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Protests again in Denver for Columbus/Italian heritage day
Here is a roundup of online stories about the large protests that historically have occurred and will occur this year in Denver. Why does Denver have the biggest conflict over this? Well, Colorado AIM takes a lot of leadership in this, it seems like they have a big parade, while other locations such as the Bay Area don't have thousands of people who refuse to change the parade name. Last year's protest wasn't so exciting compared to before, but it isn't over. What is interesting is that this all seems to be about the fact that they want them to simply change the title of their parade, but the paraders just won't do it.
Mainstream press today as protest is starting: http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3242107,00.html
Columbus parade protests to return
Plan for obstruction makes arrests likely http://rockymountainnews.com/drmn/local/article/0,1299,DRMN_15_3233176,00.html
Here is a good article about what has been happening for the past few years. The protests have been pretty inspired and creative. They have walked to places of symbolic importance and broke up into four groups with different themes, rather than just having the mundane march/listen to ANSWER speeches procedure: http://www.bigmagic.com/pages/blackj/column82g.html
There was a black bloc two years ago that the police were chasing around a parking structure: http://colorado.indymedia.org/newswire/display_any/3737/index.php
What's planned this year http://transformcolumbusday.org/
(interesting article on FBI randomly harrassing this house of young people in Denver [nytimes.com] )
AIM blog. AIM calls for nonviolent Direct Action against convoy of conquest
Colorado indymedia seems really dead. They haven't had anything on their newswire in days.