Tens of Thousands Protest & March Against Bush In Argentina ...
It's hard to imagine that millions of words will not be written and innumerable images won't be beamed around the world about today's free-trade, free-for-all in Argentina. And of course, about the attending visit of the rapidly, increasingly unpopular American leader, George W. Bush.
However, it's equally hard to imagine that American mainstream media editors and producers will see - or let their 'customers' see - any similarly related reportage, in the same light as millions of others elsewhere are allowed to.
Take for example this excerpt from the UK Mirror today, Friday 4th November.
Then there's this from the B.B.C.
Anti-Bush protests grow around summit
By Mary Milliken and Kevin Grey
MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters)
Tens of thousands of marchers protested on Friday against U.S. President George W. Bush and his free-trade push, as leaders from the Americas gathered in an Argentine resort for a contentious debate on improving Latin America's economy.
A mixed bag of protesters -- from Bolivian Indian women in traditional bowler hats to mothers of Argentine "dirty-war" victims -- filled 15 city blocks carrying signs with "Fuera Bush" (Get out Bush) ....
Protests began peacefully, with thousands of demonstrators chanted "Get out Bush".
They marched through boarded-up streets a few kilometres away from the summit venue itself.
Demonstrators included Argentine former football legend Diego Maradona.
Local media reports said 20 demonstrators had been injured in clashes with police.
Protesters argue that US-backed free-market policies have pushed millions into poverty in the region. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4408804.stm
Then this too: from The Guardian this time.
Around 10,000 protesters chanted "Get out Bush!" today on the streets of the Argentinean resort which is hosting the Summit of the Americas.
Celebrities including the Argentinean soccer legend Diego Maradona are among the demonstrators who have gathered at the resort of Mar Del Plata, where the two-day summit starts later today.
The US president, George Bush, arrived late last night at the resort, 250 miles south of Buenos Aires.
He faces a fight to press forward his administration's free trade proposals at the 34-nation summit. http://www.guardian.co.uk/argentina/story/0,11439,1634791,00.html
Hmm. It appears that whenever and wherever he may wander, this particular president isn't exactly popular with most of our planet's people.
Here's further proof, from further afield.
.... leaders shuttled between luxury hotels as security helicopters rattled overhead and armed frogmen guarded the coast in rubber boats that bobbed in a choppy sea.
"Bush out! To hell with the FTAA!" the crowds of demonstrators chanted.
Some self-proclaimed anarchists spray-painted slogans on a bank, but the crowd was generally peaceful.
Wearing "Stop Bush" T-shirts and unfurling leftist banners on the ocean breeze, protesters said they were also against the US-led war in Iraq and neo-liberalist policies they blamed for Argentina's 2001-2002 economic crisis.
They alternated between soccer chants of "Ole! Ole!" and screams of "Fascist Bush! You are the terrorist!" http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/F7A7CE60-6C75-43C9-9788-412679D7CB6B.htm