It is Sunday at 8:22am EST and 1:22pm in London. The BBC is reporting live from the Thames on the upcoming jubilee flotilla. The reporter waved his hand to a direction off screen and said there were a few hundred Republican protesters over there, but, most people were here to see the flotilla and wish the royals well.
Over at Peace Couple, our alternate egos — The Duke and Duchess of Peace — have written a post about alternatives to the royal Diamond Jubilee events.
You can find links there to Occupy London, and to info on alternative Republican Diamond Jubilee events (“Republicans” in England are people who wish to end the monarchy and create a Republic.)
We also wrote about the monarchy and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee from our perspective as Americans, and as peace and justice activists.
…we think Americans should not be sucked into the publicity stunt that the English government and aristocracy foist upon the English people with royal events. If you as a foreigner don’t want to critique the antiquated, undemocratic institution of the monarchy, at least don’t promote it or buy the memorabilia plates…
Full article and links at Peace Couple: here.
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