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Veterans for Peace Lead Funeral March in St. Paul
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
On August 31st, the day before the Republican National Convention (RNC), Veterans for Peace held a rally in front of the state capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota followed by a solemn march. Families of US soldiers and other marchers carried tombstones with the names of dead US soldiers. Meanwhile, the names of murdered Iraqis were read out loud and people responded, "We Remember."

Towards the end of the march, organizers gave people the option of continuing along the police approved route or to engage in civil disobedience by towards a caged off area. A handful of people, including two women in their 70s, either rolled under or walked around the police fence and were eventually arrested.
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There are a lot of websites with more information on the protests against the Republican National Convention in Twin Cities. Here are some good links to check out:

Across Twin Cities Police Move Aggressively Against Activists
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/08/30/18531223.php

Twin Cities Indymedia
http://twincities.indymedia.org
§Eyes Wide Open
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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An Exhibition on the Human Cost of the Iraq War
http://www.afsc.org/eyes
§Seeds of Peace
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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"The Revolution Will Not Be Malnourished!"
http://www.seeds-of-peace-collective.org/
§Guantanamo Bay
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guantanamo_Bay_detention_camp
§Nation in Disaster
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§In Memory of Juan M. Torres
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§Veterans for Peace
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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Veterans For Peace is a national organization founded in 1985. It is structured around a national office in Saint Louis, MO and comprised of members across the country organized in chapters or as at-large members.
http://www.veteransforpeace.org
§Bring Troops Home
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§Iraq Veterans Against War
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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http://ivaw.org
§War is Not an Answer
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§End the War
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§McCain = War Criminal
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§American Conspiracy to Commit Peace
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§St. Paul Police and Wells Fargo
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§Alexander S. Arredondo
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§Bush, Cheney will Skip GOP Convention Monday to deal with Gustav
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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Katrina & Gustav : On Remembrances and Anniversaries, Tears for the Gulf Coast & Immediate Concerns
http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2008/08/12961.php

Gustav Approaches: Politics and consequences of the storm?
http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2008/08/12958.php

Prisoners of New Orleans need your help now (Hurricane Gustav)!!!
http://neworleans.indymedia.org/news/2008/08/12951.php
§Code Pink Alert
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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http://codepinkalert.org
§Wabasha
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§Arrest Bush
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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§Civil Disobedience
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:46 PM
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A veteran speaks through a bullhorn to explain that marching to the left is an action of civil disobedience and marching forward is permitted by the police. He clarified that marchers in both routes are in solidarity with one another.
§Kathy Kelly, Voices for Creative Nonviolence
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:49 PM
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http://vcnv.org
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathy_Kelly
§Rolling Under the Police Fence
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:50 PM
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§Ramsey County Sheriff
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:54 PM
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RNC Welcoming Committee Organizers Seek Sanctuary From Illegal Arrests

On August 30th, two members of the RNC Welcoming Committee sought sanctuary from illegal disappearances carried out by the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.
§Senior Disobedience
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:55 PM
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§Reproduce y Rebélate
by ~Bradley Sunday Aug 31st, 2008 10:56 PM
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by A. Raging Granny
Monday Sep 1st, 2008 1:36 AM
Kudos to the brave elderly women who rolled under the police barricade!
by ~Bradley
Monday Sep 1st, 2008 3:05 AM
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Thank You, A. Raging Granny! This is a pretty minor clarification, but the brave elderly women walked around the police fence. They seemed to have surprised the cops who did not expect these women, both locals, to walk around the fence. They entered the caged area after both the men rolled under the fence and the cops walked around it.