Sunday, August 29, 2004

Watch out! more Stealth Weapons of Mass Democracy

Via the Canadian Press:
Scores of Canadian activists set out Saturday to join anti-war demonstrations at the Republican National Convention in New York, saying the conflict in Iraq concerns them even if they aren't U.S. voters.

..."While we may not have a vote in the American election, the actions of the American government affect us and the communities that we are part of."

...[Nowar-paix organizerJessica Squires]rejected the suggestion that chaotic protests could feed public insecurity and boost support for U.S. President George W. Bush.

"If we were to concede to the fear that the authorities have been putting out we would be participating in the censorship of democracy."

As I have pointed out previously, Canadians represented a tremendous and largely untapped progressive labour pool that is HIGHLY motived to get Bush out of office.

I would love to see some of the great progressive field operations like Driving Votes or America Coming Together to find a way to tap into this talent.