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by Kevin Prichard & Shonagh Adelman
Saturday, Aug. 19, 2000 at 10:09 AM
This article presents a chronology of DNC 2000 legal actions by protesters, and actions by police and state against protesters, as sets of links to articles. Includes excellent background information on U.S. Federal plans for handling non-violent protesters, as well as thorough analysis of police tactics.
DOCUMENTING THE POLICE STATE
Compiled and Commented by Kevin Prichard & Shonagh
DNC 2000 - CHRONOLOGY OF STATE & POLICE RESPONSE TO PROTEST
As compared with the Seattle WTO, D.C. IMF/World Bank,
and Philadelphia RNC protests, the DNC protesters had legal guns providing
preemptive action against police behavior.
Parties to Protesters: Stay Home
officials fear trouble from anarchists at Democratic convention
sue Los Angeles for greater access to Democratic convention
court: L.A. must give protesters better access to Democratic convention
Warns Los Angeles Police Department: Stop Harassing Protesters
Seeks Court Order to Stop LAPD from Harassing and Intimidating Convention
asks court to stop police from harassing L.A. convention protesters (AP)
|Federal judge rejects LAPD's security or freedom
of speech choice for protesters
Requires Los Angeles to Follow First Amendment During the Democratic National
|Judge Grants Restraining Order Against LAPD from
Bars LAPD From Raiding Activist HQ
Sues LAPD For Attacks on Press
Condemns Police Response to D2K Rally
|Police Deny Media Access to Sattelite Van During
MEDIA CENSORED BY LAPD
Activist Drops Manure at DNC Hotel
POLICE ACTIVITIES & OBSERVATIONS
The federal government has been part of a police network keeping tabs
Army Intel Units Spying on Activists
on Federal Anti-Activist Intelligence Network
Police Admit Surveillance of Protesters
|Timeline of Philly Police Actions against free
Police Against Dissent & Free Speech: A Chronology
Chief Wants Feds to Investigate Protest Movement
Institute Calls for Funding to Investigate "Riot Conspiracies"
Among Those Arrested in Police Raid of Convergence Center
|Story about US military Psychological Operations
personnel working as paid interns at CNN's newsroom during the Kosovo war.
Army 'Psyops' Specialists worked for CNN
|Follow-up story by Alexander Cockburn of Counterpunch
on US Army Psy-ops personnel working at CNN's newsroom during Kosovo war.
CNN AND PSYOPS
POLICE TRANSPARENCY - ANALYSES
Insightful reportage and analysis of the apparent federal agenda to
limit or silence free speech.
|Excellent analysis of state and police use of
arrest to disrupt and silence dissenting speech.
|Editorial analysis of state and police targeting
of left-wing activists
States Targets the Left
|Editorial on police, politics, and state control
of dissidents in Philadelphia
Confrontation: The Real Story In Philadelphia
|Police use arrests to interrupt arrests
and arbitrary arrests by Police
Stories: False Police Claims of Protestor Violence
War on Political Dissent [in Philadelphia]
|Editorial on Police-Media Relations in Philadelphia
Wisdom and the Philadelphia Snow Job
|Report on the loss of civil rights in U.S. after
end of Cold War
The War Came Home
And We're Losing It: The Jackboot State
of Protest: What Should We Expect?
= anti-globalization terrorists?
POLICE & FEDERAL BACKGROUND INFO
Government and independent reports about the plansto
|Review of information about infamous USAF 55-2
"Garden Plot" plan for using military force to stop political dissidence.
Remind anybody of Central and South America?
Assistance for Civil Disturbances (MACDIS)
|The KERNER COMMISSION and USAF 55-2/Garden Plot
U.S. MILITARY CIVIL DISTURBANCE
PLANNING: THE WAR AT HOME
Statewide Intelligence Systems Program
of Justice Assistance's Annual Report FY 1997 -Funding Resources
INFORMATION SHARING SYSTEMS PROGRAM
POLICE REPRESSION - FIGHTING BACK
Tools and examples for fighting back against police and state repression.
|Guide to Your Rights as a Protester
ACLU Offers Online
Guide on Right to Protest
|Lawsuit filed against US and District of Columbia
over disruption of protests against IMF and World Bank
to Disrupt Peaceful Protests, Rights Groups Charge
cuts bail for woman accused of leading protests
Second Lawsuit, ACLU Challenges Seattle's WTO 'No Protest' Zone on Behalf
of Seven Local People
|Village Voice list of online resources for information
about government, intelligence.
