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SHOW ME WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE

Part of me feels it is my responsibility as an information disseminator to fill the 16 of you read this blog with information I come across.

This link is of a video taken and later edited of an event on September 1st.  The dude speaking on camera is also the camera man.  He literally burried the footage before being arrested.  We as viewers and readers of products of the media are responsible for seeking out different perspectives and experiences of the same event in order to better understand what is going on around us.

SHOW ME WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE

THIS IS WHAT DEMOCRACY LOOKS LIKE

we still live here

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RNC Day 4, can we have our city back?

The do gooders are back at it.  Link and continued discussion at this original link

 

Images from the anti-war march.  The march started at the Capitol marching towards John Ireland.

Love The Lawyers Guild in the neon green

 

 

Chalking the intersection “Arrest Bush Not Us”

Once John Ireland was blocked, the crowd headed over to Cedar but was stopped at 12th

Sewer covers secured for the week

The first set of protesters to be detained.  The police surrounded the organizers of the Anti-War Committee.

 

 

After the arrests and not getting anywhere on Cedar, the crowd turned around and headed towards Marion

 

The group took a right on University from Marion.  The intention was to find a route to the Xcel.  This became difficult as the overpasses were blocked

And then the concussion grenades and gas were deployed.  Couldn’t tell if the police gave a warning, the helicopters were low enough to drown out everything.  The police wouldn’t disperse the group in this manor unless they had given a warning, right?  The green cloud in the lower center is gas and concussion grenades.

Surrounded by police on horse back in the Sears parking lot.  Tried to go one way, police said to go the other way.  Turned around and the police on the other side were closing in.  Tricky, tricky.

Those unfortunate to be in attendance may think twice about doing that again.

Those poor horses.  No one asked them.

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RNC 2008 Day 1 St Paul – Holy Shit

Yes, I participated in the rally and the march today in St. Paul.  And no I am not an anarchist.  How could I be, I  am way too much of a capitalist.  But  I would like it known that regardless of what the media says, not all those who participated are anarchist.  Others who are not anarchists have ideas too.  Regardless, I am really happy about participating today, and I am really happy to share my experience.

@ the rally getting lined up for the march

sign @ the rally

exercising the right  to mock the ridiculousness that has become the 1st  amendment right.

This is who was watching us march.  Totally awesome, totally necessary [please read sarcasm]

 

After the march (actually like a couple of hours after the march) this is Mucha talking with the police to find out how we can get back home since downtown St. Paul was blocked off completely.  It was virtually impossible to cross over I 94 on foot.

Once we able to go home, we found the arrest area a block away from where we live.  Lots of civilians cuffed and lots of riot police standing around

the people who are not police are arrested in this image

and more arrestees

Obviously  what I witnessed today is nothing compared to what take place in other countries, none the less it was still a really intense day.  I started the day by providing Street Reference via Radical Reference; we were even interviewed by Congressional Quarterly but we ended up witnessing some pretty intense safety measures taken by the  St. Paul police department.

End  of day one.  What will tomorrow bring?  No one knows.  But I must say that Twitter really kept  us informed with what was going on and where not to go if we wanted to be safe.  Use Twitter.  Don’t know what Twitter is? Look it up at google and get to it.

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