August 29, 2004, marching for national sanity

escorting one of the coffins included in the "1000 Coffins Project"

Barry and I were out on the streets for over six hours today, and I don't have the energy right now to do justice to a proper report. The 51 images in this gallery will have to suffice, at least for now.

Our own experience was of a very energized but ultimately very mellow crowd, but we've been listening to since returning home around 6 o'clock, and all is not well out there in Republicanland. It seems that among the many people being swept up off the streets to avoid offending the sensibilities of Bloomberg's Convention guests are a number of queers who staged a kiss-in in front of the Central Library [CORRECTION: it's now reported that it happened at 46th and Broadway] and just about anyone not carrying red NYTimes goodybags as they emerged from matinees in the Times Square late this afternoon.

Don't trust the mainstream media for information. They're either totally ignoring what's really going on in New York today or else their corporately-financed prattle simply mouths the words packaged by Police Department public information sources. Do some homework; you'll be amazed at what you'll find.

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I only took one, as I was generally holding the sign which said on one side: ONLY TYRANTS GET... Read More

First Amendment from peskyapostrophe on August 30, 2004 11:29 AM

I'm sure nearly everyone has friends that are in New York taking part in the protests -- I've been living vicariously through Barry and James, both of whom I had the great pleasure of meeting back in June. I'm always interested ... Read More

I've been trawling the net for hours looking for some sense of what I knew was happening in your city today -- I should have known I could count on you.

Thanks so much for your photos and congratulations to you and the other 249,999 of you for making a stand.


Oh, but we actually counted 499,999 others yesterday. (size really does matter sometimes) Too bad the militarists control the New York air, like they did already in February, 2003, or we might have had a chance to prove our numbers definitively with helicopter-based cameras on both occasions.

JW - this is an amazing gallery. do you mind if I repost one of your photos on my blog? I will of course, credit you.

Thanks for the good words. Of course I don't mind. Happy blogging!

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