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5th March 2003, 19:33
did anybody do anything?
We did a 11:00 walkout (unfortunatley, I couldn't do this- it would grant me an automatic 0 on a test I took that day) and an 11:30 march.
Tonight at 4:30, a bunch of area high schools are going on a march.
5th March 2003, 19:42
It can't be THAT international, absolutely nothing was going on over here, haven't even heard of it until you posted about it!
5th March 2003, 19:42
Protest of what? School is forced by government in many countries. You have to get an education someway or another. Sure, you can drop out, but where is that going to get you in life? If you're in high school, you only have a few years left of it until you can graduate. Just pays to stick with it. And don't give that lame excuse "It's cool to hate school because my favorite band says it is."
5th March 2003, 19:46
international? WTF. never heard of it.
5th March 2003, 19:52
dah- must be NATIONAL not INTERNATIONAL sorry about that.
5th March 2003, 20:06
Droz: These, Tom, are your cause-heads. They find a world-threatening issue and stick with it... for about a week.
Moonbeam: What don't we eat?
Crowd: Red meat!
Moonbeam: Why don't we eat it?
Crowd: It's murder!
Moonbeam: If every student on this campus were to starve, it would be worth the life of a calf.
5th March 2003, 20:13
Amen to that, Sawg.
I think many activists don't really care about what they're protesting. What's that? Green beans are rascist, you say? Right, whatever. They're just out to hear their own voices. I think most are also badly in need of something to do, or are otherwise unstimulated.
I'm just not really sure what these sorts of protests are mean to do. If you really want to make a difference, do so in the ballot box, or write an editorial. Protests are so stigmatized that they have lost any impact they may have once had.
You may still get your media coverage, but I think the average person has long since ceased to care what the ravening minority's signs say today.
5th March 2003, 21:31
It's called Senior Ditch-Day!!!
Thank you, I'm only a Junior.
5th March 2003, 22:06
it's just an excuse to skip school. i didn't need one. i skipped school just for the hell of it :D
5th March 2003, 22:18
Amen to triGear, too. :)
5th March 2003, 22:20
School? I didn't go because I don't go... :p
5th March 2003, 22:35
actually, i skipped school because i didn't feel like getting out of bed.
6th March 2003, 00:39
Yes! Let's protest the war by not learning anything. Brain fasting... :rolleyes:
Protesting is so cliche.
6th March 2003, 01:04
i didn't go to university, but i didn't go to the protest either (which was next door). i did get back from work at 6am, though, so i think my apathy to morning events was justified.
6th March 2003, 01:10
We had a snow day.
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