Documents the Man Wants to Hide: From Their Vaults to Your Desktop
|Protest in the electronic age
Away! Protest, Panic, and the Politics of Packet Monkeys
|Village Voice list of online resources for activists
Back Online: Virtual Marchers, Real Results
|Court case against city of Seattle over WTO protest
Residents Accept Judgments in ACLU Lawsuit over WTO "No Protest Zone"
Court Cases Concerning Freedom of Assembly
Court Cases on Free Speech
Advice to LAPD
- Did We Fail As a Movement? Movement Analysis Part II
on Future Actions
|New York's Village Voice visits the Philadelphia
Independent Media Center
|Village Voice list of online resources for right-wingers.
activists, hackers, intelligence, federal, conspiracy
to Understand Conservatives? Read Them. Right Thinking
|ACLU report on Seattle's handling of protests
during the WTO meeting.
of Control: Seattle's Flawed Response to Protests Against the World Trade
Report on Seattle WTO meetings from http://www.parascope.com
People 1, WTO 0
Excellent analysis of state and police use of arrest to disrupt and
silence dissenting speech.
Amnest International's 1999 Report on Police Brutality in the U.S.A.
States of America: Race, Rights and Police Brutality
Report and Analysis of Seattle WTO meetings and the response to protesters
by the National Lawyers Guild
Analyzed, Criticized / BRINGING IN AN UNDEMOCRATIC INSTITUTION BRINGS AN
http://www.iir.com/other/crimjust.htm#National- Criminal Justice orgs and bureaus
http://www.igc.org/deepdish/- deepdish television
http://220.127.116.11/ds/documentslibrary/- dossier documents library
http://www.democracynow.org -Daily Show featuring Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzales
http://www.hrw.org/ - Human Rights Watch
http://www.indexoncensorship.org/- State censorship of journalism
http://www.intelligenceonline.com/- International Stories about Government and Military
http://www.indymedia.org - Independent Media Center, alternative, non-corporate media
http://la.indymedia.org - Los Angeles/DNC Coverage by Independent Media Center
http://la.indymedia.org/radio/index.php3- Live, 24-hour webradio coverage of the convention.
http://www.pir.org">http://www.pir.org">http://www.pir.org- Powerful search engine for who knows who in the spy underworld
http://www.commondreams.org/- Common Dreams, news site for democracy issues
http://www.freespeech.org/ - Free Speech Internet Television
http://www.papertiger.org/ - Paper Tiger Television, video activism
http://www.radioforchange.com/- Laura Flanders webradio station (from Pacific & FreeSpeech TV)
http://www.workingforchange.com/radio/index.cfm- Guide to webradio coverage of the conventions
http://www.nader.org/ - The Nader Page, info about Ralph Nader
http://www.phillyimc.org/article.pl?sid=00/08/05/0731254&mode=thread - Ralph Nader crashes the RNC party in Philadelphia
http://www.amnesty.org/ailib/aipub/ - Amnesty Internation Publications & Reports
http://www.counterpunch.org/ - Media and Political Analysis, news site
http://www.emperors-clothes.com/ - Media and Political Analysis, news site
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/ - Political analysis news site
http://la.indymedia.org/links.php3 - Coverage of Global Economic Protests
http://www.shadowconvention.com/ - Alternative to the Republicrats' conventions.
http://www.d2kla.org/ - Gathering place for demonstration organizers
http://www.alternet.org/ - Alternative coverage of political events, news site
http://www.ems.org/ - Environmental Media Services - newswire for environmental issues
http://cryptome.org/ - Classified, Declassified, otherwise interesting information about gov'ts, spies, military
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