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Bradley in DC
04-23-2008, 10:57 AM
nb I'm not advocating, just reporting.

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200804/POL20080423c.html

Anarchists Prepare to Crash 2008 GOP Convention
By Evan Moore
CNSNews.com Correspondent
April 23, 2008

(CNSNews.com) - Self-described anarchists and "anti-authoritarians" are planning to "shut down" the Republican National Convention, which will take place in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 1-4.

Mindful of the upcoming protests, the city's police force said it will quintuple its numbers to deter possible aggressive action by the activists.

Last month, the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) reported that over the past year, protest planning for the GOP event had grown at a "considerable pace" since the SDS endorsed disrupting the proceedings at its 2007 national convention.

At that time, the SDS adopted a three-step plan to disrupt the first day of the convention.

First, protesters plan to blockade the Xcel Energy Center, which will host the Republican convention. Second, they plan to disrupt delegates' transportation to the center. And finally, protesters plan to block the five bridges linking St. Paul to the neighboring city of Minneapolis.

"Across the country, groups have been talking -- and talking seriously -- about shutting down the RNC via one of the largest direct-action protests in years," the Grand Rapids SDS declared.

The Grand Rapids chapter did not return requests for comment by press time, and the group's umbrella organization, the "RNC Welcoming Committee, Crash the Convention!" does not respond to "on the spot" media-interviews as a matter of policy.

However, on the coalition's Web site, the Welcoming Committee notes that it is protesting the RNC because it's coming here," and adds, "Oh, and because as a political party which controls an enormous portion of state power, the Republicans are responsible for an enormous amount of the horror and devastation currently experienced by the world and its peoples."

The "broader purpose" for protesting is "to continue to build a culture of liberation, where all people can be free," the Web site says. "Most people are appalled with what the government is doing, but their dissent stops with voting for the other guy, or with cynical disengagement from the political system. Our resistance is justified, and we want our resistance to be constructive and creative."

The "RNC Welcoming Committee, Crash the Convention!" also voices opposition to the Democratic National Convention, saying, "We resist the politics of representation and support a vision of life where we run our own affairs, directly and without political parties.""

However, indications are that the SDS is not as far along in organizing its plan as it claims. The Grand Rapids chapter admits that a "significant victory at the RNC would giv[e] our movement a much-needed influx of new energy, tactics, and experiences."

The Welcoming Committee also is asking for a variety of tools to support its efforts, including money, buses and bicycles for transportation, storage space, food, housing, and telecommunication equipment.

In an interview with Cybercast News Service , Tom Walsh, the public information officer for the St. Paul Police Department, said he had "no idea" how many people are expected to protest at the Republican National Convention, but he said the department was planning on making "zero arrests, at this point."

Walsh noted that the city was not expecting protests like those that disrupted the 1999 meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle, but was preparing for more subdued protests like those of the 2004 party conventions in Boston and New York.

However, Walsh said "the entire site is the responsibility of the St. Paul Police Department" and, therefore, police officers would be deployed both within the Xcel Center and throughout the area.

"People who are currently working in investigative positions and detective positions are going to be in uniform and working this event," Walsh said. "The total St. Paul Police Department is about 600 police officers. And around 3,000 officers are going to be required [for security at the event], so we're going to be getting assistance from a great number of other agencies."

The police department has purchased 234 tasers for use by patrol officers. Walsh said the order was not made in response to convention-related security threats from protest groups, but rather a request by officers on patrol who view them as effective tools of law enforcement.

yongrel
04-23-2008, 10:59 AM
I hope no one here is stupid enough to associate themselves with Ron Paul or libertarianism if they do this.

acptulsa
04-23-2008, 11:05 AM
Organized anarchists. Riiiiiight. In other words, this is the governmental organization that manufactures excuses for other governmental organizations to taser us. Or am I reading it wrong?

yongrel
04-23-2008, 11:06 AM
Organized anarchists. Riiiiiight. In other words, this is the governmental organization that manufactures excuses for other governmental organizations to taser us. Or am I reading it wrong?

"People who hate people, come together!"

"No!"

