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Dear All on List - This just recieved. Greetings, BG. >From: Ted Glick <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Reply-To: email@example.com >To: firstname.lastname@example.org >Subject: [IPPN] Fw: [iraq-meet] What Yesterday's Protests Mean... >Date: Mon, 17 Feb 2003 05:25:26 -0500 > > >What Yesterday's Protests Mean... >From: david koff <email@example.com> >Saturday, February 15, 2003 > >Today, the day after Valentines Day, the world witnessed an unprecedented >and truly massive outpouring of love in cities all over the world. I speak, >of course, about the peace demonstrations that took place globally. > >It was Ive now read in various sources the single largest day of protest in >world history. How many people does it take to set a record like that? >Estimates are that between 8 to 11.5 million people took to the streets in >peace to demonstrate against the United States going to war against Iraq. > >http://sg.news.yahoo.com/030215/1/37sm9.html >http://www.antiwar.com/feb03demos.html This fact is staggering to me. And I >have to be honest: I feel incredibly lucky and inspired to be alive at a >time when something of this magnitude occurs. Say what you want about >negative press, horrific news coverage and an administration hell-bent on >going to war at any cost: what we all saw today was an unprecedented >message from the people of the world who came out to march for peace. > >And it made world headlines. > >Our sheer numbers are now changing the debate. We have assumed our rightful >position as citizens who demand that our leaders lead with morality, >equanimity and peace. Make no mistake about it: we are changing the world >right now by embracing peace and we will continue to shape future political >debate by continuing to embrace peace. > >Remember, if you oppose going to war, you are not alone. In fact, youve got >literally MILLIONS who agree with you, so dont stop preaching peace in your >daily conversations with friends, family, co-workers and strangers. Keep >the discussions open, keep your heart open and keep open the possibility >for a peaceful resolution to this conflict. > >The worst thing that can happen, literally, is for you to lose hope. > >What follows is a city-by-city list of all the peace demonstrations that I >could find listed on the Internet. I did this myself by referencing a bunch >of different websites that may be found at the end of this letter. When >possible, Ive tried to reference each number of demonstrators by its >appropriate news source. > >One important note: while the police are notorious for minimizing the >figures for those attending a demonstration, protest organizers are just as >gifted in inflating those figures. The numbers Ive listed are, I think, a >happy medium. > >The countries are listed in alphabetical order. > >My love, > >David >Los Angeles > >AMERICA >Washington, D.C.: 50,000 (BBC) >Raleigh, NC: 7,000 (news-observer.com) >Austin, TX: 10,000 (austin360.com) >Houston: 3,000 (chron.com) >Santa Fe, NM: 4,500 >(www.currentargus.com) >Santa Cruz, CA: 5,000 (indymedia) >Pearl Harbor, Hawaii: 500 >(the.honoluluadvertiser.com) >Los Angeles, CA: 30,000 (Reuters) >Seattle, WA: 20,000 (seattlepi.com) >Detroit, MI: 2,000 (freep.com) >San Diego, CA: 5,000 (signonsandiego.com) >Minneapolis, MN: 7,500 (star tribune) >Lansing, MI: 1,500 (lsj.com) >Colorado Springs, CO: 3,300 (KVOR Radio) >New York, NY: 350,000 (NY Times, CNN) >Philadelphia, PA: 10,000 (NBC 10 News) >Little Rock, AK: 500 (IndyMedia, CNN) >Portland, ME: 1,400 (IndyMedia) >Chicago: 3,000 (IndyMedia) >Davenport, Iowa: 100 (CNN) > >ARGENTINA >Buenos Aires: 50,000 (www.lanacion.com.ar) > >AUSTRALIA >Sydney: 250,000 (smh.com.au, yahoo news) >Bellingen: 2,500 (Indymedia) >Canberra: 16,000 (Reuters) >Adelade: 100,000 (abc.net.au) biggest in citys history >Hobart: 10,000 (ABC) >Lismore: 5,000 (Indymedia) >Melbourne: 50,000 (smh.com.au) biggest since Vietnam War >Newcastle: 18,000 (indymedia) >Perth: 10,000 (ABC) >Warrnambool: 200 (Fairfax) >Byron