WASHINGTON D.C. PROTESTS
AGAINST US WARS AND OCCUPATIONS IN
AFGHANISTAN, IRAQ, IRAN AND
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Photos of just a small percentage
of protests; most recent
on top; Carol Moore photos unless otherwise noted; buttons featured are
sale at radicalbuttons.com
November 19, 2004 --
About 50 people came to
listen to Libertarian Presidential Candidate Michael Badnarik and Green
Vice-Presidential Candidate Pat LaMarche speak about their challenges
to the Ohio vote count.
November 19, 2004 --
The Washington Post printed the
Mujahedin-e Khalq Organization's (MEK or MKO) figure of 15,000
protesters calling for the US to support MEK terrorism against Iran
*and* for State Department to take MEK off the terrorist list!
But the top photo an hour into the protest clearly shows they filled up
only about one third of Freedom Plaza and had no more than 800 - 900
participants. And a majority of them probably did not realize The
Committee for Freedom and Democracy in Iran, like the National
Council of Resistance of Iran, is just an MEK front group.
PMO1 is another name for MEK
(MKO); this group claims it
does NOT want the US or Israel to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities.
What other US-declared terrorist group could run a "missile" on a truck
around and around Pennsylvania Ave? Being friends with NEOCONS helps! One Anglo-Saxon looking
fellow looked a lot like some infamous neocon.
"Hands Off Iran" was the Counter Protest Theme
The MEK is lead by husband-and-wife leaders of the People's Mujaheddin,
Massoud and Maryam Rajavi, whose photos were featured on a dozen or
posters. Some of their followers burned themselves to
death in London last spring to protest Iran's government, leading to
claims MEK is a destructive
November, 2004 - National War Tax Resisters Conference
in Swarthmore, PA
Resisters at work and at play - and check out that t-shirt!
6, 2004 -- Protest March on
White House Against
Bush's Election by Assorted
photos at http://bigwood.biz/Demo/
3, 2004 -- Evening March Vs.
Bush's Second Stolen Election
Assorted DC Groups
of Mike's photos and video
23, 2004 - Memorial for 1100 US Soldiers
Killed in Iraq
2, 2004 -- Memorial for US and Iraq Victims of War
March from Arlington Cemetary to The Ellipse/White House with 1000
26, 2004 -- Tear Down The Wall Tour Supporting Palestinians
other photos by John
20, 2004 -- Peace March to Gandhi Memorial in DC
Speaking at Gandhi Statute; Giant
Puppet for Peace
10, 2004 -- Protesting Rumsfeld at National Press Club
Torture victim street theater and telling Rumsfeld to get the SPIES out
of the Pentagon.
2004 -- Police Arrest Non-Violent
War Resisters League Marchers
Close to 100 of the protestors were
by police on Fulton Street just moments after they attempted to march
from the Ground Zero site of the World Trade Center disaster, north
towards Madison Square Garden, the site of the Republican National
Convention. Infamous local DC activist Jay Marx arrested at left.
29, 2004 - New York Protest vs. Iraq War/Republican Convention
Media photos of 2 mile march
and of 1000 coffins for dead Americans in Iraq.
Upclose crowd; Carol's button cart. (Radicalbuttons.com)
Man whose son died in Iraq. Two
of many great signs and theatrics.
Jesse Jackson (behind megaphone) gives
a quick "illegal"
speech at end of the rally
while only a few cops watch over the peaceful dispersement.
August 13, 2004 - Demo at
Iraq Embassy vs.
Assaults on Najaf
(18th and P Street, DC)
Secret Service protects Embassy - can't they find any Iraqis to do it?