-Bill Hicks

Aratus
04-23-2008, 11:12 AM
is SDS trying to cling to the good doctor's coattails? ...are they trying to create
a confusion that might be blamed on rEVOLUTIOn people? lets not be too inclusive
yet lets be precisely organized! its going to be a zoo on the streets of ST. PAUL if
the SDS is now going back into high gear or overdrive. its been nearly 38 years
since the radicals have been so organized or involved, and if this is the OLDER group
of radicals since my almost activist days, this is going to be quite a ZOO! head~trip
and a half! admittedly in the past SDS has been EXTREMELY boastful and infamous.
RON PAUL is the future tense hope for the G.O.P!!! he is not of the corruption of the hour!
Curiously enough, I REALLY feel the good doctor's people should talk with mcCain's few
and say precisely what the RON PAUL rEVOLUTIOn is about. SDS wants to feed on us!!!

Aratus
04-23-2008, 11:14 AM
the implosion of the crawford peace house that cindy sheehan ran
is perhaps why SDS is now being so bold and oppertunistically loud!

Aratus
04-23-2008, 11:18 AM
SDS is not really into a Bakunin anarchism...
SDS at one point was VERY tres organized.
COINTELPRO sometimes is very inaccurate
in its old HOOVER era methodical FBI files...

Truth Warrior
04-23-2008, 11:26 AM
Oh NO! Not the anarchists ( the universal and ultimate scary evil bogey-men for all statists everywhere and every when ). :p

" ...... and the anarchists will getcha, if you don't watch out". :eek:


"Hello 911, there's a whole bunch of anarchists outside my bedroom window tonight, peeping in. < click > Hello! ... Hello! .... Hello!"
"Hello 911, there's a whole bunch of ..<click>"
"Hello 911, .. < click >" :D

brandon
04-23-2008, 12:07 PM
lol.... If I lose my delegate race I might have to join these guys. I hope they arent the "free healthcare and central economic planning" breed of "anarchists" that seem to be so popular

Aratus
04-23-2008, 12:30 PM
SDS in good weather can be cool into commune socialism or again ...mother earth news
or even into haight-ashbury type hippie communes. they did not really appreciate the
late richard milhous nixon. in bad weather SDS was part of the excuse given by boss daley
for the 1968 police riot that was extremely obscenely arrogant in the streets of chicago.

rancher89
04-23-2008, 12:34 PM
Ahhh, the good old days, when protesting meant you got your head banged in and you were dragged down the street to the bus.....oh wait, was that a premonition instead......

constituent
04-23-2008, 01:31 PM
SDS = infiltrated from day 1

http://www.art-books.com/artbooks/images/items/07-1162.jpg

Aratus
04-23-2008, 01:34 PM
3:33 headin' onto 3:34... and i say ...yep! they were!

whiskersoil
04-23-2008, 10:31 PM
I hope no one here is stupid enough to associate themselves with Ron Paul or libertarianism if they do this.

You understand that the first "libertarians" were anarchists right? If you didn't, you should know that Murray Rothbard was one of the leading individualist anarchists in America and a founder of the "libertarian" political party... (ironic i know)

Anarchists do not generally associate themselves with Ron Paul and "libertarianism"... Their ideologies are the FOUNDATION for Ron Paul and Libertarianism.

You might be interested in a little reading:
http://agorism.info/docs/NewLibertarianManifesto.pdf

mczerone
04-23-2008, 11:16 PM
This makes me feel better. The Tasers were purchased for the SDS protest, not the Paul supporters.


lol.... If I lose my delegate race I might have to join these guys. I hope they arent the "free healthcare and central economic planning" breed of "anarchists" that seem to be so popular

They are the SDS, they want those things, but they want direct-democracy first.

They don't get that we can have representative government without political parties, and vice-versa.

Doktor_Jeep
04-23-2008, 11:31 PM
Ah yes, I was expecting the government to send in it's false flag to cause the kind of trouble that will give the police and excuse to squash all protest.

If I see any "anarchists" I will make an attempt to follow the sucker and find out who he really is.

Someday, these people will be tracked back to the military bases or field offices from whence they came.

