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take notes instead of picts at protest? -- call for quotes!!

I would really appreciate if someone uploaded here or e-mailed me some of their favorite passages from the speeches and songs at the rally.
take notes instead of picts at protest? -- call for quotes!!
take notes instead of picts at protest? -- call for quotes!!
A picture is not worth a thousand well thought out words.

I've got a fine little photo essay I'll be getting together before dawn and linking to portland.indymedia. Included will be a superb picture of Bush strangling lady liberty!

The photo shown here is one of several of folks listening to the speakers and the singers. I would like to include BRIEF excerpts from the talks & songs that they were listening to. I would really appreciate if someone uploaded here or e-mailed me some of their favorite passages from the speeches and songs at the rally. If you have a transcript of a speech or song that would be great, but all I am really looking for is remembered snatches.

For example:

Does anyone remember any lines from the wonderful Hindu prayer that we linked hands to recite?

Key lines from Elizabeth Furse's speech, the student's or anyone else's. Their favorite song lyrics, etc.




(All the pictures will be free to re-publish as they are here on Indymedia, but I do expect a link back to my site so that folks can see the entire essays).
my site:

 http://www.rivertext.com/stuff.html
One spech in particular 05.Oct.2002 21:07

gt

I would love to read a transcript of the speech by the mother who lost her son in Desert Storm.

one of ten thousand stories 06.Oct.2002 01:20

one of many voices

I overheard a girl about 14 years old talking to her freind of the same age. Both appeared to be "normal" high school students, if there is such a thing. What I mean is, they didn't look like fascist-anarchist-emo-hippie-goth-punks, or whatever those "alternative" kids are calling themselves today. I caught one part of their conversation: "all my mom told me was 'just don't get pepper-sprayed.'" It was a reminder of how mainstream the anti-war movement has become. "Mom, I'm going to the mall." "Mom, I'm going to Jenny's house." "Mom, I'm going to protest the tyranical plans of our unelected president."
"Okay honey, make sure to bring eye protection, and call if you get arrested."

That's right kids, protesting is fun; educating yourself is hip. It's the totally new after-school activity that will never cease to be boring. Bring all your freinds, everybody you know, they're all welcome at the protest.
On that note, I also saw an old roommate of mine today that I had hated for a long time. I gave him a hearty "It's good to see you here." And I meant it. He sent me back an "it certainly is."
Having a common enemey will certainly cause people to put aside any petty disputes they might have. It amazes me that thousands of people can cooperate and work in harmony for no other motivation but to have their voices heard. I think we can all learn something from today: They're hearing us. Let's keep it going, let's keep it growing. We're becoming a force to be reconed with.

POOR YOUTH 06.Oct.2002 02:26

labels

"fascist-anarchist-emo-hippie-goth-punks" wow that is some label. What kids call themselves that? I would love to meet one. Whats the uniform like? Are they normal or they crazy crazy alternative types?

ever heard of sarcasm? 06.Oct.2002 03:18

me again

that was sarcasm. I was saying that they looked avergage, unlabelable. I was also making a small comment about overuse of labels. I thought that was evident in the lanhuage I used, despite the quickness with which I wrote it. As a literary journalist, I will stand behind my license on this one. I not making accusations, just explaining a viewpoint.