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Saturday IS Protest Day
09 Dec 2000
Saturday seems to be the biggest day of protest in Boston. Join the fun and witness the tragedy.
Having witnessed the Saturday events of the last few weeks I'd like to summarize the events and encourage involvement.

Protest of Sanctions on Iraq
Park Street Station, Boston Common noon - 2
This protest involves many interesting speakers and has been going every Saturday for over a year and a half.

Food Not Bombs
Near Park Street Station, Boston Common 12:30pm
Free Veg Food near Info booth within earshot of the Iraq protest. Every Saturday.

Fur Protest
Niemann Marcus, Copley SQ 1-3 pm
Haven't been but I guess the idea is Fur = Bad. Not sure when this ends.

GAP Protest
GAP, 201 Newbury St. 1pm
This Saturday December 16th only. GAP tortures 3rd world for profit.

Gore/Bush showdown
City Hall Plaza, around 1 - 2pm
This protest seems to be dwindling in numbers but not in energy. Bush supporters have been seen chanting for hours on end. This Saturday witnessed the Bush fans shouting down the Gore crowd until each one went home. When the last demoralized Gore supporter left he was serenaded with the "Nah Nah Goodbye" song. Please attend this, if for no other reason, to shut down the Mayor's corporate sponsored enchanted village.

Leonard Peltier, Mumia, Political Prisoners Protest
park street 2pm
One time protest to follow up Iraq protest. More good speakers and good discussion and distribution of flyers and newspapers. Some guy yelled, "Mumia's a cop killer, let'em fry".
I've been told there is a movement happening, but it's hard to find. I don't want to be self-righteous since I can be fairly complacent, but the thing to do is join some of these events and help them grow. Even if some of these events don't move you or you disagree with the politics come hear the message and show solidarity.

It seems that many people (myself included) don't really know what actions to take. The Debate brought out everyone, but these type of events only happen every 6 months. I invite people to come out weekly, not so much to protest, but because we need steady communications and activity. I think ultimately if we want an alternative to American government culture (shopping and TV) then we need to create some alternative activities. Hop the T Saturday and let's work together to joyfully burn this rotten country.
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Those Who Cannot Remember The Past...
12 Dec 2000
Read "Votescam", published by Victoria Press, 1993, which concerns Justice Scalia's dismissal of a lawsuit against the Republicans over voting fraud in Florida, during a previous presidential election. His action, moved him politically ahead of his former law teacher Bork, and he was subsequently nominated by the Republicans for the Supreme Court!
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