Christian Parenti, author of "Lockdown America: Police and Prisons in the Age of Crisis" and Chris Clement, anti-corporate globalization and anti-racist activist, are speaking Wednesday at 6:30PM at the Northeastern University Law School in Boston.
Repost of a message originally posted to the "realdebate-announce" listserv--run by the Task Force to Expand the Debate, the largest Boston Oct. 3rd debate organizing coalition--in response to another post by a Green Party member worrying about how union/protestor scuffles at the debate protests would effect labor-community solidarity.
Detailed information about the Commission on Presidential Debates Board of Directors. It is an outrage that this handful of CEOs have the authority to deny the public access to a vital part of the presidential election. This information is to be available freely; copy it at your discretion. I am still researching the CPD, more information
will be forthcoming...
UMass Junior Chris Garner had worked hard on the student newspaper to get his press pass for the Presidential debate on his campus. When he photographed police confronting protesters outside, one officer grabbed his neck and shoved him. Another pushed him against a metal guardrail. A third told him, "so, is this your press credential? Well, consider it revoked," and ripped the cord from his neck. Then police hit a young woman with a club.