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  Halloween 2002 protest
The Halloween 2002 protest[?] was a series of protests against the capitalism and war in general, and the planned war on Iraq in particular.
The protests were the result of a call to action by the Stop War[?] coalition and other radical socialist, anarchist and communist groups.
Protests in the US were against both the planned invasion of Iraq issue and the Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement currently under negotiation.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ha/Halloween_2002_protest.html   (152 words)

  
 Halloween 2002 anti-war protest - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
On the 31 October 2002 a series of anti-war and anti-capitalist protests, generally focussing on the planned war on Iraq took place across the U.K. and the U.S.A.
There is some dispute over who called and built the U.K. protests, the Stop the War Coalition (StWC) claim they organised the protests but this claim is also made by Disobedients[1] and other anarchist and socialist groups, who were not part of the StWC.
Protests in the US were against both the planned invasion of Iraq issue and the Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement then under negotiation.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/Halloween_2002_protests   (310 words)

  
 No brooms needed to make sales fly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Even though Halloween has been good for business for decades, the celebration of the pagan festival has evolved in recent years from a one-night holiday into a seasonal event that scares up increasing revenues for many retailers.
"Halloween is definitely a wonderful marketing tool, and we use it to sell our fall harvest and Thanksgiving merchandise, too,'' said Pam Shaw, who has helped run the farm for more than two decades.
Some experts say Halloween sales can be an early indicator of consumer confidence entering the critical Christmas shopping season, when many retailers generate more than a quarter of their annual revenues.
www.enquirer.com /editions/2002/10/22/loc_halloween22.html   (1109 words)

  
 Gamestime Protests are an Olympic Tradition - The Daily Utah Chronicle - Opinion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Protest groups argue, correctly, that being restricted to locales away from the Olympic crowds means preaching to the choir.
To set up protest zones away from the maddening crowds is to deny people the right to stop and listen, to stop and debate, or to walk on by as they choose—a la London's Hyde Park.
The word "protest" bothers me because "protest" means to object to or disapprove of a specific act or behavior.
www.utahchronicle.com /news/2002/02/01/Opinion/Gamestime.Protests.Are.An.Olympic.Tradition-174490.shtml   (1447 words)

  
 Tennessee Independent Media Center: newswire/3684   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
On the Friday night, the 19th, a very small group of anti-war protesters, five of which were children under the age of 11, marched through downtown.
Their charges were “Destruction of Personal Property”=swinging on a sign,(some one went back and took a picture of the street sign to prove that no damage had been done) and “doing an action that is intended to cause a violent response”=possibly flipping someone off.
March 19th 2004: during a march protesting the anniversary of the invasion of Iraq police tazer one man who is already being restrained.
tnimc.org /newswire/display_any/3684   (871 words)

  
 imc admin | Don't Attack Iraq Actions Across Country
Road blockades and sit down protests were reported in central London, Finsbury park, Manchester, Sheffield, Oxford, Brighton, and Swansea, while students occupied university buildings across the country.
In the evening thousands attended a rally and protest march, and after being penned in by police using riot horses opposite Downing Street they staged sit down protests in the centre of London.
Following the protests the Stop the War Coalition announced plans for a large scale national demonstration in London on February 15th next year as well as a mass lobby of Parliament on January 21 2003.
www.indymedia.org /es/2002/10/505738.shtml   (304 words)

  
 United Press International - International - Iran student protests continue   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Meysam Yousefzadeh was quoted by IRNA as having said that the sentence was intended to "overshadow" President Mohammad Khatami's twin bills whose outlines were overwhelmingly approved recently by the parliament in a bid to bolster his executive power.
As the protests began, separate statements issued by several of Tehran's universities were read out, all sharply criticizing the verdict which also includes eight years in prison, 74 lashes and a ban from teaching for 10 years.
The protests and sit-ins, the biggest in the Islamic republic for three years, began on a peaceful note on Friday.
www.upi.com /view.cfm?StoryID=20021112-045155-1606r   (914 words)

  
 halloween - OneLook Dictionary Search
Phrases that include halloween: halloween 2002 protest, halloween 2002 protests, halloween cat, halloween cat dance, halloween costume, more...
Words similar to halloween: hallowe'en, allhallows eve, more...
This is a OneLook Word of the Day, which means it might be in the news.
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 WOMBLES - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The WOMBLES (White Overalls Movement Building Libertarian Effective Struggles) are a loose Anti-Capitalist group in London that dresses in white overalls with padding and helmets at protests.
They should not be confused with the British animated children's television characters, The Wombles.
They have participated in various protests, including in Prague, the Halloween 2002 protest, and May Day 2001, Thessaloniki and Euromayday.
www.wikipedia.org /wiki/WOMBLES   (183 words)

  
 protest
Protest expresses relatively overt reaction to events or situations: sometimes in favour, more often opposed.
Wherever governmental policy, economic circumstances, religious orthodoxy, social structures, or media monopoly restrict self-expression in theory, in practice or in appearance, grumbles or interior opposition may spill over into other areas such as culture, the streets or emigration.
Note: In American English the verb "protest" often acts transitively: The students protested the policy.
www.fact-library.com /protest.html   (197 words)

