You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #26: Shades of the future [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Activist HQ Donate to DU
Pallas180 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-26-04 10:27 PM
Response to Reply #24
26. Shades of the future
Back in June we had a thread on Savannah with many pictures -barbed wire, surrounded kids, machine guns, national guard; can't find the thread, but here's some: notice that "cops" came from all over the world to view and *ushit intends to make a "peacekeeping force" permanent, of 50,000 strong - can you say "contractors"

G8 Summit Kicks Off; Unprecedented Police and Military Build-Up Stymies Democratic Dissent in Coastal Georgia and San Francisco

As leaders of world's richest nations gather in opulent Sea Island, Ga., nearby Brunswick is under military occupation. The Governor has declared a state of emergency; thousands of police, federal law enforcement and national guard have swarmed the region, outnumbering activists by a factor of ten. Ongoing surveillance and harassment of anyone suspected to be a protester, a community organizer, or even a sympathetic resident has exacted a heavy toll. Despite these pressures, about 200 turned out for a United for Peace and Justice anti-war march yesterday morning; several hundred visitors attended the Fair World Fair and the "Other" Economic Summit; another 70 or so travelled to St. Simons (accompanied by armored vehicles) Island for a vigil. A march in Savannah--60 miles away from the Sea Island resort--had more military and police than it did protesters
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
June 10, 2004

Police from across the US to Scotland have flown out to the G8 summit to watch the police in riot gear prepare body bags, intimidate protesters and drive military vehicles down the street.

Since the G8 has admitted that it is seeking to create a "World peacekeeping force," we know you all feel a lot safer knowing that no matter where you are the loving police in black ski masks will be out patrolling the streets keeping you safe from exercising your right to free speech...

Scots police travel to America to study G8 security
G8 Thug Force: The Global Model
Boston, N.Y. Police Take Notes on G-8

Police officers in full riot gear hold their positions and stand at the ready as protesters against the Summit and war in Iraq move along Bull Street.. Richard Burkhart Savannah Morning News

G8 seeks to help create world force
The Group of Eight (G8) industrial nations intends to help create a global peacekeeping force of more than 50,000 people over the next five to six years, senior US officials have said. (otherwise known
as contractors)


The Bush administration would seek $US660 million from Congress to spend over the next five years for training and equipment, the US officials said.

Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Activist HQ Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC