Much love and respect to all those kicking things off the right way. I'll see you in the streets...
As many know this convention is an important one in our current history. It means an end to a administration that has done nothing but given us and many others in the world, hardship after hardship. Now is a time to look forward to the future and hope that past mistakes can be corrected and that this nation can once again be looked at as the shining beacon of hope that it once was. So with this stated, I present to you, the first example of what will most likely become a daily event to many that are there to peacefully protest things that they would like to see changed in the government. I was witness to this first arrest/detainment (I didn't witness what caused the persons involved to become a suspect and detained by the authorities). I can only show what the aftermath was in the attached photo. While this was happening, I did see an officer pointing his weapon toward the crowd (an AR-15 style weapon that is chambered to fire non-lethal projectiles). The officer then fired two shots toward one individual that attempted to request that the officer release the person they were detaining (I didn't physically see this person touch the officer(s) involved). Another office then approached this individual and physically accosted him by grabbing him by the throat and shoving him forcefully back into the crowd. This individual was hit twice by these shots, once in the left side of the neck, just behind the ear and once in the abdomin (I also have photos of the after effects on this person, it is nothing more that welts, but I'm sure the initial effect and the bruising that will follow, was/is rather unpleasant).
So take care this week, say what you have to say and do what you have to do, but remember the man is watching you and as backwards as it is, his word will carry or weight in their system than ours, even with multiple witnesses. Liberty and Justice for all.....we'll see.
Today in front of Union station during the Funk the War demonstration I noticed a fairly shot man of a heavier body set with a ridiculous comb-over. He had a camera man like tan vest on and was wearing your everyday jeans. I happened to notice him talking into his should every few minutes between his snapping of picture with an a small consumer camera. As I watched him closure and listened, he seemed to be dispatching some over a mic under his close. Every 30 seconds or so he would radio in the direction in which the protest was moving and what was happening. I got even closure and noticed he had a very camafloged ear-piece that he would listen to as he wasn't talking. I got closer as started at him very obviously, I could see in his pocket some sort of governmental badge issued by the city of Denver. He noticed I was staring at his pocket and quickly placed the badge lower in his pocket out of site. I briefly turned around for a moment and when i turned back he had disappeared.
I am sad not to be there and this raises my spirits. A great report, look forward to more.
Each of you represents your sister and brother anarchists who cannot be there in Denver for every reason from incarceration to just sheer distance and poor planning... so when you are joyfully taking action against the police state you have the force of many many behind you and with you, we love and support you all!
I was there and you captured the spirit and the events perfectly. I hope it keeps up!
I'm an owner/operator of one of these satellite uplink companies who are hired by the large media outlets and will be working at the RNC in the Twin-Cities.
If you haven't tried this already, then I welcome you to try it. The amount of radiation you deflect from it's intended target will in fact make you the target. Regardless if you use some sort of long pole, big stick, or climb on top of one of our trucks... You're body, being like a sponge to RF radiation will soak up most of the deflected signal and will be as if you're standing directly in the beam.
Please try it... People like you shouldn't breed anyways. Perhaps your mom tried this when she was pregnant with you... Which explains why you're so freaking dumb.
I promise this isn't a mere attempt to deter you from you're childish mission, but the "Danger - RF Radiation" and "This Equipment may KILL YOU" signs are very serious. So serious in fact, that even I don't go up there when I'm transmitting.
I'm laughing at you lack of basic common sense. Please leave my country. Maybe Mexico will be a... No... Nevermind. Even they won't take you.
You're using this site to post celebrity sightings? James Carville nonetheless?
A corporate political pundit. Geez thanks, I'm glad we found out he's here.
Yep that's newsworthy alright. Glad to know he's in town and shopping on 16th street mall.
Wish you would have kept your spying more on the DL. Let him take the shit... Get you camera out in the mean time and start filming. Quietly. We can beat them at their own game... There will be court cases that need this kind of video and showing this police spy's face would have rendered him useless as a spy at the next event. Life is a game... A stage... Lets play our parts like our life and our children's lives depend on our actions now. Good try... Lesson learned here.
