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Thoughts on Saturdays @ Harvard Square (english)
01 Sep 2003
Modified: 04 Sep 2003
Evolving in the face of Cambridge PD harassment.
The events of last Saturday were the product of the manipulations of others by the rogue cop shown in the article about the event. The MBTA police were largely clueless and were called by this officer. There was no reason for the officer to place the call. The real injustice lies with the conduct of the Cambridge PD officer, an individual that has been wasting tax payer resources to stalk and harass dissidents.

That said, I suggest we turn this Saturday into an even bigger event. In addition to my usual work during the event, I am bringing a large stack of blank poster boards and markers. Those that come to the event (including passer-bys) will be invited to join the event and given, free of charge, the poster boards and the markers to make their statement. We will encourage them to stick around and join us.

I will also be bringing three large fabric markers (one red, one black, and one white). Anyone in the square that wishes to, can use these markers to turn their clothing into protest clothing. Bring a blank T-Shirt if you wish.

I will be passing out black bandanas too (also free of charge) to anarchists.

Finally, I will be traveling to various parts of Boston, Cambridge, and Sommerville during the week to pass out leaflets asking people to join us. I encourage others to do the same.

I am also making a request for people to bring digital cameras for the purpose of photographing all police officers monitoring our event. I will publish the photos online. Photos should also be taken of individuals that threaten violence against us (this does not happen often, but it would be find to post pictures of them here on IndyMedia).

A new online forum will be created which will be accessible by password only. No announcement of the location of this forum or how to log onto it will be announced on any public medium, so if you see such a notice, it is bogus. Access to the forum will be granted through personal invitation in the form of a business card that I will hand to you. It will include your login name and password. Do not accept such invitations from anyone you do not know. You will know me when I give you a card. The purpose of the new, password protect forum, is for disorganized resisters to communicate with each other outside of the monitoring of local police (as we know, the local police monitor this forum). This will help us keep in contact without giving away our plans.
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ROCK ON, RANDOM ANONYMOUS ANARCHIST (english)
01 Sep 2003
count on me!
Do you care what we write on our posters? (english)
01 Sep 2003
""Those that come to the event (including passer-bys) will be invited to join the event and given, free of charge, the poster boards and the markers to make their statement. We will encourage them to stick around and join us.""

Now if my statement is "Stephen DeVoy is a pathetic loser" then will you give me a poster and a marker?

""I will also be bringing three large fabric markers (one red, one black, and one white). Anyone in the square that wishes to, can use these markers to turn their clothing into protest clothing. Bring a blank T-Shirt if you wish.""

Can I borrow a marker to write "I Support the Cambridge PD" on my blank T-Shirt???

Do you support free speech?????????????????????????
George Bullock is welcome to come. (english)
01 Sep 2003
George Bullock, the cyber stalker and fan of the FBI (see http://www.stop-fascism.org/george_bullock.htm ) is more than welcome to come on Saturday. In fact, I dare him to show up. Let's see if the cowardly cyber stalker has the guts to show up in person.
Hi Steve!!! (english)
02 Sep 2003
I do hope George pays you a visit, I want to see pictures!

Now back to the question, will you give me free poster board and let me borrow your pens to create my own poster?

Are there any rules?

I don't want a black bandanna because it will mess up my hair.
Information please (english)
02 Sep 2003

Could someone please post some information on this action? I keep on reading about the "Occupation(s) of Harvard Square" but not what the actions are about, what time they begin, and so on.

Thanks!
It begins at 12:00 every Saturday (english)
02 Sep 2003
Loads of people just go there and hang out and discuss politics. It is a really cool thing to do on a Saturday afternoon.

The fun starts when the police wander through and ask "individuals" for their street vendor permits. That usually happens about 4pm.

At the end of the afternoon the activists all dissapear down the red line and go home and count the money they panhandled.

