Monday, June 28, 2010

UPDATED: Peace Demonstration in Toronto (against G20)

See updated video (some of protestors or usurpers may have encouraged riots which may not be in best interests of such a protest?) How can we who want peace strategize to minimize violent riots...or is the news merely giving ALL peace protestors a bad name? Are there other ways to protest which may be ultimately more effective?

See Al Jazeera item and more from 06-28 at:
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Canadian police have arrested nearly 600 people in the wake of violent protests at the G20 summit in Toronto. The latest clashes occurred on Sunday as several hundred protesters marched on a temporary detention centre for demonstrators arrested in riots the previous day during which police used tear gas against the public for the first time ever in the country's most populous city. The weekend...

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Sadly, looks like many many people wanted nothing to do with any violence at all:

25,000 people peacefully demonstrate against G20 in Toronto - GO:

here

(An event like many others "of the people" that) was hardly covered by the media,

its a great show of solidarity and a must watch!

Peace,

(Sent by a lovely peacemaker from a peace list)

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Also from the leader who sent the above item:

To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget. - Arundhati Roy

2 comments:

Connie L. Nash said...

Please look below for the "Music for People" item and for "Seeking Equanimity which will be updated soon with something really special.

Connie L. Nash said...

Not endorsing following writer - just tho't this may bring about some interesting comments?

Leo Hindery, Jr.: Toronto's G-20: A New Kind of Musical Chairs

Chairman, U.S. Economy/Smart Globalization Initiative at the New America Foundation

The vision we have of economic and trade harmony is completely belied by the realities bound up within the twenty incredibly diverse nations that comprise the G-20. Wouldn't it be far better for the United States to first get its own stimulus and job creation efforts in order, with all possible conviction and action by President Obama and his administration? Wouldn't it be far better if in turn all the G-20 nations, including the U.S., sought to perfect and balance diplomacy between and among themselves rather than try to balance their (currently) un-balanceable economies and trade practices? We need a more sensible approach forward. READ rest of this article at Huffington Post for June 29 2010