Truth Warrior
04-24-2008, 05:28 AM
Hypothetical: "Communists Prepare to Crash 2008 GOP Convention"

Whew what a relief, at least they're fellow statists, just think how bad it might be if they were anarchists, scary!

"We shall get nowhere until we start by recognizing that political behavior is largely non-rational, that the world is suffering from some kind of mental disease which must be diagnosed before it can be cured. " -- George Orwell

Conza88
04-24-2008, 06:14 AM
This makes me feel better. The Tasers were purchased for the SDS protest, not the Paul supporters.

Wrong. Tasers were ordered literally several months ago. This shit is a ruse to show up in FORCE. Targets are Ron Paul people, if not - they won't be differentiating from the others anyway. No this is to make sure, McCain makes it no matter what. Fascism is here. Be prepared.:mad:

V3n
04-24-2008, 06:29 AM
Wrong. Tasers were ordered literally several months ago. This shit is a ruse to show up in FORCE. Targets are Ron Paul people, if not - they won't be differentiating from the others anyway. No this is to make sure, McCain makes it no matter what. Fascism is here. Be prepared.:mad:

For anyone just joining us, this is the taser story they're referring to: Minnesota Police Stock Up On Tasers Before Republican National Convention (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/02/18/minnesota-police-stock-up_n_87169.html)

Yeah, this was the first thing I thought of when I saw this thread too.

Aratus
04-24-2008, 06:42 AM
keep in mind the pappy of Chicago's current Mayor Daley had his cops go up
several floors and billyclub all the young workers for Minnesota's senior senator
in the HQ that was cleary NOT at street level in 1968, to the horror of fellow
minnesotan Hubert Horatio Humphrey!!! many of eugene mccarthy's people
also wore business suits and were not Yippie Party members, who were trying
to put Pigasus on the ballot! 1968 is rather difficult to explain unless you lived
it, and yes, its a lead-in to 1972 and george mcGovern, let alone Watergate!

Aratus
04-24-2008, 06:48 AM
the late eugene mccarthy became minnesota's senior senator
when H.H.H opted to be LBJ's veep in 1964 happily!!! i rather
liked ol' triple "H" and the chicago police riot created quite a
rift between two ol' fashion'd new deal liberals, if the war didn't!
nixon's phlebitis would kick up as he got vexxed with the antics
of the anti-war people. he squeaks into the whitehouse as half
the nation is horrified by the scenes of violence at that convention...
nixon actually did not have an easy presidency. when g.w bush's
speeches were starting to echo the better passages from nixon
and LBJ, it was only a matter of time until we see stories like these...

acptulsa
04-24-2008, 06:55 AM
aratus, you forgot to mention that it all happened over RFK's dead body. I'm truly surprised I'm the only one to vote for Nixon in the worst presidents poll. Erosion of states' rights (55 mph speed limit), statism (Amtrak when deregulation would have saved the passenger train), rampant, obvious cronyism and corruption--no, Nixon's presidency wasn't easy--for us!

And RFK shot. And the airplane on which E. Howard Hunt's wife crashed, scaring the hell out of him. Coincidental accidents? The Watergate debacle was merely Nixon being careless and getting caught. Tip of the iceberg...

Aratus
04-24-2008, 07:02 AM
yes... its sorta fun to egg on yesteryear's radicals, or watch their
presuambly media and crowd pleasing theatrics from a SAFE distance,
yet they must ultimately be thought a dilution of the rEVOLUTIOn's
message if not a distraction! parking a few RON PAUL signs near
the media cameras is what i'd do, for i feel what goes on INSIDE the
hall is MORE important than the marches, rallies or demonstartions
outside the same! building up from the goodwill generated by the
state fair, which concudes its~self nearby, and carrying through to
loud, entheusiastic shows of support for RON PAUL inside the hall
would say ever so much more to middle america! nixon's proverbial
silent majority! be clean cut! despite what happened to mccarthy's kids!
in terms of stealing someone's thunder, actually its preferable for
jesse ventura or bob barr to be thought Ron Paul's intellectual equal
rather than having our good ol' SDS taking all the credit away from
the good doctor as well as the media goldfish bowl coverage! be very
cautious around the old SDS types! again, the Crawford Peace House
recently was racked by doctrinaire disputes in abundance! admittedly
i attended only two or three MINOR anti-war demonstrations in the late
60s or early seventies. one was at my high school after Kent State. my
other significant excursion was on the amherst common a few years later.
it was at night and sorta dark, and i was a greasy head in the crowd...
you couldn't see my face. my other instance of media fame was a bobbing
balloon at a jerry brown rally at the back of the hall. my exposure to the
local radicals is more due to my hanging out in harvard square in the 1970s.

