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Announcement :: Human Rights
Documentary about NYPD's Attack on Critical Mass
09 Jan 2006
Get the word out! Host a screening of Still We Ride, a powerful new documentary about the suppression of free speech and free assembly of New York City's bicycling community. Check out: www.times-up.org/swr_screening.php.
New York City's monthly Critical Mass ride occurred largely without incident for almost 10 years...until the eve of the Republican National Convention in August of 2004. On August 27, the City launched a massive police operation in an effort to discourage public participation during the week of RNC-related demonstrations. That night, over 5,000 bicyclists took part in Critical Mass, and 264 were arrested in one of the largest mass arrests in the city's history.

Still We Ride is a powerful new documentary about the suppression of free speech and free assembly as manifested by the City of New York's attacks on the monthly Critical Mass ride. The film documents the August 2004 ride before the arrests began and the chaos that followed. The movie also chronicles the continuing police crackdown on cyclists in New York, including arrests and bike seizures, which have occurred monthly since September 2004 and which show no signs of ending while Michael Bloomberg is mayor. The film also covers the time-consuming, expensive court battles, including the City's current lawsuit against Time's Up!, an18-year-old Manhattan-based environmental advocacy group, for promoting the leaderless Critical Mass ride.

Time's Up! is working with the producers of Still We Ride to get the word out about the situation in New York and to raise funds to support their advocacy efforts. If you can arrange for a screening of Still We Ride, Time's Up! will loan you a DVD of the film. After any costs you might incur, we request that the proceeds you collect benefit the advocacy efforts of Time's Up! and the film's producers, who have yet to recoup their production costs.

More information on Time's Up! can be found at http://www.times-up.org, and you can view a trailer of Still We Ride at http://www.stillweridethemovie.com. If you can coordinate a screening in your area, please fill out the information on http://www.times-up.org/swr_screening.php.
See also:
http://www.times-up.org

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Re: Documentary about NYPD's Attack on Critical Mass
09 Jan 2006
A bunch of Dumb Asses riding bikes on a busy city street is hardly a political statement.
Re: Documentary about NYPD's Attack on Critical Mass
09 Jan 2006
The movie is about suppression of free speech and free assembly, not political protests.
Re: Documentary about NYPD's Attack on Critical Mass
10 Jan 2006
Quite funny! Protesters on tricycles! Sounds like a great new comedy!