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Rocky Anderson Speaks At Anti-Bush Rally

Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson spoke at Monday's anti-Bush protest at Pioneer Park.

Anderson took to the podium following President Bush's speech at the Salt Palace. Anderson spoke in front of more than 500 people gathered at the park in protest of President Bush's visit to Utah.

Anderson told the crowd that people were afraid of what they had to say and they're "not going to take it anymore.''

The mayor ended his speech by saying "it's up to the people to keep speaking up and this is a turning point for our nation here today in Salt Lake City.''

Demonstrators say they're protesting to let Bush know they say “no'' to his agenda, to demand our troops come home now and to show support for Cindy Sheehan. She's a California mother who has been camped outside President Bush's Texas ranch, waiting for the president to meet her face-to-face. Her son was killed in Iraq.

Members from the Gold Star Families for Peace also spoke at the anti-war rally in the park.



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Do we have any more mayors willing to step out and protest against bush?

Wouldn't a rally in all towns big and small on the same day make a great protest, if it was led by the mayor?

I agree!

Didn't know that there were that many gutty folks in Utah...
Only hope that Idaho can show at least some of the same grit...
HATS OFF FOR MR ANDERSON, he is showing the way....

Yesterday, Pat Robertson of the 700 Club, a "Christian" Fundamentalist organization stated that the US should assassinate Venezuelan president, Hugo Chavez.

(full stories)

I am reminded of the history of the North Carolina "Mill Towns" where the Industrialists owned the housing, the company store, and the church. The biggest obstacle the union organizers had in the 1920s and 1930s was opposition from the "Corporate Preacher" whose job was to keep the workers "in their place."

When the Pinkerton "thugs" would kill the labor/union organizers, the Preacher-man would dismiss it as okay because they were "atheist anarchist madmen that were going to burn in hell anyway."

Funny, from my research into history, the Essenes, the ascetic Jewish sect that many scholars agree Jesus was a part, were socialists if not out and out communal.

I guess my point is, if these NEO CONs can sanction and "bless" foreign assassinations, how big of a step is it for them to sanction and "bless" domestic assassinations? I know that the KKK group that was threatening to kill me and my wife had more than one "Preacher-man" under the "sheets". And all we were trying to do was open an Art, Music, and Science Center and be active in our community.

Bumper Sticker idea: A "Christian" Fascist is still a Fascist!!!

"You load sixteen tons, what do you get?
Another day older and deeper in debt
Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
I owe my soul to the company store"
- Tennessee Ernie Ford/Merle Travis


Hard to keep all these Patriarchal "Extremist" terms straight . .

Was this a "Fatwa" or a "Declared Jihad"???

Is it still "Texas Justice" or a "Lynching" when it crosses international borders?

"Thou shalt not kill" . .. where does that fit in????


This guy Rock Anderson is another Gary Hart in the making. Same honesty and forthright talking. A genuine patriot - not the flag-waving type.

This guy Rocky Anderson is another Gary Hart in the making. America needs more like him

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