Aratus
04-24-2008, 07:09 AM
Bobby and MLK!!! yes, RFK's people then had to either back
H.H.H or erudite and obtuse Mr. McCarthy, as all presumed
that poor RFK could have been Humphrey's running mate.
To learn a few weeks ago that RFK was shot in the back, most
likely and 13 shots rang out in that crowded kitchen adds to this.
I'm not saying be hostile to the SDS people, only CAUTIOUS!
its one thing if gov't people net-surf here because Bush thinks
they can, its another if you sorta start to overlap fringe groups
in your FBI file. i feel the subtle, soft politico tactics that could
convert a huckabee or romney person to Ron Paul might backfire
if we all put on GUY FAWKES masques and join the SDS! again, i
think MANY mcCain people might have sencond thoughts come
september if the economy continues to tank as Bush saber rattles
over Syria or Iran. sink mcCain's calm, I LIKE IKE image and you
end up with a confused small town republican of the traditional mode.
incidently, GENERAL EISENHOWER was quietly known for his temper...

Aratus
04-24-2008, 07:11 AM
it was sometimes up there with bedell smith or gen'l macarthur!

Truth Warrior
04-24-2008, 07:13 AM
aratus, you forgot to mention that it all happened over RFK's dead body. I'm truly surprised I'm the only one to vote for Nixon in the worst presidents poll. Erosion of states' rights (55 mph speed limit), statism (Amtrak when deregulation would have saved the passenger train), rampant, obvious cronyism and corruption--no, Nixon's presidency wasn't easy--for us!

And RFK shot. And the airplane on which E. Howard Hunt's wife crashed, scaring the hell out of him. Coincidental accidents? The Watergate debacle was merely Nixon being careless and getting caught. Tip of the iceberg...

What got Nixon was his simple unwillingness to merely burn the tapes, the critical evidence of the botched burglary cover up. That's what LBJ or FDR would have done, in a heartbeat. A real "no-brainer" there! DUH!!!

acptulsa
04-24-2008, 07:15 AM
If ever you wonder why a conservative like me never registered or voted Republican until that's what was necessary to vote for Dr. Paul then you don't know shit about Richard Milhouse Nixon. You may think you do...

Statism. Elitism. Cronyism. The original war on drugs. Thugs in the White House. Ratfucking. Domestic spying.

And a style of electioneering that was probably literally murder. Who gained the most from RFK's death? Think about it.

Aratus
04-24-2008, 07:16 AM
IKe's temper was actually up there with bedell smith or gen'l macarthur...
john mccain is actually a vintage example of 1950s era management! most
people in public way back when did not really curse at all. mccain shows his
service years. ron paul is an eagle scout by comparison. as i said, nixon shocked
people with the EXTENSIVE swears on his own official whitehouse transcripts!

acptulsa
04-24-2008, 07:17 AM
I say again. This SDS announcement is them setting the stage to taser the hell out of us. SDS my ass...

Aratus
04-24-2008, 07:19 AM
nixon's huston plan became OUR homeland security. the monster file database.

Truth Warrior
04-24-2008, 07:21 AM
If ever you wonder why a conservative like me never registered or voted Republican until that's what was necessary to vote for Dr. Paul then you don't know shit about Richard Milhouse Nixon. You may think you do...

Statism. Elitism. Cronyism. The original war on drugs. Thugs in the White House. Ratfucking. Domestic spying.

And a style of electioneering that was probably literally murder. Who gained the most from RFK's death? Think about it.

