Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Brighton, NY, Cindy Sheehan Supporters' Vigil

Flagging down traffic

Update 2: I'm told pictures of the vigil were featured prominently in the print edition.

Update: The local newspaper covered the protest, but was very careful not to publish any photographs in its on-line edition.

Several hundred people showed up at 12 Corners in Brighton, NY, to protest Bush and the war as well as to support Cindy Sheehan down in Texas in a 45-minute rally held simulaneously with about 1,500 others across the country. Every car that passed by gave us a hi-5. Bush is pretty much dead meat around here; the crowd even booed NY Senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer for voting for the invasion.

The organizers read off the names of the fallen from the town of Brighton, then we had a two-minute moment of silence for all the victims of the President's war.

Afterwards there was an brief address to the crowd by MoveOn, Metro Justice, the Town Supervisor and the local Air America affiliate. It was very dignified and moving.

Visit the Daily Kos website here as participants report their vigil experience from all parts of the United States!

Vigil, Brighton, NY--My favorite snapshot!

Les dames de Brighton

Full moon

Minute of Silence

All ages turned out

Stop the War!

MoveOn Spokesperson Nancy Braiman

Town Supervisor Sandra Frankel addresses the crowd



Fighting Terrorism Since 1492

Moms for Peace

Twelve Corners




Blogger Postman said...

I am impressed - will be in IN from late today - I doubt that such a dem would be possible, damn liberals not too welome in the Hoosier State.

11:29 PM  
Blogger Nur-al-Cubicle said...

Indiana is rabidly anti-left.

6:38 AM  
Blogger raf* said...

it seems like you're deleting comments that you don't like ...

i don't think that that was/is your aim.

and i stand by my assertion that the number on that t-shirt is "1492" & not "1491". it's OBVIOUS to see. and a no-brainer as well ... "fourteenhundredninetytwo, columbus sailed the ocean blue".

and while i do appreciate the intelligent humor in the saying "only 'cause i'm paranoid it doesn't mean that they AREN'T after me" - in this, as in many other cases, less is more ...

no - i really, truly don't think that there was a london police conspiracy to kill that brazilian guy. gross incompetence? certainly looks like it. criminal negligience? wouldn't surprize me. disgusting indifference to the physical safety of somebody who "could bloody well be one of 'them'"? certainly wouldn't put that past the london police people.

but anything further than that & i REALLY need to see incontrovertible evidence.



3:01 PM  
Blogger Nur-al-Cubicle said...

I reorganized my photos into one post, and the comments accompanying some of the stand-alone photos were dropped, raf. Don't jump to conclusions about deletion. Sheesh

Okay I analyzed the T-shirt photo and you are right, it is "1492" as it should be. Don't get preachy and condescending, tho. Sheesh. Duh, everybody knows it's 1492.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Nur-al-Cubicle said...

As to the Brazilian, I think the surveillance and gun teams conspired to "take this one out" above and beyond their orders. When they realized they shot an olive-skinned innocent they tried to cover their asses. I'm saying that they stalked Menezes and intended to "make a kill" but later it turned out to be the wrong man.

My question is, was the video evidence of the "kill" destroyed afterwards because they got the wrong man or before in order to hide their insubordination in killing the "prey".

9:10 AM  
Blogger raf* said...


i know that you don't delete comments on purpose. hence i wrote "it seems" ...

didn't mean to be either "preachy" or "condescending". i was puzzled by your obstinacy ... ;)


2:33 AM  

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