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Aug. 25th, 2004

03:21 pm - C-U against the RNC: Days of Action

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C-U against the RNC: Days of Action

Concerned Champaign-Urbana residents are invited to publicly demonstrate against the Republican National Convention this weekend.

These demonstrations will draw specific attention to the last four years of US government policies that have caused destruction and division in our community and around the world.

In response, we reject the violence of our current government and embrace the tradition of civil disobedience protected by our constitution.

--On Friday August 27:

5:15 at the Alma Mater (Green and Wright)

Join Critical Mass for their monthly bike ride, this time against authoritarian environmental devastation of our ruling party.

Make a sign, banner, or T-shirt to bring to Saturday's demonstrations.

--On Saturday August 28:

11am @ Scott Park (Third and Springfield, Champaign)

Join Critical Mass again for a pep ride to gather support for the following rally against the ruling elites.

1pm @ Scott Park

Rally for non-republicans and national convention-less peoples. Bring a battery powered boom-box with a radio. Let the folks in washington hear you yell.

2pm @ Scott Park

March from the rally point across CU to Scott Park. Demonstrate to our community how seriously this affects all of us.

4pm @ Scott Park

Bazaar and "really really really free market." Books to Prisoners, the U-C Independent Media Center, Food not Bombs, A.W.A.R.E., Radical Cheerleaders, the Women?s Booking Collective, the Teen Awareness Group of Planned Parenthood, the Poppycock Collective, Critical Mass, the Anarchist Study Group and other local organizations will highlight their efforts for democratic reform. All interested parties are invited to attend a table. These local organizations and individuals share their conversation and skills in exchange for more sharing. Exchange wisdom for your favorite Bush-ism, or just give away
something special. Food will be cooked and served by Food not Bombs in exchange for anything or nothing.

Remember, direct action is protected by the constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances."

This weekend Champaign-Urbana residents will voice their petition in the streets. For more information about how to participate, how to help out, or press, contact Sarah: lazare@uiuc.edu

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From:the_sween
Date:August 25th, 2004 08:56 pm (UTC)
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Take care of yourself at the RNC.
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From:mr_ducktape
Date:August 26th, 2004 07:53 pm (UTC)
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Did you ever talk to swank76 about Critical Mass? I think I e-mailed you a pointer to him being interested in further alternative transportation paradigms, because the C-U Critical Mass page didn't seem to have been updated in years.

In any case, let him know if he doesn't already.
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From:zarfmouse
Date:August 26th, 2004 08:34 pm (UTC)
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Hmm. I vaguely recall that link. I don't remember.

The page hasn't been updated but we still do it every month. I have a hard time imagining him getting into Critical Mass...I'm intrigued. Do you still have the URL handy?
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From:mr_ducktape
Date:August 26th, 2004 08:38 pm (UTC)
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Here.

And yeah, I'm surprised too at his recent political leanings. He's got his "website" link on his LJ info page set to the Practical Anarchy site.
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From:swank76
Date:August 26th, 2004 10:53 pm (UTC)
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I shot off a contact e-mail to the Critical Mass website but it bounced back to me. D, you should know by now that I am full of surprises.
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From:mr_ducktape
Date:August 26th, 2004 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Hrm. zarfmouse, give this boy the cycling lowdown, won'tcha?

And indeed!
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From:swank76
Date:August 26th, 2004 10:55 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I may see you on Saturday. I caught the posting around town and decided to stop by. Will you be around all day or only at specific times?
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From:zarfmouse
Date:August 26th, 2004 11:04 pm (UTC)
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I'll probably be around all day. Except during the Critical Mass and the March when I'll be riding and marching. :)
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From:swank76
Date:August 27th, 2004 06:48 pm (UTC)
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I'll definitely be popping by. I don't know if I'll make the march but I'll be there for the bazaar.
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