Street Circus at its finest!
Hey Joe (english)
02 Sep 2003
Hey Joe, you responded to my comment on a previous post about Harvard Square. Apparently MBTA Police pulling down posters is now considered a police state. Nevermind police in ACTUAL police states raiding homes and killing people for their dissent in the Third World. You must have so much to worry about prancing about in Harvard Square screaming about how MBTA Police making a decision which has legally been declared theirs is now considered a police state. I advise you take a trip to a real police state and I'm sure you'll be much more reluctant to call the US one.

I know what that other guy meant about negatively titling ourselves "anti-capitalists". It's just really the only term that I can think of that encompasses all anti-capitalist ideologies.

One more thing...I hope to god that the bandanas aren't some Made in China pieces of shit from Wal-Mart and the t-shirts people bring/wear aren't Made in the Third World pieces of shit either. Please don't let corporations take advantage of the economic inequities created by capitalism. Buy union-made from non-developing nations. Thank you.
Veritas makes a good point there. (english)
02 Sep 2003
A lot of this political propaganda merchandise is actually MADE in countries that the propagandist are against. Even IF it is handmade from earth friendly materials then some groups sell it online using automatic payment systems that they themselves have branded as "evil".

6 months ago PayPal was one of those evil capitalist monsters. Now it is the preffered method of paying donations to anarchists.

How times change!
Cops putting on a show. (english)
02 Sep 2003
I guess cops really do post on IndyMedia. Look at this thread.

In any case, I'll be there on Saturday.
See you there Tracy (english)
02 Sep 2003
Next Saturday people will be taking lots of pictures and posting them on the net.

""I am also making a request for people to bring digital cameras ""

SMILE!!!!!!
Cool, put my photo on the web too. (english)
02 Sep 2003
When we've finally swept the Bush assholes out of power, I want an historial record of the fact that I was on the correct side of history. I'm proud of my dissent! Click away!
Hey Sweeper.... (english)
02 Sep 2003
"When we've finally swept the Bush assholes out of power"

You are drifting off topic.

This Topic is Harvard Square, Police, Posters, Marker pens,and T-Shirts.

Concentrate can you?
I think I'll post what I want to. (english)
02 Sep 2003
As I said, come and take my photo. Bostonians are not afraid of cops. You see, little fellow, we started the first American Revolution. We can do it again.

Also, little guy, you don't need a permit to protest or gather in Massachusetts. Massachusetts has a stronger Bill of Rights than the US Government. You must be from out of state. Bostonians can see through your crap.
I think I'll post what I want to, So will I. (english)
02 Sep 2003
You post what you want, and I will too!

""I will publish the photos online. Photos should also be taken of individuals that threaten violence against us""

Sounds like big brother to me, all that taking photos stuff!

""You see, little fellow, we started the first American Revolution. We can do it again."" By dressing up as Native Americans and throwing tea away?

You mean you are going to start the second American revolution by disguising yourselves and pointing the blame at a minority group?

I digress...

It is 3am here, and I really need to go to bed. I have a job.

""You must be from out of state. Bostonians can see through your crap."" You definatly are, or are you a welfare Bostonian?
don't be goaded into acting like children (english)
02 Sep 2003
I think it is lovely that we are discussing our constitutional rights and the need for public displays of dissent. this may be the time to emphasize peace, love, and understanding. ours is certainly not a police state along the lines of Nazi Germany--yet. But observant students of history know that we are headed in that direction, and that the only way to stop that "progress" is to engage it loudly and publicly. the public is overwhelmingly on our side. world opinion even more so. do not be goaded by ANYONE into doing anything that you are not comfortable with. dialogue is the key word here, even with the police, many of whom are perfectly decent people doing their job as they understand it. selective enforcement of the law, however, is unconstitutional. some have already made this mistake, and that is a point in the column of the demonstrators. the event in Harvard Square on Saturdays draws people with many opinions, and many agendas together. as an individual, you are a free agent and not responsible for the actions of anyone but yourself. arm yourself with information, protect yourself with principles, and help show the world what makes America great.
rational? (english)
02 Sep 2003
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Here is an image of a sign that was posted in Harvard Square. Looks dangerous doesn't it?

