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Russiagate Or Impeachment, Because Those Were Fake Things (tags)

Caitlin Johnstone writes about the end of illusions. "Peace is not everything but without it, everything becomes nothing" (Willy Brandt). You can have peace or the US empire. You can't have both.

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to Fort Walton Beach (tags)

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen Heads to Emerald Coast Convention Center in Ft. Walton Beach on Friday, May 17th

Why Should California Choose De Leon Over Feinstein? (tags)

Both Kevin De Leon and Feinstein have been good re Professor Ford's allegations re Brett Kavanaugh. But there are many issues which disqualify Feinstein.

Los Angeles Sit-In to Fight Voter Suppression (tags)

Protest and Occupation of LA City Hall to Oppose Vote Suppression

Support Al Carroll’s A Proposed New Constitution and a New Constitutional Convention (tags)

To end the buying and selling of elections, overturning Citizens United will not be enough! We need a new constitutional convention, one truly representative of the people, for a new constitution to end the power of elites. Congress, show you are truly of the people! Presidential candidates, show you serve the people and not the big donors! Support Al Carroll's A Proposed New Constitution

Ted Cruz, Contemptuous Of International Law, Facilitator of Perry's Texecutions (tags)

: Ted Cruz argued before the Supreme Court that Texas had a right to execute prisoners without granting their Vienna Convention rights.

Foreclosure Victims Occupy Senate Stump Speech of Kamala Harris (tags)

“Sold out! Sold out! Took money from Wall Street!” came shouts from the crowd when Senate candidate Kamala Harris took the stage at the California Democratic Party convention. As California Attorney General, Kamala Harris protected the banks from criminal prosecution for their crimes by orchestrating a sweetheart deal of a settlement. “Task Force? Task Fail! Criminal Bankers Should Be In Jail!”

Abbas Signs Rome Statute: Hold the Cheers (tags)

Palestine

Review of Hamas violations of international law (updated) (tags)

The world is silent on Hamas war crimes in Gaza

Should Cameron be prosecuted for recruiting Brits to fight in Al Qaeda ranks in Syria? (tags)

According to the London Evening Standard, a top British prosecutor has “warned that Britons who travel to join the Syrian conflict will face prosecution and potential life sentences on their return.” What the British prosecutor fails to address is that the British “freedom fighters” are being recruited with the full support of the British government of Prime Minister David Cameron in defiance of UK laws. Does this mean that those who finance and recruit terrorists at the highest levels of the British government also “potentially face life sentences” as suggested by Crown Prosecutor Hemming? Or is Her Majesty’s Government immune from prosecution?

AFL-CIO Convention in Los Angeles Blog at Indypendent (tags)

Reports from the convention, at Indypendent.org

Obama's War Plans on Syria Unchanged (tags)

Syria

At the AFL-CIO Convention, Leaders Ask: What Direction for Labor? (tags)

The acknowledgment of Labor’s existential crisis and the recognition that something must be done to resolve it is the key issue at the AFL-CIO’s four-day quadrennial convention in Los Angeles. The urgency of the situation has compelled Labor’s top officials to experiment in a search for solutions.

Aafia Siddiqui: Victim of US Injustice (tags)

police state

Corporate Media Fails to Separate Fact from Fiction at GOP Convention (tags)

Interview with Peter Hart, activism director with the media watch group FAIR, Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, conducted by Scott Harris

CAIR: Record Number of Muslim Delegates at DNC (tags)

CAIR: Record Number of Muslim Delegates at DNC

Romney/Ryanism in Tampa (tags)

corruption

Gary Johnson vs. Scott Rasmussen: The voters lose (tags)

As we move toward the hype and hoopla of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte early next month, The American Pundit Writing Assignment for the second half of August focuses on the condition of political reporting in United States:

US Socialist Stewart Alexander Leaves the PFP (tags)

I have met many wonderful and dedicated activists throughout my experience with the Peace and Freedom Party, and hope to maintain many of those friendships in the upcoming years. While my position with regard to this past weekend's PFP Convention may be unpopular, I feel obliged to express the motivation behind my resignation. My commitment to the Peace and Freedom Party extends as far as the Party's commitment to socialism.

What I learned from the Peace & Freedom Party Convention (tags)

I quickly realized that I needed to use this experience to motivate me and to understand that our movement will be challenged from those outside the movement and from within. We will not be deterred, and our fight towards socialism will continue. We will continue to build our party and build our cause. We will continue to build coalitions. We will continue to embrace other socialist organizations and work closer with each other. And personally, I will continue to work diligently with the Stewart Alexander campaign, with my Local and others, and hopefully work closer with the FSP and other organizations that truly embrace socialist values.

Israeli Declared an Apartheid State (tags)

Israel

Real Thoughts on Fake Lives (tags)

I wondered about those who intentionally live someone else’s life and headed to the 2012 Celebrity Impersonator Convention and Awards in Las Vegas. I wanted to know how “Sean Connery” and “Johnny Cash” felt about being Sean Connery and Johnny Cash. Could they retain a sense of self while playing 007 or a boy named Sue?

Dancing the Apocalypso with the Microbial Gestapo (tags)

The Biological Weapons Convention meets in Geneva amidst allegations that the US has violated the treaty

Sinai Torture Camps (tags)

torture

NEWS ADVISORY: Green Party presidential candidate forum, Saturday, December 3rd, LA (tags)

Dec. 9-11: Orlando, FL to host nation’s 1st statewide conference of the Occupy Movement (tags)

December 9-11.... conference.... to develop “The People’s Plan,” a list of desired legislative changes.....Currently, 14 Florida Occupations have confirmed attendence.....

A Few Minutes with the Real Andy Rooney (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine associate editor Leo E. Laurence recalls his meeting with the late Andy Rooney, longtime commentator for the CBS news show "60 Minutes." They encountered each other at the 1996 Republican Convention in San Diego and Rooney personally apologized for his infamous on-air homophobic slur six years earlier.

Obama Moves to Overturn Ban on Cluster Bombs (tags)

We are now near the end of Bush's Third Term, or Obama's Third Year, depending on how you care to phrase it. The list of horrors perpetrated by Obama fills many pages. The latest is one of the more outrageous: He wants to overturn the ban on cluster bombs!

VIDEO - Occupy the Koch Brothers at DC convention center (tags)

The following videos are from the "Occupy the Koch brothers" action at the Washington DC convention center on November 4, 2011. Occupy everything!

Dispatch from Occupy DC "Occupy the Kochs" Action (tags)

Friday, November , 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Occupy DC, in support of Common Cause and other organizations, supported a "guerrilla drive-in" at the Washington DC convention center. We followed that with a militant action of our own, detaining Koch supporters for approximately to hours.

Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid: Crimes Against Humanity (tags)

Palestine

Immigrants Are Undocumented, Not "Illegal" (tags)

The following resolution, principally authored by Zenger?s associate editor Leo E. Laurence, was unanimously approved by the Committee on Diversity of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) August 18 and will be presented to the SPJ at its national convention in New Orleans September 25-27.

