Saturday, April 29, 2006

New York turns out for peace

Sunday watch: Pay close attention to how the major broadcast and cable news outlets cover today's impressive protest march, through the streets of Manhattan, against the war in Iraq. Will it be given its due?

The day after tomorrow promises to be another big protest day, this one against the draconian anti-immigrant legislation under consideration in the House of Representatives.

Your blogstress takes some small comfort in the fact that today's protest went off without the orange netting of protesters, or the illegal detention of dissidents that marked the arrival of the Republican Party for its 2004 convention in the city so nice they named it twice. Despite the danger, protest marches appear to have not lost their cachet; in fact they're gaining steam as a global trend.

Alas, a glance at this month's issue of the fashionista's fashion mag, W, shows some rather grim and Gothic looks for fall. It's feeling a bit like, as one imagines it, Berlin in the late 1930s.

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