Video Clips 9 – “Well I think it was a very good march, and it’s people power I think who matter most on this planet // It’s a phenomenal turn out I must admit”

Person 1:

“Well I think it was a very good march, and it’s people power I think who matter most on this planet, not the * who haven’t you know, any kind of ideas. And you have to follow their ideas. So I call that, you know, Hitler, we are Hitler. And I think Bush is the same as an Hitler, but he is a capitalist. That’s the difference. Thank you very much.”

Person 2:

I disagree with the idea of this particular war.”

Interviewer:

“Do you think we can stop this war?”

Person 2:

“I think so, yeah. And I think a turn out like this is really positive, and it’s things like this which, you know, get people to sit up and look. And this is phenomenal. It’s a phenomenal turn out I must admit.”

I think the legitimacy of the United Nations is going to seriously be questioned.”

I think there are a number of resolutions which are outstanding over many years.”

Most notably for a lot of people, in terms of Palestine, and Israel and in Kashmir.”

I think people are going to look at this and see a double-standard and hypocracy.”

And other parts of the world where there are problems which are not being resolved. And it just seems that, you know, at the moment, what’s being, you know, demonstrated is that ‘might is right’. And it makes people very cynical, and I think the outcome of that cynicism is going to be a lot of deep hurt, which is going to be expressed in many ways which are very negative.”

“I mean, as I was saying to my wife, I mean, I’ve been marching for many many years; But twenty years on, you know, we’ve progressed in so many other ways, and we’ve got all the internet, and we’ve got all these incredible technologies; but in terms of, you know, words like ‘truth’ and ‘democracy’, where’s the progress? It seems like we’re going back.”

Person 3:

How can a small country like this fight back? The only way is terrorism, So as far as I can see, Bush is encouraging terrorism.”

Video Clips 10 – “For Goodness sake, listen to the people Tony. Listen to the people -/- we just hope that they take some notice of if, because if they don’t, they’re a disgrace”

Person 1:

“Could I say that I’d like everybody to attack ‘Bob Gaunt’ right, and ‘Don’t Attack Iraq’. Yeah… Thank you.”

Person 2:

I’d like to say, that I’ve come here because I’m unsure. And if I’m unsure, then we can’t bomb them. And that’s it. Cheers man!

Person 3:

People had posters saying, you know, that Bush has said, ‘there should be limits to freedom’, which obviously is one of the most ridiculous things you could ever say. But Bush has said that.

Person 4:

“I’d just like to say, it’s the most fantastic experience being here with so many hundreds of thousands of people, all trying to say the same thing. It’s just, just great. And we’re, just pleased to be here. Thirty three years since I’ve been on a demonstration, it’s nice to be on another one.”

Interviewer:

“Do you think we can stop the war?”

Person 4:

“I’m sure we can, I’m sure Blair can’t ignore this many hundreds of people. He’s just got to take notice of them.”

Interviewer:

“What would you say to the forces?”

Person 4:

“Oh, they’ve just got to obey orders, and hope that we can stop it from this end. They can’t, they can’t disobey their orders, but we hope we can stop it from this end.”

Just listen to us Tony, just listen. I voted for you, Please listen.

Person 4:

There’s no UN mandate for it. And even if there was, that’s no justification,”

“because there’s nothing that’s been going on that justifies going in there for a war. You’re just going to hurt innocent people.”

“And why should we do whatever America tells us to do, as well. The people in this park, are just a minute – minority of the people in the UK that aren’t pro this war. And Blair needs to listen to what people are saying. We don’t want this war.”

Overthrow him legitimately. It’s a complex situation, when there’s people out there; you don’t want to hurt people, but there’s different ways to go about it. Not the way that’s going about it at the moment. The sanctions haven’t necessarily been working, but, there’s different ways to go about things.”

It’s not being done in the right way. And it’s not been done in a way that’s supported by the people either.

Person 5:

“And we feel it’s been one hell of a campaign, and we just hope that they take some notice of if, because if they don’t, they’re a disgrace…”

For Goodness sake, listen to the people Tony. Listen to the people.”

Video Clips 11 – “We have to aim for peace to get peace -/- War can never bring peace -/- Just, work for peace and we’ll get peace. And respect everybody”

Person 1:

“Well I think that people’s voices can be heard. The large number of people gathered today, from different race, from different nationalities, it’s a real indication that people are anti-war, despite the fact that Mr, or the Prime Minister, today, he gave a speech, and he wanted people, even if the large number of protestors today, he tried to remind them about September the eleventh, and the oppression of Saddam Hussein, but obviously that would not be an excuse to attack Iraq at the moment.”

Well, I think the media, it has it’s own, er, its been affected by the Western or the certain people who are in power behind the media. The media is worried about it’s own reputation propagates a different message – what suits it, really.”