Don't forget "wage and price controls", removal of the remaining vestige of the gold standard, "We're all Keynesians now", Cambodia "incursion", etc., etc., etc. :D

Aratus
04-24-2008, 07:21 AM
true... in 1964, COW PALACE's CONVENTION was EVERY inch of coverage.
in 1960 the stage was set for AU~h20 in 1964!!! in boss daley's chicago,
the police in 1968 treated the mccarthy people like union organizers...

acptulsa
04-24-2008, 07:23 AM
Don't forget "wage and price controls", removal of the remaining vestige of the gold standard, "We're all Keynesians now", Cambodia "incursion", etc., etc., etc. :D

Those who refuse to learn from history will be repeating it real soon--and the rest of us with them!

Truth Warrior
04-24-2008, 07:27 AM
Those who refuse to learn from history will be repeating it real soon--and the rest of us with them!

"All of the people get the government that only most of them deserve".

rancher89
04-24-2008, 07:32 AM
keep in mind the pappy of Chicago's current Mayor Daley had his cops go up
several floors and billyclub all the young workers for Minnesota's senior senator
in the HQ that was cleary NOT at street level in 1968, to the horror of fellow
minnesotan Hubert Horatio Humphrey!!! many of eugene mccarthy's people
also wore business suits and were not Yippie Party members, who were trying
to put Pigasus on the ballot! 1968 is rather difficult to explain unless you lived
it, and yes, its a lead-in to 1972 and george mcGovern, let alone Watergate!


Yeppers! aratus, everyone, very good points all. We must be cautious, but not fearful. We MUST learn from history. Stand tall, together! My brush with the man in the late 60's and early 70's was brief and non confrontational, I did protest the treatment of the grape pickers and Safeway stores (remember Ceasar Chavez in the good ol days?) and I did get interviewed? by a skinny white shirt and tie guy once during a protest in Raleigh.....

Aratus
04-24-2008, 07:43 AM
http://www-cgi.cnn.com/ALLPOLITICS/1996/analysis/back.time/9609/06/

Aratus
04-24-2008, 07:49 AM
I say again. This SDS announcement is them setting the stage to taser the hell out of us. SDS my ass...

acptulsa is very correct on this. i actually briefly worked for jerry brown in 1980.

Aratus
04-24-2008, 07:53 AM
i expect people will stand tall. again, what goes on INSIDE the hall easily impacts
by tenfold or hundredfold the mass media greatly over ANY staged demonstration
outside the hall. not that my brief excursions into politics taught me how to organize.
getting platform planks accepted or EVEN voted on takes a heck of a lot of organizing!!!

boggie08
04-24-2008, 02:10 PM
These people are morons. They should know that the most powerful protest will be held inside.

Sandra
04-24-2008, 02:17 PM
Isn't it against anarchists bylaws to be organized? :p

Truth Warrior
04-24-2008, 02:22 PM
Isn't it against anarchists bylaws to be organized? :pNope, just rulers, according to my handy combo handbook/cookbook. :D

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=anarchy&searchmode=none

acptulsa
04-24-2008, 02:28 PM
Isn't it against anarchists bylaws to be organized? :p

Isn't it against anarchists' bylaws to have bylaws? Yeah, you see why I'm paranoid...

Truth Warrior
04-24-2008, 02:31 PM
Isn't it against anarchists' bylaws to have bylaws? Yeah, you see why I'm paranoid...
What if the agreed bylaws were only binding on those who voluntarily agreed to them? I have a thought experiment for you, if you are interested.

whiskersoil
04-25-2008, 12:35 AM
What if the agreed bylaws were only binding on those who voluntarily agreed to them? I have a thought experiment for you, if you are interested.

of course they only apply to those who voluntarily agreed to them. Anarchists are not about forcing regulations...

Kludge
04-25-2008, 12:40 AM
I hope no one here is stupid enough to associate themselves with Ron Paul or libertarianism if they do this.

Just a few Huck supporters upset with the lack of God in gov't... :rolleyes:

jason43
04-25-2008, 05:40 AM
Four words

Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act.

These guys are going to get a one way to detention camps.

acptulsa
04-25-2008, 05:57 AM
These guys are going to get a one way to detention camps.

