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Thread #51254   Message #781050
Posted By: Escamillo
11-Sep-02 - 02:52 AM
Thread Name: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
Subject: RE: 911 Anniversary: Tearing Off the Scabs?
Tonight in Buenos Aires an interesting phenomenon happened once again: literally millions of people went to the streets and peacefully, seriously, banged all kinds of metal devices, blowed horns and claxons for 10 minutes to protest AGAINST VIOLENCE in any form, with no political color and no nations'flags. No one was watching the TV at that time. The TV was probably following the groups, behind some expected act of violence which did not happen.

This was mainly because of the terrible situation of general safety (kidnaps, robbery, murder, police brutality), but extended to all forms of violence in the world.

That's what I would propose: a journey of worldwide TURNOFF for all the media, and solidarity with the victims. Religious or non religious meetings in the memory of those who died and in solidarity with those who miss them. And a wide-world NO to the presence of politicians in any meeting. Sorry, I know that they are human beings too, but they try very hard to demonstrate the contrary. Let's get them out of our mourning, perhaps thus they learn something.

Un abrazo, Andrés