I don’t believe that the United Nations is legitimate, because I could see very clear that the United Nations has failed to protect the Bosnians, and I could see very clear, that the American power and American oppression is facing the United Nations in front of the whole world, so where is the role of the United Nations if it does really exist?

The people should come together and understand, what is really… you could do to stop this war.”

Person 2:

We are here because we oppose the war. I think the war will open a Pandora-Box, which nobody can say how far it will go. And the world doesn’t need that… Complete Insanity…

Person 3:

“Complete Insanity…”

Person 2:

War can never bring peace

Person 3:

“No… “<chuckles>

Person 2:

We have to aim for peace to get peace. All the best to their people, but they are wrong. They are doing their duty, they, they have their jobs. But its a pity.”

Remove the tinted glasses and look at the reality

“<gestures> ” … this is the reality – the world doesn’t want a war.”

We don’t need a war… We don’t need a war at all. We need working for peace.”

Person 3:

We were born in the war – in the last war – so, no way another war.”

Person 2:

Just, work for peace and we’ll get peace. And respect everybody…

Video Clips 12 – “War in essence, is a kind of smoke-screen, for other things, you know… -/- So, you know, they can dress it up in moral issues, and religious issues, and what ever they want. But ultimately what we’re dealing with, we’re dealing with commercial power…”

Man with Camera:

War in essence, is a kind of smoke-screen, for other things, you know…

Interviewer:

What do you think they’re trying to do?”

Man with Camera:

Well, as a famous politician once said, ‘it’s the economy’.”

Interviewer:

” … ‘Stupid’… That’s what he said, but – is it? … It’s not ‘just’ the economy… ”

Man with Camera:

I think actually it is ‘just’ the economy, because I don’t really hear anybody here that has problems other than, ones that is to do with monetary or to do with land. In essence it’s the same thing. So, you know, they can dress it up in moral issues, and religious issues, and what ever they want. But ultimately what we’re dealing with, we’re dealing with commercial power…

Interviewer:

“Power”

Man with Camera:

Power, influence, money. You know, the ability to move big crowds, and use big crowds. So, I dunno. This is interesting. This has certainly made an interesting piece of footage.”

Oh I think for everyone. There’s millions of people out here with cameras, and you know…

Interviewer:

I think it’s going to make a change, you know. Some kind of change…

Man with Camera:

Oh yeah. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think it was a necessity. And I’m glad to see that there’s a lot of people that came down, as well…

Video Clips 13 – “How democratic is that? -/- there’s no sort of emphasis on sorting out the problems behind why terrorism’s occurred”

Person 1:

Well, we’ve come today really, cos, just because there’s supposed to be a ‘War on Terrorism’, and there’s no sort of emphasis on sorting out the problems behind why terrorism’s occurred.”

And the human heart is such that unless you put in strategies to actually change the poverty, and the structures in the Western developing world, and sort out Palestine situation, you’re just going to perpetuate a generation of hatred.”

And it all comes back to poverty, and sort of, you know, ecological issues…”

Well the journalists sit on, sort of ‘absolute truth’, and say, ‘oh, so-and-so’s not speaking’, but then they take themselves beyond morality. So I think in a sense you’ve just got to, go with your ‘gut’ conscience really, haven’t you?

Person 2:

Tony Blair came to Sheffield, where I live and work, two days ago, and refused to answer any questions whatsoever from the people of Sheffield.

I put it to Tony Blair, I asked him whether he thought Rupert Murdoch was a conspiracy theorist, er, he didn’t have an answer… I asked him whether there was anything that he wouldn’t go along with George Bush in doing, and he didn’t have an answer… I even asked him if he enjoyed his trip to Sheffield, and he didn’t have an answer for that. Tony Blair is locked into a world where anything he doesn’t want to see, anything he doesn’t want to hear, doesn’t exist.

The secret of selling anything is to sell yourself on it first, and I think Tony Blair has sold himself so completely on his moral righteousness, that he is incapable of believing that he might be wrong.”

I think he genuinely believes that he has a moral purpose for going in to Iraq. He’s talked himself into that; he’s surrounded himself by people who have created a logic, which within itself works. And which they won’t look at anything which doesn’t fit with their logic. They get angry with you for pointing out. They say, ‘of course war is bad, of course war kills people, do you think we don’t know that?’, erm but there’s no way to get through to them, that what they’re doing isn’t, kind of, some moral crusade for the benefit of humanity, that George Bush isn’t the saviour of the Universe.”

Well, what is New Order? It’s, the idea that there’s one model for the world. That either you model yourself on America and you’re right, or you don’t, and you’re wrong – and you’re probably a terrorist, or you’re a friend of a terrorist, or you’re harbouring a terrorist, or your a supporter of a terrorist. There is no… Yeah, ‘you’re either with us or against us’. It’s this idea, that there is only one right way.”

Interviewer:

How democratic is that?

Person 2:

<smiles> … “You tell me… How democratic is that?