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RIVERBEND: "Embedded" in the Real Baghdad
Fri Apr 15, 2005 17:26
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Riverbend Is a Blogger, "Embedded" in the Real Baghdad, Telling It Like It Is, Helping Us See With New Eyes.
"Democracy has to come from within and it has to be a request of the people -- not of expatriates who have alliances with the CIA and British intelligence. People have to want something enough to rise up and change it. They have to be ready for democracy and willing to accept its responsibility. The US could have promoted democracy in Iraq peacefully, but then they wouldn't have permanent bases in the country, would they?"

A BUZZFLASH Interview with Riverbend April 15, 2005

http://www.buzzflash.com/interviews/05/03/int05016.html


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Baghdad Burning

... I'll meet you 'round the bend my friend, where hearts can heal and souls can mend...
http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/

The Cruel Month...
Thousands were demonstrating today all over the country. Many areas in Baghdad were cut off today for security reasons and to accomodate the demonstrators, I suppose. There were some Sunni demonstrations but the large majority of demonstrators were actually Shia and followers of Al Sadr. They came from all over Baghdad and met up in Firdaws Square- the supposed square of liberation. They were in the thousands. None of the news channels were actually covering it. Jazeera showed fragments of the protests in the afternoon but everyone else seemed to busy with some other news story. Thanks to E. for sending me this link.
Check out the protest here.
http://bellaciao.org/en/article.php3?id_article=5723
 

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