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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:34 PM
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Truthout blog reports from DNC for 07-25
http://www.truthout.org/tdcc1.shtml

I am standing inside the now-infamous Free Speech Zone outside the convention site. It is every bit as intimidating and confining as the pictures make it out to be.

Any liberal protesters coming in here tomorrow are in for an added surprise. Right now, the protest cage is filled with anti-choice protesters. They are scrawling anti-abortion slogans all over the ground in chalk. If it doesn't rain, all the messages will be here in the morning.

...more...
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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:40 PM
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1. Thanks Will !
Those are the types of reports we need - those that will not be reported by the majors. It gives us a good idea of whats happening outside....
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MuseRider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:40 PM
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2. Hi Will!
I have been reading these and it is interesting. Thanks for this for those of us far away. Be careful and have a great time.
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Mara Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:47 PM
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3. How bizarre...

Stay safe, Will... Thanks for the report.

Makes me so mad...
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 03:47 PM
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4. thanks for the news.
sounds like fun.
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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:11 PM
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5. Great!
Heartens me to hear about the Iraqi War Vets. The fact that the Marine Sgt. knew the war was about Oil--says it all,doesn't it?
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:14 PM
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6. almost like being there..
thanks Will :hi:
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LibDemAlways Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:19 PM
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7. How predictable....
anti-choice protestors in the pen -- protestors that will be seen in the pen on every network so America will see how the Democrats treat good God-fearing Christians. Who let this happen?
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nofurylike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:22 PM
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8. thank you, our eyes and ears and our voice!! n/t
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VolcanoJen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:23 PM
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9. Keep blogging, Will!
Thank you for your up-to-the-minute accounts, for those of us living vicariously!

The AP has begun reporting about life inside the FSZ, without really mentioning the FSZ itself:

Protesters Clash Near Dem. Convention
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MaineDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:23 PM
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10. Great work, Will
I would love to be there and then again I'm glad I'm not. The pens and cages frighten me. Im old and I remember Chicago '68.

Love the blog entries. I look forward to more as the week goes on. Stay out of trouble. :)
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NecessaryOnslaught Donating Member (691 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:33 PM
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11. Bookmarked
Good chit, magn. :toast:
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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:38 PM
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12. Look, about the "Protest Pen"

I was at the Dem. convention in 1996. My girlfriend at the time was far enough to the left that I was, apparently, a "raging moderate" or "sellout", depending on how you slice it.. (for instance, I was going to vote for Clinton, again) Well, we were in Chicago, and she wanted to hear Delores Huerta speak, so we went to the Free Speech/Protest Zone then. And Believe me, I felt out of place. I'm, like, uh... I support the guy. Don't agree with everything he's done, but he's a damn sight better than Dole/Kemp Dole/Pineapple or Roll Hemp or whatever you want to call 'em. So, we hung out there for a while, in the midst of about 60 or so hard-core anti-choice goons... With a few left-leaning folks as well. It was weird.

But my point is, none of this is "new".. not the "free speech zones" or having the anti-choice nuts kept in there, or any of it. It's not new, and if you were going to be "shocked, just shocked" by any of it, the time was probably about a decade ago.

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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:20 PM
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16. Thank god...

I've been harping this for the last two days.

The only "new" thing about protest zones is the way Bush has used them selectively against only certain groups. There's a case about this working its way through the court system as we type.

All this outrage at the DNC is completely misdirected.



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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:56 PM
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17. .
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:44 PM
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13. excellent!!!
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MoonRiver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 04:47 PM
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14. Thanks!
Seems the nuts are in season and fully ripened. :eyes: Hope it rains.
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Meldread Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:11 PM
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15. Aye, Thanks!
I agree with saywhat, let's hope it rains.
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3 Cents and Change Donating Member (113 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-04 04:54 PM
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20. Who cares?
Why do you want rain? Let them have their voice too. Nobody listens.
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 05:59 PM
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18. Thanks for report William
:hi:
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JDPriestly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 06:00 PM
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19. Wonderful report
How refreshing to hear what is really going on and not just what the powers that be want us to hear. Keep up the great work.
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