Monday, July 24, 2006

Rassemblement Lundi 24 juillet à place Jean Moulin, Bordeaux

Today's gathering of solidatity with the people of Palestine and Lebanon took place on a hot July afternoon. A number of speakers from trade unions and political groups reiterated the points that were made last Saturday at a similar gathering, calling for an immediate cease-fire and real action from the International Community.

It was a small gathering of about 250 people, and while the summer holiday season has kicked off in a big way and many people have already decamped from the city, the vast majority of people who are around don't seemed to be too concerned about the war in the Middle East. Have people become numb to the issues? Are they happy to just be consumers of the distorted propoganda that passes for news here in France? Where is the outrage?

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