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Saturday, March 17, 2007


Today's thought on mass demonstrations

Polls can show the breadth of opposition to the war, but not the depth. Events at which a hundred or two hundred people get arrested for sitting in or lying down can demonstrate the depth of opposition, but only on behalf of small numbers of people, since, at least at this conjuncture, the likelihood of getting thousands or tens or hundreds of thousands of people to break the law and risk arrest are nil. Only mass demonstrations can demonstrate the depth of opposition to the war on the part of large numbers of people.

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