I really don't think so. I really think they, if they exist at all, are a ruse designed to give the government an excuse to crack down on the people from this crowd who show up in St. Paul in September.

whiskersoil
04-25-2008, 09:24 AM
I really don't think so. I really think they, if they exist at all, are a ruse designed to give the government an excuse to crack down on the people from this crowd who show up in St. Paul in September.

I live in Saint Paul. These guys are not affiliated with the government. They give presentations around town and are quite friendly and reasonable people.

Libertarian Ideals
04-25-2008, 02:53 PM
What type of anarchists does this group consist of?

They are not helping the anarcho-capitalism (aka voluntaryist/ freemarketer) public image.


Anarcho-capitalism does not endorse chaos, nor violence.
Anarcho-primitivism does, or at least seems to have nothing to guard against it.

forsmant
04-25-2008, 03:03 PM
Nope, just rulers, according to my handy combo handbook/cookbook. :D

http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?search=anarchy&searchmode=none

Yeah, we anarchist cannot measure anything.:p

brandon
04-25-2008, 03:04 PM
//

freelance
04-25-2008, 08:00 PM
Wrong. Tasers were ordered literally several months ago. This shit is a ruse to show up in FORCE. Targets are Ron Paul people, if not - they won't be differentiating from the others anyway. No this is to make sure, McCain makes it no matter what. Fascism is here. Be prepared.:mad:

That's where I'd put my money!

Truth Warrior
04-26-2008, 08:01 AM
Yeah, we anarchist cannot measure anything.:p
Obviously, neither can the statists. :D

Aratus
04-26-2008, 08:13 AM
they did buy tasers...

whiskersoil
05-02-2008, 09:31 AM
nevermind.

whiskersoil
05-02-2008, 09:34 AM
about the tasers... check out the RNC Welcoming Committee's press release.

RNC Welcoming Committee orders tasers for every protestor

BY RNC WELCOMING COMMITTEE
March 13, 2008

The RNC Welcoming Committee (RNC-WC), an anarchist and anti-authoritarian organizing body based in the Twin Cities, announced today that it has ordered tasers for each of its members and friends. The announcement comes on the heels of last month’s St. Paul City Council approval of a St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) request for 234 tasers. Due to a unique corporate-anarchist confidentiality agreement, the exact number of tasers or documentable evidence of this new order will not be disclosed.

Opinion: RNC Welcoming Committee orders tasers for every protestor
Both the SPPD and RNC-WC taser orders are scheduled to arrive before the September 1 so-called Republican National Convention (RNC) in St. Paul. However, “The RNC Welcoming Committee’s order of tasers has absolutely nothing to do with the upcoming Republican convention,” said Ann O’ Nymmity of the RNC-WC. “These deadly, yet humane, weapons are needed simply to protect the safety of members of our community on a day-to-day basis. The timing is purely a coincidence.”

Last month, St. Paul police spokesperson Tom Walsh made similar statements to the Associated Press, saying that in regards to the RNC, his department’s purchase is “in no way related [to the timing of the RNC in St. Paul]. It simply isn’t.”

During scheduled protests of the RNC, local police and federal agents are likely to get violent. In Minneapolis last August, police used tasers and pepper spray to attack a nonviolent Critical Mass bike ride which coincided with the “pReNC”, a weekend of radical organizing in preparation for the RNC.

The RNC-WC does not have state-approved funding revenues. O’ Nymmity explained: “Our plan is to finance the purchase through raids on local WMD manufacturers, such as Alliant Techsystems.” The SPPD is funding their taser purchase through $210,000 from drug raids. O’ Nymmity added: “Through their website, the RNC Welcoming Committee is also accepting contributions from the public.”

Tasers, manufactured by Taser International, Inc., range from $300 to $1,000 and the fashionable weapons come in a variety of styles, including “black pearl,” “electric blue,” “metallic pink,” “leopard print,” and “forest camo.” O’ Nymmity noted, “We imagine St. Paul police will be visiting us soon, and now we’ll have something to talk about when they do. For instance, I can’t wait to compare my leopard print model to St. Paul police deputy chief Matt Bostrom’s metallic pink one!”

