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Chant Down Babylon (Feb. 15th)

Ken Tancrus
Language: English


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February 15th 2003 was the biggest simultaneous human action ever, when over 5 million people in 150 cities demonstrated the world's desire for peace, not war. The biggest event in the world happening this Feb 15 will be the Peace Not War Festival in London: four nights of live music, films and art to educate and inspire the peace movement. Staged by the producers of the Peace Not War CD and the Festival of Flight crew, the Peace Not War Festival was intended to reawaken 2003's vibe in preparation for the following global protest day, March 20, 2004…
The February 15, 2003 anti-war protest was a coordinated day of Protests across the world expressing opposition to the, then imminent, Iraq War. It was part of a series of protests and political events that had begun in 2002 and continued as the war took place.
Sources vary in their estimations of the number of participants involved. According to BBC News, between six and ten million people took part in protests in up to sixty countries over the weekend of the 15th and 16th; other estimates range from eight million to thirty million.
Some of the largest protests took place in Europe. The protest in Rome involved around three million people, and is listed in the 2004 Guinness Book of World Records as the largest anti-war Rally in history! Opposition to the war was highest in the Middle East, although protests there were relatively small Mainland China was the only major region not to see any protests, but small demonstrations attended mainly by foreign students were seen later. (See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/February_...)
Hold me tight while I Chant Down Babylon
When you do it makes me feel so strong
A righteous man's gotta Chant Down Babylon
He has to stand up against what's wrong..

Detention Room 1392 One Hundred in a cell for 34
Because we dared confront the man who soiled us
with his personal pre-emptive war.

Students, teachers and day laborers
Wall street investors and a few wallpaperers
They were agnostic and some devout
Whose only crime that day was speaking out.

Hold me tight while I Chant Down Babylon
When you do it makes me feel so strong
A righteous man's gotta Chant Down Babylon
He has to stand up against what's wrong.

Some folks find protest uncomfortable
"Just shut uo and back the man"
But we've seen the blueprint for everything
His world domination plan

All we say is take a good look at him
Sitting smirking, naked on the throne
We have the right to point out the obvious
The whole country is a free speech zone.

Hold me tight while I Chant Down Babylon
When you do it makes me feel so strong,
A righteous man's gotta Chant Down Babylon
He has to stand up against what's wrong..

If war is peace and freedom slavery
and telling truth will never set you free
We'll have squandered all the lives and bravery
Sacrifices made for you and me..


Hold me tight while I Chant Down Babylon
When you do it makes me feel so strong,
A righteous man's gotta Chant Down Babylon
He has to stand up against what's wrong..

Contributed by giorgio - 2010/12/4 - 15:10



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