U.S. Election 2012: California Selected to Host National Convention for Socialist Party (tags)

The Socialist Party USA National Convention is scheduled during the weekend of October 14-16, 2011; Los Angeles will be the host city. For more information, contact: Socialist Party of California, Convention Committee, P.O. Box 661483, Los Angeles, CA 90066. E-mail address: socialistpartyusala@gmail.com

Barbaro/Hanna Humiliate Domestic Violence Victims at Orange County Democratic Meeting (tags)

Crime Victims Humiliated at Democratic Party of Orange County

Democrat Obama Chooses anti-union, anti-gay Charlotte NC for 2012 convention (tags)

In choosing Charlotte, North Carolina to host the 2012 Democratic National Convention, President Obama selected a city with no unionized hotels, a non-union convention center, and the least union membership of the four options. AND Charlotte is not a friendly place for LGBT people.

Korean Guitar Workers to Protest at Music Instruments Trade Show in Anaheim (tags)

Guitar workers who used to work for Cort Guitars are demanding justice. They are protesting at the NAMM trade show in Anaheim, Jan. 13 to 16.

“Know Your Rights,” Progressive Attorneys Tell Activist San Diego (tags)

Though guest of honor Ted Burke, one of 11 Midwest peace and social justice activists recently detained and harassed by the FBI, wasn't able to make Activist San Diego's November 15 meeting on law enforcement and political activism, the discussion was still compelling. Local attorneys and activists Kate Yavenditti, Frank Gormlie and Alex Landon reviewed the history of anti-Left and anti-progressive repression in San Diego and discussed what rights you have when you're stopped by law enforcement or when police officers come to your home.

UN Human Rights Council to US: Ratify Human Rights Treaties, Abolish Death Penalty... (tags)

Human Rights Council to the US: Abolish Death Penalty, Criminalize Torture, Guarantee Habeas Corpus, Close Guantanamo Bay...

Greens unveil slate of ‘independent candidates' at State Convention in Fullerton, 9-11-10 (tags)

FULLERTON, CA – Billing itself as the most "independent" political party in the state – in stark contrast to Democrats and Republicans, who voters are increasingly shunning – the Green Party of California will hold a major pre-election state convention here Saturday and Sunday, 9-11-10 and 9-12-10.

Gender-Based Violence in Haiti (tags)

One of many problems plaguing Haitians

CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE AND INALIENABLE RIGHTS: Obama has become the articulate Bush (tags)

The only change in the new administration is the voice and the color by Peter Stern

Small Democratic Convention Ends in Calls for Burton's Resignation (tags)

Under-attended Democratic Convention ends cries of fraud. Will the faithful desert the Democratic Party?

Israeli Occupation, Colonialism and Apartheid (tags)

Israeli oppression continues

Nov. 20-22 Mass Mobilization to Close the SOA (tags)

Join DC activists for the November vigil in Georgia.

Does California Need a Constitutional Convention? (tags)

Does California need a constitutional convention? The question is being raised by a number of organizations, including the Bay Area Council — a group of business leaders based in the San Francisco Bay Area — and the California chapters of the League of Women Voters, Common Cause and the Mexican-American Political Association, all of whom sent representatives to an August 1 meeting that attracted an overflow crowd to the Mission Valley library. The push for a convention is driven largely by the state's inability to govern itself effectively, hamstrung by the current constitution's 2/3 vote requirement to pass a budget or raise taxes, Proposition 13, legislative term limits, legislative "safe seats" and initiatives that have put all but 7 percent of the budget outside the control of the political process.

CA Constitutional Convention event in Santa Monica, Friday evening, July 17th (tags)

Angry Protests at S.F. Mortgage Bankers Conference (tags)

The annual national conference of the Mortgage Bankers Association was greeted by angry protests outside the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco on October 19-20. The demonstrations initiated by the ANSWER Coalition received extensive coverage from nearly all mainstream Bay Area media.

The Ground Noise and the Static: A Chronicle of the Battle of Saint Paul (Illustrated) (tags)

“Please, please, my friends, my dear friends, please, please don’t be diverted by the ground noise and the static”—John McCain, on being interrupted just before he can accept the GOP’s nomination, 9/4/08

RNC ’08: Pit Bulls On Parade (tags)

If you thought, in the wake of the nightmare of the Bush years, and the euphoria of the Democratic Convention, that the political pendulum in the USA was swinging to the “left”… If you thought that the Bush regime was so widely and bitterly hated that a repackaged version couldn’t seriously contend for the presidency… If you thought that the Christian fundamentalist theocrats were passé… Then you got a shocking wake up call from the Republican National Convention.

Fascistic New Normal in St. Paul (tags)

August 29, St. Paul, Minnesota. Police in full riot gear raided the “RNC Welcoming Committee” (which described itself as “an anarchist/anti-authoritarian organizing body preparing for the 2008 Republican National Convention”) This raid, referred to in the media as a “pre-emptive strike,” marked the beginning of a weekend of terror and intimidation brought down by the state on activists, organizers, protestors, and journalists throughout the four-day span of the Republican National Convention.

DNC Reflections: This Is What Activistism Looks Like (tags)

The two main protest groups – Unconventional Action and Recreate ‘68 – did not have an easy task with the local police and media spreading scare stories for months and with Barack Obama and the Democrats widely perceived as a reforming alternative to eight years of Republican rule. However, there was little effort made to bridge the comprehension gap.

Terrorism charges lodged against 8 protesters at GOP convention (tags)

REPOST--Prosecutors in Ramsey County, Minn., have formally charged eight alleged leaders of the RNC Welcoming Committee -- one of the groups organizing protests at the GOP convention in St. Paul -- with terrorism-related charges

A dangerous country USA - Minn. protestors intimidated already (tags)

This is reposted from Salon.com to insure all in LA also become aware of the dangers of "planning to protest" in this US of Anger and Intimidation. Now for Minneapolis.....watch out !!!

DENVER Under Police Siege (tags)

DNC in Denver, August 27, 2008 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

Campus Antiwar Network's Alternative Education in the Streets of Sector 6! (tags)

The Republicans have conveniently decided to hold their convention during the first week of school. So to take advantage of the amazing learning opportunity, CAN wants students and youth to converge on Sector 6 of the RNC Welcoming Committee's map to receive an alternate education in a wide array of topics.

DNC in DNV: Dispatch #3 (tags)

Dispatch #3 - via txt msg

Report and photos from DNC in Denver (tags)

Photos and report on the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado, August 23, 2008.

DNC in DNV: Dispatch from the streets of Denver (tags)

First in a series of short dispatches from the streets of Denver filed by LA-IMC reporters covering the convention.

Ralph Nader Wins Peace and Freedom Party Candidacy for President (tags)

Ralph Nader won the Peace and Freedom Party nomination for president of the United States at the party’s convention in Sacramento. His national running mate, Matt Gonzalez, was also confirmed as the party’s vice presidential candidate.

CRASH THE RNC: Call-out to Individuals, Affinity Groups, and Regional Clusters (tags)

Bay Area, Santa Cruz, and other Northern California radicals have banded together as "Unconventional Action (UA) in the Bay" and collectively chosen to adopt SECTOR 4 in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota — in alliance with thousands of others nationwide who are collaborating to swarm the Republican National Convention on day one, September 1st.

Moore-Alexander Seeks PFP Presidential, V.P. Nomination (tags)

The State Convention for Peace and Freedom Party will convene on Saturday, August 2 and 3 at the Hawthorn Suites, 321 Bercut Drive, Sacramento California. At the convention Brian Moore, Gloria La Riva, Ralph Nader, and Cynthia McKinney will be seeking the Peace and Freedom Party’s presidential nomination. A debate among the four presidential candidates will be at the same location on Friday, August 1 at 7 p.m.

