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Anti-War Protests Have Big Price Tags
FOX News ^ | Tuesday, March 18, 2003 | Fox News, Dan Springer

Posted on 03/18/2003 4:18:49 AM PST by Motherhood IS a career

Edited on 04/22/2004 12:35:47 AM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

SEATTLE Large anti-war protests come with a hefty price tag.

Money is needed to rent or buy stages, sound systems, permits and portable toilets, and tabs often run as high as $200,000 per demonstration much more than the average grassroots peace group will ever have in its coffers.


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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: antiwar; marxist; workersworldparty
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Not surprising...except, perhaps, to an anti-war protester.
1 posted on 03/18/2003 4:18:50 AM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: Motherhood IS a career
anti-America fifth columnist would be more like it...
2 posted on 03/18/2003 4:25:47 AM PST by goldstategop
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To: Motherhood IS a career
I have been posting the following links for about a month...hopefully, people will email the story you posted...along with these links to everyone they know. Get the truth behind these Anti-AmericanWar protest out there.

1) Socialist Party USA: http://sp-usa.org/
2) Communist Party USA: http://www.cpusa.org/
3) International Answer: http://www.internationalanswer.org/
4) Workers World: http://www.workers.org/
5) International Socialist Organizations: http://www.internationalsocialist.org/
6) Socialist Workers Online: http://socialistworker.org/
7) Socialist Party: http://www.socialistparty.org.uk/antiwar.htm
8) Communist Party of Canada: http://www.communist-party.ca/

I understand why the socialist would want to defend Saddam and want to protest a regime change in Iraq because Saddam is a fellow Socialist.

But I cannot understand why pacifists would want to join with the Communist and Socialist, after all Socialist have lead some of the bloodiest revolutions in history - only to install vile dictators who have pillaged the land and made slaves of the people.

3 posted on 03/18/2003 4:26:02 AM PST by ResistorSister (God Bless America and our troops)
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>>But I cannot understand why pacifists would want to join with the Communist and Socialist, after all Socialist have lead some of the bloodiest revolutions in history - only to install vile dictators who have pillaged the land and made slaves of the people.

Two words: Useful idiots.
4 posted on 03/18/2003 4:28:52 AM PST by FreedomPoster (This Space Intentionally Blank)
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To: ResistorSister
But I cannot understand why pacifists would want to join with the Communist and Socialist, after all Socialist have lead some of the bloodiest revolutions in history - only to install vile dictators who have pillaged the land and made slaves of the people.

First, it's because they don't actually THINK about anything. And if they do analyze it, I'm sure they believe that the only reason that socialist/communist regimes became violent was because the people in charge were bad guys. "They" would do it "right".

5 posted on 03/18/2003 4:31:35 AM PST by Dianna
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To: FreedomPoster
Two words: Useful idiots.

You win the prize!

6 posted on 03/18/2003 4:32:48 AM PST by ResistorSister (God Bless America and our troops)
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To: Motherhood IS a career
Good post....more should read it.
7 posted on 03/18/2003 4:33:07 AM PST by rmvh
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But I cannot understand why pacifists would want to join with the Communist and Socialist.

Because these so-called "pacifists" are nothing more than democrat/liberals, most of whom bitterly resent the fact that Bush won the White House. And we already know that liberal is just another word for communist/socialist.

8 posted on 03/18/2003 4:33:17 AM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: ResistorSister
Becuase they are lying to you.

It's not about peace. It never has been. Former KGB and GRU officers now admit that the USSR financed about 95% of the anti-vietnam "protests."

It is simply a way for foreign countries, North Korea for example to wage war against us. Or even better for them, have us wage war on ourselves.
9 posted on 03/18/2003 4:34:39 AM PST by MindBender26 (.....and for more news as it happens...stay tuned to your local FReeper station....)
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To: rmvh
Good post....more should read it.

Thanks. I hope more anti-war protesters read it. Do you suppose it will make them think twice? (Probably not, since most of them probably didn't think once.)

10 posted on 03/18/2003 4:35:37 AM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: Motherhood IS a career
SO who funds ANSWER and the Workers World Party? George SOros? Ted Kennedy? The DNC? Cherchez le buque.
11 posted on 03/18/2003 4:42:59 AM PST by IronJack
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To: Motherhood IS a career
Exactly..... if billblythe were still in office, these hollywood idiots would be screaming about the evil dictator torturing children and raping little girls in Iraq....and how the wealthy no-good Republicans wouldn't do anything about him............

This has nothing to do with right or wrong.....it has EVERYTHING to do with liberal democrats vs. a Republican President

12 posted on 03/18/2003 4:43:54 AM PST by WhyisaTexasgirlinPA
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To: Motherhood IS a career
They say they will shut down 70 targets in San Francisco alone, including power plants, water systems, the Federal Reserve, oil companies, the Pacific Exchange and the Transamerica Building.

And their hit list goes beyond economic targets.

Some protesters are promising to chain themselves to fences at schools and day care centers so working parents will have to stay home from their jobs. Organizers say this will give others a chance to contemplate how war affects the children of Iraq.

These people should be thrown in jail for a good long time. It's one thing to publicly declare your anti-war opinions. Take out a full page ad in the NY Times, for all I care. But it's another thing to disrupt the peace --speaking of "peace" -- and to cause harm or potential harm to property or people.

13 posted on 03/18/2003 4:46:31 AM PST by Motherhood IS a career
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To: Motherhood IS a career
The Workers World Party believes that money should be invested in the future. By careful use of their capital, they hope to reap future returns that will validate their investment strategy. In the Marketplace of Ideas, they feel that judicial advertisement of their wares, good PR and aggressive marketing will help them beat the competition.

Hey, that's what Marxism is all about, right?

14 posted on 03/18/2003 4:48:54 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: Motherhood IS a career
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15 posted on 03/18/2003 4:51:07 AM PST by Stand Watch Listen
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To: Motherhood IS a career
But many wonder if paralyzing the morning commute and engaging in similar disruptions will win converts or make enemies of people losing patience with their tactics.

They "wonder"?!?! Btw, good screen name.

16 posted on 03/18/2003 4:53:30 AM PST by shhrubbery!
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To: ResistorSister
Add this one to the list.

Check out whose sponsoring these rallies at our schools Steve Gill dug this one up. Commies, Marxist, Socialist, Enviro-whackos

NYSPC

17 posted on 03/18/2003 4:54:04 AM PST by GailA (THROW AWAY THE KEYS http://keasl5227.tripod.com/)
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To: Dianna
Yep, and the "useful fools" are the first to be eliminated. Ironic.
18 posted on 03/18/2003 4:55:25 AM PST by banjo joe
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To: Motherhood IS a career
Money is needed to rent or buy stages, sound systems, permits and portable toilets, and tabs often run as high as $200,000 per demonstration — much more than the average grassroots peace group will ever have in its coffers.

Demonstrations never fed a starving child, or provided a job to a poor single mother, or bought medicine for an elderly person.

19 posted on 03/18/2003 5:09:55 AM PST by randita
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To: Stand Watch Listen
Congressional Record - 'Those were the days'...(before commie/Demonrat infiltration)...

www.FreeRepublic.comm/focus/news/855231/posts

'Communist Goals - 1963...& Media Bias'

20 posted on 03/18/2003 5:12:18 AM PST by harbingr
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