It is amazing to read the comments of Mr. "rational." Of course you are entitled to your political opinion. That is what these protests are all about! If you want to make a sign attacking someone else for their own personal political opinion or activity that is your decision. Frankly it sounds like you have the rock of Gibraltar on your shoulder. Why not make a political statement about the current political situation in the United States?

I guess that would be "irrational!"

Meanwhile, back on planet earth, all of us who know the direction that Bush and Cheney are taking our country can come out and express ourselves! Please bring your voice and add it to the conversation!

This is what democracy looks like.
Re: PD asking for street vendor permits (english)
03 Sep 2003
Does anyone here know about the u.s. Supreme Court ruling that actually makes it the "law of the land" where artists DO NOT have to have a permit to SELL their art on the street? Read all about it!

For Immediate Release: 6/2/97
"Street Artist Federal ruling stands; U.S. Supreme Court rejects Giuliani appeal"
http://www.openair.org/alerts/artist/nyrej.html


This link basically goes over all the shit that NYC's ex-mayor Rudolf (?) Giuliani went to, on behalf of the powerful business associations there, to attack a group of street artists/"vendors" (named "A.R.T.I.S.T.") for daring to challenge his warfare routines. Even when lower courts sided with the artists, Guiliani led continuing attacks of arrests of artists and confiscations of art; he used his power to take it all the way to the u.s. Supreme Court and got effectively kicked in the balls.

Two lessons here (maybe you'll see more): The farce of court fights when powerful interests are at stake, and the reality that *you only hear about cases which serve the interests of the real terrorists.

As far as others in other cities challenging officials, it seems to me that the "Highest Court In The Land" has set an unchallengable precident (for now), and if/when local PDs fuck with you, all you have to do is dare to stand up and it should be thrown out as soon as you get to court.

Now, one thing I know about H-square artists is that they're not keen on rocking the boat. But you guys, with your big rhetoric might have the balls (and less to lose), and you know, it would look good for you to lead this thing since it's pretty much already done...

Always good to be able to get deep connections with other groups wouldn't you say?!!!
See also:
ice.prohosting.com/~unmediat
The Cambridge PD are just the beginning. (english)
04 Sep 2003
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KOBE warned you over two weeks ago that the Boston Police Department had been alerted to your presence in Massachusetts, and to your activities in Harvard Square. Do you remember when you accused a certain Boston PD police officer of being a KOBE? Now, you have to suffer the consequences of your foolish, moronoc, idiotic tantrums. The Cambridge PD now have your entire KOBE dossier, as do the Harvard University Campus Police Department. We know that you are using school computers to access restricted websites through proxies too, Stevie.

You will NOT be allowed to flaunt your anti-American, traitorous views in public. Continue your foolish challenge, and YOU WILL BE JAILED. Besides, didnt you say right here: http://la.indymedia.org/news/2003/04/47220_comment.php that Boston Indymedia was COINTELPRO? Do you believe ANYTHING you write? Nobody else does!

So, in September and August, I get to be George Bullock, right? But only two months ago, you were "100% sure" that I was Dave Young, werent you? Before that, it was Ned Lyle, then Mike Manning, then KOBE HQ, then, I was George Bullock before too (you know, the guy in Pasadena whom you harassed cause you thought he was me).

Now you have to reconcile somehow that Im supposed to be "George Bullock", and also put me at Computers NLA too. Since there is no George Bullock who works at Computers NLA, I understand you are now making me a "part owner"? BWAHAHAHAHAHA! You are a piece of work, Stephen DeVoy!!!!

We are 100 steps ahead of you at all times. We see you, Stephen.
See also:
http://www.kobehq.com