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George Bush Is coming to Boston (english)
26 Sep 2002
Modified: 02 Oct 2002
George Bush, the unelected dictator of the United Rogue States Of Texas is coming to Boston to make a speech, I mean butcher the english language, in an attempt to raise money and support for Mitt Romney, the republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts.
George Bush, the unelected dictator of the United Rogue States Of Texas is coming to Boston to make a speech, I mean butcher the english language, in an attempt to raise money and support for Mitt Romney, the republican candidate for governor of Massachusetts.
A demonstration has already been announced. Protesters are gathering on the old Northern ave bridge at 6pm on friday Oct 4 and marching to the Seaport hotel where Bush will be speaking, I mean butchering the english language.
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This could be big....(couldn't it?) (english)
26 Sep 2002
This seems like a big chance. Are their any large attempts to organize this beyond a few people? I know there are tons of people in the Boston area who are really not looking forward to war (and would probably enjoy spending some time in the streets voicing their opinion). Has the message gotten out? Are there organizing efforts underway? We can really catch Bush off guard if we do this right.

As far as I can tell no one is expecting any kind of opposition to this event (this little article here on the IMC is the first and only place I heard of it). There is only a week left. How much can we organize?
Who released the call to action (english)
27 Sep 2002
So who organized the march? I think it's imperative that this be as big as the Boston area can make it. October is shaping up to be a month of highly visible resistance and it can start here. I'm working on mobilizing the NH seacoast for this as well as NY on the 6th. I'm sure the people of Boston would like as much info about this as possible before the 4th...

peace
See also:
http://pjl.n3.net
Confusion about timing (english)
30 Sep 2002
I agree that this can be a huge event! However, the Citizens for Legitimate Democracy website ( http://legitgov.org/protest_bush_boston_10_4.html ) says that the Bush speech will be at lunchtime. They have a permit to protest 11:30am - 2:00 pm. How can we find out what's up?
Lunchtime Protest (english)
30 Sep 2002
On October 4th, Bush will only be at the Seaport Hotel from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. He is attending a $5000 per couple fundraiser for Mitt Romney. I have an invitation to the event and am certain of the times. I have attempted to notify as many groups/activists as possible as to the timing (Bush will be long gone by 6:00 p.m.). Protesters should plan to meet/assemble at the Northern Avenue (now Moakley) Bridge between 11:30 a.m. and noon, and then march to the Seaport Hotel shortly thereafter. HOPE TO SEE EVERYONE BETWEEN 11:30 A.M. AND NOON ON FRIDAY!
aargh (english)
02 Oct 2002

Whoever is announcing the 11:30 thing is being really sketchy, spreading misinformation such as, the announcement for the 6:00
rally was a mistake, that the time has been changed, or that no one is planning to show up at 6:00 anyway so you should
probably show up at 11:30.

I'm not with AFSC, but I just got off the phone with them (they're getting lots of calls) and they are still planning the 6 pm thing.
They are fully aware that Bush may change his plans and will post it to their web site if they decide to change the time.
http://www.justicewithpeace.org/

I don't want to scare people off from 11:30 because I don't know any better than anyone else what is going on - I only know
what people tell me. AFSC are people I know and can reach over the phone. The 11:30 info is posted apparently by a group
called "Citizens for Legitimate Goverment" which is a web site with no contact information, only anonymous yahoo.com email
addresses. This is the only thing I can see about 11:30 - if other people have more reliable-looking sources, they should
probably post them.

If you go to 11:30, beware of a couple of things:

1) Organizations that don't play nice with other organizations, by spreading misinformation about their actions and otherwise not
acting on the up-and-up, indicating sketchy motives, and

2) pre-emptive arrest. Don't get boxed in.