Monday, August 20, 2007

Prosperity Partnership Summit Denounced In Nanaimo

At 7;30 this morning at least 30 of us were strung in several lines along the Pearson Bridge in Nanaimo. There may have been more as some workers stopped to participate for half an hour or so before heading to their jobs. We bore signs denouncing the Prosperity Partnership (sic) Summit, that latest act of corporate state graft and empire building. A great many people driving to work waved or beeped their horns in support. I saw only one negative response. Most people took the leaflets. Participants involved included the Green Party, the Canadian Action Party, the NDP, Council of Canadians and the Popular Participation Movement (a radical youth movement) Since this demo was organized word of mouth and Nanaimo is relatively a small town, I think it was a success.

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Blogger Renegade Eye said...

I'm more conservative about you in terms of tactics. I would be afraid to do anything to make traffic slower. It seemed to work this time.

8:05 PM  
Blogger Larry Gambone said...

Actually, we didn't slow the traffic. We were on the sidewalk on both sides of the bridge and at either end of the bridge there is a traffic light. So the traffic slowed on its own. When the light was red, one of us would go out on the median and leaflet the stopped cars. No fuss, no muss!

9:24 PM  
Blogger Graeme said...

Awesome! I remember standing in below zero weather to protest the "surge" with only 20 or 30 people and it was amazing how many people got the message. Most responded positive. it doesn't need to be hundreds of people

nice work Larry

9:43 PM  
Blogger Werner said...

Hello Larry,

Shit, you just arrived in BC and already you're kickin' ass. What a guy. Too bad Stockwell "Doris" Day didn't make an appearance. He could have brought his pet dinosaur. Anyway, I've got a picture of his contemporaries over on Shagya Blog (the article on SPP).

10:17 AM  

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