Cynthia McKinney Wins Green Party Presidential Nomination (tags)

Cynthia McKinney won the right to be the Green Party of the United States presidential candidate in 2008 today at the GP-US Convention in Chicago.

20,000 Anti-War Protesters Plan DNC Camp Out at Denver City Park (tags)

Neighbors are bracing for 20,000 anti-war protesters planning a five-day camp in City Park during the Democratic National Convention. The city issued an assembly permit for Tent State University to bring the tribe of college kids from across the country for an "alternative university" Aug. 24-28 in the southwest corner of the park.

New Orleans North American Leaders’ Summit: Misrepresentation in SPP Joint Statement (tags)

Bush, Calderon and Harper, in their April 22, 2008 Security and Prosperity Partnership Agreement statement emanating from New Orleans made spurious claims. They claim that “they are committed to democratic government, the rule of law and respect for individual freedoms”.

“¡Aguirre Si, Labor No!” (tags)

Zenger's Newsmagazine announces its endorsement of progressive Democrat Mike Aguirre for re-election as San Diego city attorney, despite the opposition of reactionary city employee unions more concerned with preserving the pensions of current city workers than protecting the salaries and benefits of future ones.

California Democratic Convention identifies problems, not solutions (tags)

The California State Democratic Party Convention held in San Jose was not about party platforms, but more of a media event and a giant sales meeting to market the party to its own delegates. Its objective was not solutions, but winning the White House.

announcing the pReNC 5.3 (tags)

The pReNC 5.3 is the second national gathering for planning radical resistance to the 2008 Republican National Convention. It will take place on May 3rd in the Twin Cities.

Protests planned at Democratic National Convention in Denver (tags)

Disruptions are being planned for the Democratic National Convention in Denver this summer.

anti-RNC tour coming to LA Area (tags)

Organizers from the RNC Welcoming Committee are traveling on tour to talk to activists about resistance to this fall's political conventions.

Videos: Mike Feinstein on UN Climate Change negotiations in Bali (tags)

Videos: Mike Feinstein on UN Climate Change negotiations in Bali

Looking back on the Clinton legacy (tags)

Well... according to a few links which I have reciently come across,

America Used UN Veto to Protect Israeli War Crimes – 24 Times! (tags)

Since the sixties, Israeli Jews have ruthlessly raped, butchered and murdered their way through large chunks of Palestine and the Lebanon; have acquired thousands of weapons of mass destruction, and openly shown their utter contempt for international law, by openly bragging about the “New Israel” planned to stretch eastwards to the Euphrates and thus encompass Iraq’s oilfields. Because of immunity from international prosecution afforded by perpetual American vetos at the United Nations Security Council, Israeli Jewish terrorists have become emboldened in their attacks, to the point where their excesses have sickened most of the civilized world.

Reviewing Ferdinand Lundberg's "Cracks in the Constitution" (tags)

Revealing the truth about the US Constitution and its framers.

Local Opposition to Blackwater West Takes Fight Statewide (tags)

Opposition to Blackwater USA's Plans for New Private Military Base Near Potrero a Tiny Rural Town East of San Diego Heats Up... Local Democratic Club Joined by Their Congressman Takes Fight Statewide Announces They Will Submit Resolution to Stop ‘Blackwater West’at California Democratic Party State Convention This Weekend in San Diego Rep. Bob Filner (D-CA), Potrero Residents, Environmentalists, and Peace Activists to Speak Out in Support of Measure Outside SD Convention Center Saturday, April 28th at 8:30AM

The Shortwave Report 2/9/07 ¡Listen Globally! (tags)

A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.

McKinney's Arguments for Impeachment (tags)

Former rep McKinney's statements to impeach W.

Advice to Democratic-led Congress: to shift US away from contributing to global insecurity (tags)

The first action should be calling upon the UN General Assembly to invoke Article 22 of the Charter of the United Nations to set up an international Tribunal to charge Bush, Cheney and Rumsfeld et al for Crimes Against the Peace.

HOUSE BACKS DOWN ON CON-ASS (tags)

---Faced with threats of massive protests against the planned constituent assembly (Con-Ass), President Arroyo’s allies in the House of Representatives said on Saturday that they would settle for a constitutional convention (Con-con).

My enemies (tags)

Are powerful.

NEW TIME/PLACE: Protest Israeli PM Olmert in LA (tags)

Protest racist Israeli PM Ehud Olmert in Los Angeles. Olmert is responsible for the deaths of thousands. He helms the apartheid government of Israel.

If They Broke the Law, String 'Em Up (tags)

Bush, during his two terms as Texas governor, oversaw the executions of 152 people. If he’s a war criminal, and guilty of causing the deaths of captives at Guantanamo and elsewhere, it would be poetic justice for him to follow them on the long walk.

High Court has Ruled: Bush is a War Criminal (tags)

The media has missed this point, and the Justices kind of glided over the significance of what they were saying. So now the question is: What are we the people going to do about it?

"PMDB is not a prostitute", (tags)

says Garotinho lean as who has just left a spa.The former-governor of Rio, Anthony Garotinho was the center of the attentions during the convention of the PMDB.

Southern Girls Convention (tags)

The Southern Girls Convention is this June 23-25 in Houston, Texas. Make sure to register, propose a workshop, sign up for the craft fair, and find out more!

National Black Peoples Unity Convention to Convene In Gary, Indiana in March (tags)

Thirty-four years after the historic 1972 National Black Political Convention, a new group of activists will convene in Gary, Indiana from March 9 – 12. They will come together as participants, ready to formulate a strategy around not just a political plan, but around the more important agenda of a long term Black economic empowerment strategy.

Against Hollywood and Globalization: UNESCO and Cultural Diversity (tags)

The Convention on Protection of Cultural Diversity was passed at the UNESCO General assembly over the objection of the isolated US government.

Vermont Independence Convention: Confronting the Empire (tags)

On October 28 a statewide convention on state secession and running on the theme “Vermont Independence: An Impossible Dream or a Vision of the Future?” was held in the State House in Montpelier, VT. The last time a convention similar to this was held took place in North Carolina in 1861 when the state decided to secede from the US.

THURS. 10/27: Scores of RNs, Teachers, Working Women Protest to Schwarzenegger (tags)

Scores of RNs to Protest Schwarzenegger's Special Election at Corporate-Sponsored Conference on Women Thursday What: RNs Rally to Stop Arnold Where: Long Beach Convention Center, Pine @ Bay When: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 Press Conference: 8 a.m. Rally: 10 a.m. Schwarzenegger Returns to Scene of Infamous 'Kicking Butts' of Nurses Comment

Anchor Cultural Diversity in International Law! (tags)

Making the theme cultural diversity the subject of a conion was urgent through the extension of the WTO and its services agreement GATS to education, culture, social necessities and the media.

Shays Fought the Revolution's Final Battle (tags)

Shays Fought the Revolution's Final Battle, and We Lost

Indymedia shines during Hurricanes (tags)

Corporate media reports rumor as fact and doesn't both to correct itself. no wonder Indymedia shines, unfiltered reporting no coporate agenda.

Roberts' bad decision (tags)

JUST FOUR DAYS before the Bush administration named John G. Roberts Jr. to fill retiring Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's seat on the Supreme Court, the District of Columbia federal appeals court decided a case called Hamdan vs. Rumsfeld. In a crucial victory for the administration, the court upheld President Bush's creation of special military tribunals for trials of alleged terrorists and denied them the protection of the Geneva Convention. Roberts was one of the judges who decided that case, but he should have recused himself.

