[clug] Report from the rally

Ben shadroth at gmail.com
Sun Mar 22 01:55:46 GMT 2009

2009/3/21 Fred Pilcher <fpilcher at netspeed.com.au>:
> I'd guess there were no more than 100 - maybe 200 - people there. If that's
> as much as we care about this, I guess we deserve what we get.

It's mostly been publicised amongst people who tend to stay indoors.

Also the last set of protests was hijacked by every left leaning
and/or anarchist group under the sun (at least in Sydney), which may
have turned a few people off.

And there are other ways to make a contribution as well.

> Here's a sign: http://img9.imageshack.us/img9/5679/signiut.jpg
> Here are some interestingly-attired protestors:
> http://img13.imageshack.us/img13/7407/protestors.jpg
> The Greens speaker was good and well-received. The guy from EFA wasn't a
> great speaker, but Fiona Patten, Senate candidate for the Australian Sex
> Party, spoke exceptionally well and intelligently about the whole sorry
> mess.
> http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/2023/fionapatten.jpg
> Anyway, if we're relying on public outrage, my advice is to buy yourself a
> modem now. You won't notice the difference in a couple of months.
> Fred
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