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Leftists Demonstration Plans - DNC/RNC Conventions, Houston, TX. (Barf and Heads-Up Alerts)
Leftists E-Mail Announcement | 12 July 2004 | E-Mail

Posted on 07/12/2004 6:22:15 PM PDT by PetroniDE

Looks like the local socialists are planning protests during both the Democrat and Republican national conventions in the Houston area. E-mail is unedited except for some contact data. Updates later.
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Dear Sisters and Brothers,

During the last several months, an unfortunate political trend has been developing among some Left and progressive forces in our country. With the November 2004 Presidential election on the horizon, some activists have stopped protesting and begun putting their energies into electoral efforts to oust Bush from the White House. Bush is an especially vile and dangerous President. But if people in the U.S. want to promote peace, justice, and social change, we will have to do a lot more than kick him out of office.

All democratic-minded people in the U.S. condemn the Bush Administration's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; its crimes against the peoples of Palestine, Venezuela, Haiti, and other countries; its support for corporate-led globalization; its reactionary assault on workers, immigrants, communities of color, women, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered people; its attack on basic democratic rights; its wanton destruction of the natural environment, and much more.

However, like a growing number of people in the U.S., we also reject Kerry and the Democratic Party as an alternative. Kerry and many other DP politicians support the occupation of Afghanistan and Iraq. They support the Israeli occupation of Palestine, U.S. aggression against Venezuela, Haiti, and other countries. They support the USA PATRIOT Act, albeit with some modifications. They enthusiastically endorse corporate-led globalization. And they do not support reforms which would significantly change the relations of power in our society.

Even if Kerry and the Democratic Party politicians are "the lesser of evils" in November, they are still pretty awful. Casting a ballot for them will not bring U.S. troops home from one hundred and thirty countries around the world, free Afghanistan or Iraq, or end Zionist colonialism. Casting a ballot for them will not produce a living wage for workers, halt the Walmartization of our economy, or end the attacks on immigrants and communities of color.

Only a mass movement of workers and oppressed people can achieve these goals. And such a movement should denounce Kerry and the Democratic Party as forcefully as it does Bush and the Republican Party. Independent working class political action is a vital prerequisite for achieving these goals and for building the kind of movement which can eventually abolish capitalism and build the foundations of a new socialist society.

As you may know, major national protests have been called for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions this summer.

When the Republican Party meets in New York City, beginning August 29, more than one-half million people are expected to participate in demonstrations against the Bush Administration and its support for war, repression, racism, and exploitation.

When the Democratic Party meets in Boston, beginning July 25, thousands of people will protest against the Kerry candidacy and the DP leadership's support for much of Bush's right-wing agenda.

In conjunction with this summer's national protests, the Progressive Workers Organizing Committee will sponsor demonstrations here in Houston. We believe it is important for local activists to help develop a larger, more powerful people's movement here in Texas. These demonstrations are endorsed by Socialist Labor Party Houston, International Socialist Organization, Deconstruction Crew, and Greater Houston Chapter Peace Action (list in formation).

The protest against Kerry, the Democratic Party, and capitalism will be held on Sunday, July 25, at 2 pm, in front of the Harris County Democratic Party headquarters, 1445 North Loop West.

The protest against Bush, the Republican Party, and capitalism will be held on Sunday, August 29, at 2 pm, in front of the Harris County Republican Party headquarters, 3311 Richmond.

We invite you to join us in demanding an end to war, repression, racism, exploitation, and the capitalist social system which produces them. Please contact us if you would like to endorse these demonstrations, or if you would like more information. And please visit our new website when you have the chance. The URL is ... deleted ...

In Solidarity,
David and Rona
for PWOC
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TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Crime/Corruption; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 2004; agitprop; anarchists; anarchistsocialists; antisemites; communists; conventions; dajooz; democrats; dncconvention; elections; gopconvention; greenieweenies; houston; lefties; protest; rncconvention; socialists; texas; usefulidiots
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Regarding the Democrat protest, it would be interesting to see how many of them actually show up. Regarding the Republican protest, time for HCRP to get a "heads-up".

Updates later....

1 posted on 07/12/2004 6:22:16 PM PDT by PetroniDE
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To: Flyer; weegee

Houston area ping list. The democrat protest might be fun, ROFLOL..


2 posted on 07/12/2004 6:23:43 PM PDT by PetroniDE (A.N.S.W.E.R and IndyMedia -- AMERICA'S FIFTH COLUMN !!!)
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To: PetroniDE

the Bush Administration's wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; its crimes against the peoples of Palestine, Venezuela, Haiti, and other countries; its support for corporate-led globalization; its reactionary assault on workers, immigrants, communities of color, women, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered people; its attack on basic democratic rights; its wanton destruction of the natural environment, and much more.


Well, as they say, "It's a start.".