FEMA SEZ: Babies are so dope they don't even NEED water! (tags)

Abolish FEMA and jail the bastard running it.

J23-28: AFL-CIO Convention in Chicago - Rank and File Voices Call for Change (tags)

As the AFL-CIO 2005 National Convention convenes in Chicago, rank and file union democracy activists will be on hand to speak truth to power

Reds come out fighting: Time to turn up heat vs. ultra-right, Communist meet says (tags)

CHICAGO — The Communist Party USA wound up its convention here in a fighting mood July 3, with the 450 participants vowing to pour their energies into blocking the ultra-right effort to take over the Supreme Court.

Impeach Bush protests in Salt Lake City (tags)

Protesters gathered in Salt Lake City throughout June to call for U.S. President Bush's impeachment for "High Crimes" such as international lawbreaking, killing innocent civilians in Iraq and the like.

Banner-Bearing Protester at Convention Is Acquitted (tags)

A Manhattan jury rejected all charges last night against a California woman who was arrested at the Republican National Convention, when she unfurled a banner criticizing President Bush during his acceptance speech.

Tapes key in protesters' fight against tactics of N.Y. police (tags)

The NYC Indymedia Video Team was very effective at defending civil liberties at the Republican National Convention. Here is a recent story about our success.

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Building labor-community unity for progress (tags)

The People's Weekly World interviewed William (Bill) Lucy, president of the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, at its 34th annual convention in Phoenix, May 29. Martin Frazier, contributing editor, conducted the interview.

Black trade unionists urge labor unity (tags)

PHOENIX — “There are no more common allies than the broad community and organized labor, and there are no more natural allies than organized labor and the African American community,” Coalition of Black Trade Unionists President Bill Lucy told the estimated 1,500 delegates at the 34th annual CBTU convention here May 26.

UGSOA and The Three Stooges - Caleb Gray-Burriss - Ulysses Hampton and Calvin Jackson atte (tags)

2005 Constitutional Convention Thanks to all who attended the 2005 UGSOA International Union Convention. It was a great success. Special thanks go out to our guests Caleb Gray-Burriss and Ulysses Hampton from the National Association of Special Police and Security Officers (NASPSO) union based out of Washington DC and to Calvin Jackson of the Independent Security Police Union out of Chicago, Illinois. It was a pleasure to coordinate efforts with other unions across the country.

Publication of the photographs of Saddam Hussein (tags)

The publication of the photographs of Saddam Hussein by the Sun is not only a flagrant violation of the 3th Geneva Convention, it also violates the human right on dignity of every prisoner of war, regardless of the crime

Human Dignity is Inviolable (tags)

The Christian faith is obviously losing ground. Disorientation and superstition spread. The merciless religionof the market has long replaced faith in the humanitarian God..Act so you always trat people as ends in themselves and never as means to an end (Kant).

rEVOLUCIOnARY tRANSITION dESIGNS (tags)

The following program will typically be required of the revolutions in the Andes and throughout Latin America (the pace of adaptation and implementation may vary somewhat) :

New industrial union pushes working-class power (tags)

LAS VEGAS — It was the fire from below that powered up the merger convention of the USWA and PACE, held here April 11-14. Five thousand workers, their families and guests shared stories of battles on picket lines and in battleground state polling places. Many conversations started with, “Let me tell you what that son of a Bush did in Ohio …” or Texas, Pennsylvania, Arizona, Indiana or Southern California.

Anybody But Hahn? A Mayoral Convention for the Animals (tags)

A few months ago, the country heard the Democrats' mantra "Anybody but Bush." On January 9, 2005 at the Citizens for a Humane Los Angeles mayoral convention at Beverly Garland's Holiday Inn in North Hollywood, one group of animal rights and welfare advocates supported the "Anybody but Hahn" theory while another argued "Vote your Heart."

Looking for memorabilia from the August 14-17, 2000 Democratic Convention Protests (tags)

I am looking for memorabilia/paraphanalia (such as buttons, pins, photos, that kind of stuff) from the August 14-17, 2000 Democratic Convention protests in Los Angeles.

Gay McCarthyism - ''Feel the (Heterophobic) Hate'' (tags)

[To Paul Krugman]: While Googling around the web recently, I stumbled across your Sept. 3 Op-Ed piece on the Republican convention, “Feel the Hate.” I’m not interested in getting into a discussion of what was said about Senator Kerry. But I would like to talk about why Sheri Dew should not have been included in the list of speakers you accused of hate speech. More importantly, I’d like to use this as a case study of the McCarthyesque tactics employed by the gay press.

National LGBT Business Convention Presents The LGBT Marketing Seminar (tags)

Echelon Magazine hosts the National LGBT Business Convention in Los Angeles on November 8, 2004. The Convention features The LGBT Marketing Seminar presented by the leaders in Gay and Lesbian advertising

Looking for memorabilia from the August 14-17, 2000 Democratic Convention Protests (tags)

I am looking for memorabilia/paraphanalia (such as buttons, pins, that kind of stuff) from the August 14-17, 2000 Democratic Convention protests in Los Angeles.

MAPA Convention in Monterey Park DOES NOT endorse Kerry (tags)

Large state Latino political group shuns Democrats, leaves door open for support of Green for President, other elected seats (Oct. 2004)

Pasadena Peace Convention Scholarship (tags)

There will be a $100 scholarship given away randomly at Oct.2 Pasadena Peace Convention for Kids.

Art for Peace Exhibit at Interfaith Kids’ Peace Convention in Pasadena (tags)

Art for Peace Exhibit at Interfaith Kids’ Peace Convention on Saturday, October 2, 2004 (9am - 2pm)

This is What Democracy Looks Like (tags)

Republican National Convention – New York City Convergence on Manhattan by those opposed to Bush was widespread, peaceful and unfortunately harassed by a politicized NYPD.

Bush's Convention Speech, Edited for Clarity (tags)

Attend! National Corporate Radio, a scathing parody of npr, brings you excerpts of Bush's speech at the RNC. We carefully edited this speech to more closely reflect our Great Leader's true intentions. Enjoy!

Massive NY march (tags)

2,000 Arrested In Battle For New York (tags)

There have been complaints and plaudits for the New York police this week as they toiled to contain myriad protests that erupted in Manhattan, arresting almost 2,000 people over four days, but mostly managing to keep activists away from the Republican Convention.

BTL:Speeches and interviews with a few of the hundreds of thousands of... (tags)

...protesters on the day before the Republican National Convention, produced by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

What Democracy Looks Like (tags)

The Republican National Convention, Voting, and The War on Terror

WWP candidates condemn RNC/police repression (tags)

THE STREETS BELONG TO THE PEOPLE!

Revolutionary Reporting Live from the RNC (tags)

Revolutionary Reporting Live from the RNC -How History is Made, by Akil Boman -Delivering the "No" to Bush & Everything He Stands for, by Osage Bell -Revolutionary Writers & Artists Team Blog -Delivering the NO!: Photos from the Republican National Convention

NYC Police Arrest Nearly 1,000 Protesters (tags)

NEW YORK - Nearly 1,000 protesters were arrested across Manhattan on Tuesday as swarms of activists massed in the streets for marches to the site of the Republican convention — by far the biggest day of arrests since the demonstrations began last week.

