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Commentary :: DNC
Call to Boycott the "Soft Zone"
24 Jul 2004
The Soft Zone is made up of the space enclosed by Washington Street, Causeway Street, Merrimac Street, and New Chardon Street. Full map of the area is available online in PDF format: http://www.blackteasociety.org/propaganda/DetailMap.pdf
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Call to Boycott the "Soft Zone" http://blackteasociety.org

In the modern political climate there is much talk about the supposed balance between freedom and security. We are constantly bombarded with the media's veiled threats regarding the elusive "next attack." We are made to believe that we must accept that hordes of evil-doers who hate freedom are lurking around the corner, willing to risk it all in order to destroy a little more of our freedom. Ironically, in order to protect ourselves from this mythical threat and safeguard freedom, the people of America are more than willing to allow the rapid increase of the powers of the State, which in turn only facilitates the annihilation of freedom.

With the imminent invasion of the Democratic National Convention upon Bostonian soil, the people of Boston have begun to see their fair city manifested into a full-scale police state. Checkpoints will be erected upon our public transportation entrances. Random searches will be executed upon our subways. The good people of this revolutionary city will be expected to roll over and play dead while the rich DNC invaders lavish themselves in luxury and bathe in the blood of the workers.

For those who attempt to challenge the State's monopoly of force and take to the streets to exercise their rights and express their dissent, the DNC has another surprise coming. Under the guise of "national security" and the "balance of freedom and security," Bostonians and their allies will be herded like sheep into walled enclosures.

The Bl(A)ck Tea Society has already called for a boycott of the "Free Speech Zone" (http://blackteasociety.org/calls/fsz.php). In light of recent events, we are reaffirming that boycott. The FSZ now is covered entirely on the top with mesh netting and surrounded by razor wire. One construction worker who was building the FSZ complained that he felt like he was constructing an internment camp. Freedom must not be interned!

The Bl(a)ck Tea Society recently was a plaintiff in a case to change the conditions of the FSZ as well as the soft Zone. We lost our case and are now appealing. However, due to the conditions that currently exist, the Bl(A)ck Tea Society is also now calling for a boycott of the Soft Zone. The conditions that had previously made the Soft Zone "soft" are no longer valid. Only four entrances to the Soft Zone are present. The fence surrounding the Soft Zone is eight feet height. Armed thugs will protect the entrances, and anyone with a "large" bag or "suspicious" clothing will be searched. Police reserve the power to search smaller bags if they claim to have reasonable suspicion. No signs with sticks, flagpoles, etc. will be allowed in the Soft Zone. The same conditioned outlined in the Call to Boycott the Free Speech Zone are now also valid in regards to the Soft Zone.

The DNC invaders are failing to abide by the Constitution of the United States of America. The Bill of Rights still stands. Boston still is in America. The actions of the State are illegal, unjust, and unfounded. The occupation of Bostonian soil will not be tolerated. In Boston, we still recognize the Bill of Rights, even if our invaders do not.

The Bl(A)ck Tea Society calls upon the people of Boston and their allies to defend this revolutionary city. Do not enter any pen. Do not pass through any checkpoint. Do not consent to any search. Do not ratify the State's ability to erode the Bill of Rights. Defend Boston, defend the Bill of Rights, and Reclaim the Streets!

See you in the streets. - The Bl(A)ck Tea Society

The "Soft Zone" is made up of the space enclosed by Washington Street, Causeway Street, Merrimac Street, and New Chardon Street. Full map of the area is available online in PDF format: http://www.blackteasociety.org/propaganda/DetailMap.pdf

Original Call To Boycott the "Free Speech Zone": http://blackteasociety.org/calls/fsz.php

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RIGHT ON!
24 Jul 2004
we need some good chants to reach the cops inner humanity

who do you serve and protect?
why are you a stooge for the war machine?
All we want is peace and love, why do you want to beat us?

of course these aren't good chants, but something with that msg is in order- is there anything we can say or do to get the cops to realize they should be on our side- it the people vs the corpoations... cops are people too? we need one honest cop to wake up and switch sides, maybe more will follow :)
Got a joke for you...
24 Jul 2004
why do you bury cops 10 feet underground??

...because deep down they're good people.
Re: Call to Boycott the "Soft Zone"
24 Jul 2004
Boston PD
You Better Get Shaking
Today's Pig
Is tomorrow's Bacon!