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Wed Aug 20 2008 (Updated 08/25/08) Indybay Requesting DNC Reports from the Streets August 23rd - 28th
DNC call for action UPDATE 8/24/08: See daily Indybay coverage of protest actions at DNC

Many activists intend to travel from the Bay Area in the coming week to protest the Democratic National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Indybay will be featuring reports by people who will be at the DNC, on the ground, protesting the Democrats. We encourage all people who are going to the DNC to publish photos, videos, and reports from the streets.

Groups that are organizing protest at the DNC include Recreate 68, Alliance for Real Democracy, Unconventional Denver, DNC Disruption 08, Unconventional Action, World Can't Wait, and others.

Last week a U.S. District Court ruled that protesters’ free speech rights must give way to “national security,” allowing the government to force march permits to end 3 hours before the convention begins. Protesters will be kept away from the convention center and allowed only into chain link fenced cages 700 feet from the center's door. These "freedom cages" will be ringed by police and concrete barriers. Huge media tents are being erected between the cages and the convention. In respond to the the ruling, Mark Cohen, co-founder and organizer of Recreate 68 said: "We plan to go in that zone once only to protest its existence. When the media presents images of demonstrators in the demonstration zones in relationship to the Pepsi Center, the public will see what could look like prisoners."

From the Indybay Newswire: DNC disruption logistics | DNC Protest, Split, and the Principled Stand of Cynthia McKinney | Rally and demonstration against suppression of protest at Democratic Nat'l Convention | Fresno DNC Disruption meeting | We're Expecting You in Denver August 24-28 | Colorado "Fusion Center" to Step Up Intelligence Gathering During DNC | Anarchists Offer to Call Off All Protest Plans | Results of the July 20th Consulta in Denver | Indymedia Access for the DNC in Denver | SDS Call to Action: Disrupt the DNC! | Humboldt Against the DNC | ACLU Sues Denver for Security Equipment Details Ahead of DNC
More: Who's Paying for the Conventions? Corporate Sponsors | Thinking Beyond The Conventions: What Comes Next? | Regional organizing against the 2008 political conventions grows

Indybay RNC 2008 coverage

10/15/14 Massive Pollution of Water Supply Shows Big Oil's Power in California   Environment & Forest Defense | Central Valley
10/15/14 UCSC Student Withdraws from University Citing UC's Connection to War Profiteering   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/14/14 Petition Initiated at UCSC Due to Inadequate Housing Also Opposes Upper Campus Expansion   Education & Student Activism | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/07/14 Community Members Oppose Construction of New McDonald's in Downtown Watsonville   Health, Housing, and Public Services | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/07/14 Legal Settlement Allows Park Service Marine Wilderness Restoration to Begin at Point Reyes   Environment & Forest Defense | North Bay / Marin
10/06/14 Pomo Leaders, AIM Elders and Environmental Activists Shut Down Caltrans Construction   Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | North Coast | California
10/06/14 Movement to End Capital Punishment Growing   Police State and Prisons | Peninsula
10/05/14 Police Brutality Victims Demand San Francisco Giants Take Stand on Cultural Appropriation   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice
10/05/14 Tenant Facing Eviction Hands Out "Eviction Protection" Condoms at Folsom Street Fair   Health, Housing, and Public Services | LGBTI / Queer | Arts + Action
10/04/14 Salinas Police Release Names of Officers Who Killed Residents in 2014   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
10/04/14 Sin Barras letter to Center for Conflict Studies challenges legitimacy of Police Chief   Police State and Prisons | Racial Justice