Half-Million Marchers Defy N.Y. Mayor Bloomberg to Denounce Bush War and Lies (tags)

Despite threats and intimidation from New York’s Republican Mayor, a record half million protesters marched in New York City against Bush’s war in Iraq and his attacks on civil liberties at home in a disciplined and spirited march past the RNC convention site.

Some of Kerry's biggest fans are in the press (tags)

FOX NEWS "SHUT-UP-A-THON";Tuesday, August 31, 4 pm (tags)

Tuesday, August 31, 4 pm The Official Republican National Convention FOX NEWS "SHUT-UP-A-THON" 1211 Ave. of Americas (btwn. 47th & 48th) New York, NY

BTL:Poor People's Campaign To Hold Protest March on NYC GOP Convention (tags)

Interview with Cheri Honkala, national coordinator of the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Conservatives, liberals and blacks (tags)

I survived the Democratic National Convention (tags)

Announcing The People's Guide to the Republican National Convention. (tags)

Guide to the Republican National Convention packed with info on RNC events, protests, restaurants, lodging, and more.

Medea Benjamin Dragged Off DNC Floor in Handcuffs (tags)

Medea Benjamin Dragged Off DNC Floor in Handcuffs For Unfurling "End the Occupation of Iraq" Banner

'Battle for Broad' released on DVD (tags)

New doc on 2000 RNC Protest

Endorse July 25 Protest at Democratic Convention (tags)

Bring the troops home now! Sun. July 25 12 Noon, Boston Common

ACORN National Convention Last Weekend (tags)

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now held its national convention last weekend on the UCLA campus, gathering in Pauley Ballroom and surrounding buildings, and also going out in the field for voter registration drives and marches, including to Wells Fargo downtown to sevre them with a civil action concerning predatory lending practices.

Republican national convention delegate list (tags)

List of over 1600 RNC Delegates

Sex pros get ready (tags)

With thousands of Republicans set to invade the city this summer, high-priced escorts and strippers are preparing for one grand old party.

Inter-Dependence Party Nominating Convention (tags)

The Nominating Convention for Tyler Vega to run as State Representative of the 22nd legislative District of Washington State, U.S.A. to be held June 27th, 2004.

Attention California Shoppers (tags)

I need money to go to Boston to be part of the organizing effort re:protesting the corporatization of the world at the DNC, going on the 276 mile peace march between conventions, and being with Eco Bloc at the RNC in NYC Aug.30-Sept.4. The earth and all sentient beings thank you for being sane, and supporting my willingness to participate.

Green Party Convention Live on C-Span June 26 (tags)

The Green Party of the United States National Convention will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 23-28, 2004. C-SPAN tv will cover it LIVE on June 26. Check http://c-span.org and http://www.gp.org for schedules.

Green Party Convention Live on C-Span June 26 (tags)

The Green Party of the United States National Convention will be in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, June 23-28, 2004. C-SPAN tv will cover it LIVE on June 26. Check http://c-span.org and http://www.gp.org for schedules.

Coalition of Black Trade Unionists: Mobilize the vote (tags)

Bush lies ‘coming and going,’ CBTU leader charges

Gay Republicans to fight the Religious Right on TV (tags)

"The radical right wanted a cultural war, and now they have it ... Shame on Republicans who promote intolerance."

Algore comedy sketch neutralized (tags)

Due to the delicate sensibilities of anarchists worried about copyright protection, only a portion of Rush's excellent lambast of the buffoonish Algore will be quoted here. Read the rest at Drudge.

5/13/04-CFL ALERT: 1,100 Palestinians Made Homeless in Gaza in 10 Days of Destruction (tags)

5/13/04-CFL ALERT: 1,100 Palestinians Made Homeless in Gaza in 10 Days of Destruction in Gaza. Contact your representatives today and demand an end to this devastation.

RAVAGE THE RNC: Take the Streets, Take Control! (tags)

Call for Direct Action at the Republican National Convention in New York City August 29th - September 4th 2004

The Real Butchers of Baghdad: G. W. Bush and His Army of Corporate Mercenaries (tags)

Now the real reason that Bush refused to sign onto the International Court and worked so diligently to evade the Geneva Convention comes to light.

COUNTERCONVENTION.ORG LAUNCHES WEB-BASED PROTEST TOOLS JUST IN TIME FOR THE RNC (tags)

New York City is gearing up for massive protests around the Republican National Convention slated for August 29th through September 4th. Everyone from community based organizations to unions to faith-based-groups to global justice activists is preparing for this epic event. CounterConvention.org is a website designed to help facilitate communication and resources for all those opposed to the RNC.

Reportback from Boston no-DNC consulta (tags)

An Austin activist provides a reportback to the DNC resistance consulta, held in Boston Feb 13-16. http://blackteasociety.org

Open Letter to Dean Supporters (tags)

You can still influence the Democratic nomination process in a meaningful way. The answer is to back Representative Dennis Kucinich, who has vowed to remain in the race through the convention. If the convention becomes a "brokered" deal, which it appears will happen, then the more Progressive voices there the better for our issues.

“LA Auto Show” REALITY CHECK (tags)

Global Exchange, Bus Riders Union and Code Pink provide “LA Auto Show” REALITY CHECK Bilingual Audio from the Convention Center– Medea Benjamin, Anti-Corporate Chants and Bus Rider Union spokesperson

EDM 300 - MAIL THIS NEWS TO FRIENDS IN BRITAIN (tags)

A Motion has just been tabled in the British Parliament, which calls the United States Government to account for breaching the Geneva Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention.

Call to resist the Democratic National Convention, Boston, July 2004 (tags)

Come defend Boston, July 2004.

Proposal for International Food Not Bombs gathering (tags)

call to action for FNB during RNC

Code Pink briefly terminates Arnold (tags)

Code Pink briefly terminates Arnold

SATURDAY NOON: Protesters to Hit Arnold Again (tags)

SATURDAY NOON: BEFORE ARNOLD GOES ON OPRAH TO HELP CLOSE HIS ‘GENDER GAP’ CODEPINK WILL JOIN OTHERS WITH A PROTEST OUTSIDE THE CALIFORNIA REPUBLICAN PARTY CONVENTION WHILE HE SPEAKS

SAT. NOON: Hit Arnie Again (tags)

Protest Arnold Schwarzenegger's Disrespect for Women and Immigrants Outside the California Republican Convention NOON - 2 PM Saturday, 9/13 Outside the LAX Marriott - 5855 W. Century Blvd. (at Airport Blvd) outside California Republican Convention

Plans to protest the Republican Convention (tags)

The Face of the Opposition - If we were conspiracy-minded, we'd have to wonder if the Republicans are behind this.

Protest Bush in San Diego! (tags)

WE WILL BEGIN OUR PRESENCE AT THE CONVENTION CENTER AT 4 P.M. SO THAT PEOPLE COMING TO THE EVENT WILL SEE US! PLEASE COME AS EARLY AS YOU CAN/OR WHENEVER YOU CAN DURING OUR TIMEFRAME! THE PROTEST WILL BE CONTINUOUS FROM 4 P.M. UNTIL 7:30! WE NEED EVERYBODY THERE!

RNC 2004! Come to NYC! (tags)

Discussions around the future Republican National Convention protests are heating up here in NYC. We have the next 400 days to organize for an incredibly important moment, to pull the rug (or welcome mat) out from under the Republicans who are hell-bent on creating a political juggernaut to push their regressive agenda.

