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Wed Jul 23 2008 (Updated 08/31/08) Group Claims Sector 4 in St. Paul & Announces Barricade Building Contest
Northern California Plans for Actions at RNC on Sept. 1st Latest Indybay 2008 RNC News

UPDATE: RNC Welcoming Committee Convergence Center in St. Paul Raided by Police 8/29

The RNC Welcoming Committee created a "Swarm, Seize, Stay" strategy which involves dividing St. Paul, Minnesota into sectors to facilitate coordination of blockades and other creative resistance to the RNC. Northern California radicals have banded together as "Unconventional Action (UA) in the Bay" and collectively chosen to adopt SECTOR 4 in downtown St. Paul. Sector 4 is one of seven sectors that surround the Xcel Center, home of the 2008 Republican National Convention. Organizers from coast to coast representing a variety of different communities are adopting other sectors.

UA in the Bay recently announced a Barricade Building Contest with categories that include Biggest-Baddest, Best Use of Found Materials, Best Use of Vehicle(s), Best Strategic Location, Most Creative, and Most Difficult to Remove. In addition, three street intersections in Sector 4 have been named as convergence points for the morning of September 1st before demonstrations are expected to become mobile.

A pre-RNC UA in the Bay meeting was held in St. Paul on August 30th.

Read More · St. Paul Maps: 1 | 2 · NoRNC.org · Unconventional Action

From the Indybay Newswire: Poor People's Campaign's "Bushville" in St. Paul Raided by Riot Police | Minneapolis PD Detains Three Indy Journalists; Confiscates Equipment | RNC Videos | UA in the Bay show at Albany Bulb cancelled by police | UA in the Bay Benefit Show in Albany | UA in the Bay Benefit Show in SF | CRASH THE RNC: Sector 4 Barricade Building Contest | Tactics and Prognosis for Successful RNC Protest | UA in the Bay Final Organizing Meeting | More mapage of St. Paul area | Coldsnap Legal Collective to provide legal services related to 2008 RNC | UA in the Bay RideShare | Indymedia at the RNC: Callout and Update from TC-IMC | CRASH THE RNC: a call to action for activists and radicals of all stripes | St. Paul to provide stage for RNC protesters near Xcel Center | Trans/Queer/Womyn Housing @ RNC | Santa Cruz RNC Strategy Session, Aug. 2nd | UA in the Bay to Join the Resistance Against the RNC in St. Paul | UA in the Bay to Join the Resistance Against the RNC in St. Paul | RNC Strategy: Swarm, Seize, Stay / Sectors / Three-Tier Strategy / St. Paul Principles | Spokescouncil Against the Conventions (RNC/DNC), July 27th | RNC Welcoming Committee July Update | RNC/DNC Consulta for Bay Area Radicals | Be Prepared for Police Violence at the RNC Protest | Shut Down the Republication National Convention | RNC Welcomming Committee Comes to The East Bay | Unconventional Action: Call for Endorsements of RNC Strategy
More: Who's Paying for the Conventions? Corporate Sponsors | Thinking Beyond The Conventions: What Comes Next? | Regional organizing against the 2008 political conventions grows

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