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State Visit - Bush Not Welcome!

IMC UK | 11.11.2003 23:10 | Bush 2003 | Anti-militarism | Globalisation | London


14th Nov: "Chasing Bush" SMS Text Tracking Website for the State Visit Launches
14th Nov: Sedgefield Welcoming Committee Protest Announced
14th Nov: Vietnam Vet Ron Kovic will now lead a delegation of STOP BU$H protestors to Downing Street at 11am on Monday 17th where they will hand in a 100,000 signature petition demanding that Bush's visit be called off.

13th Nov: National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice briefs journos + State Visit Timetable Announced
13th Nov: Stop the War Coalition Considers Legal Action

11th Nov: With less than one week to go before the State Visit of US President Bush to the uk, discussions and arguments around high security versus the rights to demonstrate have hit fever pitch, with widespread coverage on TV and in the newspapers. Stories have centred on US demands to close down large areas of central London with figures like London Mayor Ken Livingstone saying that this must not happen.

While the Stop the War Coalition and Muslim Association of Britain - the main organisers of the largest march - have said police will not allow the route of their march to pass parliament or along Whitehall, the police have however said those areas will remain open, althought they have also said that daily road closures at short notice are to be expected.

While the main focus of protests will be in London, other demonstrations are also happening in Sheffield, Manchester, Cambridge, Bristol, Oxford, and many other towns and cities. In London, several days of protests will see a range of actions from mass civil disobedience to street parties.

Listings of planned protests:
see London Listing | | Stop The War Coalition Muslim Association of Britain (national day of fasting) | Bristol and Swindon | Cambridge | Chester | Sheffield | Oxford | Sedgefield | York | Aylesbury | Exeter | Leeds | Bradford | Manchester | Glasgow | Edinburgh [1,2] | Menwith Hill | more to follow... |

Also See:
Bare your Bum at Bush 1 | Bare your Bum at Bush 2 | Scrap-Bush Women's Collective | NOT WELCOME Pretzel Campaign | Main Online Petition Against Bush Visit (7000+) | Petition 2 | Street Party Against Bush | Stencils and Stickers | SMS Text Tracking System for Bush visit | Virtual March on US Embassy (20th Nov)

Recent Actions:
Bush Statue Toppled by West Yorkshire Peace Campaigners
Cambridge: Activist on Bridge urges Commuters to STOP BUSH

Legal Advice:
ResistBush info (includes 'Sessional Orders')
| Section 44 Terrorism Act info (authorised for use) | Liberty Section 44 Search Monitoring Form (pdf - includes police powers info) | Section 60 Powers | Info from Irish Gluaiseacht | Activist Legal Resource

After tea with Tony and the Queen, George will pack his suitcase and head to Miami, where he will be taking part in the fifth Summit of the Americas on the 20-21st of November - for more on the FTAA see here

The summit process is an attempt to overrule democracy in the western hemisphere by signing an agreement implementing a "Free Trade Area of the Americas." The FTAA is a bill of rights for the rich, and allows corporations to sue local and national governments for putting up "barriers to trade" - things like labour, safety, and environmental regulations. During the third summit of the Americas in Quebec City in 2001, George was greeted by hundreds of corporate executives, tens of thousands of protesters, widespread streetfighting, and the smell of corporate 'democracy' wafting from the 5148 canisters of tear gas used by police on demonstrators and local residents.

In Quito, Ecuador, during the fourth Summit of the Americas in 2002, demonstrators broke through the security cordon into the negotiating rooms and roundly told off Bob Zoellick, the head U.S. trade negotiator, for his nation's destructive trade policies. With the recent defeat of the U.S. and European Union at the recent World Trade Organization summit in Cancun, Mexico, the fifth Summit of the Americas is shaping up to be quite an interesting political event. As George's heavily militarized police force prepares to confront the thousands of demonstrators who are now converging on the city, there are mixed signals coming from the governments of Brazil and Venezuela as to whether they will sign on to the FTAA, and the governments of Argentina and Bolivia have been crippled by major political instability stemming largely from neoliberal economic reforms. A second major collapse in trade negotiations in only three months would be devastating for the corporate agenda which George enthusiastically represents, and a major victory for the forces of global civil society.



