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|Chanting "Go home Bush" and "Warmongers Out Out Out", around 5,000 protesters earlier stood outside the parliament building as Bush defended his administration's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.|
|Slogans such as "Bush is an evil guy" and "Lying war heads" were daubed on posters.|
|The crowd applauded as protesters carried an effigy of Bush followed closely by a dog wearing a mask of Howard, who strongly supported the war.|
|Reporters Without Borders, a media advocacy group, has just released its second annual World Press Freedom Ranking, and the U.S., sad to say, didn't do so well. In fact, we came in behind Trinidad, Benin, Slovakia and Uruguay, among many others (although well ahead of Cuba and North Korea) as a respecter of press freedom|
|The administration wants Americans to think that media coverage, not current policy, is the problem. But the evidence, in measured in bombings, casualties, and body bags, points to the opposite conclusion. The Washington Post reported that the White House recently banned the media depiction of returning coffins:|
|Originally posted by Els' 3 Ones
As a person who will never, ever forget the images of Vietnam, let me tell you (again) how terrible I think this is. We are a nation that barely realizes we are at war.
|As a person who will never, ever forget the images of Vietnam, let me tell you (again) how terrible I think this is. We are a nation that barely realizes we are at war.|
|Originally posted by Hilary
They are not restricted to fenced off areas X blocks away, where no-one can see.
|Originally posted by TiredX2
I think I finally came down with the flu today, it that explains my "just not getting it." I keep reading stuff and being like, "what am I missing?"
I hate, hate, hate, hate, hate the term "free speach zone." I *thought* that was supposed to be AMERICA (not around the corner, behind the fence, blah blah blah).