It's a repost from infoshop org..there's nothing to suggest this person is taking credit for it.
Moreover calling this the act of an agent provocateur is pretty irresponsible for a variety of reasons.
also, upcoming events calendar is messed up. some entries are spam for 'nikeshoes' - c'mon colorado, IMC needs to represent for DNC protests!
Metals REFLECT ALL MICROWAVE BANDS- INCLUDING 95 MHz AND ANY BAND USED by the Active Denial System.
Blocking the beams using metal foil or fine wiremesh has nothing to do with heating water.
Do not be misled.
The Blocking System WORKS as I report. Period.
i don't understand the layout of this IMC site, which seems different from the traditional layout - seattle.indymedia.org, nyc.indymedia.org, etc.
it appears that there is a 'newswire' on the far right-hand side of the page. however, articles from the newswire are also appearing in the larger space to the left. it's difficult to see why some articles land there while others do not. also missing is the date/time of stories on the far right newswire.
i don't understand why there is that column to the immediate left of the newswire with 'Main Navigation' and 'About COIMC', etc. why not put this at the far left to avoid clutter and confusion?
somebody should really implement a few changes, and FAST!
yes a conducting layer will defeat taser but if you are not wearing an insulating layer underneath you will get a nasty electrical burn. If you are not wearing a fireproof layer above the conducting layer you may set your clothing on fire. So, it's not quite as simple as the above post would suggest and somebody could get seriously hurt.
I'm a little confused. Are you (whoever posted this) taking credit for the vandalism? And via Indymedia you are identifying yourselves with protesters in Denver?
Does the term "agent provocateur" mean anything to you?
I don't see that blocking media signals would accomplish anything worthwhile, and if it was attempted, it certainly could create a mainstream-media firestorm of controversy. I can imagine the headline, "Protesters who claim to favor free speech are caught sabotaging the free speech rights of others..."
I think that what we (Indymedia) should aim to accomplish is becoming an effective alternative media source, and try to move beyond some of the shortcomings that we see in the mainstream media. That may mean entertaining a wider range of points of view. It also means that we must recognize when ideas are controversial or ill-conceived and, rather than shut out the person making the suggestion, we must use discussion and reason to reach an understanding of the possible consequences.
Readers must also appreciate that Indymedia sites bend over backwards not to censor (except in the case of hate speech, commercial speech, spam, etc.) That means we may occasionally see suggestions or ideas promoted that many of us do not agree with, or would not support.
Crowd at P. center dispersing, many going on to other events. Legal observers report no incidents with police.
Funk the War rally set to start at 2pm at Union Station
Amy Goodman, Jeremy Schaill and others scheduled to speak.
maybe next time put the registration table(s) outside of the room/or down the hall from the room, to prevent this from happening again..?
otherwise i would just assume the police are up everyones ass anyway.
March now at P. Center. Police in riot gear at gates. Other units in area, also equestrian units at the scene.
. . plan on getting anywhere close to any of the network satellite trucks or dishes? In theory the whole idea could work but you basically going to have to have a long pole and be right next to the truck (like be able to reach out touch the side of the truck and a 15 foot pole) to even maybe be able to get the foil near it. All the national networks uplinks are secured in compounds about the only shot you may have is local media outlets outside the secured area and that will accomplish nothing.
suspended from a balloon or two... or cut the blankets into strips about 2" wide so they look like a fringe with the strips hanging down... or you could make a spark-gap transmitter (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spark-gap_transmitter)
I'm one of the engineers working the DNC. Just a heads up, we transmit at seven times the frequency of a microwave oven and up to an order of magnitude more power.
If you get close enough to the dish to try that trick, you stand a far better chance of getting burned then obstructing the signal. However, you are welcome to try. I think it would be a fun experiment to watch.