Wednesday 22 September 2010

Protest the Pope — speeches roundup

Here are some links to recordings of the "Protest the Pope" rally that took place in London last Saturday. The first video (for the attention-challenged) is edited highlights, beginning with Geoffrey Robinson and including Richard Dawkins, Barbara Blaine, Peter Tatchell, Maryam Namazie, Andrew Copson and Johann Hari:

The rally was opened by Andrew Copson, chief executive of the British Humanist Association:

Johann Hari:

Richard Dawkins:

Peter Tatchell (incomplete):

Geoffrey Robertson (from the rear):

Another view of Geoffrey Robertson:

Terry Sanderson:

Maryam Namazie:

Ben Goldacre:

Father Bernard Lynch (from the rear):

The Pod Delusion folks have made available an unedited audio recording of the speeches. While the sound quality isn't great, for those like myself who did not attend the rally the recording does serve to put all of the above clips in sequence and context:

Thanks to the Pod Delusion and all those who made their recordings available. Click on each video to go to YouTube for more information on the recording.