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There's a protest today near me against the bombing of Syria by the British government. I planned on going along but I'm feeling quite disheartened. Do our protests make a difference? Is anyone listening?

Josephine 7 Apr 16

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I'm not sure votes are counted let alone protests. stopping a country by solidarity works but there isnt any.


I found this read on Syria interesting:


Remember those racists with tea bags hanging from their hats and Clown Obama posters in huge protests? They got what they wanted. Its up to us to have bigger crowds and get what we want.


Protesting is great but you can't control the outcome or the attendance. You can control if you show up to be true to your own principles. That's what I try and remind myself at least.


I'll be protesting on may 3rd local elections s here


Protest!! It can stop wars.

Coldo Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

I was at the protest to the last iraq invasion in my home town of 100k . 12 people showed up . No one cares. they are all so wrapped up in their lives the idea of a million people being drastically effected by our tax dollars means nothing to them.


yes go. do not stay silent


I think protests are good in that they have been known to bring about change, but I don't think they are the only good. They are in fact only as good as the awareness of the protesters. If the protesters happen to be misinformed, protesting can be just as powerful a force for destruction as for good. A day spent at home studying can be every bit as good a contribution as a day in the streets... maybe better.

skado Level 8 Apr 16, 2018

I do not know how big of an impact protests have on the issue, but I know that they greatly impact those who attend.

Perhaps your attendance will bring more solidarity to all who are participating and possibly bring a small bit of peace to you.

Either way, I would proudly attend, if I could. You have to protest injustice whenever possible.

good insight!


Syria is so complicated, it's difficult to tell who are the good guys and who are the bad guys.

BD66 Level 7 Apr 16, 2018

man with gun bad. man without gun good

They all have guns.

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