San Francisco
San Francisco
Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Indybay Regions North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area North Coast Central Valley North Bay East Bay South Bay San Francisco Peninsula Santa Cruz IMC - Independent Media Center for the Monterey Bay Area California United States International Americas Haiti Iraq Palestine Afghanistan
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
View other events for the week of 9/ 4/2008
Protest My Space's Exclusion of 3rd Parties from Debates & Collaboration wCorporate CPD
Date Thursday September 04
Time 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location Details
My Space SF
625 2nd St.
Event Type Protest
Please join us with signs (we'll have some too):

Thursday, September 4, noon in San Francisco for a demonstration at MySpace headquarters because they are collaborating with the Commission on Presidential Debates. CPD is a corporate financed two-party non-profit which has complete control of presidential debates. Their criteria prevents 3rd party participation; only Ross Perot has qualified. Candidates must be running in enough states to win the electoral college and have 15% support in the national polls.

A better alternative supported by Nader is the Citizens Debate Commission

The Demonstration is timed to coincide with the 2nd national Open the Debates rally in Minneapolis, Sept. 4th During the Denver DNC rally there was a similar demonstration at the Beverly Hills office of MySpace.

The Demonstration is supported by Nader, McKinney, and Barr campaigns as well as the Libertarian, and Peace and Freedom parties.

Please join us at:

MySpace San Francisco,
Thursday, Sept 4 at noon,
625 2nd St
near 2nd St and Brannan, 7 blocks from Market. (2 blocks from the T line)
Contact jim [at] for more info.

If you can't make it to the protest, you can:

Email: Liba Rubenstein, Manager Decision08, Myspace Public Affairs lrubenstein [at]

Call and/or Email:
Dani Dudeck, VP Corporate Communications, MySpace Ddudeck [at] (310) 969-7148
Ann Burkart, VP Corporate Communications, Fox Interactive Media Ann.Burkart [at] (310) 969-7220

AND this week write to:
Chris Wolfe, MySpace CEO, MySpace, 407 North Maple Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The Denver rally which drew 4,000 people was broadcast live on Freespeech TV on Dish TV and on the web. Nader/Gonzalez plans to air the Super Rally live from Minneapolis - final arrangements are pending (webcast from Denver may have crashed due to high viewership).

Check the website or for an update about how to watch.

Public viewing parties either in homes or in a public venue, school, restaurant or tavern are great fun. Seattle and San Francisco organized them for the Denver rally The Minneapolis rally starts at 5:30 pm PDT..
Added to the calendar on Wednesday Sep 3rd, 2008 7:58 PM
Listed below are the latest comments about this post.
These comments are submitted anonymously by website visitors.
FlyerDebate Nader,McKinney & BarrWednesday Sep 3rd, 2008 8:03 PM
We are 100% volunteer and depend on your participation to sustain our efforts!


donate now

$ 262.00 donated
in the past month

Get Involved

If you'd like to help with maintaining or developing the website, contact us.


Publish your stories and upcoming events on Indybay.

IMC Network