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ANSWER PROTESTS or STREET CORNER GATHERINGS?

by j Tuesday, Jun. 08, 2004 at 1:13 PM

I WOULD LIKE TO OPEN A DISCUSSION ON COMMUNITY PROTESTS vs. ANSWER DEMO'S. WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT THIS!

Street corner protests are one of the few outlets that local communities have to voice their descent. Street corner protests allow opportunity for community organizing and building a grass roots movement -- an issue that larger organizations like ANSWER have a problem addressing because of their white male dominated privileged hierarchy. I attended the ANSWER march -- the numbers were few. My estimate is 2,500 NOT 5,000. People are not coming out...ANSWER needs to address this issue. Perhaps they should consider working in local communities with community organizations to organize and educate. They have the power to raise the cash that local communities need. Organizations like ANSWER have a responsibility to local communities and the people that suffer every day because of US and local policy. The ANSWER movement cannot afford to exploit poor people and people of color in support of their own agendaself promotion is not acceptableits time to reach out and pass on opportunity and privilegestep aside and hand over the microphone to the people!
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I think all the vigils should get together and have a conference to discuss ideas. Fellow vigiler Wednesday, Jun. 09, 2004 at 12:13 AM
organizing model johnk Wednesday, Jun. 09, 2004 at 11:06 PM
ANSWERS PROBLEM Tomas Thursday, Jun. 10, 2004 at 12:23 AM
transparent organizing model? please define this term FV Thursday, Jun. 10, 2004 at 4:46 AM
Vigils should get together Harry The Man in the Wheelchair Thursday, Jun. 10, 2004 at 1:57 PM
transparent organizing model johnk Thursday, Jun. 10, 2004 at 5:22 PM
Neighbor Nina Thursday, Jun. 10, 2004 at 6:58 PM
Where and When do we all meet up? Fellow vigiler Friday, Jun. 11, 2004 at 12:19 PM
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