DN!: Green Party VP Cand Cheri Honkala Joins “Romneyville” Encampment

from Democracy Now! [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTR7kmuKJX0] Set up for the Republican National Convention in Tampa, the “Romneyville” encampment is similar to Hoovervilles of the 1930s Great Depression. Residents of Romneyville are calling for an end to foreclosures, homelessness and the criminalization of poverty. We hear from Shamako Noble, a Romneyville resident and executive director of the Hip […]

Republican National Convention: What’s happening in Tampa right now?

Occupy Tampa UStream: Thursday afternoon 8/30: Earth First at Power Plant Chants of “Dirty Money — Dirty Coal” On Twitter, find: @OccupyTampa or #OccupyTampa or #owsRNC Another Occupy Live Stream from Tampa:here Ongoing protest: “Romneyville” story at Democracy Now! Video (Strong language, including the F Bomb): here Police encountering protesters and an anarchist dance in […]

Amnesty International condemns use of force by police at RNC in Minneapolis-St. Paul

Amnesty International: Use of Force Against RNC Protesters “Disproportionate,” Charges Amnesty International [London]–Amnesty International is concerned by allegations of excessive use of force and mass arrests by police at demonstrations in St. Paul, Minnesota during the Republican National Convention (RNC) from September 1-4, 2008. The human rights organization is calling on the city and county […]

Please e-mail, fax, call the government in Minneapolis-St. Paul

UFPJ asks people to call Mayor Coleman and ask for calm from the police. And, to call your local media outlets and ask them to tell the story the right way – that the police are using excessive force.  I looked up e-mails for the council people and the fax for the Mayor to try […]

Rosa Clemente speaks at RNC

Rosa is great. Seems like they only wanted to give her 3 minutes to speak…she took a few minutes more, and the stage managers were nervous. But, very good speech from Rosa Clemente, Hip Hop Activist and Green Party Vice Presidential Candidate… [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MPNWLnegjyk]

Action Alert: Amy Goodman Arrested

Highly respected alternative journalist Amy Goodman and two Democracy Now! producers unlawfully arrested at the RNC in Minnesota. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oYjyvkR0bGQ] ****** Update: The Huffington Post reports that all three Democracy Now! Journalists were released. Story here. ***** Democracy Now! host Amy Goodman was unlawfully arrested in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota at  approximately 5 p.m. local time.  […]

Action Alert! Call Mayors to demand freedom for activists

To demand freedom for any activist detainees, and ask for reason and non-violence from the police at the Republican National Convention events, please consider calling the following numbers. The most publicized for action alerts are the phone for Mayor Chris Coleman and Mayor RT Ryback. The other ones are from related research. Mayor of Minneapolis: […]