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Report from NYC - I'm NOT in jail!

On August 31, nearly 1000 people were nabbed by the NYPD during widespread direct actions around New York City. (A number of medics over the past few days have been singled out and arrested).

The mainstream coverage describes these protests and arrests as "confrontational" and "scuffles," etc, but protesters held their composure and kept to their well-organized plans, despite aggressive police tactics that included orange plastic fencing to keep protesters penned in, and "snatch squads" that targetted individuals standing in the middle of otherwise peaceful crowds.

Actions I witnessed included a "shut up-a-thon" in front of fox news headquarters (there were over a thousand chanting "shut the fox up"), a road blockade by comrades from the bay area, a die-in by members of the war-resisters league, a street party near union square, and lots of arrests. It felt like spontaneous eruptions all over the city, the grassroots pushing up through the concrete at every park and major intersection, strategically non-violent and with powerful messages against the war in iraq, the corporate agenda of the bush administration, and the lies propogated by the corporate media.

more updates: [ Are You A Peaceful Police Officer? I Interviews from the RNC ]

see also: [ NYC-IMC I Portland Indymedia Coverage I Puerto Rico Indymedia Corbertura en Espanol ]

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Are You A Peaceful Police Officer?

CODEPINK offers "Peaceful New York Police" buttons to the NYPD, complete with their own discounts.

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LOCAL Announcement :: Civil & Human Rights

Author Robert Whitaker Interview on FRSC Next Sunday

Former Boston Globe reporter Robert Whitaker, author of Mad in America, will speak by phone on Bathrobespierre's Broadsides, FRSC's late Sunday morning talk show 10 AM - 11 AM.

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- Art of War : Patriot


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Report from New York!

So much has been going on that I can only tell of a few things, a tiny window into the enormity of this protest. I am of course here with my street medic collective from the bay area, working in a larger network of street medics from all over the country, so that is often the angle I get on things, the cops vs. protesters play-by-play and all the injuries, not to mention heat exhaustion (it's in the 90's and muggy here, feels like cancun!).

Things started off Thursday with a banner drop from The Plaza Hotel by four activists who rappeled from the roof with a sign with opposing arrows with "Bush" and "truth" in opposite directions.

Friday night was a critical mass ride (truly massive), with 5,000 riders and ultimately about 250 people arrested, lots of angry motorists, and general chaos in midtown and lower manhattan.

Sunday, as you all may know by now, was ENORMOUS, with at least half a million people marching in manhattan ALL DAY LONG, wrapping all the way around from union square up to madison square garden and back down to union square, a constant stream from noon until about 5 pm.

Today a few marches and rallies are planned, including Still we rise (community organizations from NYC) and the poor peoples' march (kensington welfare rights union). Then Tuesday will be a whole slew of direct actions, so keep your eyes and ears open.

(((i))) BREAKING NEWS: Gov't Attempts Subpoena For Indymedia Logs - Service Provider Refuses

see also: [ NYC-IMC I Portland Indymedia Coverage I Puerto Rico Indymedia Corbertura en Espanol ]

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An Israeli Spy in the Pentagon? Why would They Bother

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How To Write An Engaging Article

Everyone has their own unique style and method of writing, just as painters or actors have distinct styles. So I can only speak of my own writing techniques. But I thought I would outline some basics that I think make a good written article...

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News :: Resistance & Tactics

More Raised Black Fists at Olympics Ceremonies

In 1968, John Carlos and Tommy Smith made Civil Rights history at the Olympics in Mexico. When they won the gold and bronze, both men wore black gloves, and raised their fists in silent protest for the world to see. Where are the brave, socially-conscious athletes of today?

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LOCAL Announcement :: Alternative Media : Peace & War

NOW PLAYING: Uncovered: The Whole Truth about the Iraq War

Now playing at the 41st Avenue Cinema.

The new theatrical version includes an exclusive interview with UN weapons inspector David Kay and a section on the media's role in the build up to war.

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