[Imc-uk-features] world feaature proposal
ben at riseup.net
Thu Aug 26 02:20:41 PDT 2004
Thought we should cover the events in New York in some way so here is a
proposal for a feature on the world page which could be bumped into uk
feature at some relevent point.
need cutting down a bit and making clear what it is about, I'll find some
stuff off NYC indy..
"Rather than representing the interests of the people, both Democrats and
Republicans choose to build systems of violent exploitation. We have walked
258 miles from the Democratic National Convention and now we arrive at the
Republican National Convention to say "Ya Basta!" Enough is Enough! As a
symbol of reclamation of our city space, and as a gesture of solidarity with
those silenced and oppressed, we will march for those who cannot be present,
we will give a voice to the voiceless, a face to the faceless, and struggle
to build direct democracy. In the spirit of Zapatismo we seek dignity,
justice, housing, autonomy, education, health care, work and food for all.
We invite all people of varying risk levels to join us on Thursday, August
26, as the march reaches its final destination.
Permits have not been requested or granted because we do not need permission
to unite as civil society. We will not take power, but exercise it to build
democracy. After a brief gathering with food at Columbus circle the march
will proceed down Broadway past Madison Square Garden, concluding at Union
Square. The march will be escorted by a bike bloc organized by Times Up!
bicyclists and accompanied by an inspiring and creative street theater piece
performed by DNC2RNC marchers and allied affinity groups. In order to
clearly present our message and to minimize harm to participants, we will
act in the spirit of non-violence. We will attempt to de-escalate violence
and, if we need to defend ourselves, we will do so non-violently."
from the DNC 2 RNC March
The March arrives in Manhattan today. State Supreme Court Judge Jacqueline
Silberman has just ruled against United For Peace and Justice and blocked
the group's attempt to hold a massive anti-war rally in Central Park on
Sunday, one day before the start of the Republican National Convention.
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