It only took 13 minutes for someone to use the word Zionist.
I think that's a record.
UPDATE 1: The third speaker of the day, representing ANSWER, is giving a speech about supporting the Palestinian right to return.
I thought this was a rally against the war in Iraq.
19 minutes in and my opinion that this demonstration has little to do with caring about the people of Iraq is being proven already.
UPDATE 2: This is the thinnest crowd I've seen at one of these events.
Medea Benjamin just spoke about supporting the Iraqi resistance against the U.S. "occupation."
Doesn't the Iraqi resistance consist mainly of people who are killing U.S. soldiers?
UPDATE 3I think I finally realized what these speeches are about: For each separate organization and movement to plug their websites.
So far, no one has talked about what happens to Iraq if we pull our troops out. Then again, I don't expect anyone to address that.
UPDATE 4Actually, this seems to be one big recruitment rally.
Causes tally: Cuba, Columbia, Palestine, globalization, free trade, class warfare, oppression, civil liberties, colonization. Oh yea, send the troops home. They mention that once in a while.
UPDATE 5I should have made a drinking game out of this.
I'm really surprised that it took almost an hour for someone to say that the Axis of Evil is in the United States.
Oooh! Al Sharpton is on! I'm getting the popcorn!
UPDATE 6 Well here's one I never heard before: Unions, yes! War, no!
This is getting boring. It's the same speech over and over again. Blah blah blah Bush is bad blah blah Patriot Act blah blah Palestine blah blah Cuba, etc.
And I'm still waiting for an anti-war person to answer today's burning question: What happens to the people of Iraq if we bring the troops home now?
UPDATE 7Ramsey Clark is delusional.
There's now a chang of Impeach Bush! going on.