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March for Our Lives at the RNC in St. Paul (part 1 of 2)

by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
On September 2nd in St. Paul, the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (PPEHRC) brought together poor and homeless people of every race, background and age, students, social workers, union members, lawyers, religious leaders, artists and others who stand for social and economic justice. The PPEHRC raised their voices in the “March for Our Lives" to demand “Money for Health Care and Housing, Not for War!”

Health care and housing should never be luxuries - not in the United States, not anywhere. Toward this end, the PPEHRC called for protestors to fill the streets of St. Paul, Minnesota in a powerful, peaceful demonstration for the right to healthcare, housing and all economic human rights. As poverty, hunger, unemployment and homelessness grow throughout the United States, political leaders from both major parties have abandoned the common people.

The PPEHRC states, "We cannot afford to be silent. We cannot afford to be disappeared from the public eye and the political debates as our families suffer."
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For more information and coverage of the march, please see:

Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
http://www.economichumanrights.org

People's March 9/2 St Paul
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/02/18532288.php

Interview with Undercover Infiltrators at the March For Our Lives in St. Paul, 9/2/08: video
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/03/18532509.php

concussion grenades and tear gas shot at people trying to leave
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/02/18532265.php

Twin Cities Indymedia
http://twincities.indymedia.org
§5th Street
by ~Bradley
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§Children Sleep in the Streets of USA
by ~Bradley
children-sleep_9-2-08.jpg
§Access Denied
by ~Bradley
access-denied_9-2-08.jpg
§Blocking 7th
by ~Bradley
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§Money for Human Needs, Not for War
by ~Bradley
human-needs_9-2-08.jpg
§Whose Streets?
by ~Bradley
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According to this organizer with the PPEHRC, the police blocked the pre-approved permitted march route, and forced marchers on an alternate route.
§Eat The Rich, Feed The Poor
by ~Bradley
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§Peace Fresno
by ~Bradley
peace-fresno_9-2-08.jpg
http://www.peacefresno.org
§Alexander S. Arredondo
by ~Bradley
alexander-arredondo_9-2-08.jpg
§Poverty is Violence
by ~Bradley
poverty-is-violence_9-2-08.jpg
§Welfare Rights Committee
by ~Bradley
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§No War But Class War
by ~Bradley
class-war_9-2-08.jpg
§Black Flag
by ~Bradley
black-flag_9-2-08.jpg
§Free the Press
by ~Bradley
free-the-press_9-2-08.jpg
§Healthcare Now
by ~Bradley
healthcare-now_9-2-08.jpg
§120 Homeless Minnesotans Died in 2007
by ~Bradley
homeless-minnesotans_9-2-08.jpg
§Arrest Bush, Not Journalists
by ~Bradley
arrest-bush_9-2-08.jpg
§Detention Center
by ~Bradley
detention-center_9-2-08.jpg
Coldsnap Legal Collective
http://coldsnaplegal.wordpress.com
Here is a link to 20 more photos, part 2 of 2:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/04/18533032.php
Plainclothes Police at the March for Our Lives in St. Paul
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/04/18533078.php
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