peace

Veterans For Peace are stepping forward to plan the unplannable: how to protest the regularly postponed announcement of an escalation in Afghanistan? I forgot how we picked March 19-21 to demonstrate against the attack on Iraq. Did we protest its … Continue reading

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Thousands of Israelis protest against the war in Gaza

Thousands of Israelis protest against the war in Gaza seen here on youtube. Great video of this demonstration! Great demonstration by heroic people in Tel Aviv! Contrast these decent people with the Democratic Party here at home, who are acting … Continue reading

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I only wish I believed my own rhetoric

Freedom to express oneself, to think independently, was the lure that led the masses to our shores. Safety from abusive and intrusive government is the dream that continues to draw people to our borders. Our military men and women are … Continue reading

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Favorite photos of St Patrick’s Parade

The shirts versus the skinheads as child and companion look on Peace marchers catch up Officer Paladino halts bookmobile, Marshall Pete Page blocks paraders Parade monitor Dougie Haig phones organizer John O’Donnell We will not be silenced Paladino enters bookmobile … Continue reading

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I know what you did last spring

We were able to obtain these prosecution photos during the trial. Officer Paladino has finally released Esther from a painful arm-bar. The sign (obscured by a balloon from the Chipotle parade unit passing beside us) reads KIDS NOT BOMBS. Esther … Continue reading

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John O’Donnell mistaken for Democrat

What does it mean to be a progressive Democrat in Colorado Springs? I’ll tell you, it means shit. No matter how progressive you are, or how democratic. You’re judged by the company you keep and Democrats stick themselves with lousy … Continue reading

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Statement regarding The City of Colorado Springs responsibility for its police attack on the St Patrick’s Day peace marchers

Statement regarding The City of Colorado Springs’ responsibility for its police attack on the Saint Patrick’s Day peace marchers   As has now been widely reported, the citizens that decided to march in the peace section of the city’s Saint … Continue reading

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Miscalculating non-violent for non-litigious

(Clarification: Esther has just been thrown to the ground. Eric is not on the ground by choice, and Elizabeth is about to be pulled away.) In the aftermath of our dashed efforts at the St Patrick’s Day parade and the … Continue reading

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The Gazette and slander (libel)

What a completely slanderous editorial the Gazette has published, suggesting that we peace marchers planned the police beating we received!   A couple of innocent circumstances find themselves at odds with such a conclusion. Number one, a good number of … Continue reading

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Let’s not drop the ball!

This from the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission this morning… Anyone who wishes to register a complaint with the police regarding the St. Patrick’s Day parade incident (you don’t have to be an arrestee to do so) please pick … Continue reading

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Shillelagh-bearing lepre-cons

If our local media coverage and relative lack of moral outrage on the part of the citizenry over the St. Paddy’s Day debacle has you a bit depressed (with today’s freedom-loving Gazette editorial calling the peace marchers “parade crashers” and … Continue reading

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Rose Bowl Impeach Bush Parade

As you can see I’ve been reading and writing a lot. So I was on the pacifism tab. Got to the one about the parade in Manitou.   On New Years, somebody at the Tournament of Roses parade was across … Continue reading

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Banners make the news

The local NBC affiliate 5/30 did an excellent story involving Camp Casey. See the video clip here.   They covered our Sunday morning send-off of IVAW members who were leaving to join the March 14 peace march along the Gulf … Continue reading

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Biting the hand

The other day I stopped by a weekly gathering of friends of mine, a local watering hole to which a number gather for happy hour. As I swung out of the car and strode toward the door, I thought about … Continue reading

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Get your own radio station

I took umbrage with the INDEPENDENT reader last week who responded to a call for more public input into public radio station KRCC news programming with the cry “Get your own radio station!” Isn’t that the old “love it or … Continue reading

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