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Announcement :: DNC
Statement from the Coalition to Protest the DNC
25 Jul 2004
Thousands to March Against War and Racism
Thousands of people are arriving in Boston to protest the
Kerry-Bush war policies. Activists, veterans, clergy,
union members, students, and others are coming to march to
the site of the Democratic National Convention to take a
stand against war and racism. Both parties support the
colonial occupation of Iraq, Haiti, and Palestine, attacks
on unions and workers, and the repressive Patriot Act.
The conventions of both parties are lavish gatherings of
millionaires and corporate-owned politicians. The only
forum for the people is on the streets, and we will be
there by the thousands to demand, "Bring the Troops Home
Now! End Colonial Occupation of Iraq, Palestine, and
Haiti. Money for jobs, housing, health care, and
education, not for war and occupation."

Volunteers are arriving from all over the country, from as
far away as San Diego, California and Raleigh, North
Carolina. Causeway Street on Sunday, July 25, will see a
large, united demonstration--the only forum for those who
oppose the Bush-Kerry policies of war and racism.

The Coalition to Protest the DNC has won a great victory
for free speech over the politicians and police who
attempted to stop the march from taking place. We have
permits to march down Causeway Street, directly in front
of the Fleet Center, site of the DNC. However, we
denounce the decision of Judge Woodlock allow the "protest
pen" to stand. Even thouch Woodlock called the pen "an
affront to free speech" and "corrosive of democratic
values," and admitted that it was appropriately referred
to as an "internment pen," he chose to allow this
abomination to stand. By doing so, he demonstrated utter
contempt for free speech and set a dangerous precedent.
We call for the pen to be torn down now. We invite all
who have come to Boston to protest the DNC to boycott the
pen. Do not voluntarily go into Judge Woodlock's
internment camp--join us on the street in front of the DNC
to take a united stand against war, racism, and
repression.

We further denounce the dangerous and unnecessary media
campaign waged against the non-violent demonstrators
coming to Boston. The Police Department and the Federal
Agencies brought in to suppress dissent, have issued false
statements claiming that demonstrators were planning to
commit acts of "terrrorism," including attacking media
vehicles. There is no threat of violence coming from
demonstrators. These lies are being spread at the last
minute in order to frighten the residents of Boston, to
attempt to scare away and intimidate protestors, and to
divert attention from the issues being raised by the
thousands of people coming to Boston to protest against a
brutal and illegal war, against racist attacks on
immigrants, and the anti-worker policies of both corporate
parties. For the media to even mention violence in
association with the protests is ridiculous; we should
instead be talking about the real violence: the colonial
war against Iraq, which has resulted in the deaths of more
than 900 U.S. troops and thousand of Iraqis, illegal
roundups and detention of Muslim and Arab people, the
continual brutalization of people of color by police, and
the war being waged by politicians of both parties against
working people in the US.

We call for all opposed to the Bush-Kerry policies to join
us. We will gather at 12 noon at Boston Common for a
rally and then march on the Democratic National
Convention.

This demonstration is organized by the Coaltion to Protest
the DNC, which includes Chuck Turner, Boston City Council;
ANSWER Boston; The New England Human Rights Organization
for Haiti; Union of Minority Neighborhoods; The MLK
Bolivarian Circle; The Greater Roxbury Workers
Association; USWA Local 8751, Boston School Bus Drivers;
The International Action Center; Chelsea United Against
the War; The Women?s Fightback Network and the Stonewall
Warriors.

March on the DNC!
Sunday, July 25
call the 617-522-66226
www.iacboston for more information

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Re: Statement from the Coalition to Protest the DNC
25 Jul 2004
fuck the IAC and all other marxist opportunists. you cannot co-opt the resistance you cannot speak for us.
Re: Statement from the Coalition to Protest the DNC
25 Jul 2004
p.s. for those of you who don't know, the IAC is a front group for the workers' world party, a stalinist group that supported saddam, the tiananmen square massacre, milosevic, and a bunch of other really fucked up shit.
Re: Statement from the Coalition to Protest the DNC
25 Jul 2004
fuck the anarchists. in fact, no one is ideologically pure, so you shouldn't protest at all. fuck the ideologically pure, too.
Re: Statement from the Coalition to Protest the DNC
25 Jul 2004
for those who don't know, anarchists have never accomplished anything on this planet, have no leadership abilities and take no initiative. all they do is attack stalinists.
Re: Statement from the Coalition to Protest the DNC
26 Jul 2004
wow, thats just a lie.

By the way, stalinism is worse than nazism.....for those who dont know.
Re: Statement from the Coalition to Protest the DNC
26 Jul 2004
this thread is hilarious