A brief article appeared in the Northeastern University newspaper about the DNC protests. Surprisingly enough, factual information seemed to be conspicuously absent, so I wrote this letter in an attempt to set them straight. I don't know if they'll publish it or not, but I thought it might be of interest to others.
We are at a moment in history where Bush & Kerry and the whole ruling
class are looking for a mandate--looking for an approving thumbs-up, or at least
a complicit silence from people in this country for their whole war-of-empire
horrors and homeland repression. They want to go forward--with whoever wins--and
say, "This was the will of the people." But MILLIONS are fed-up with
this program and do not want to go along with it.
The DNC2RNC March is a 258 Mile Movement from The Boston Common to Madison Square Garden; stopping, rallying, and spreading resistance the entire way. The March left from the Common the day after the DNC ended, on July 30th. Nearly 90 people rallied at 9am, ate breakfast provided by Seeds of Peace, and held a circle chant where we all met each other by saying our names and having the group repeat it. At around ten in the morning the march was off. The police escorted and the first day had little tension.