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Breasts Not Bombs out Friday… will the protest cam be there too?

By kbender
Thursday, June 12th, 2008 at 6:06 pm in Uncategorized.

Breasts Not Bombs, the ladies who like to go topless in public during non-violent public protests, are gearing up to show their stuff at the embattled U.S. Marine recruiting center on Shattuck Square in downtown Berkeley from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. They are doing it in the name of peace and justice and we’re all for that.

 Members of Breasts Not Bombs during a protest

But we do have a question: will the 24-hour Fox News camera that is attached to a building across the street and has been steaming live video for several months be showing the bare breast brigade on their Web site? We tried to check the status of the site  http://www.foxnews.com/protestcam/ today but couldn’t get a picture. 

The Breast Not Bombs women say they are coming to Berkeley because they can’t bare another day of the military recruiting youth and occupying the “sovereign nation of Iraq.” They want to stop “funding the war and turning valuable human life into casualties or cannon fodder.”

Now, the U.S. Marine center has been plenty of action in the last four months since the City Council called them “uninvited and unwelcome intruders” and Code Pink and the like began rallying outside weekly. But we’re pretty sure this is the first time the bare ladies will be out in force.

As the group likes to say, maybe the breast is yet to come.





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