  
 The Mac Weekly
Activists dismissed the trial as a sham and vowed to hold a large protest.
Some protests have turned violent and there have been several recent related attacks on U.S. military personnel.
Two predominantly white fraternities at the University of Virginia were suspended by their national organizations after students showed up at a Halloween frat party in flface.
www.macalester.edu /weekly/112202/wnr.html   (1077 words)

  
 GWU trustees to address fallout   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
That decision was based on a report by an Atlanta law firm and led to an escalation of protests and public disagreement over what was happening at the school.
As student protests erupted on campus, trustees re-examined their Sept. 27 decision to support White.
A group of 16 community leaders wrote a letter to trustees last week asking them to “restore the deans and faculty” who were either demoted or resigned after the controversy broke.
www.shelbystar.com /news2002/_disc4/000004ff.htm   (1337 words)

  
 Halloween 2002 protest : Halloween 2002 protests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
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 Halloween 2002 protest - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Halloween 2002 protest - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
On October 31, people dressed as ghosts marched on the Parliament of the United Kingdom in London and succeeded in projecting "No war on Iraq" on the Palace of Westminster, as well as some well needed direct action against those corporations who were likely to benefit from the war in Iraq.
Halloween 2002 protest, United Kingdom, United States and External link.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Halloween_2002_protest   (266 words)

  
 GlenGreenDotCom > Archive > WorldView > October 2002
For me, Halloween is an opportunity to have some fun at the expense of all of the things that have crawled in the dark corners of our minds since we were children.
Halloween is when the dead are suppose to walk the earth so I want to see zombies and ghosts, not drag queens and presidents!
October 08, 2002 01:10 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill reaffirming the wording of the Pledge of Allegiance, making clear its disapproval of a recent court ruling that a reference to God in the pledge was unconstitutional.
www.glengreen.com /pages/archive/wv_archive/2002/oct_02.html   (7226 words)

  
 Fur Protests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This gay protest, viewed from the Hummingbird Centre, was a strong protest.
Caged protested fur cruelty in Hamilton and in Toronto a demonstration and walk thru the fur district was held by people from Freedom for Animals, Ark II, Animal Alliance, anticruelty.ca and Action Volunteers for Animals.
On the protest side Suzanne had her megaphone announcing that Fur is Dead, as opposed to Fur is It.
photosc.msspro.com /citizen/fur.htm   (2641 words)

  
 Altermedia news U.S.A. » 2003 » October
Halloween especial was considered one of the most unholiest of pagan holidays back then.
His protest — which he had a permit to demonstrate against Government tobacco policies which had ruined him financially — triggered a 47-hour standoff with police that led to huge media coverage.
He was protesting against the U.S. government’s cuts in subsidies to tobacco farmers (Which have gotten worse since the War On Iraq ruined the economy.) making it virtually impossible for him and other farmers to run thier farms.
us.altermedia.info /date/2003/10   (3553 words)

  
 WOMBLES -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
They should not be confused with the animated British children's television characters, the (Click link for more info and facts about Womble) Wombles.
They have participated in various protests, including (The capital and largest city of the Czech Republic in the western part of the countryi; a cultural and commercial center since the 14th century) Prague, (Click link for more info and facts about Halloween 2002 protest) Halloween 2002 protest, Mayday 2001 and Thessaloniki.
In response to this, the group was started "to provide self-protection from the depredations of the constabulary" -- the police, or "few thugs with big sticks," as they call them.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/w/wo/wombles6.htm   (330 words)

  
 ICC Buccaneer - Latest Edition
But protest in the 21st century, in a time when political participation is dismal and public opinion is expressed banally in endless sample polls, is just as important as it has always been — and it seems to be reemerging.
Although it hadn't ever really left, protest was put on the public map in the United States again in 1999, when nearly 100,000 people marched for global economic justice and workers' rights at the World Trade Organization meetings in Seattle.
The protesters were met with police brutality, including the use of deadly chemicals on peaceful demonstrators, and laughable one-sided coverage by the media.
www.indy.cc.ks.us /buccaneer/oct10.htm   (3801 words)

