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Dems Begin Damage Control Over Protest Pits
civil_liberties.jpgOn Wednesday afternoon, a "ad hoc" group of Democratic delegates held a press conference in the DNC protest pit with the stated intention to "speak out against the conditions within the protest zone" and "call on the Democratic Party leadership to also make a public statement opposing the zone."

But any possibility the event would represent real political movement on the convention floor was sooned dashed as the bright lights and cameras dazzled delegate spokespeople into the usual partisan song and dance blaming the protest pens on Bush and absolving the democrats of any responsibility.
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29 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : Human Rights
Anti-War Activist Dragged off DNC Floor in Handcuffs
dncmedea1.jpgAs Teresa Heinz Kerry gave her prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, Medea Benjamin of CODEPINK: Women for Peace attempted to bring an anti-war message onto the convention floor. She unfurled a pink banner that read “End the Occupation of Iraq” a sentiment that is shared by the majority of Americans and vast majority of Democrats and was promptly dragged out of the Fleet Center by the police.
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28 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : International
Howard Dean Criticizes Demoratic Party's Position on War, to Acclaim by DNC Delegates
The apparent split between the official stance of the Democratic Party on the Iraq war and the general sentiment of its members provided one undercurrent during a well-received speech by former Vermont Governor and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge on Tuesday afternoon. Dean criticized, “the Democratic party, for not standing up to Bush. They thought the best way to oppose George Bush was to be like George Bush.” A Boston Globe report claimed that some ninety-five percent of Convention delegates oppose the decision to go to war in Iraq.
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28 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : International
Third Day of Protests, July 27th
peacedepartment.jpgTuesday, July 27th saw the continuation of two things that have been continuing all week--the multimedia Eyes Wide Open exhibit portraying the grim realities of the Iraq War and the September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrow’s march with a monument to civilians killed in war. There were also more festive events as well: from noon to 8:00 pm, the Really, Really Democratic Bazaar, a fair in which people gave away goods, services and political information for free, and, from 6:30 to 8:00 pm, a march by the satirical street theater group Billionaires for Bush to the Republican Party Headquarters. Finally, Medea Benjamin of Global Exchange and Code Pink was hauled off the floor of the DNC for unfurling an anti-war banner.
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28 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : International
Revolution or Alienation?
I was at the bazaar today and I've been involved in anarchist organizing for a while. At some point today I started thinking about how the people who weren't involved in the "scene" perceived us. Vangaurdism is for authoritarians; not anarchists. But I think that we're perceived as vangaurdist sometimes. I feel that we've built some strains of a very interesting subculture and movement that is fun to be a part of and that is doing a lot of good work. But I feel like we need to step back a second and think about how our rhetoric, ascetic and project focus/ implementation relates to what we claim to want. For example, does "smash the state" or "up the punx" or half the rhetoric that we use mean anything to anyone outside our own egos?
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28 Jul 2004 | Filed under: Commentary / DNC : Organizing
Barbed Wire Over Boston: Strong Police Presence at the Really, Really Democratic Bazaar
pinkcheerleaders.jpgThe green grass of the Boston Common, along with the civil liberties of several thousand people were trampled today by squads of police that continually marched, biked and cycled around and through the peaceful displays of the Really, Really Democratic Bazaar. Under the propagandized shield of "combating terrorism" and "preventing violence", the growing security state seeks to protect itself from the exploding numbers of the disenfranchised that will inevitably rise against it. And on the Boston Common, approximately 2500 people of all flavors celebrated "another world is possible" while ignoring the police. Live music on two stages, free haircuts, free massages, free bikes, and free hugs were just several of the ways people expressed their commitment to the creation of community and the living protest to consumptive living.
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28 Jul 2004 | Filed under: Commentary / DNC : Human Rights : Organizing
Art Exhibit Opening Minds In Copley Square
boots.jpgVisitors to the posh shopping area of Back Bay are finding themselves attracted to a powerful art exhibit put on by the American Friends Service Committee, a National Quaker Peace and Justice Aid Organization. The idea for the exhibit came from the groups Chicago office. A visitor to the site is confronted with a formation of 907 boots, a number that rises almost daily. It is the number of American Soldiers killed in Iraq. There is another pile of shoes that represents the 16,000 Iraqi’s estimated killed.
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27 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : International : Media
9/11 Family Group Pushes Peace and a Giant Stone
Stonewalk6.sized.jpgWhile politicians convene in Boston for the Democratic National Convention, family members of 9/11 victims are making a dramatic statement of solidarity with victims of terrorism, violence and war from around the world. They started on July 25 a walk from Boston to New York, pulling a 1400-pound granite memorial honoring the “Unknown Civilians Killed in War.”
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27 Jul 2004 | Filed under: News / DNC : International
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