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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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