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March for Our Lives at the RNC in St. Paul (part 2 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."
riot-police_9-2-08.jpg
Here is a link to 20 more photos, part 1 of 2:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/04/18532985.php


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
§Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign
by ~Bradley
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§Peace
by ~Bradley
peace_9-2-08.jpg
§Rosa Clemente
by ~Bradley
rosa-clemente_9-2-08.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosa_clemente
§Stop the War on the Poor
by ~Bradley
war-on-poor_9-2-08.jpg
§Housing is a Human Right
by ~Bradley
housing_9-2-08.jpg
http://ppehrc.org
§March for Our Lives
by ~Bradley
economic-campaign_9-2-08.jpg
§Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine
by ~Bradley
brad-wilk_9-2-08.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Wilk

"Despite their permit, which granted them use of the area until 7 PM and held no artist-specific provisions – Capitol Grounds Staff chose to cut power to the stage at approximately 6:45, ten minutes after Rage Against the Machine had been held up by state troopers blocking their entrance to the stage, leaving thousands of anxious fans waiting on the State Capitol Lawn. After 20 minutes of crowd chanting that included “Let Them Play,” “Music is not a Crime,” “We’ll be good, we promise,” and a riveting rendition of the national anthem the band came into the crowd and performed an acapella performance of two songs through a megaphone. The crowd then spontaneously marched to the RNC and met up with the Poor People’s March."

http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/04/18532945.php
§Minnesota Capitol
by ~Bradley
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§Cedar St
by ~Bradley
cedar-st_9-2-08.jpg
§Exchange St. and Cedar St.
by ~Bradley
exchange_9-2-08.jpg
§Homeless Iraqi War Veteran
by ~Bradley
homeless-veteran_9-2-08.jpg
§I am a delegate for PEACE
by ~Bradley
peace-delegate_9-2-08.jpg
§Xcel Energy Center
by ~Bradley
xcel-center_9-2-08.jpg
§Cheri Honkola
by ~Bradley
cheri-honkala_9-2-08.jpg
Kensington Welfare Rights Union
http://www.kwru.org
§Indictment
by ~Bradley
indictment_9-2-08.jpg
§Rainbow Flag and Riot Cops
by ~Bradley
rainbow-cops_9-2-08.jpg
The woman in red with white pants is a "reporter" for Fox "News" and she is embedded with the riot police.
Here is a link to 20 more photos, part 1 of 2:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2008/09/04/18532985.php
This too:

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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