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.
Do you really think anyone can get close enough to one of those TV trucks to block the signal? Half the trucks have the antennas on telescoping poles from the roof, the others are giant dishes on top of the truck.
Whats more If I do put climb up there and block the signal, doesn't that mean all that radation from the dish is going to cook me like a microwave oven?
in quebec city in 2001, it took a determined mass five minutes to tear down the fence. then again, they were prepared for what followed: they had goggles, bandanas, and gas masks.
Clarification: Fences now surround Pepsi Center not the Colorado Convention Center
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The microwaves which are used in the "active denial system" are a higher frequency than your home microwave oven, they can go through thin foils, and they also heat water molecules (just like microwave ovens). The difference is they work too well, and only heat the first layer of water near your skin. This is where you have most of your nerve endings, and the result is pain. It is this pain which forces compliance.
A true ADS shield then would consist of some layer of water trapped in a sheet (a doggie piddle pad for instance) between you and the beam, with insulation between the handle and the pad... The water in the pad can heat up (and act as a big heat sink) and thus you can go elsewhere with a minimum of damage to yourself.
There is a minimum safe distance (the beam gets hotter per cubic meter of beam as you get closer to the source - commonsense - and strategically you can use this against them. Get close enough and you force them to Choose: turn it off or explain the dead folks to the media.
Likely they would deploy this on long stretches, above and behind a police line to minimize the closest unchallenged approach. Use this as a geographic template for predicting where to find the thing(s). Keep in mind it is essentially a doppler radar tuned for water if you use it at full range, and thus weather people who have these systems MIGHT be able to remotely detect the thing in its operational state. Keep an eye on open source weather doppler sites (cloud tracking sites) during reported use of the device(s).
TASER is DEFEATED, the pulses shorted- out, by wearing a thin conducting layer incorporated into your clothing ! You may incorporate wearing that aluminized mylar material used for emergency space blankets, very very cheap ! The extremely thin layer aluminum coating is HIGHLY CONDUCTING, as effective as wire mesh in shorting out TASER pulses ! This material is quite thin, thus easily incorporated into clothing, even invisibly ! You can even experiment using one or two layers, an inner and outer layer as a suggestion. But one layer is probably effective for most barb strikes. The Aluminized Mylar or ' Space Blanket ' material is sandwiched between layers of clothing, similarly to the way Goretex is incorporated into clothing. Also aluminum foil or metallic window screen will work.
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Every one should show up in a full muslim wardrobe, including prayer mats. Women should be in full burka with male escorts. ;)
If that won't scare the Oakleys off a few well-meaning O supporters, I don't know what will.
If I failed to complete my work 45% of the time (current drop out rate in Denver) I would be lucky to have a job.
This is why we need school choice. I work hard and earn the money to move out of Denver into a good school district, but those that do not are trapped. You want to help the poor, you want all students to have a chance, let them leave the failing systems and find a better path to success, and let them take the tax money with them.
Its so funny to that journalism has become so one sided. You say the protesters blocked the parade route like its just fine no problem to get their point across its ok that they disrupted the parade for everyone else, its ok cause they were making their point. It didn't matter that they were infringing on my civil liberties, right? I didn't come down to listen to them or see them disrupt what should have been an event I could take my kids to without worry. Oh and lets take the up coming DNC, which I have to avoid because so called peaceful (and the peaceful ones are few) protesters what get their point across no matter what, how or who they disrupted. Doesn’t matter that the police have found various drums that contain urine and shards of glass hidden around various places in the area right?
I love the fact in America we have the freedom of speech, (unlike most countries); this is what makes our nation great. But where in the constitution does it state a protest can disrupt everything an everyone around it, even those who don't want to be a part of their cause...what about my freedom to enjoy the event without having a group disrupt the days event? You say peaceful, fine I’m all for peaceful demonstrations. We have accomplished many great things in this nation through protest and marches.
How can the media be so one sided and blame the officers for cretin actions when you have so called peaceful protesters chaining themselves to fire trucks, some add lighter fluid to clothing so that no saws can be used to cut chains, use urine and fesis to cover themselves, throw urine, bricks and shard class at officers. Lets not forget about the fact that for all the peaceful demonstrators, there are the not so peaceful ones who mix in the crowds (like in Seattle) to cause hate and discontent for all...
I was on staff during the time this "incident" took place and John Garon is not guilty of anything except being the object of "Reverend" Thebo's bigoted prejudices. It is SOP for the desk man not to allow homosexuals to stay overnight in the mission. There doesn't have to be any provocation on the part of the guests to get booted out for no reason whatsoever.
There needs to be a year-round shelter in Fort Collins for those in need that is not run by a fascist attitude. If you don't like the homeless and don't care what happens, then you need to find another business for yourself instead of abusing people that can't fight back. Thebo is nothing less than a tyrant and people should know this and demand he either change his attitude toward the homeless or terminate the operation of his "mission."
There should be a log out link at the top of the first column.
and all her Trust Fund Baby friends. Including UFPJ, Code Pink, Colorado Green Partyclock
Pie does taste good, does it not. As in pie for Medea at the Atlanta event last year?
Go Cynthia. The GP is changing , with more people of color coming into leadership, who are willing to challenge the delecate sensibilities of those liberals who are terrified of alienating the powers that be in the Democratic Party.
For another example, check out the article "The Browning of the Greens" at Chicago Indymedia [ www.chicago.indymedia.org ]
No it was something I through together a few days ago. I was once a doctor but my field was medical anthropology. Chinese Medicine as it was practiced from the third century BCE to the second century CE.
The original was footnoted but the footnotes did not come through when I pasted it in. If you ever want to know sources let me know. I footnote everything, always.
I like to write, though sometimes I can get overly detailed. If you want content I have lots of stuff like this written for a verity of audiences. As a former professor I do tend to be overly scholarly but much of what I write is less scholarly then this article.
As someone who works with prisoners in Colorado and people who are either falsely accused or running from bogus charges I have done a lot of research in this area. I have first hand experience as I have spent time in a Colorado prison Freemont Correctional Facility-a max security prison. Convicted of a crime I did not commit.
Again thank you so much for your help.