A thousand (or two) people in the streets of Seattle
October 27, 2007 - A coalition of antiwar activists thundered through the streets of Seattle - part of a nationwide statement to our government and the whole world. An all-ages, colorful assemblage of pissed-off citizens united for peace, justice, and democracy yet again. I'm posting a lot of pictures to convey that the march went on...and on...and on: one of the biggest I've seen in Seattle. It made me proud!
The messages boiled down to a few themes. See below:
Throw in this message:
And this...Good to know there's an "Anti-Imperialist Committee":
Vets for Peace and Iraq Vets against War
The hot Code Pink props combined with screaming yellow ANSWER posters make quite a statement. Gotta hand it to ANSWER, they print up some sharp in-your-face graphics and distribute them widely.
The peace and love-peddling Kucinich folks were out on force...and a few Ron Pauls.
"Everybody look what's goin' down..." I had many moments of - WHAT YEAR IS IT? 1969 ?
Peace signs everywhere:
Bob Dylan quotes:
Pink Floyd tee shirts (is that Yoko Ono on the right?):
Flag-wrapped protestor luv:
"Young people speakin' their minds..."
"A thousand people in the streets..." The TV report estimated close to two thousand.
West Seattle Neighbors, for whom I stitched this banner:
Vashon Island, Everett, Kitsap County for Peace...
The demonstrators were less than respectful of Dear Leader and his cabal:
My personal favorite:
Outrage over lies:
Outrage over the massive drain on our Treasury:
Outrage over torture:
Outrage over Constitution abuse:
And just plain HAD ENOUGH AND THEN SOME:
More young people speakin' their minds:
This one brilliantly combined his desire for peace and his Caped Crusaderism. Way to go!
I saved the best, er, most controversial, for last - puppets! Here is a jolly-looking greenback-stuffed Capitalistic Fat Cat with a machine gun:
A rough-looking Lady Liberty - wearing a Che t-shirt? Now I've seen everything...
The People's Judge:
The People's Jury:
The Last War:
Of course the famous BACKBONE:
The radiant source of SOLAR POWER, with a poster depicting a happy, peaceful, solar-powered and monorailed Seattle.
And lastly THANKS to the tireless Bill Moyer and the BACKBONE CAMPAIGN BAND for creating a dynamic beat for marching.