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Thu Aug 19, 2004 12:44
Subject: One Million to Protest Bush?
ONE MILLION TO PROTEST BUSH?
Posted By: billym
Date: Thursday, 19 August 2004, 12:00 a.m.
One Million to Protest Bush?
The right to peacfully assemble is guaranteed by the U. S. Constitution. Along
with many other items in the Constitution that right has been gradually slipping
away under the assault of the Elites and Oligarchs (Bush administration). Any
protest against a presidential visit is forced into places out of sight of the
president. Protesters at the Democratic convention were offered a "cage" to
protest in which resembled a concentration camp. Now the fight is on again for
protest rights in New York city during the Republican convention. Protesters
were refused the right to assemble in Central Park and offered a thin strip of
land along the West Side Highway instead. Now On Tuesday August 10th United for
Peace and Justice has declined that offer and is again pushing for a Central
Battle for Aug 29 NYC Central Park rally permit renewed
West Side Highway location rejected
"Exiling a rally to a remote sun-baked highway makes a mockery of the right to
assemble," declared Leslie Cagan, UFPJ's national coordinator. New permit
applications were filed with the NYC Parks Department for a massive rally in
Central Park, but the permit was quickly rejected by the city by the end of the
... "We see this as part of an overall clamping down on protest and civil
liberties in our country since 9/11. This is something that cannot be allowed to
continue," declared Tanya Mayo, Not in Our Name national organizer.
Not in Our Name is now re-doubling our efforts to pressure the Bloomberg/Bush
administration to respect the right to dissent by granting a legal permit for
the Aug 29 rally in Central Park. "We need the most massive outpouring of
opposition to the whole direction Bush and his team are taking our country, and
our world-a massive NO! to the entire agenda. It has to be so loud, so clear,
and so forceful that it cannot be obscured, covered over, or misrepresented.
Everyone who cares about the future of humanity‚€¶ Central Park, August 29th is
THE PLACE TO BE!" urged Tanya Mayo.
In another story it is said that a million people are expected to take part in
protests against the Bush administration during the Republican convention.
Over 1,000,000 Anti-War Protestors Planning To Disrupt Republican National
Convention in New York
In just three weeks, thousands of Republican delegates from around America will
descend upon New York City for the 2004 Republican National Convention.
While convention delegates will announce their support for the re-election of
President George Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, another constituency will
also be making its way to New York with a very different agenda.
Anti-war organizations have been planning for several months to organize the
largest anti-war rally in U.S. history. And thousands of these "Blame America
First" organizers have already arrived in New York, conducting meetings on how
to disrupt the Republican National Convention and sabotage the message of
support for our troops and the war on terrorism.
By the time the convention starts, organizers hope to have upwards of 1 Million
anti-war protestors on hand to disrupt the convention - including promises of
acts of civil disobedience and violence.
The article lists a number of websites where the coming protests and rallies can
be monitored. Even more at stake than the war issues is the issue of the
Constitutional right to assemble itself.
"The re-escalation of the war in Iraq challenges us to strengthen our opposition
to the US occupation."
"A radical affront to democracy calls for a radical response. On Tuesday, August
31st, a day of non-violent civil disobedience and direct action will begin."
"‚€¶the protests around the 2004 Republican Convention are likely to be the
largest in history."
‚€¶activists are circling their welcome wagons, predicting "a battle for ground
zero," a "Burning Man festival for the city," "a political disaster," "a
disciplined, organized protest," "a culture war"-five days that are "part
blackout, part Woodstock," "worse than Miami," "better than Seattle," "our
Has "apologized" to the people of Iraq for U.S. military action. Plans to join
NYC protests to oppose "endless wars and oppression."
Plans to cover buildings throughout New York City with anti-war posters.
Monitoring security procedures and items prohibited from bringing in to the RNC
convention - urges supporters to work around these rules, follow and harass and
intimidate convention delegates. Also urges members to occupy housing
arrangements made by pro-troop organization "Protest Warrior."
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