Scandal Of 'Lost' Iraqi POWS - Only 2,000 Are Accounted For (tags)

The Red Cross yesterday accused Tony Blair and George Bush of breaching the Geneva Convention over the shabby treatment of Iraqi prisoners of war.

World Struggles to Fend Off Desertification (tags)

Some 70 percent of all land in Mexico is vulnerable to desertification, one reason why some 900,000 Mexicans leave home each year in search of a better life as migrant workers in the United States.

Antiwar Activism: Queers & Veterans Unite! (tags)

Note about upcoming Veterans for Peace convention in San Francisco.

Rumsfeld's Bad Things (tags)

umsfeld could have stopped the shambles easily by ordering adoption of normal measures that would have been used by Iraqi authorities - a perfectly legal order by the occupying power. Iraqi police would have shot looters, quite legally

Constitutional Convention of the People (tags)

Article V of the U.S. Constitution allows for a Convention to be called to amend the Constitution

Investigative Report: What are violations of the Geneva Convention? (tags)

After the Pentagon's kerfluffle over the broadcasting of images of American POWs over Iraqi television, I saw the following image on Yahoo News. This prompted me to do an investigation of the Geneva Convention, relative to Treatment of Prisoners of War.

Notes towards a Constitutional Convention (tags)

We need a constitutional convention in America. The right wing is a shrinking minority. The chickens are still coming home to roost.

One Rule for Them (tags)

Who does doublespeak and double standards better than the US?

The Great Propaganda Spectacle (tags)

War as a television spectacle filled with lies, distortions and fabrications

WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE MR BUSH? (tags)

THE outrage and anger over the treatment of US prisoners of war by Iraq is very real (!!??). Their brutal and humiliating treatment - recorded in detail for television - is profoundly shocking.But not everyone is entitled to be outraged. The warmongers in the White House are not.Little more than a year ago, there were other prisoners of war. As United States forces swept victoriously through Afghanistan, they seized hundreds of men.

Death by choice (tags)

We'll tell you what to think.

US Prepares To Use Toxic Chemical Gas In Iraq (tags)

It is interesting just to observe the blatant hypocrisy that the Bush Junta has repeatedly used as one of it's excuses/justifications for murdering people in Iraq the use of and possession of Chemical Agents. Yet, when push comes to shove they have no compunction in using them themselves. What a bunch of hypocritical fiends.

Stop funding Israeli war crimes: Divest NOW! (by Latuff) (tags)

Support Virginia Commonwealth University Divestment Campaign.

United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America Oppose Iraq Invasion (tags)

Resolution passed by United Electrical radio and Machine Workers of America Opposing U.S. attack and invasion of Iraq.

Reclaim the Media Sept-10 to 15 2002 (tags)

join us in Seattle September 10th through the 15th for Reclaim The Media: A community media convergence shadowing the NAB convention.

World Summit Hears Clamour of Thousands Protesting Outside (tags)

Thousands of demonstrators have marched to the World Development Summit venue in Johannesburg, in the first mass protest to take place since it opened on Monday.

Iowa labor maps Election 2002 fight (tags)

WATERLOO, Iowa – The 46th convention of the Iowa Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO, opened here Aug. 14 with a blistering attack on the policies of the Bush administration. It ended two days later with a plan of action aimed at electing worker-friendly candidates to Congress and the Iowa legislature, with a special emphasis on re-electing Sen. Tom Harkin.

ISRAELI ARMY BLINDFOLDS AND DETAINS CHILDREN (tags)

These actions contravene the International Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Geneva Convention, which forbid the arbitrary detention of children and their use as instruments of war.

Southern Girls Convention 2002 (tags)

CONVENTION ANNOUNCEMENT AND CALL FOR WORKSHOPS

United States Refuses to Abide by Geneva Convention (tags)

On January 11, 2002, the United States announced that it was refusing to abide by the 1949 Geneva Convention on the treatment of prisoners of war in its treatment and internment of those taken prisoner in Afghanistan or Pakistan by the United States. The Third Geneva Convention, which provides specific guidelines for treatment of prisoner combatants, is a part of the "law of nations" and is a mainstay of international humanitarian law. The United States explained that the prisoners were not actually prisoners of war, but were in fact "unlawful combatants."

Michael Moore's New Book CENSORED By Publisher (tags)

As the keynote speaker at NJ Citizen Action's convention, Michael Moore told the audience that his publisher HarperCollins won't be selling/distributing his already-printed new book "Stupid White Men and Other Excuses for the State of the Nation" because the content is politically offensive. Reposted from an American Library Association email discussion list.

U.S. Concentration Camps: Operation Garden Plot (tags)

Operation Garden Plot is the Army's code name for military plans to put down civil disturbances. It was most recently activated during the 1992 riots in Los Angeles, the 1999 WTO meetings in Seattle, the 2000 Philadelphia Republican National Convention, and the 2000 Democratic National Convention in L.A. Well over 100 concentration camps have been designated and are maintained for use under Operation Garden Plot. With the sweeping new police powers ushered in since 9-11, and the possible more to repeal or amend the Posse Comitatus act, the Federal Government is now taking aim at dissent at home rather than terrorism abroad.

Bicyclists Arrested at DNC Sue L.A. (tags)

Bicyclists riding in the Critical Mass bike ride during the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles sue L.A. for civil rights violations.

National Lawyers Guild Launches Exploratory Campaign--Impeach the Supreme Court (tags)

The National Lawyers Guild (NLG) is exploring the legal, economic and viable political grounds for launching a broad-based impeachment campaign against the five members of the Bush v. Gore majority on the Supreme Court. The NLG is asking for input, support and endorsements. A "very high ranking member" of the House Judiciary Committee has indicated he will introduce bills of impeachment if we can create the political support to back up serious campaign effort. This is NOT simply arguing against Bush v. Gore, but against the broader anti-democratic agenda of the conservative activist justices.

Largest ever Southern Girls convention builds pro-woman community in Deep South (tags)

For three days, a quiet Deep South college town was transformed into the feminist activism capital of the South. On the weekend of Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, over 500 pro-woman activists converged on Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama for the third annual Southern Girls Convention (SGC2001).

Largest ever Southern Girls convention builds pro-woman community in Deep South (tags)

For three days, a quiet Deep South college town was transformed into the feminist activism capital of the South. On the weekend of Friday, July 20 through Sunday, July 22, over 500 pro-woman activists converged on Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama for the third annual Southern Girls Convention (SGC2001).

UN Official: Denmark Will Act Against ex-Israeli Shin Bet Director Carmi Gillon (tags)

In the sharpest warning yet that ex-Shin Bet director Carmi Gillon may be Pinocheted, the ex-assistant director of The UN Committee Against Torture has stated that he believes Denmark should and will take action against Gillon, the new Israeli ambassador to Denmark. The UN Committee’s position that The UN Convention on Torture supercedes the diplomatic immunity provisions of The Vienna Convention, has been echoed by the director of The Danish Centre for Human Rights. Gillon was forced to resign as director of The Shin Bet due to the Shin Bet’s negligence in protecting asassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

UN Official: Denmark Will Take Action Against ex-Shin Bet Director Carmi Gillon (tags)

In the sharpest warning yet that ex-Shin Bet director Carmi Gillon may be Pinocheted, the ex-assistant director of The UN Committee Against Torture has stated that he believes Denmark should and will take action against Gillon, the new Israeli ambassador to Denmark. The UN Committee’s position that The UN Convention on Torture supercedes the diplomatic immunity provisions of The Vienna Convention, has been echoed by the director of The Danish Centre for Human Rights. Gillon was forced to resign as director of The Shin Bet due to the Shin Bet’s negligence in protecting asassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Another Homerun (tags)

YES!

