NYC: INDYMEDIA

Photo Summary of A29 in NYC

 

Today in New York City, 500,000 people marched in solidarity with the rest of the world, denouncing policies of the U.S. government from every possible angle. After a 6-hour long march, protesters did not just pack up their signs and go home. Various autonomous contingents sprawled out across the city, doing everything from a "kick the heads of state" soccer game in Central Park, to jail solidarity demonstrations for those arrested, to a relentless verbal assault campaign on Republican delegates trying to hide out in Broadway theaters. "Republican scum! Your time has come!" was a chant that could be heard up and down the avenues this afternoon.

Photos and commentary:

UFPJ march [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 ]

Dragon fire [ 1 ] [ video ]

Times Square [ 1 ] [ 2 ]

Kiss-in [ 1 | 2 | ]

Misc [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 ]

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Distressing...

anonymous 30.Aug.2004 20:12

I find it distressing that there is so little "discourse" in regard to the differences between political parties. It is my impression that the DNC has fostered an attitude of hate towards anyone that does not agree with its politics or policies. Such hate-mongering is distressing and threatens the very premise this country was founded upon, equality. I may not agree with all either party or stance is capable of, however, I can enter into "intelligent" conversation and discuss these issues rationally and without the use of slurs as those being chanted by demonstraters in NYC. Please consider the person behind the politics and enter into discussion with a more moderate approach.

Thanks

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mustvote 31.Aug.2004 04:05

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This spinning of destruction as compassion has to stop.

Kali Autumn Lynn 01.Sep.2004 19:17

This is so typical of our police state. Arrest what you do not understand. It is only through numbers in the streets that we will overcome the media spinning us as some radical fringe element. The disconnect between conventional media and the people is frightening at best. Every time I hear about arrests and catch news of some new Bush atrocity, I wonder what world I live in and how we can possibly hope to fight such greed, corruption, and hate thinly veiled as patriotism.

At one point during the IRAQ war when we were tossing bombs left and right, I sat and calculated the cost. With the money for just a few days of bombing, we could easily have housed every homeless person in Denver for 2 years. I watched as mental health benefits were cut or eliminated, and we dropped bombs. I watched as Aid to the Needy and Disabled was cut by more than half, and we dropped bombs. I watched as our government claimed not to have the money to take care of the most vulnerable in our society, yet we still continued to drop bombs.

Instead of spreading Democracy, it seems we, as a country, have only spread instability. By diverting funds from compassionate ventures and instead funneling them towards war and American terrorism, we destabilize ourselves and the world. Get out in the streets. Life is precious, not cheap. This spinning of destruction as compassion has to stop.

WE NEEDED A BLOC

DfromOHg2a 13.Sep.2004 05:12

yea i think things wouldve been a lot more organized had there been a call for a black bloc instead of a call AGAINST having one.... even though the cops would have singled us out or whatever people were saying, but the thoughts at the protest were basically "wow this is boring theres no DA anywhere"... and yea we just needed a bloc in my (and MANY others')opinion.

VOTE

Amerikan 24.Sep.2004 06:37

500,000 people march in protest in New York City... come November, VOTE!