But as one who has helped organize a multitude of antiwar protests, some of which drew hundreds of thousands of people, well, if you keep doing what you’re doing, you keep getting what you’re getting. The turnout for the antiwar actions of the past week was quite small and mostly ignored by mainstream media. Why? Mostly I think because street protests aren’t newsworthy anymore. It’s been the same old speeches and the same old signs for five years, and the number of people participating in such protests steadily drops. That’s not because the populace doesn’t oppose the wars, because they do, but because such street protests have been done so often that they no longer get much attention.
The antiwar movement needs some new ideas.