3 posted on 07/12/2004 6:27:12 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: PetroniDE

Power to the Pepole!


4 posted on 07/12/2004 6:27:56 PM PDT by SwinneySwitch (Remember 9-11 on 11-2 !)
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To: PetroniDE
On Brit Hume's Special Report tonight, there was a brief segment on Dem activists advocating rubbing themselves down with gun powder and situating themselves in the subway and places near Madison Square Garden, so they would throw off bomb sniffing dogs and create havoc and possibly disrupt the convention.

Nothing on it on the FOX website.

I hope NY Freepers are ready for this....

5 posted on 07/12/2004 6:35:14 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: PetroniDE
The Nationals Lawyer's Guild is planning on defending these anarchists on a pro-bono basis. I just posted this article, which has a link to the Dem's "battle plans".

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1170091/posts

6 posted on 07/12/2004 6:36:18 PM PDT by sc2_ct
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To: PetroniDE

Dave and Rona must have both nursed at the public tit their entire lives.....

What a bunch of leeches.


7 posted on 07/12/2004 6:37:00 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Brought to you by the American Democrat Party, aka al Qaeda, Western Division.)
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To: PetroniDE
I'm sorry... but I think we should be doing everything we can to encourage the "progressive" neo-Marxist cadre of Kerry/Edwards voters to share their true opinions/motivations/schemes.

They'll self-destruct into 'Reductio Ad Absurdum'

8 posted on 07/12/2004 6:38:10 PM PDT by bikepacker67
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To: tet68

I warned you... I put a "Barf Alert" on the thread.

If we are going to be accused to this, perhaps we should actually DO some of it.


9 posted on 07/12/2004 6:38:27 PM PDT by PetroniDE (A.N.S.W.E.R and IndyMedia -- AMERICA'S FIFTH COLUMN !!!)
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To: bikepacker67

I kind of agree ---- but I wonder how many of them will actually show up for the protests. Both protests are on a Sunday, so "work" is not an issue.


10 posted on 07/12/2004 6:39:43 PM PDT by PetroniDE (A.N.S.W.E.R and IndyMedia -- AMERICA'S FIFTH COLUMN !!!)
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To: PetroniDE
Harris County Democratic Party headquarters, 1445 North Loop West.

Yikes! This is right by my house. I guess I will have to mosey over and check it out.

11 posted on 07/12/2004 6:42:07 PM PDT by hobson
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To: PetroniDE; 1riot1ranger; Action-America; Aggie Mama; Alkhin; Allegra; American72; antivenom; ...
The protest against Kerry, the Democratic Party, and capitalism will be held on Sunday, July 25, at 2 pm, in front of the Harris County Democratic Party headquarters, 1445 North Loop West.

Oh, man, what an opportunity!

We gotta go join the hard left as they protest the Dims!

12 posted on 07/12/2004 6:42:25 PM PDT by Flyer (Happy Birthday USA!)
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To: PetroniDE
If we are going to be accused to this, perhaps we should actually DO some of it.

Actually, we should be mild-mannered, peaceful and openly communicating our ideas. Let them look like the animals. They will hurt their own cause by their actions, we just need to be there to document it.

13 posted on 07/12/2004 6:43:43 PM PDT by sc2_ct
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To: Flyer
Independent working class political action is a vital prerequisite for achieving these goals and for building the kind of movement which can eventually abolish capitalism and build the foundations of a new socialist society.

Communism has only killed 100 million people. Let's give it another chance!

14 posted on 07/12/2004 6:48:49 PM PDT by Dog Gone
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To: Flyer; TheMom
This could be very amusing!!!

I guess if we went a week or two without showers and bought some clove cigarettes we could fit right in.

Funny, I am a "progressive worker", that is how I keep my job!!! However, I don't seem to be on their mailing list.

What's up???

15 posted on 07/12/2004 7:01:58 PM PDT by Eaker (R.I.P Phudd 28-Jun-04)
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To: tet68
Well, as they say, "It's a start.".

Or as the bumper sticker says:

PAVE THE
EARTH FIRST
WE'LL GET TO THE OTHER PLANETS LATER !!

16 posted on 07/12/2004 7:03:41 PM PDT by Jack Black
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To: Eaker
This could be very amusing!!!

Indeed!

17 posted on 07/12/2004 7:24:21 PM PDT by Flyer (Happy Birthday USA!)
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To: GVgirl

If any of this takes place, there needs to be some cracked anarchist skulls, when the dust clears.


18 posted on 07/12/2004 7:38:05 PM PDT by Paul Atreides (Didn't your father tell you that unnecessary excerpting will make you go blind?)
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To: Jack Black
I like this one:
WE LOVE ANIMALS --They're Delicious!
19 posted on 07/12/2004 7:42:09 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Paul Atreides

More on Anarchist plans for NY:http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1169616/posts


20 posted on 07/12/2004 7:44:50 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: PetroniDE

The way this invitation is written makes it sound like they are from another planet and want to take over this one. The only thing that's missing is the "take me to your leader."


