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RNC googlebomb and update
by (info [at]
Wednesday Apr 28th, 2004 6:05 PM
Dear friends,

We are writing to ask for your help. As of today, if you search on for the term, "Republican National Convention", we are ranked second. We would like to replace the official GOP website as the number #1 rank. Why is this important? Well, it's just one more way we can outsmart them and confuse the delegates, bring people to our site and get more attention for the resistance against the RNC. If you have a site, blog or other web space, this is how you do this:

If you haven’t already linked to us, use this code for your page:
<a href="" target="_blank">Republican National
<a href="" target="_blank">Republican Convention
<a href="" target="_blank">Republican Protests

Be a friend and do all three! If you would like a reciprocal link on our
page, feel free to email us. Chance are, you may already be listed on our site. See to see.

Some updates:

--Our stickers, all 10,000 of them, are back from the printers and are being posted all over the city. if you would like some, you can pick them up locally at the following locations:
-bluestocking books, 172 Allen Street between Stanton and Rivington on the lower east side
-Mayday books-in the Theater for the New city on First Avenue between 10 and 11 street
-Revolution Books- 9 West 19 street, NYC
-Gorilla Cafe- Fifth Avenue and Park Place, Park Slope, Brooklyn
We will have uptown and more Brooklyn drop off locations soon
You can view the sticker design at
And of course, they are free.

--Our Visitors Guide to NYC is currently online at
A print edition is being designed and will be made available in the next couple of weeks as a downloadable booklet and will be distributed for free in the summer. The guide is a detailed introduction to NYC for guests coming here to protest the RNC. There are sections on culture, housing,
security, legal and more.

--We have just updated two sections on our site which deal with the people behind the RNC.

-The RNC delegates page at
focuses on the people who the Republican party send here to do their bidding. There is a comprehensive page with maps showing the locations where RNC delegates will be staying. The idea of activists from other states 'bird-dogging' or protesting at the hotels where their state delegates are has been talked about but we trust you can figure out what to do with this valuable information.

-The RNC funders page at
points the spotlight at the local business elite who are responsible for inviting the Republicans to meet in NYC and providing the private
financing of the convention. These are the people who pledge money, set up fundraisers, secure the convention site and stand to make serious cash off the convention coming here. Prominent Democrats like Jonathan Tisch (CEO-Loews Hotels Inc) and Sanford Weil (CEO-Citigroup) are part of this
committee as it the local trinity of Bloomberg, Giuliani and even Democrat and former Mayor Ed Koch!. There will be substantial information posted to this page in coming weeks.

-Artists, designers and creative people have been most generous in
submitting their flyers, images and graphics to us all of which have been posted on our flyers and graphics page at

Finally,here is a quick guide to some pages on the site:
housing, transportation
media archive
logistics timeline
merchandise page

Thanks for reading our update. if you have received this and have no
desire to receive more like it, please let us know.

In solidarity--no RNC in NYC! collective
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