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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-25-03 11:50 PM
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8. hey that's great
Edited on Thu Sep-25-03 11:51 PM by G_j
I have had the pleasure of seeing Radical cheerleaders a number of times. They are way hip to whats going on in the world. They educate folks as much as entertain. :yourock:

"Sanctions in Iraq? /WE AIN'T DOWN WITH THAT!/
deNYing MEDicine/PUNishing/
CHILDren!/STARVing a Nation!"

Radical cheerleaders Linda Haas

As I walked toward the subway on my way from the November 3 peace rally in Boston, I stopped to investigate loud, raucous, singsong chants that had drawn a crowd. At the center of the crowd were about twelve women of a range of body sizes, wearing red and black short pleated skirts and sweatshirts with anarchist skull and crossbone designs, thermal underwear, and combat boots, moving together in choreographed precision. They looked and sounded suspiciously like cheerleaders: air-slicing kicks, tight, percussive chants, and hip-grinding grooves. Yet these were not the cheers I remember from high school: no "Steven Smith/HE'S our man!/if HE can't do it/NO ONE CAN!" These cheers had hard-hitting political content:

"THIS conTAMination/IS a violation!/of UN LAW!/
they're AFTer our OIL/there's the SOIL!/
it's KILLING/our CHILDdren!/our CHILDren!/OUR children!/
they SAY that they're after SadDAM/
but WHO gets the BRUNT of the bomb?/
they're KILLING!/
our CHILDren!/our CHILDREN!"

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  -"We're teens, we're cute, we're radical to boot! peace4all  Sep-25-03 11:24 PM   #0 
  - Wow...  Sephirstein   Sep-25-03 11:26 PM   #1 
  - been hearing about these girls  JohnKleeb   Sep-25-03 11:26 PM   #2 
  - not all girls  peace4all   Sep-26-03 12:56 AM   #9 
     - well my grandfather was a cheerleader lol  JohnKleeb   Sep-26-03 12:59 AM   #10 
        - they do a great job  peace4all   Sep-26-03 01:05 AM   #11 
           - shrub as cheerleader  peace4all   Sep-26-03 07:30 AM   #15 
  - We're teens, we're cute, we're radical to boot  PacafistPete   Sep-25-03 11:27 PM   #3 
  - As long as they are cheering...  Zorra   Sep-25-03 11:29 PM   #4 
  - that's cool...  leftist_rebel1569   Sep-25-03 11:38 PM   #5 
  - *bell*  JohnKleeb   Sep-25-03 11:43 PM   #7 
  - You can download some mp3s of their cheers here:  Minstrel Boy   Sep-25-03 11:42 PM   #6 
  - hey that's great  G_j   Sep-25-03 11:50 PM   #8 
  - Smells like Teen Spirit  gottaB   Sep-26-03 02:57 AM   #12 
  - That was the initial spark  MSchreader   Sep-26-03 03:18 AM   #13 
  - Ack! "Teen Spirit", that's what I thought too.  JanMichael   Sep-26-03 07:33 AM   #16 
  - Absolutely Splendid!  E_Zapata   Sep-26-03 03:21 AM   #14 
  - 2-4-6-8 who's the man we really hate!  wyldwolf   Sep-26-03 07:35 AM   #17 
  - I don't respect many of these types  jiacinto   Sep-26-03 12:00 PM   #18 
  - They're not phonies  MSchreader   Sep-26-03 02:12 PM   #19 
  - Um...Is there anything that you DO like about Activists?  JanMichael   Sep-26-03 02:25 PM   #21 
  - and what the heck is wrong with making noise?  thebigidea   Sep-26-03 02:27 PM   #22 
  - Heed the words of Emma Goldman, Carlos...  IrateCitizen   Sep-26-03 02:36 PM   #23 
  - IC, I see many of these people as future David Horowitzes  jiacinto   Sep-26-03 08:19 PM   #25 
     - that's a standard myth bandied about:  MisterP   Sep-26-03 10:41 PM   #27 
     - I don't think it's a myth  jiacinto   Sep-27-03 01:07 PM   #32 
     - I work a job and pay bills...  Oaf Of Office   Sep-27-03 12:49 PM   #31 
  - this sounds more like someone else  G_j   Sep-27-03 05:37 PM   #34 
  - "Move, Bush"  WhoCountsTheVotes   Sep-26-03 02:17 PM   #20 
  - We got a group here!!  MrPrax   Sep-26-03 02:48 PM   #24 
  - What A Great Idea  cryingshame   Sep-26-03 10:37 PM   #26 
  - Next job for the Chimp starting January 2005  SaintLouisBlues   Sep-26-03 10:51 PM   #28 
  - Well, they're certainly teen, and they're radical.  Character Assassin   Sep-27-03 12:20 PM   #29 
  - Not quite  MSchreader   Sep-27-03 12:23 PM   #30 
  - I want them in the Pasadena Doo-Dah Parade!!!  catzies   Sep-27-03 01:08 PM   #33 

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