San Diego Viewpoint (tags)

San Diego folk back cops

San Diego Response (tags)

San Diego response to Bio2001

Three Cheers for San Diego Police (tags)

San Diego Police hit a home run...

SAN DIEGO- "BOIFIZZLE" (tags)

Local news in San Diego labeling the protest there as "Biofizzle"

Butterfly (tags)

(C) 2001 Dang Ngo. Free for use by progressive nonprofit organizations and for personal use. All other rights reserved. Anti-biotechnology activist, Satya Nupur, dons a monarch butterfly outfit to protest biotechnology’s harmful impact on this butterfly and other endangered species at the Biotech Convention in San Diego on June 24, 2001. Nuper, joined by over 1000 other protesters, marched peacefully from Balboa Park to the convention center where the biotechnology industry was meeting. A giant banner reading “Biotech Perverts, Get Out of our Genes” was also hoisted into to sky to greet the convention attendees.

activist at the convention center (tags)

activist at the convention center

BioTech 2001 (tags)

BIODEVESTATION

Downtown Prepares For BIO 2001, Shop Owners Hope For Business Boost (tags)

SAN DIEGO, 7:14 p.m. PDT June 22, 2001 -- Residents and shop owners in the Gaslamp Quarter are preparing for the coming BIO 2001 convention, 10News reported.

CALLING ALL GREENS! for BIojustice 2001 march (tags)

At Tuesday's general membership meeting, the Green Party of San Diego consensed to endorse the Biojustice 2001 efforts to educate and mobilize the public for the teach-in in June 22 and 23. It was also agreed to organize a contingency that would take part in the main permitted march on Sunday, Jun 24 from Balboa Park to the Convention Ctr.

Announcing Southern Girls' Convention: July 20-22, Auburn, Alabama (tags)

Auburn Women's Organization and Free State Action are proud to announce the Third Annual SOUTHERN GIRLS' CONVENTION (SGC 2001), on the weekend of FRIDAY, JULY 20 - SUNDAY, JULY 22, at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama!

Want to buy the new IMC doc "Crashing the Party?" (tags)

Buy a VHS copy of the new IMC documentary for $10 at our LA screenings or at the Long Bch. Nader Rally on Fri. at our IMC table. To buy via mail for $12, call (310) 458-6566.

Protest in LA: Unmasking the Democratic Convention (tags)

Independent documentary on Democratic Convention protests is now available.

Pennsylvania ACLU Denounces Police Infiltration of Protest Groups (tags)

The following is the text of a press release from the Pennsylvania ACLU, issued on Sept. 7, 2000.

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON SPEAKS AT SHADOW CONVENTION N (tags)

ARIANNA CLOSES THE SHADOW CONVENTION WITH AN OPEN TOWN HALL FORUM.

Articles, photos & videos on L.A. Labor News web site (tags)

Resources: Convention protest articles, videos and photos available on L.A. Labor News,

Who Says We Didn't Get Good Press? (tags)

So maybe it's only a free community newspaper, and it's not owned by a media conglomerate, but it's widely read in my town. This was the lead editorial in this week's Santa Monica Mirror.

DNC Official Pissed Over LAPD Treatment of His Daughter (tags)

LAPD harasses Philly officials for jaywalking while black. DNC officials' daughter gets strongarm treatment from LAPD.

Coverage and Analysis of the Anarchist Convention (tags)

Coverage and Analysis of the Anarchist Convention, from an outsider for outsiders (and a somewhat mainstream audience). I wanted to spend more time at the NAAC, but felt like I didn't fit in! There is discussion of putting on "our own" anarchist conference in Arizona by and for AZ anarchists.

SPEARMINT RHINO WELCOMES DEMOCRATS! (tags)

I swear this is not a joke or a parody.

CNN Headline News: Give Them 30 Minutes and They'll Obscure the World... (tags)

Did anyone keep an eye on CNN Headline News during the DNC? I thought it was interesting what they chose to cover...

AP - Convention Activists Protest LAPD (tags)

For the thousands of demonstrators who came to the Democratic National Convention to press their causes, the last day on the streets ended simply: No shoving, no rubber bullets and no arrests.

WSWS: Among the delegates to the DNC (tags)

“They say it's there, but I'm not aware of it.” That was the response to a question on the growth of social inequality posed by this reporter to a delegate who was wildly applauding after Bill Clinton's speech to the Democratic National Convention. Her remark, though particularly stark in its expression of complacency, was not untypical of the comments this reporter got while interviewing delegates on the floor of the convention. [...] http://wsws.org/articles/2000/aug2000/dnc-a18.shtml

WSWS: Release of last protesters arrested during Republican convention (tags)

On August 15 the last of more than 450 protesters arrested during the Republican National Convention (RNC) were released from Philadelphia jails. Most were arrested either committing acts of civil disobedience to protest capital punishment in the US or during a police raid on a warehouse where about 80 people were preparing signs, banners and puppets for demonstrations. [...] http://wsws.org/articles/2000/aug2000/phil-a18.shtml

PBS' Failed Coverage of Convention Protests (tags)

Talking back to the producers of Public Television's NewsHour program which featured a vacuous 20 minute segment on the convention protests with, get this,....no representatives of the protest movement participating in the discussion!

Shadow Convention (tags)

David Crosby leaving Shadow Convention

WSWS: Los Angeles police attack protesters at Democratic convention (tags)

A spokesperson for the American Civil Liberties Union has denounced Monday night's attack by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) on protesters and others outside the Democratic Party National Convention as “nothing less than an orchestrated police riot.” In a letter to the city attorney, Daniel Tokaji, staff lawyer for the Southern California ACLU, said, “The LAPD has not merely failed to protect demonstrators' right to free speech, it has run roughshod over them.” [...]

Clinton's speech to the Democratic convention (tags)

In his speech Monday night to the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, Bill Clinton displayed his most distinctive political asset—his talent for sounding “left” while advancing right-wing policies. As reflected in the enthusiastic response from the delegates on the convention floor, he was very much in his element.

Lost Film Fest Set for West Coast Dem Convention Debut (tags)

>> Lost Film Fest Set for West Coast Dem Convention Debut (indieWIRE/ 8.15.00) -- Following a tumultuous run in Philadelphia that coincided with the Republican National Convention, complete with arrests, theft and police harassment, the Lost Film Festival 4.0 will present 4.01 in Los Angeles during the DNC.

CLINTON’S REAL LEGACY ON DISPLAY (tags)

At the same moment President Bill Clinton delivered his speech to the Democratic National Convention extolling the so-called accomplishments of his administration, the Los Angeles Police Department opened fire with rubber bullets, pepper spray and bean bags on a crowd of 10,000 concert-goers 200 yards from the convention center.

Scores join tense protest carnival (tags)

This is an article from my local "News"paper. This just sets another example of how the "media" screw it up.

sister (tags)

Each of theses drawings were created yesterday aug 15th at the shadow convention (various subjects) You are welcome to print them, with my name and e-mail/number. Thank You

Day Four and a big Bridge to the Homeless Convention (tags)

As an outsider, I don't know all the history and background between the National Homeless Convention, D2KLA, and the IMC. But I do know that Thursday's candlenight march is not to be missed...