21 posted on 07/12/2004 7:51:55 PM PDT by arasina (So there.)
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To: PetroniDE

Petro, like I always say you da man! Good work.


22 posted on 07/12/2004 8:33:10 PM PDT by dix (Remember the Alamo, and God bless Texas)
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To: Flyer

Both protests are on Sunday ---- Not a work day for a change....


23 posted on 07/13/2004 7:19:07 AM PDT by PetroniDE (A.N.S.W.E.R and IndyMedia -- AMERICA'S FIFTH COLUMN !!!)
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To: sc2_ct

My comment was partially "tongue-in-cheek", but trying to communicate ideas to liberals is like trying to explain nuclear physics to a four-year old. They just have this dumb look and start crying.


24 posted on 07/13/2004 7:35:26 AM PDT by PetroniDE (A.N.S.W.E.R and IndyMedia -- AMERICA'S FIFTH COLUMN !!!)
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To: PetroniDE; TheWriterInTexas; Action-America; AndyMeyers; anymouse; bgsugar; Bigun; ...

Texas Freepers, scramble for intercept!


Could you folks go and put some napalm on these suckers?


This message brought to you by FREEPNORAD's KerryTrack section. If anyone wants on or off this ping list, say so here or by freepmail. Please direct questions to Mr. Silverback or ChadFairbanks.


25 posted on 07/13/2004 7:54:30 AM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Get in the fight today: Freepmail me to get on your state's KerryTrack Ping list!)
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To: PetroniDE
wars in Afghanistan and Iraq; its crimes against the peoples of Palestine, Venezuela, Haiti, and other countries; its support for corporate-led globalization; its reactionary assault on workers, immigrants, communities of color, women, gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered people; its attack on basic democratic rights; its wanton destruction of the natural environment, and much more.

Cool!

26 posted on 07/13/2004 8:12:31 AM PDT by Chad Fairbanks (Become a Monthly Donor, and the Harp Seal gets it.)
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To: PetroniDE
Only a mass movement of workers and oppressed people can achieve these goals.

Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

27 posted on 07/13/2004 8:46:09 AM PDT by TBarnett34 (http://www.kingofzing.com)
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To: Mr. Silverback

OH BOY!!

The dimmercrat hq in Houston is not very far from me. If I am in town when that little shindig occurs, I will be there.

"Honey! Get my posterboard and magic marker. I got work to do!"


28 posted on 07/13/2004 8:58:04 AM PDT by HorsePlayer (Give me a $100 trifecta on Bush-Kerry-Nader)
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To: Eaker
I guess if we went a week or two without showers and bought some clove cigarettes we could fit right in.

Me, I'm good to go with just a change in facial expression.

29 posted on 07/13/2004 1:14:22 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: PetroniDE
Both protests are on Sunday ---- Not a work day for a change....

Thats very odd, usually they opt for something like 1300 on a Wednesday.
Their command structure must be in disarray for some reason.

30 posted on 07/13/2004 1:18:04 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: PetroniDE

Dang..........I might have to make a road trip. LOL


31 posted on 07/13/2004 2:59:45 PM PDT by Smartaleck (Chesty would look great in dreadlocks?)
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To: PetroniDE

WHo or what is PWOC?


32 posted on 07/13/2004 3:44:00 PM PDT by Jacob Kell (The beatings will continue until the morale improves-Cmdr. of the Imperial Japanese Sub. Force)
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To: Jacob Kell
WHo or what is PWOC?

People WithOut a Clue?

People WithOut Caress (or Crest) - referencing the unwashed....

People WithOut Cash.....

Lots of potential...have at it, all!

33 posted on 07/13/2004 3:50:33 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (We Can't Afford a 9/10 President in a 9/11 World - Vote Bush)
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To: NorCoGOP; Jacob Kell
It actually stands for "Progressive Workers Organizing Committee" -- fancy words for COMMUNISTS/SOCIALISTS. BTW - the head of the local group here is a college professor (don't remember which school, but it is one of the smaller ones).

Side Note: I like NorCoGOP names better. Reposted here.
People WithOut a Clue?
People WithOut Caress (or Crest) - referencing the unwashed....
People WithOut Cash.....
People WithOut Careers

34 posted on 07/13/2004 4:28:07 PM PDT by PetroniDE (A.N.S.W.E.R and IndyMedia -- AMERICA'S FIFTH COLUMN !!!)
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To: Flyer

Yay capitalism!


