Eugene Mourns First Anniversary of Constitution's Death
A crowd estimated to be between 50 and 100 people conducted a candle light and bell ringing vigil this evening to commemorate the first anniversary of the supreme court's to decision to stop the Florida recounts and effectively deal a death blow to constitutional rights and democracy in the U$A.
Many signs, banners, costumes and displays adorned the Federal Courthouse Plaza. Guerilla Theater and fiery speeches touched on the many ramifications of the Bush regime's illegal coup, supported by the Supreme Court's decision last December 12.
Prominent local democrats, greens and concerned citizens discussed the civil rights issues raised by Jeb Bush hiring a software firm to purge voters, mainly African Americans from the roster of legally registered voters. They mentioned the one party congress and the corporations that own them. The heinous one-sided white wash message being spewed by the traditional media was disparaged, particularly in light of their complete absence at this important event. (They were busy giving a live weather report from two blocks away at the time.) The suffering of victims of the oil war in Afghanistan was mourned with much sadness and anger. A call for national revolution to overthrow the illegitimate regime was met with cheers and the peals of many bells.
Unlike the corporate media, law enforcement lurked in the background. Nonetheless, the evening ended not with violence, but with the support of numerous cheers and car horns from the commuters heading home in rush hour traffic. At an event like this it becomes apparent how large a lie it is to say that Bush has ninety percent approval. Around here tonight it seems the inverse was true.