Victory in Philly and Onward to LA! (tags)

On aug. 1 thousand took to the streets to protest the criminal injustice system, and in support of Mumia Abu-Jamal. These actions were victorious. We pledge to continue the struggles at the Democratic National Convention in LA and beyond!

Shadow Convention (tags)

Short Clips of the Shadow Convention taking place at Patriotic Hall

report on cnn.com (tags)

Police arrested 95 people -- nearly half of them animal rights activists -- as thousands of protesters staged demonstrations near the site of the Democratic National Convention for a second night.

Organizers call for investigation into indiscriminate police violence (tags)

Organizers from the IMC, Shadow Convention, ACLU, Green Party, D2KLA, Global Exchange and others band together to call for an investigation into last night's outrageous use of police force against demonstrators and concert-goers.

A Message from the International Longshore & Warehouse Union to D2KLA (tags)

letter of support from ILWU to D2KLA

Mothers Vote for Democracy (tags)

report on a convention regarding welfare reform by welfare mothers.

Judge Restricts Anti-Democratic Actions of the Police (tags)

[english] report on court restrictions of police activity, including confiscation of puppets. Also touches on actions of latino groups on Sunday (8/12/2000).

Ted Hayes Conducts Downtown Tour in Preparation for Homeless Convention (tags)

Details Ted Hayes' efforts to contrast the ostentatious display of the DNC to the poorer areas of the city. Hayes' also organized a Dome Village for transitional housing and talks about the institutional origins of poverty.

Police Intimidation Tactics Escalate (tags)

Police tactics during the first days of the convention.

The Shadow Knows: Shadow Convention Blasts Off (tags)

Coverage of the Shadow Convention in Patriotic Hall

come to the 2004 presidential protests (tags)

come to the 2004 presidential protests, already being planned by a stuttering mumbling mayor manino

Saluting the Democratic Convention (tags)

Protestors at the Rage Against the Machine concert salute the convention

CORPORATE MEDIA DISTORTIONS OF POLICE BRUTALITY (tags)

Headlines of news about last night's brutality in downtown Los Angeles are either non-existant or completely distorted. If you see any more distorted headlines and news, please add to comments.

Arizona-Sonora Justice Alliance Takes On Republicrats; Turns Up the Heat On Gore (tags)

Arizona activist alliance news release for 8.14-15

People's Convention, wall mural (tags)

Close on wall mural by the Alliance of Philippino Immigrants and Advocates at the People's Convention.

Dolores Huerta speaks at the People's Convention, L.A. (tags)

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, speaks at the People's Convention L.A. at Belmont High School on August 11, 2000.

Dolores Huerta at the People's Convention L.A. (tags)

Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union, participates in the People's Convention L.A. at Belmont High School on August 11, 2000.

Internet radio protest coverage schedule (tags)

Internet radio : Radio Free Palms' coverage of Los Angeles protests: Coverage includes - rally speakers, protests, interviews, convention talks and more!

Twas the Night Before the Convention... (tags)

Tired reporter's poem on the convention, funny.

this happened in my town (tags)

Rage Against The Machine to play free gig as clinton sqauks (tags)

Rage Against The Machine will play a free concert to kick off the Battle of Los Angeles

Camcorder Owners: Take to the L.A. Streets! (tags)

Media Alliance, a San Francisco Bay Area media activist organization, sent out a "call to action" today for grassroots video coverage of police civil rights violations against non-violent protesters at the Democratic Convention. "In the age of Rodney King and the Ramparts scandal, police misconduct can and will be documented and televised," said Andrea Buffa, Media Alliance’s executive director.

Soros, cigs, hemp and Shadow Convention (tags)

The LA Times Article (tags)

Judge Issues restraining order against LAPD raids on activist HQ (tags)

Court order issued today barring LAPD from raids on convergence spaces and puppets

LA: Clampdown for the Convention (tags)

I have a friend who is always talking about force and counterforce, about repulsion and attraction, about worlds colliding. I wish he could see what's happeniong in Los Angeles right now. I think he'd love the poetry of the moment. All over the city, a new generation of rebels, many veterans of the Battle of Seattle, are getting ready to demonstrate at the Democratic Party's National Convention.

Organized Labor to Take Part in Democratic Convention Protests (tags)

Organized labor has announced plans to take part in the D2K protests.

Call to Action FREE OUR PUPPETISTAS (tags)

Call to action to help FREE OUR PUPPETISTAS, now being held as Political Prisoners in the jails of Philadephia.

national guard gets ready (tags)

national guard gets ready with weapons for LA - LAT article the last line is interesting

What's wrong with civil disobedience? A CNN report (tags)

What's wrong with civil disobedience? August 4, 2000 Web posted at: 6:40 p.m. EDT (2240 GMT) By Roger Cossack Law Center Contributing Editor

People's Convention -- Aug 9-12, Los Angeles (tags)

Announcement of People's Convention

Big Bucks friends aren't all bad (tags)

Democratic Party of CA Passed Resolution for Peltier Clemency (tags)

The Democratic Party of California passed a unanimous resolution in support of Executive Clemency for Leonard Peltier (text below).

GOP Shoots Self in Foot, Again (tags)

A look at the failed GOP attempt to do a "moderate makeover" at the Convention.

City Agrees to Let Protesters Use Area Closer to Staples (tags)

Convention: Officials yield to pressure from a judge and the Democratic Party. But demonstrators say they won't be confined.

Pepper Spray Guns to be used at DNC on protestors. (tags)

Judging from previous police behaviour in DC and Seattle, it is obvious the LAPD are preparing for violent attacks on peaceful protestors.

Phone Jam Alert (tags)

Special phones for media at last DNC, Chicago '96, could not be called from Streets, Jails... Selective cellphone blockage at Weedstock.

Philadelphia Allows Protest Venue to Reopen (tags)

Amid a sudden escalation of tensions between the city and protest organizers sparked by the shutdown, Mayor John Street interceded on behalf of the downtown Spiral Q Puppet Theater and ordered the city's Department of Licenses and Inspections to allow it to reopen.

Outrage in Philadelphia! Philadelphia police shut down protest venue. (tags)

The Philadelphia police have violated basic civil rights by shutting down an R2k organizing space. This is obviously a tactic that the police are taking from the DC protest and will likely use in August.

Support Genocide - Green Party Convention (tags)

Ralph Nader is leading the Green Party charge to increase global justice by eliminating the disfigured in the US.

TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE CRIMINAL INJUSTICE SYSTEM (tags)

Non-Violent Direct Action at The Republican National Convention

Protesters Targeting DNC (tags)

Protestors who swarmed recent world trade and banking summits in Seattle and Washington are targeting the Democratic National Convention with plans for sophisticated acts of civil disobedience. Some demonstration planners, hoping to rally 30,000 protesters, are promising a carnival-like convergence of activists for the Aug. 14-17 convention.

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LAPD Can't Pull Fast One on This Veteran Agitator (tags)

State Sen. Tom Hayden has been clubbed, gassed and beaten up at a Democratic national convention. He has been arrested, tried and wrongly convicted of fomenting a riot. So when the California Highway Patrol requests $1 million in convention "security equipment" for the L.A. Police Department, his antenna shoots up.

Protestors at Convention Could Spoil Gore's Day (tags)

Mainstream article on how the convention protests will hurt the Dems more than the GOP

STOP POLICE GUNS AT DEM. CONV.STOP POLICE GUNS AT DEM. CONV. (tags)

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