‘The Coffee House’ woz there.

Saturday 24th February, 2007, The Anti-trident March, Marble Arch to Trafalgar Square. Makes ya proud to be a part of this society when you see such a diverse crowd of people turn up from near and far to voice their disapproval of something so insane and costly as the Trident system. Here are some of the characters and messages;

NB. You can click on any photo to see a larger version of it and then click again to see super duper detail !

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‘People not profit … peace not war’. πŸ™‚

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8 Responses to ‘The Coffee House’ woz there.

  1. earthpal says:

    Excellent! Thanks for those.

    I heard there was a woman running around in nothing but her underwear. Did you spot her? Some people will do anything for a bit of attention. Lol.

    Matt, is that you pretending to be Tony Blair? πŸ˜‰

    Hope you all had a great day and made some noise…and more importantly, an impact.

  2. matt says:

    Damn, I missed that! There was a fantastic bunch of people there on the day. Real people theatre ( rather than a theater of war). Really happy I made it. There were loads of kids there so, you could easily have brought yours with you.

    πŸ™‚

  3. keithsc says:

    Great photographs Matt. They have come out really well. CND have claimed an attendance of 60,000 and the police 10,000. That’s a huge difference and I would have thought there were many more than 10,000 although a lot didn’t stay to listen to the speeches – so it depends on where you are counting. But it does make you wonder about other statistics. It can’t be that hard to count numbers these days can it?
    It was a great atmosphere and let’s hope it does make a difference – I can’t see any justification for renewing Trident and from what I understand it would be illegal to do so under our international treaties – as would invading Iran.

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  5. earthpal says:

    “There were loads of kids there so, you could easily have brought yours with you.”

    Seriously beginning to regret not doing now. Just thought it would be too long a day for them with the coach leaving from the next town to us at 6am. Meant getting them up at about 4.30 am. But they’d have been ok. I’m too soft.

    Glad you all enjoyed it.

    Keith, yes I’m sure that to renew Trident would be in breach of the NNPT that our government seems to have forgotten it is a signatory to.

  6. matt says:

    Thank you for all your wonderful comments. A great day was had by all.

    Now we need a new political party for Britain. What’s currently on the ballot paper is NOT serving our needs or desire for real change. It is incredible just how out of touch today’s politicians really are with all the media feedback/monitoring options they have. Shameful.

    I’m beginning to agree with some commentators that the next election will indeed be the closest thing to a hung parliament.

  7. Dave On Fire says:

    What about the RESPECT coalition, Matt? In the euphoric almost-optimism of seeing so many people mobilised against the governments war-mongering agenda, I actually ended up becoming a member.

    I agree that we probably will end up with a hung(-ish) parliament. If that’s the case, then whichever party does “win” will have to do its utmost to recover the votes of those who have rejected it and call further elections in only a year or two. Since they have no reliable way of knowing what those who abstain actually want, and as there is almost no difference left between the two main parties, they will have to look at who votes for the smaller parties.

    Those who vote Green or RESPECT (and, for that matter, those who vote BNP) will obviously not “win” the next election, but they can have a major influence on the manifestoes of the election after that.

  8. matt says:

    Can’t say RESPECT grabs me particularly. It’s the George effect. But yes, supposedly a hung(-ish) parliament should mean more power to the smaller parties. Liberals & Labour share ‘power’ in Scotland after all and it may very well mean they have some sort of ‘voting block’ agreement with the next party in power. For me personally no party gets my vote at the moment.

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