Video Clips 14 – “I think it’s been a very successful march. Especially people from all sorts of age, from grannies, to young kids, everyone’s been really friendly, a good atmosphere. And if Tony Blair doesn’t take notice of this…?”

Person 1:

I think it’s been a very successful march. Especially people from all sorts of age, from grannies, to young kids, everyone’s been really friendly, a good atmosphere. And if Tony Blair doesn’t take notice of this. If he doesn’t make a U-Turn soon, he’s in big trouble himself, that’s what I would like to say.”

I don’t understand them. I believe Bush just wants the oil. America’s got ten years reserve in their oil. He wants to secure a puppet in Iraq. Whatever he does, it’s going to make things much much worse. It’s going to be a spread of terrorism in the whole area. And if he can only see sense and pull back before it’s too late. There’s a massive protest against him. Tony Blair really has to try and convince them to pull back before it’s too late.”

The United Nations is weak because it’s dominated by Americans. I don’t understand why the United Nations can’t be given more time. They must be given more time to do the job properly. Iraq is full of spies and spy planes, if there’s something there, they’ll find it, if you just give them the time to do it.

I feel terribly sorry for anybody whose caught up in a war. I feel very sorry for the families. And I’m sure that the soldiers don’t want it. It’s not a just war. It’s not a war that they should be going to…”

And I just hope that people can pray for peace, and somehow change their minds. And come back and stop the war now. Thank you everybody here, for making it a wonderful afternoon. Lets have peace. Lets pray for peace. We can make a difference. Situations like this can make a difference, and I believe it will make a difference. Thank you...”

Person 2:

I think the United Nations was established to set up a framework, between the nations of the world to avoid war, and I think the United States is trying to get around that framework. And I think they should respect it, and they should allow the UN inspectors time to complete their job.”

Video Clips 15 – “I’m so amazed that there’s so many people here today, and I just want to say, that I want to stop the war against Iraq, and peace for all. Peace for everyone

 

Person 1:

No English – speak Arabic – From Kuwait

Person 2:

I’m so amazed that there’s so many people here today, and I just want to say, that I want to stop the war against Iraq, and peace for all. Peace for everyone Thank you…

Person 2:

How do we cope with this kind of situation?

“What happens if you know, ok, maybe President Bush isn’t a rogue, erm, leader of a rogue state, but what happens if the United States was lead by a rogue state? …  So I think we just have to start thinking about it, and you know, and we think we’re very good at the technical side of things, but we don’t seem to have got round to thinking about, how do we all survive together in a way that is satisfying to all of us.”

My impression is that the British media is probably very good, or certainly … television, that they do try and grapple with the real issues that are involved, but it tends to be from a certain standpoint, and there’s a difficulty that I think they have, is that they don’t really know the facts. They try very hard to tease out these sort of things, you know, ‘is there a link with Al-Qaeda’, you know, they will ask the questions.

And I think that, you know, it’s really interesting, the kind of response in countries like this, that a people clearly don’t know, and they are hanging off these words. You know, well, what is the answer? And they don’t actually have the information. And I think that on a bigger scale, that the press, is tied up with materialism and so on. It survives because it’s part of that system. So it’s very difficult for it to step outside that.”

Person 2:

I think the government controlling the media – little bit…

Person 3:

Er, I would like peace on Earth and stuff, and I wish the Israelis and the Palestinians would just get along. And that’s about it really, and, just Peace…

Person 4:

Just don’t want to go to war, there’s no need of it…

Person 3:

No need…

Person 4:

Absolutely no need. Just back out, listen to the United Nations.

Person 5:

Admit that we’ve caused a lot of what’s going on at the moment, and just you know, not rush into it now.

Video Clips 16 – “I had to be here today, because I understand what the situation is, and it’s completely unfair. And it’s fantastic to see, all groups, all diverse minorities, and majorities here, it’s just fantastic”

Person 1:

A lot of people on marches, would be grateful for the number that are still streaming in, and it’s twenty past four. There’s far far more than the authorities estimated. Fantastic.

Interviewer:

“So do you think we could possibly stop the war?”

Person 1:

I’m fifty-fifty on that one. Possibly, possibly not. At least we can say in a few years time, ‘well I was there, and I did my bit.’ “

Person 2:

I had to be here today, because I understand what the situation is, and it’s completely unfair. And it’s fantastic to see, all groups, all diverse minorities, and majorities here, it’s just fantastic.”

It’s just awful out there, we claim to be a democratic country, and we’ve got… We have to stop enforcing our liberal ideas on other countries. I’m totally against Saddam Hussein and his dictatorship, but, we keep trying to Westernise other Eastern countries, and it’s just awful.”

And this is the problem with justice at the moment. We have no right to go over there. This is what state sovereignty is all about.

Person 3:

We do not want to go to war. We think it’s a bad idea, and Bush is just, thinks US is the best country in the world…”

Person 4:

And, no, I feel that, there’s not really a lot of thought gone into this. It’s been very, it’s been such a quick decision. I think the governments of the world need to think before they act, because, their actions affect everyone, and as you can see, all the people here, they feel so strongly against this. Especially the youth of this country.

All three:

STOP THE WAR!

Video Clips 17 – “there is some hope. If this wasn’t here today, there wouldn’t be any hope, and it wouldn’t be recognised -/- Particularly to Tony Blair, we’ve lost, you’ve sold out to us. We’ve lost our faith in you”

Interviewer:

Do you think it’s possible that this war could stop?”

Person 1:

It’s very possible. Yes…

Interviewer:

If you could say any thing to Tony Blair, what would it be?

Person 1:

Particularly to Tony Blair, we’ve lost, you’ve sold out to us. We’ve lost our faith in you.”

And it’s extremely disappointing to the people who put you in power. You’ve now tried to make us powerless. And that, is a cruel conceit for a politician.

I do believe that a deal has been struck with the Americans, for the future of the Middle East, and the consequences of that…

Interviewer:

“Where does democracy stand in all of this?”

Person 1:

Democracy has very little to do with it…

Person 2:

Commercialism seems to be the driving force now. And there’s no understanding of true democracy. And its very disappointing. And what future is there for our children. You know?… We all believe different things, and there’s no common belief any more, you know, we’re all very confused.

Person 1:

Though there is some hope. If this wasn’t here today, there wouldn’t be any hope, and it wouldn’t be recognised. So that’s a good thing.”

Interviewer:

Do you think that the United Nations is still legitimate?

Person 1:

If they say yes to the war, they are no longer legitimate. If they say no to the war, they are made legitimate by the people. Yes…

Person 2:

I’m here because I don’t think that by bombing innocent people you will stop terrorism…

“…and I can’t see how, killing Iraqi women and children is going to achieve anything, except for hurt to them.”

It doesn’t matter if you’re killed by an American bomb, or gas from Saddam Hussein, it’s no less painful, and I don’t see that we should be involved in killing more of those poor people.

I think its just a lot of arm twisting going on in politics, and you can see by the American reaction to France and Germany, to whom I take off my ‘hat’, that there trying to strong-arm them into complying, and trying to rubbish them and ridicule them. Those are tactics of corruption, and I think that’s not an example that should be followed by the rest of the world…”

It doesn’t bode well for democracy. It doesn’t bode well for the UN. It certainly shows the US up for the imperialists that they are, and pretend not to be.

I think our prime minister is doing what he truly believes is right. I think he’s misguided, and I think that ninety percent of the people are against it, and I think that he should listen to them.”

We’re not for this war, we pay our taxes. Our taxes are being used to drop bombs on people and we don’t want it.