Sunday, October 17, 2010



Protest held at on Thursday, September 12 at the UN where President Bush was
speaking that morning before the General Assembly to advocate his plans to
wage war against Iraq.   Over 500 people protested the policies of the
unelected President, including his disregard for the environment, preference
for corporate interests, his poor record on women's issues and civil rights,
and his advocating military aggression against Iraq.  We must show Bush and
the leaders of the World that the American people are not in favor of a
reckless, preemptive military campaign in Iraq which will likely lead to a
powder keg of the entire Middle East region.

"While the president delivered his speech to the General Assembly, hundreds
of demonstrators braved tight security to gather outside the UN.  They beat
drums, held signs and gave speeches of their own, as they called on Bush not
to attack Iraq."  
Bush Urges U.N. to Take Action Against Iraq, NY1 News, September 12, 2002

Speakers included:

Patti Smith - Musician, poet-songwriter, artist, punk rock icon, and
political activist.  Check out her official site at Gung Ho 2000.

Mark Crispin Miller, a professor of media Studies at New York University.  He
is a well-known writer on the media, frequent contributor to The Nation and
The New York Times, and an activist for democratic media reform, and the
author of "The Bush Dyslexicon."

Todd Gitlin, a professor of culture, journalism and sociology at New York
University.  He is the author of 8 books, and a frequent contributor to The
New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Dissent and Salon.

Louis Posner, is founder and Executive Director of Voter March., Ltd.
(, a nation-wide not-for-profit organization for voter rights
and electoral reform.   He is a political activist who has been quoted in
MSNBC, CNN and The Washington Post and a New York City attorney listed in
Who's Who in the World, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in American

Louis Posner addressing crowd at UN Protest

Bob Fertik, co-founder and co-managing partner of, the largest
independent community of Democrats -  the "aggressive progressives."  Bob, a
graduate of Yale University, is also co-founder of several feminist groups
and is considered one of America's leading internet political strategists.

Matthea Marquart,  President of the National Organization of Women (NOW), New York City Chapter.

For pictures of the speakers at the Protest, click on Iraq Protest page

Co-Sponsors include, NOW,, Democracy March,
Citizens for a Legitimate Government.

Protesting Bush at the United Nations, Our Voices Were Heard, by Marta Steel

The entire program at the UN Bush Protest can be heard live over the internet
at   There will be a replay of the program on Friday at 5 PM
ET, and throughout the weekend.

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