There’s nothing like the wholesome exercise of free speech and the right to peaceful assembly in the presence of the leaders of the Free World.
(remember the Free World? I know, so old-skool!)
Well, for those of you who remember what that was like, here’s a little slideshow of photos taken in Copenhagen during the recent summit by Vangroover homeboy Kris Krug and assembled by Vangroover muse Fiercekitty.
Krug is taking photos at the international summit for the TckTckTck coalition of prominent non-government organizations, including World Vision, Greenpeace and Amnesty International.
“It’s a little strange,” he said of his brush with Danish police.
“I’ve never been in an environment like this. I only kept myself from being arrested by showing my media credentials.”
Despite a wave of more than 1,100 arrests over the weekend, Krug said the majority of people at the conference are working peacefully to lobby through activism and social media campaigns.
And after you’ve watched this, go check the front page of your local paper. What’s on it? Happy Team Spirit Olympics? Adorable Cute Kid Story? Lost Puppy Found in Sitcom-Worthy Mixup? Single Mom of Thirty-Seven Wins Lottery? The Same Damn Thing As On The Other Paper? And then realize: You PAID for that paper.
You can do better.
Nothing like a Swastika to make you sick to your stomach first thing in the morning. Many consider that symbol to be outside the boundaries of free speech – IE it’s hate speech. Yuck.
Yes, it’s classified as that in Germany. And Photobucket took the image down when I posted it. It’s from V for Vendetta, and it’s a forbidden image there, because it was used to show the fascist tendencies of the British government.
So it’s perfect for this post. NEVER FORGET!
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