Once the RNC-WC order is finalized, the St. Paul Police Department will no longer have a monopoly on the weapons that have been implicated in hundreds of deaths nationwide, including the killing of a Fridley man by Minnesota State Troopers in January.

The Welcoming Committee has no plans to purchase machine guns, rubber bullets, pepper spray, tear gas, concussion grenades, batons, water cannons or helicopters, all of which will be at the disposal of local police and federal agents in September.

O’ Nymmity concluded, “Convention delegates and attendees should feel free to enjoy their five-star hotels, three-course meals, and “gentleman’s clubs” without fear of protest or disruption. After all, if they follow the law and don’t start any illegal wars or anything, what should they have to worry about?”

dsentell
05-02-2008, 09:40 AM
Taserfest '08

ThePieSwindler
05-02-2008, 01:17 PM
Maybe itll bring SOAD back together or something. I'll bet Rage Against the Machine will show up. Good entertainment, if nothing else.

whiskersoil
05-07-2008, 09:24 AM
common... doesn't anything think the welcoming committee's press release is hilarious??

acptulsa
05-07-2008, 09:28 AM
Not really.


The RNC Welcoming Committee (RNC-WC), an anarchist and anti-authoritarian organizing body based in the Twin Cities, announced today that it has ordered tasers for each of its members and friends. The announcement comes on the heels of last month’s St. Paul City Council approval of a St. Paul Police Department (SPPD) request for 234 tasers. Due to a unique corporate-anarchist confidentiality agreement, the exact number of tasers or documentable evidence of this new order will not be disclosed.

As the telecoms have proven beyond a shadow of a doubt, only the government itself is entitled to privacy. Therefore...

slacker921
05-07-2008, 09:37 AM
Wear your Romney or Guiliani t-shirt if you're going to protest. .. disinformation rules.
And protest peacefully...

acptulsa
05-07-2008, 09:40 AM
Wear your Romney or Guiliani t-shirt if you're going to protest. .. disinformation rules.
And protest peacefully...

In fact, chant nothing. Just show up in a McCain shirt and wear a clothespin on your nose!

They're going to taser you for standing quietly in a McCain shirt and a clothespin? Fine--just make sure someone YouTubes it!

Truth Warrior
05-07-2008, 09:44 AM
In fact, chant nothing. Just show up in a McCain shirt and wear a clothespin on your nose!

They're going to taser you for standing quietly in a McCain shirt and a clothespin? Fine--just make sure someone YouTubes it!
Dead tasered bodies do not make for good video watching. :p

"Quick put some anarchist T-shirts on them, give 'em machine guns, sprinkle on the PCP, before the other cops arrive." Now that's a video! :D

fr33domfightr
05-30-2008, 12:04 AM
All the Ron Paul supporters could all wear the same colored T-Shirts. That way we all know whos who.

For the photo op (Tazer), you could wear a T-shirt that says, "God Bless America" shown prominently while getting Tazered. It would be quite ironic.

The best might be to have a white colored T-shirt, have makeup on so it looks like you've just gotten beat up, black eye, blood stains all over shirt, while getting Tazered, that might make the evening news!! Hehe...

FF :D

Brian
05-31-2008, 01:06 PM
All Ron Paul protestors should carry American flags.

james1844
06-05-2008, 08:25 PM
The SDS was the precursor to the Weathermen, a 1970s and 1980s domestic terrorist organization.


nb I'm not advocating, just reporting.

http://www.cnsnews.com/ViewPolitics.asp?Page=/Politics/archive/200804/POL20080423c.html

Anarchists Prepare to Crash 2008 GOP Convention
By Evan Moore
CNSNews.com Correspondent
April 23, 2008

(CNSNews.com) - Self-described anarchists and "anti-authoritarians" are planning to "shut down" the Republican National Convention, which will take place in St. Paul, Minn., on Sept. 1-4.

Mindful of the upcoming protests, the city's police force said it will quintuple its numbers to deter possible aggressive action by the activists.

Last month, the Grand Rapids (Michigan) Chapter of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) reported that over the past year, protest planning for the GOP event had grown at a "considerable pace" since the SDS endorsed disrupting the proceedings at its 2007 national convention.

