Two Protests, Six Weeks Apart

by Debra Sweet 


August, 2009, in Portsmouth New Hampshire, an armed protester threatens to "water the tree of liberty" with the blood of tyrants and patriots.


September, 2009, in Pittsburgh, unarmed protesters challenge the G-20 leaders to stop destroying the earth, and exploiting its people.               


For whom did the batons, gas, sound weapons, National Guard and curfews get deployed?  Who got  arrested?  Who got endless news coverage and who got almost none?  Whose free speech was protected and who was criminalized?


Outraged by the police/military repression of protest at the G-20 in Pittsburgh?  Sign this letter to be delivered Friday October 2, and ask your friends to sign it.


Debra Sweet, Director, The World Can't Wait