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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-30-08 11:22 PM
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Protest, Art Go Digital (True Blue Minnesota To Use Jumbotrons To Show Protest Footage At RNC)
Source: Twin Cities Daily Planet

Protest, art go digital

BY A. M. HINE, TC DAILY PLANET
July 27, 2008
This fall, the RNC National Convention will attract more than just Republican delegates to Ward Two. Protesters of all stripes are expected to descend upon Saint Paul to express their views to their temporarily captive audience.

One homegrown progressive 527 organization is True Blue Minnesota, led by President Martha Ballou of Highland Park and VP Andrew Hine of Brewerytown. They have hired two JumboTron televisions on which to play messages to the world.

We need to do this because its just not right for us to forget the last seven and a half years when the national TV cameras are on, said Ballou. Quoting Mark Twain, Hine added Each man must for himself alone decide what is right and what is wrong, which course is patriotic and which isnt. And I have decided that enough is enough. We need to do something, to say something. Frankly, it is our patriotic duty to do so.

They have already collected a wide variety of programming material ranging from single words, short phrases, famous quotes, and scripture to full-length motion pictures. Noted filmmaker Robert Greenwald has granted his permission to play his movies, and comedienne Lizz Winstead will be providing comic relief. Local and national artists have contributed powerful visual art, including oil paintings, posters, photographs, comics, and animation. The screens seem to be becoming a combination of drive-by movie, community bulletin board, digital billboard, educational video, and art exhibition.

Read more: http://www.tcdailyplanet.net/article/2008/07/24/protest...



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Waiting For Everyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 03:40 AM
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1. Ok - that's brilliant!
That will be way more interesting than the Republican snooze convention. Wish I could see it.

:applause:
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-31-08 11:05 PM
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2. Wonderful! Serious protest needs to become more "fun" and/or creative
This is a great example of how to do it.
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