At that time, the SDS adopted a three-step plan to disrupt the first day of the convention.

First, protesters plan to blockade the Xcel Energy Center, which will host the Republican convention. Second, they plan to disrupt delegates' transportation to the center. And finally, protesters plan to block the five bridges linking St. Paul to the neighboring city of Minneapolis.

"Across the country, groups have been talking -- and talking seriously -- about shutting down the RNC via one of the largest direct-action protests in years," the Grand Rapids SDS declared.

The Grand Rapids chapter did not return requests for comment by press time, and the group's umbrella organization, the "RNC Welcoming Committee, Crash the Convention!" does not respond to "on the spot" media-interviews as a matter of policy.

However, on the coalition's Web site, the Welcoming Committee notes that it is protesting the RNC because it's coming here," and adds, "Oh, and because as a political party which controls an enormous portion of state power, the Republicans are responsible for an enormous amount of the horror and devastation currently experienced by the world and its peoples."

The "broader purpose" for protesting is "to continue to build a culture of liberation, where all people can be free," the Web site says. "Most people are appalled with what the government is doing, but their dissent stops with voting for the other guy, or with cynical disengagement from the political system. Our resistance is justified, and we want our resistance to be constructive and creative."

The "RNC Welcoming Committee, Crash the Convention!" also voices opposition to the Democratic National Convention, saying, "We resist the politics of representation and support a vision of life where we run our own affairs, directly and without political parties.""

However, indications are that the SDS is not as far along in organizing its plan as it claims. The Grand Rapids chapter admits that a "significant victory at the RNC would giv[e] our movement a much-needed influx of new energy, tactics, and experiences."

The Welcoming Committee also is asking for a variety of tools to support its efforts, including money, buses and bicycles for transportation, storage space, food, housing, and telecommunication equipment.

In an interview with Cybercast News Service , Tom Walsh, the public information officer for the St. Paul Police Department, said he had "no idea" how many people are expected to protest at the Republican National Convention, but he said the department was planning on making "zero arrests, at this point."

Walsh noted that the city was not expecting protests like those that disrupted the 1999 meeting of the World Trade Organization in Seattle, but was preparing for more subdued protests like those of the 2004 party conventions in Boston and New York.

However, Walsh said "the entire site is the responsibility of the St. Paul Police Department" and, therefore, police officers would be deployed both within the Xcel Center and throughout the area.

"People who are currently working in investigative positions and detective positions are going to be in uniform and working this event," Walsh said. "The total St. Paul Police Department is about 600 police officers. And around 3,000 officers are going to be required [for security at the event], so we're going to be getting assistance from a great number of other agencies."

The police department has purchased 234 tasers for use by patrol officers. Walsh said the order was not made in response to convention-related security threats from protest groups, but rather a request by officers on patrol who view them as effective tools of law enforcement.

Raditude
06-06-2008, 09:01 AM
They're not true anarchists. True anarchists are peaceful and don't infringe on the rights of others.

1. They are coming together for the benefit of a supposed greater good.

2. They are trying to infringe upon the rights of everyone else.

Anyways, I say we all go up there and show them who Ron Paul is. It'll be a big clash I'm sure.

Raditude
06-06-2008, 09:05 AM
All the Ron Paul supporters could all wear the same colored T-Shirts. That way we all know whos who.

For the photo op (Tazer), you could wear a T-shirt that says, "God Bless America" shown prominently while getting Tazered. It would be quite ironic.

The best might be to have a white colored T-shirt, have makeup on so it looks like you've just gotten beat up, black eye, blood stains all over shirt, while getting Tazered, that might make the evening news!! Hehe...

FF :D

We could all wear shirts like this:

http://www.bestweekever.tv/bwe/images/2007/09/BWEtees_taserjersey1.JPG

acptulsa
06-06-2008, 09:20 AM
I get fonder and fonder of the idea of turning it into a waistcoats and powdered wigs costume party. Let Mr. and Mrs. America tune into the nightly news and see Washington and Jefferson and Madison getting our asses tased and see if that brings any connotations to their closed minds...