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Reality check

12.11.2003 19:03

Al-Qaeda terrorists using the cover of anti-war protests are a real threat to the safety of US President George W. Bush during his state visit to London next week, Britain's most senior policemen have warned.

"We are not so concerned about some anti-war protester throwing rotten fruit at the president. Our worry now is the more dangerous elements who may be here," said a senior Scotland Yard source quoted in The Times newspaper Wednesday.

The report came the day after anti-war demonstrators accused the government of blocking their right to protest in central London against Bush's visit from November 18 to 21.


You GO!

13.11.2003 15:44

We have done our best with protests here in America whenever this man shows up. Now it is your turn. Let the world know that not everyone believes that this is a just war and that violence is a diplomatic tool.


ClimatChange March 18th Nov

13.11.2003 16:10

Dont forget the ClimateChange March Tues 18th.

Assemble 1800hrs Lincolns Inn Fields. March to US Embassy.


Moon Bush and solve US "Debt Crisis"

13.11.2003 23:45

At last we have a solution for the debt crisis in Amerika. Simple take a few hours off work...trot downtown, moon Bush, and feel good about you contribution to society. Why couldn't we all have thought of this?? Guess I'm a lot dummer than I gave myself credit for.



Americans thank you for PROTESTING BUSH

14.11.2003 17:46

When Bush visited Seattle Aug 29, activists did *weeks* of preparation,
and overpass protesting, and three major street demonstrations. (our group.)
and several items at

By acclamation, the following was the most effective sign in the
Seattle Hunt's Point demonstration was Peggy S's


I have further, downloaded the identities of all the Bush
donors over $1000 in our state
and published the names of all the Liars Club who paid
$2000 apiece to this obscene, corrupt cash engine that is
enslaving the United States. Here are the 900 odd names:

Too bad BUSH will be sucking in MILLIONS from nameless
international donors, in brown paper bags in LONDON ggrrrrrrr.

Look at all these Bush tracking websites, this page was done
in 2002 before the war, before the $525 Billion deficit, etc.

It's incredible, the amount of harm this one president has done.
Just pick one of the buzzflash pages, at random

Todd Boyle CPA 9745-128th Ave NE Kirkland WA 98033
425-827-3107 - and member
of this and that , etc.

Todd Boyle
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Online protest n20

14.11.2003 20:39

Usually, while you are out protesting your computer is sitting there doing nothing.
Well now your computer can join in the protest against Bush's visit too thanks to an effective little tool which ANYONE can use.

Go to and download the protest tool which will form an online sit-in of Tony Blairs website.

NO technical knowledge is required, if you can open a webpage you can join the online protest, IT'S THAT SIMPLE. A collective effort WILL close No.10's website for the day.
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GO! No news, just support for the 'welcoming committee', from Texas to UK.

14.11.2003 22:48

You know I suspected this visit to Britain was another 'blow up in your face' PR idiocy, but it's taking on an air of importance beyond what I expected. Of course the media will have to be there and I can only hope they come in number to document the whole scene, and I sincerely hope the whole scene is so overwhelming that it actually filters thru the D.A.M. (disgusting American media). You think he will really come? What unimaginative and transparent excuses are they planning?
Now if we can get W. airborne who says we have to let him land! Aren't murderers supposed to wander the earth.
"Then the Lord said to Cain, "What is this that you have done?  Your brother's blood is like a voice crying to me from the ground.  Do you see how the ground has opened, like a mouth, to drink your brother's blood?  As long as you live, you shall be under God's curse for the murder of your brother. You shall wander over the earth, and shall never find a home, because you have done this wicked deed."

... take care, be safe.

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Hey Todd Boyle

15.11.2003 13:10

Guess you missed the news of all all the millionaires loike George Soros who are donating millions to the Democratic candidate in the US. Guess it's ok for them to give their millions in paper bags you hypoctrite.

USA dude

I thought you could use a little education on socialism

15.11.2003 13:14

"We are socialists, we are enemies of today's capitalistic economic system for the exploitation of the economically weak, with its unfair salaries, with its unseemly evaluation of a human being according to wealth and property instead of responsibility and performance, and we are all determined to destroy this system under all conditions." --Adolf Hitler

(Speech of May 1, 1927. Quoted by Toland, 1976, p. 306)

USA is the #1 most important nation in the history of the planet

Good Work!