35 posted on 07/13/2004 8:01:24 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi!)
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To: Mr. Silverback

what was your name again ? Ummmm

Lets see was that Chaderback or Silferbanks hmmmm

he he he Great picks

Im already on your ping list thanx


36 posted on 07/13/2004 8:09:54 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Most people talk a lot, few are up for the moment. Welcome to Freerepublic.com)
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To: TBarnett34
Help! Help! I'm being repressed!

Will you shut up?!!?

Oh, now we see the violence inherent in the system!

37 posted on 07/13/2004 10:27:12 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Get in the fight today: Freepmail me to get on your state's KerryTrack Ping list!)
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To: HorsePlayer
Freep 'em like a rented mule, and don't hesitate to pack, these folks can get roudy but they must be opposed.

Wouldn't it be hilarious though if a Freeper had to pull their piece to defend the RATS from the anarchist psychos? I'd pay to see that!

38 posted on 07/13/2004 10:29:10 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Get in the fight today: Freepmail me to get on your state's KerryTrack Ping list!)
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To: Liberal Classic
Yay capitalism!

Most shagadelic economic system ever.

39 posted on 07/13/2004 10:31:18 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Get in the fight today: Freepmail me to get on your state's KerryTrack Ping list!)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK
he he he Great picks

I love the smell of napalm in the morning. Or the afternoon, evening, late at night...

As for the other pic, it's a work called "Cold War Encounter." After the election we should all pitch in and buy one as an Inauguration present for Dubya.

40 posted on 07/13/2004 10:34:15 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (Get in the fight today: Freepmail me to get on your state's KerryTrack Ping list!)
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To: PetroniDE

Know Your (confused) Enemy.

 

41 posted on 07/14/2004 4:24:17 AM PDT by Fintan (Someday we'll look back on this moment and plow into a parked car.)
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To: PetroniDE; Delphinium; Landru; iceskater; Corin Stormhands; P8riot; jla; FBD; KLT
"Only a mass movement of workers and oppressed people can achieve these goals. And such a movement should denounce Kerry and the Democratic Party as forcefully as it does Bush and the Republican Party. Independent working class political action is a vital prerequisite for achieving these goals and for building the kind of movement which can eventually abolish capitalism and build the foundations of a new socialist society."

Interesting...wonder if this dude supports Nader?!

Thanks fer posting this...we need to know what we're dealing with here, and it seems that PURE SOCIALISM is the Radical Left's aim...who'd a thunk it?!

FReegards...MUD

42 posted on 07/14/2004 5:11:43 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH the Mad Butcher of Kosovo!!)
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To: Fintan; backhoe; stand watie; Taxman; AdSimp; BillF; sauropod
"Lesbians against Bush"

BWAHAHAHA!!

FReegards...MUD

43 posted on 07/14/2004 5:13:13 AM PDT by Mudboy Slim (RE-IMPEACH the Mad Butcher of Kosovo!!)
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To: PetroniDE

Pigs with out conscience?


44 posted on 07/14/2004 5:38:35 AM PDT by JimRed (Fight election fraud! Volunteer as a local poll watcher, challenger or district official.)
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To: PetroniDE
Only a mass movement of workers and oppressed people can achieve these goals.

I wish for these people a taste of what true poverty and oppression is. They have no idea. Let them live in China, Algeria, Zimbabwe, or Syria.

These people live in the most prosperous and free country in the world, yet they complain about poverty and oppression.

45 posted on 07/14/2004 8:22:28 AM PDT by tdadams (If there were no problems, politicians would have to invent them... wait, they already do.)
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To: PetroniDE
Independent working class political action is a vital prerequisite for achieving these goals and for building the kind of movement which can eventually abolish capitalism and build the foundations of a new socialist society.

I'd like to ask the Communist Party USA, what is your plan for those of us who won't agree to go along with your socialist vision of the future? I'm a bit concerned because I've seen what happened to those who have opposed it before.


46 posted on 07/14/2004 8:29:17 AM PDT by tdadams (If there were no problems, politicians would have to invent them... wait, they already do.)
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To: Mr. Silverback

It's freedom, baby! Yeah!


47 posted on 07/14/2004 2:28:44 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi!)
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To: PetroniDE

All of us at ProtestWarrior are gonna be waiting for news. Let us know, and don't leave out any details, okay?


48 posted on 07/15/2004 4:47:29 PM PDT by FalconAZ2003 ("He whose ranks are united in purpose will be victorious" -- Sun Tzu)
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To: GVgirl; Jack Black

"If we're not supposed to eat animals then why are they made out of meat?"


49 posted on 07/16/2004 4:27:28 AM PDT by SirLurkedalot (God bless our Veterans!!! And God bless America!!!)
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To: SirLurkedalot

LOL! You know, sometimes it's the obvious answer!


50 posted on 07/16/2004 6:14:57 AM PDT by GVnana (Tagline? I don't need no stinkin' tagline!)
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