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News :: DNC
Bl(A)ck Tea In The Media
29 Jun 2004
Hartford Courant: June 27.

Wondering what the scene outside the Democratic convention in Boston might look like? Consider this: The protest group that appears most organized is a band of anarchists.
Hartford Courant: June 27.

Wondering what the scene outside the Democratic convention in Boston might look like? Consider this: The protest group that appears most organized is a band of anarchists.

Inspired by the Boston Tea Party and their city's labor union legacy, they call themselves the Bl(A)ck Tea Society. They've been meeting since last summer to muster a response to the four-day convention coming to the FleetCenter at the end of July.

As a May meeting of the group began in a cramped MIT classroom, the nearly 20 people gathered around the table introduced themselves, naming the last book they had read. For one member, it was Orwell's account of the Spanish Civil War. Another was into "The Sixties: Years of Hope, Days of Rage," and someone else was reading a biography of Ho Chi Minh.

read more: http://www.blackteasociety.org/library/hartford.php

The Nation: June 24: Full of Beans in Boston.

The emphasis on decentralized protest has spread organically through Boston protest circles. Even the "anti-authoritarian" Bl(A)ck Tea Society (a revolutionary riff on the Boston Tea Party) has decided against converging at the convention's FleetCenter location in favor of a street fair on Boston Common, the "Really, REALLY Democratic Bazaar" on July 27.

read more: http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040712&s=blanding more
See also:
http://blackteasociety.org/

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