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They're back!! Let's hope we get some of that good ol' 1968-esque skull bashing on video. Remember, "The police are not here to create disorder, the police are here to preserve it"

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Do you ever wonder why there isn't more of this stuff? The Iraq invasion is about as popular as a leper colony, yet our campuses remain peaceful and quiet. What the hell is wrong with these kids?!

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I guess it is the volunteer armed forces. They do not feel threatened directly. Pretty lame. Jim
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I think you're right Jim -- it's all about the draft, and lack thereof. Re-institute the draft, and campuses will be running riot.

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did someone say draft?



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Campus ethics and priorities have changed. It's alot more appealing to be an up and coming mover & shaker than a dirt poor,weed toking peacenik. Although I'm surprised that the students haven't taken more interest if only for the possible litigation of someone or something in the future.

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I think there is also an element of students not wanting to do what their parents or grandparents did.The original hippie movement was fairly radical,now it would be seen as repetitive.Having said that,Punk is making a bit of a comeback in the UK.I'm off to practice gobbing and swearing,so fuck you all.[:p][;)]
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While I agree the cause of youth is often to just be different than their parents, and to protest war would be repetitive, isn't the fact that we have repeated the Vietnam folly repetitive? I am somewhat puzzled by the lack of outrage by the present college population by the war, just because it is so outrageously repetitive - Vietnam has apparently taught us nothing, and we have old guys systematically eliminating the younger male generation to preserve their hold on power, again.

Being insulated by the volunteer system in place today must generate a feeling of security. I was hoping they would be smarter, and less trusting of the government. When the number of volunteers runs low, why do they think the government won't reinstate the draft? And come after them?

Maybe reinstating the weed and "free sex" of the '60's and '70's will make them a little less likely to believe empty government promises? Nothing like sneaking around getting high and screwing where ever you got the chance and hoping to elude the cops to make you thoroughly suspicious of the government.....

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There seemed to be plenty of 'hippies' among the crowds in Trafalgar Square today.By 'hippies'I mean folks who seemed to be in urgent need of a hip replacement.



FROM BBC NEWS 18/3/06

Thousands join anti-war protest


Thousands of anti-war protesters have turned out for a demonstration in central London calling for UK troops to leave Iraq.
Police put the number attending at 15,000, but organisers said between 80,000 and 100,000 were at the rally.

It marks three years since the start of the conflict and was organised by CND, Stop The War Coalition, and the Muslim Association of Britain.

Protests are also being held in other cities across the world.

They include Baghdad, Basra, New York, Madrid, Rome, Sydney, Tokyo, Toronto and Dublin.

The government must listen to the voices of the people, which is calling on them to bring the troops home from Iraq

Kate Hudson, CND


Anti-war marchers hopeful

Organisers said it was the first time there have been co-ordinated demonstrations in the US, Britain and Iraq.

In London, Labour MPs Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, union leaders Mark Serwotka and Bill Hayes, as well as military families whose relatives have been killed in Iraq were due to address the rally.

Lindsey German, Convenor of Stop the War Coalition, said: "We believe that a peaceful solution to the chaos caused by the illegal war in Iraq will only be possible when the occupying foreign armies have all been removed so that the Iraqi people will be free to decide on their own political future.

"Our demonstration is one of over 200 taking place in cities and towns all over the world, including in Basra and Baghdad in Iraq."

Kate Hudson, chairwoman of CND, said there is also "grave concern" about the threat of an attack against Iran.

'False accusations'

"The US is making charges about a covert nuclear weapons programme in Iran without presenting any credible evidence," she said.

"These charges are strikingly similar to the false accusations raised to justify the invasion of Iraq three years ago.

"The government must listen to the voices of the people, which is calling on them to bring the troops home from Iraq and to solve the Iranian issue peacefully and diplomatically."




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I guess it is the volunteer armed forces. They do not feel threatened directly. Pretty lame. Jim
You hit the nail on the head.

And it's the main reason we don't have a draft just now.
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