Bay: 3,000 (indymedia) > >AUSTRIA >Vienna: 15,000 (AP) > >BANGLADESH >Dhaka: 2,000 (AP) > >BELGIUM >Brussels: 50,000 (AP) > >BRAZIL >Sao Paolo: 15,000 (noticias.bol.com) > >BULGARIA >Sofia: 1,200 (www.novinite.com) > >CANADA >Montreal: 100,000 >Vancouver: 20,000 >Quebec City: 3,000 >Edmonton: 2,000 >Halifax: 500 >Calgary: 5000 >Toronto: 25,000 >Ottawa: 2,000 >(All figures provided by www.canoe.ca) > >CZECH REPUBLIC >Prague: 500 (AP) > >DENMARK >Copenhagen: 25,000 (AP) > >EGYPT >Cairo: 2,000 (Palestine Chronicle) > >ENGLAND >London: 1,000,000 (CNN, NY Times) largest in British >history!! > >FINLAND >Helsinki: 15,000 > >FRANCE >Paris: 400,000 (AP) >Toulouse: 10,000 >Whole country: 300,000 (CNN) > >GERMANY >Berlin: 500,000 (Miami herald) largest since fall of >Berlin Wall >Cologne: 10,000 (abcnews.go.com) > >GREECE >Cyprus: 500 >Athens: 50,000 (Reuters) > >HOLLAND >Amsterdam: 70,000 (www.ad.nl) > >HUNGARY >Budapest: 20,000 (es.news.yahoo.com) > >ICELAND >Reykavik: 1,000 (yahoo news) > >INDIA >Kashmir: hundreds > >INDONESIA >Jakarta: 100,000 > >IRELAND >Dublin: 100,000 (www.online.ie ) - largest in >countrys history >Belfast: tens of thousands > >ISRAEL >Tel-Aviv: 2,000 Jews & Palestinians (HaAretz) > >ITALY >Rome: 1,000,000 (UPI) > >JAPAN >Tokyo: 6,000 (AP, BBC) >Osaka: 1,000 > >JORDAN >Bakaa Refugee Camp: 500 (Palestine Chronicle) >Amman: 2,000 (CNN) > >KOREA, SOUTH >Seoul: hundreds(BBC) > >LEBANON >Damascus: tens of thousands (BBC) > >MALAYSIA >Kuala Lumpur: 2,000 (www.malaysiakini.com) > >MEXICO >Mexico City: 30,000 (Reuters) > >NEW ZEALAND >Wellington: 5,000 (Common Dreams) >Auckland: 9,000 (scoop.co.nz) > >NORWAY >Oslo: 60,000 (AP) >Total for whole country: 100,000 (www.aftenposten.no) > >PAKISTAN >Islamabad: hundreds (BBC) >Lahore: hundreds (yahoo news) > >PALASTINE >Gaza: 15,000 (AFP) > >PHILIPPINES >Manila: 6,000 (Rai) > >POLAND: >Warsaw: 2,500 (http://www1.gazeta.pl) > >PORTUGAL >Lisbon: 80,000 >Porto: 10,000 >(both stats from es.news.yahoo.com) > >RUSSIA >Moscow: 1000 outside US Embassy (CNN) > >SERBIA >Belgrade: 200 (www.b92.net) > >SCOTLAND >Glasgow: 30,000 (AP) > >SOUTH AFRICA >Cape Town: 5,000 (AP) >Johannesburg: 4,000 (AP) >Durban: 5,000 (www.news24.com) > >SPAIN >Barcelona: 1,000,000 (Miami herald) largest EVER in this >city >Madrid: 600,000 (Reuters) >Seville: 60,000 >Total for entire country: 2,000,000 > >SWEDEN >Stockholm: 35,000 (AP) >Gothenberg: 25,000 (www.svd.se) >Malmo: 3,000 (www.svd.se) > >SWITZERLAND >Bern: 40,000 (AP) > >SYRIA >Damascus: 200,000 (AP) > >THAILAND >Pattani: 10,000 (www.nationmultimedia.com ><http://www.nationmultimedia.com/> ) >Bangkok: 3,000 > >TURKEY >Istanbul: 5,000 (cnn) > >UKRAINE >Kiev: 2,000 > >URUGUAY >Monte Video: 50,000 (www.radio36.com.uy) > >---------------------------------- > Reference Links >---------------------------------- > >http://www.antiwar.com/feb03demos.html >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/2672809.stm >http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A13397-2003Feb15.html >http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=2235060 ><http://asia.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=worldNews&storyID=2235060> > >http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WORLD_WAR_PROTESTS?SITE=KMZT&SECTION=HOME ><http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/W/WORLD_WAR_PROTESTS?SITE=KMZT&SECTION=HOME> > >http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ANTI_WAR_PROTESTS?SITE=KMZT&SECTION=HOME ><http://customwire.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_ANTI_WAR_PROTESTS?SITE=KMZT&SECTION=HOME> > >http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=42311&group=webcast ><http://www.melbourne.indymedia.org/front.php3?article_id=42311&group=webcast> > >http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?g=events/wl/102602iraqprotests&a=&tmpl=sl&ns=&l=1&e=1&t ><http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?g=events/wl/102602iraqprotests&a=&tmpl=sl&ns=&l=1&e=1&t> >= > > > Yahoo! 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