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Monday, November 20, 2006

G20 thoughts

Image courtesy of disarray, via the G20 Melbourne flickr tag

According to media reports, a part of the Melbourne G20 protests developed into something decidedly unpleasant. I type "according to" since I wasn't present and seriously had no plans to attend. It may sound like wussing out, but instead I choose to spend Saturday seeing to several delightful gardening chores and tending to writing submissions, website updates and general research.

Choosing not to attend wasn't a political decision, it's a personal choice. Protests, social dysfunction and general mayhem aside, I've had enough of dealing with the effects and aftermath of pointless aggro and sooner prefer to constructively project my efforts elsewhere. For an alternative to the is that the truth or is your News Limited take on the events in Collins Street, and the party at Parliament House, check the newswire at Melbourne Indymedia.



  • Only 1 way to find out. Be there yourself.

    I read a soccer book on the '90 World Cup and how the reporting of crowd behaviour in the media differed from what he witnessed. I think there were some accusations on some journos paying people to cause an incident. From memory, it was called All Played Out by Pete Davies.

    Off topic but I've got a t-shirt with that 'is your News limited' phrase on it.

    By Blogger Chai, at 1:41 pm, November 19, 2006  

  • Yeah, you're right. Although I was present at S11-13 in 2000. (and a fair bit of aggro there as well) Ditto plenty of protests etc over the last two decades.

    Lets just say I'm somewhere between weary of it all and keeping my powder dry.

    The News Limited tee? Where did you obtain it? I heard that the Greens (think) in QLD had car stickers.

    By Blogger cfsmtb, at 2:22 pm, November 19, 2006  

  • T-shirt from Trades Hall in Carlton, u know, cnr Lygon and something... might by Queensberry?

    By Blogger Chai, at 4:38 pm, November 19, 2006  

  • might by = might be

    By Blogger Chai, at 4:39 pm, November 19, 2006  

  • There was aggro. All the news services reported all the same thing and you'd have to a firm subscriber to the Vast Media Conspiracy Theory to belive they'd made it all up then had a big meeting to make sure their stories matched. Pretty hadd to fake the footage too. I have no idea why anyone would prefer the dross and bullshit churned out on indymedia to the output of professional journalists, but some people just can't be told.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:41 am, December 03, 2006  

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