We Are Many

Synopsis: The global protest against the Iraq War on 15 February 2003 was a pivotal moment in recent history, the consequences of which have gone unreported. We Are Many chronicles the struggle to shift power from the old establishment to the new superpower that is global public opinion, through the prism of one historic day.
Genre: Documentary
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110 min


XFM, 104. 9.

I'm Ricky Gervais. With me Steve Merchant.

I'll tell you what. I was walking here today,

and the West End is crammed.

There's helicopters. There's police.

There's about a million people

sort of just milling around,

standing around with placards and stuff.

They've got too much time

on their hands. They need a war.

You don't read the newspapers, do you?


BBC Radio Four.

What's thought to be the biggest

demonstration in British history

is taking place in Central London.

The organizers say nearly two million people

have gathered to oppose war against Iraq.

From Auckland to Athens, Berlin to Bangkok,

some 600 cities across the world.

Can you do that again?

15th of February 2003.

We're in London,

just outside Trafalgar Square.

It's the anti-war march.

There's lots and lots of people here.

It's a terrible legacy...

...for those people who died on 9/11,

that we're now killing

more people in their name.

That's my opinion, anyway.

February 15th was the single largest

mobilization of people

in the history of humanity, bar none.

It was the biggest demonstration coordinated

in the history of the whole Earth.

Do you think we can stop this war?

I think if we tried really hard, yeah.

I think we can stop this war.

The Prime Minister

avoided the protestors outside

chanting "No blood for oil."

Millions of British people telling you

we don't want this war.

Now will you listen?

Listen to the people, Tony.

Listen to the people.

This is a battle with only one outcome.

Our victory, not theirs.

Something began on that day

that, uh... that cannot be reversed.


I was in New York. I'm a New Yorker.

I work as a nurse practitioner,

and I was at work that day.

I was at work at Tinker

Air Force Base in Oklahoma.

It was an ordinary day.

I was in an airplane on my way

from Stockholm to New York.

And I remember waking up

in the morning, early, jetlagged,

and I went out jogging,

and I came in and turned on the news.

I'm going to interrupt

because of the latest news.

A plane has crashed

into the World Trade Center.

We've got Warner on the phone,

who's watching and looking at it right now.

You can see the fire, you can see the smoke.

I mean, it's a monster hole, you know.

Oh, my God.

That looks like a second plane.

Oh, my God.

The second tower has exploded

in a gargantuan explosion!

And at that point I didn't know

that my brother was at the Trade Center.

It was horrific.

And I knew, I knew in a flash,

whatever was happening at that moment,

this was the beginning

of something even worse.

The deliberate and deadly attacks

which were carried out yesterday

against our country

were more than acts of terror.

They were acts of war.

September 12th 2001,

was the day that changed the world.

Not September 11th.

Because that was the day that

George W Bush announced to the world

that the answer to this huge crime

would be our war.

It was downhill after that.

The evidence now shows that on the very...

Well, within 24 hours of the attack,

they had basically decided to attack Iraq.

Was it Cheney or Rumsfeld, one of those,

at the first meeting

after the attack on the Twin Towers,

said, "That's it, let's go for Iraq?"

And now's an opportunity

to do, uh, generations a favor

by coming together and whipping terrorism.

It is a long-term campaign

which is why we are characterizing it

as a war.

Your loss we count as our loss.

Your struggle we take as our struggle.

Now that war has been declared on us,

we will lead the world

to victory, to victory.

This is a moment to seize.

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