DENVER, CO---Hundreds of demonstrators marched from Civic Center Park to the Federal Courthouse here today, demanding an end to racial profiling, police brutality, and freedom for political prisoners.
Around 10 AM at Civic Center Park the rally was kicked off with a display of mock Guantanamo jump-suits, signs demanding freedom for the Cuban Five and Leonard Peltier , and speakers ranging from Jenny Esquiveo, spokesperson for Eric McDavid , an environmental activist sentenced to around twenty years for supposed plans to damage property, to King Downing of the American Civil Liberties Union. A hip-hop group also performed in support of political prisoners.
Reports have been coming in throughout the day that speakers, medics, and other activists are being aggressively harassed by corporate media attempting to cover the protests against the Democratic National Convention. While many reporters verbally harass demonstrators, several have been reported to physically confront them.
These clowns are coming to the DNC:
The Dangerous Logic of Blocking Protests in the Name of Electing Obama
by Sunsara Taylor
Millions believe Barack Obama is the anti-war/anti-Bush candidate. In reality, Obama is proving to be the candidate most effective at getting all-too-many “leaders” of the anti-war movement to shut up and even urge others to go along with wars for empire.
On June 20, U.N.
Martin Luther King Jr. Day for World Solidarity
“…And I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Dec 18th Denver Post ....
"The House was to consider late Monday an appropriations bill that includes $100 million to be divided between Denver and St. Paul, Minn., which is hosting the Republican National Convention.
Although appropriations requests already exist in both House and Senate bills, the budget process has been stymied in part by the Iraq war funding debate."
I just realized this has already been posted quite awhile back: well, here's a reminder since it is this Saturday!
Support the rights of tomato pickers in Florida by protesting Chipotle for their hand in exploiting their wages, and refusing to work with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to take responsibility for their part!
WHAT: Rally and Demonstration for farmworker justice and launch of the Denver-area Chipotle Campaign
WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 1st, 11:00am
Market Street Station
16th St. and Market
Chipotle Mexican Grill