United for Peace in New York

26 March 2006 »

Some pictures from the anti-war rally in Manhattan on March 22, 2003.

“Mister anchor assure me
That Baghdad is burning
Your voice it is so soothing
That cunning mantra of killing
I need you my witness
To dress this up so bloodless
To numb me and purge me now
Of thoughts of blaming you”
— Rage Against the Machine, “Testify,” 1999.

41st Street looking North to Times Square. Have another pretzel.
Empty warhead. Beer not bombs.
War isn’t the answer. Guernica man.
I want my country back. I worked at WTC. I say no to war.
Union Square. Redneck against unjust war.
Money for education, not war. Oil.

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism, and exposing the country to greater danger.” — Herman Goering at the Nuremberg Trials, April 18, 1946.


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