15.11.2003 14:31

We'd protest like this more ourselves if not for the threats from the new generation of American brownshirts (see their comments above) who make it physically dangerous to do so.

B Allan Seoigh

I am in the US. Will You March for Me and Others that Cannot Attend?

15.11.2003 18:07

I am a member of an anti-bush website in America that works to promote democracy. We are 30,000+ strong and many of us would be honored if you would March in Our Name. If you have a friend that is undecided or on the fence about going the protest, urge them attend and wear a name tag with one of our names. If you would be kind enough to respond to this post, I would be happy to give you the names of some patriotic Americans that love their country and want to see it taken back from the scourge we call the bush* administration. I know it's alot to ask, but we were hoping you could help us be present, if only in spirit. Any of you or your friends that could wear our names would make us very proud indeed.


greetings from the democraticunderground!

15.11.2003 18:47

Greetings from across the pond!

Many of us here at are watching with much admiration and support. I'm sure 10s of thousands would swim the Atlantic to be there if they could.

The Most Hated Man on Earth is getting the reception he deserves.

We hope he sees and hears you. Here, there is little chance of that happening.

If you'd like to carry the names of US supporters of your action and add our names to your protest, we're gathering the names now.

Jeff Matson (nostamj)
Brooklyn, NY

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Yah? we need a revolution alright

15.11.2003 20:50

... and it's to be true to the original I'd wager some US 'patriots' would end up on the wrong side of he rope.

Gore Vidal's take --->>

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March for Us Plea

16.11.2003 01:02

I left a message here earlier in the day, asking if any of you would wear a name tag for those of us in the US that cannot attend the protests. I believe you will find my original post a couple of entries above this one, signed by USduer. I omitted my e-mail, so I am posting again in case any of you would be interested in contacting me for the names of the people that can't be with you, but would like to be there in spirit with our good friends from across the Atlantic. THANK YOU!
P.S. Give our pResident HELL!!!

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We stand with you.

16.11.2003 01:45


Please know that many, many of us here in America stand with you in your planned protests, Sadly, America no longer enjoys the freedom of speech that it did prior to 9/11, and our protests are confined to 'First Amendment Zones' well away from Mr. Bush and, hence, the mdeia.

Raise your voices for your brothers and sisters who are silenced in America. Godspeed!

Bob Lewis
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16.11.2003 14:15

LO que hay que hacer en Londres es liarla al maximo, que no se olviden de este dia, que les cuesten danos economicos o de otro tipo!
a por ell@s

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flash animations: Responses to recruiting websites of the us-army

16.11.2003 16:31

how they overview our future
how they overview our future

click on on the web address to see teh animations

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responses to recruiting websites of the us-army (correct now hopefully)

16.11.2003 17:50

how they overview our future and the world
how they overview our future and the world

start with this web site address:

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Bunker bubble

17.11.2003 20:10

Fer cryin out loud... the 'bring em on' boy wants to do a makeover for the Palace. Queer eye for the Palace guy?

Here, take along a Bubble Bunker™--->>

Bush Pulls out of Speech to Parliament --->>

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A Marching Chant for you

18.11.2003 00:49

Here's a marching chant from Seattle:

The people of the world said
The mothers and the fathers said
All the sisters and the brothers said,
Oh, a billion Christians said
Oh, the Council of Churches sayed,
Oh a Billion Catholics said,
and the Pope in Rome sayed,
and a billion Muslims said,
And the buddists anda hindus said,
OH the people of Europe said
The Germans and the French said,
And the Spanish and the Brits said,
Ten million people SHOUTED
The United Nations said,
Oh the Russsians and the Turks said
All the largest countries said,
India and China said,
Indonesia said
And the American People said
(start over)

(or just start yelling,

There was no uranium
There was no anthrax or smallpox.
There was no vx gas or sarin
Iraq was not guilty of 911.
Iraq had no connection to al qaida.
There was no excuse for the war.
It was not self defense,
It was naked aggression,
The war was a fraud and the war was based on lies.
There is no reason to be there, and
The u.s. should get out. Right now. )

Todd Boyle
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