  
 Guardian | Anti-war protesters in Halloween day of action   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Anti-war protesters promising to give Tony Blair a "Halloween fright" took to the streets in rallies across Britain yesterday.
One protester carried a banner "Nightmare on Downing Street" and had faked blood smeared on the sleeves of his shirt.
Politicians, trade unionists, and artists lent their support to the coalition's action, which a spokesman said was intended to give Mr Blair and George Bush "the fright of their lives this Halloween".
www.guardian.co.uk /print/0,3858,4537046-103690,00.html   (237 words)

  
 Protests tell Bush: Don't attack Iraq
The huge anti-war protests in the U.S. on Oct. 26 organized by the ANSWER coalition have added momentum to the worldwide movement against a U.S. attack on Iraq.
Following the success of the protests, the Stop the War Coalition announced a conference on Dec. 7 as well as another large-scale march through London on Feb. 15.
The coalition is also preparing for protests throughout the country, should military action begin against Iraq.
www.hartford-hwp.com /archives/27d/013.html   (855 words)

  
 Tolerance.org: HALLOWEEN WARNING: Beware of Intolerance
This year, groups are working early to ward off some of the costumes and theme parties that have made many view Halloween and the weeks preceding it as the most racially and culturally offensive observance of the year.
Members of two all-white Auburn University fraternities dressed in flface and Ku Klux Klan costumes at Halloween parties in 2001.
At the University of Mississippi, photographs taken at an all-white fraternity's Halloween party in 2001 depicted one member in flface kneeling down to pick cotton as another member dressed as a police officer held a gun to his head.
www.tolerance.org /news/article_tol.jsp?id=885   (1011 words)

  
 Halloween 2002 protest -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Halloween 2002 protest -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
The protests were the result of a call to action by the (The failure to obey) Disobedience (a loose network connected to London (Click link for more info and facts about EF!) EF!
Protests in the US were against both the planned invasion of Iraq issue and the (Click link for more info and facts about Free Trade Area of the Americas) Free Trade Area of the Americas agreement currently under negotiation.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/H/Ha/Halloween_2002_protest.htm   (229 words)

  
 United for Peace : Protesters in Halloween Anti-War Rally   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Protesters took part in cycle rides, marches, road blockades and university "teach-ins" across the country in an event arranged to coincide with Hallowe'en.
From a soapbox in Parliament Square, Labour MP Jeremy Corbyn told protesters on Thursday that starting the war would demonstrate the two premiers' "supine indifference" to the injustice faced by many in the world.
A peaceful protest was planned in Burnley at the Peace Gardens in the city centre.
www.unitedforpeace.org /article.php?id=184   (878 words)

  
 Point: Protests Good - Commentary
The recent protest at Cardinal McCarrick’s mass by those advocating the GLBT Center has raised the question in many minds of what is appropriate.
A protest has to somehow disrupt the life of its observers, or else no one would notice the protest, and, by extension, never notice the problem, which would then never get solved.
The validity or relevance of a group’s goals are indeed valid and relevant to the people who care enough to protest, and that alone is enough of a reason to at least engage in a thoughtful discussion.
www.thegeorgetownindependent.com /news/2002/02/06/Commentary/Point.Protests.Good-177343.shtml   (833 words)

  
 The Albany Herald - Headlines Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
ALBANY — When thousands of protesters convene on Fort Benning in Columbus this weekend to protest activities at an international military school there, Albany is not expected to be heavily represented.
However, museum board members are familiar with the protest and would like to explore issues of nonviolence, a technique used in the civil rights movement, she said.
Another area host for protesters in the region will be Koinonia Farms, a farming community that opened eight miles south of Americus in 1942 with the goal of being "a demonstration plot of the kingdom of God," farm hospitality coordinator Ellie Castle said Thursday.
www.albanyherald.com /frontsarchive/1102/front111502.html   (3664 words)

  
 WorldNetDaily: Britain's Lords kill 'Animal Death Bill'
Introduced Oct. 30 (as a Halloween prank, said critics), the bill moved swiftly through the House of Commons, and on Jan. 14 passed the second of the three required readings in the House of Lords, which was expected to rubberstamp it in a matter of days.
Organizing and participating in on-site protests and demonstrations would be criminalized as well.
He said the government had inadequate police powers to combat disease and foresaw an eventual need for even greater powers than contained in the proposed bill, though he did not specify what these might be.
www.worldnetdaily.com /news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=27089   (1657 words)

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