Carol's sign reads: "Defang the
Neocons, Israel Lobby, Xian Zionists - Peace not war"
4, 2004 - Hemp Coalition 34th Annual "Smoke-In" at Lafayette Park
(first time Park Service allowed it there since 9-11)
followed by pro-marijuana concert on the Mall Near Lincoln Memorial
We were drenched during most of the
rally. Only 50 people attended, in part because of forecasted
showers, but more because concernn about surveillance has stifled
organizing and attendance. See one of the really big ones
4, 2000 - "Smoke In" at Lafayette Park
Anti-drug war activist Doug Greene
speaks through downpour. Tony Spezio (right) with other
represented the Libertarian Party and its presidential candidate Michael
Starting the march to the Lincoln
Outside the Mall first check point I read in my booming voice,
from my rain soaked sign, the first three sentences of the
Declaration of Independence, emphasizing "it is the right of the people
to alter or abolish government." I got so excited I raised my
fist at the end and called out SECESSION NOW! (See my site Secession.net) One observer in line
yelled out, "Stand up for your rights!" A cop rushed by me to his squad
probably to call in to HQ for advice. My friend and I continued
on. I'm sure the call
went out: "Be on
alert for woman in blue polka dot dress reading Declaration of
Independence. Might be a terrorist!) At the second check
point where we entered,
the officers allowed me to take their photos -- with my marijuana
buttons. One asked "Are these ferns on these buttons?" My
friend said, "I don't know." (Get your MJ button here.)
MD and DC libertarians with booth at concert which attracted 400 plus
down from old days of 3-4,000 happy hempsters!
June 29, 2004 - The Muslim
Vote in 2004 presented by Council
in the National Interest
Ralph Nader right, running for
President averages 26%
of the Muslim vote. He himself is Lebanese. It was at this
event he said that the US President and Congress are just "puppets" of
the puppet master -- the Israeli Prime Minister.
Palestinian-American Dean Ahmad for
Libertarian Party candidate Michael
Badnarik. Also speaking were CNI's Eugene
Bird, Nihad Awad of CAIR, Hassan Ibrahim of MPAC and Amb. Edward Peck.
26-31, 2004 - Libertarian Party Presidential Convention in Atlanta
May 15, 2004 - PALESTINE
"‘Al-Nakba’ (The Catastrophe) is the 1948 Dispossession of the
Refugee camp set up in Dupont Circle
12, 2004 -
Torture" at Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's Home
DC activists do a street theatre enactment of the Abu Ghraib Prison
I had a big cold and missed it. Do it again!
May 8, 2004 - Two Libertarian Party
Candidates Opposed to US War in Iraq
Both Gary Nolan and Aaron Russo would bring the troops home, end
foreign aid and intervention.
April 25, 2004 - One Million Women March
Against the War on Women's Lives
(Biggest Rally I Ever Saw on the Mall, including from Photos
April 15, 2004 - DC
War Tax Resisters
Redistribute Resisted Tax Money
at IRS HQ
See more at DCWTR.ORG
Photo at right was only tax protest
photo on news.yahoo photos in 2004. Guess who!
March 19 & 20, 2004 - Worldwide
First Anniversary of U.S. Aggression on Iraq
Iraqis want U.S. Out in Iraq - Los Angeles activists
display 560 pairs of combat boots for American dead.
Europeans mock Bush Cabal's Claims They are Motivated by Liberty
February 2004 -- Finished the Photos
Section of "Is World
Nuclear War Inevitable?" Page
January 20, 2004 - "SEND BUSH TO THE MOON" STATE OF UNION
Telling Bush's employees -- and a half dozen famous TV news
-- leaving and entering the White House that we're fed up with neocon
and corporate looters and want to send them to the moon!
January 8, 2004 - DC
Anti-War Network Members
Protest the FBI's "Almanac Warning"
to Question People Carrying Almanac's at Benjamin "Poor Richard's
Almanac" Statue and FBI
Franklin said: "They that can give up essential liberty
obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor
In 2003 Reps Dennis Kucinich and Ron Paul introduced the “Benjamin
True Patriot Act" (H.R. 3171) which would repeal unconstitutional
of the USA PATRIOT ACT
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