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New York lockdown [Long, with details of riot plans]
The Guardian [UK] ^ | August 11, 2004 | Michelle Goldberg

Posted on 08/11/2004 6:46:35 PM PDT by aculeus

While anti-Bush activists in New York are adopting new techniques to try and disrupt the Republican party convention later this month, the police have got some new strategies of their own, writes Michelle Goldberg

If you're a delegate attending the Republican national convention at Madison Square Garden later this month, Jamie Moran knows where you're staying. He knows where you're eating and what Broadway musical you plan on seeing. For the past nine months, Moran has been living off savings earned as an office manager at a nonprofit and working full-time to disrupt the RNC.

His small anarchist collective, RNCNotWelcome.org, runs a snitch line and an email account where disgruntled employees of New York hotels, the Garden and the Republican party itself can pass on information about conventioneers. So far, the collective has received dozens of phone calls and hundreds of emails with inside dirt on GOP activities.

Recently, a woman with a polished, middle-aged sounding voice left a message saying, "For some God-unknown reason I'm on the Republican mailing list, and they sent me what they call a list of their inner-circle events." The events hadn't been publicised elsewhere, she said, and she wanted to fax the list to Moran.

Moran feeds information like this to a cadre of activists desperate to unleash four years' worth of anger at the Bush administration. By dogging the delegates wherever they go, RNC Not Welcome hopes to make the Republicans' lives hell for as long as they're in New York.

(Excerpt) Read more at guardian.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: a; anarchists; anarchy; anticonservative; antifreespeech; antirnc; brownshirts; lefties; nyc; ricoact; riot; rncconvention; rncconvention2004; sexpistols; sidnancy

1 posted on 08/11/2004 6:46:36 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: rintense

Head's up.


2 posted on 08/11/2004 6:58:36 PM PDT by Brad’s Gramma (If only hamsters could vote.......)
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To: aculeus

Yea, that'll play well in the midwest.


3 posted on 08/11/2004 7:01:29 PM PDT by Hildy (John Edwards is to Dick Cheney what Potsie was to the Fonz.)
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To: aculeus
not knowing is inherent in his anarchist model, which relies on decentralised cells or "affinity groups" of five to 20 people who dream up and carry out autonomous actions. When larger numbers are called for, affinity groups temporarily team up, forming larger units called "clusters," and then disband when the deed is done.

I guess Al Qaeda is one of his "affinity models", sounds like it to me.

4 posted on 08/11/2004 7:05:24 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: aculeus
Jamie Moron is truly delusional if he thinks he hasn't been under continuous surveillence by the FBI for months now, including wiretaps. I doubt he'll make it through the first day of the convention before ending up in federal custody. Neither will most of the other "activists." By the way, notice that the article is a reprint from Salon.
5 posted on 08/11/2004 7:08:14 PM PDT by Dont Mention the War (we use the ˇ°ml maximizeˇ± command in Stata to obtain estimates of each aj , bj, and cm.)
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To: aculeus

The Social War is coming. Will it start this month????


6 posted on 08/11/2004 7:12:51 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (Further, the statement assumed)
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To: aculeus

What a scumbag


7 posted on 08/11/2004 7:21:11 PM PDT by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestus globus, inflammare animos)
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To: aculeus
Good post, thanks.

It truly shows how self-absorbed this group is. And also how well organized this has become. These are professional protestors with little to no concern for laws, property or life in their anarchistic pursuits.

Also, this prompts a question.

Hey LEO's...R.I.C.O. statutes?

This was used in the infamous Chicago 7 trials. Crossing state lines with intent to engage in criminal acts.

9 posted on 08/11/2004 7:24:30 PM PDT by Khurkris (Proud Scottish/HillBilly - We perfected "The Art of the Grudge")
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To: aculeus
nothing that some cannister shot would not cure
10 posted on 08/11/2004 7:25:57 PM PDT by Charlespg (Civilization and freedom are only worthy of those who defend or support defending It)
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To: Brad's Gramma
...living off savings from an office management job at a "non-profit", huh? Interesting. Wonder which one?

Glad to be here, MOgirl
11 posted on 08/11/2004 7:26:47 PM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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To: aculeus

I wonder what kind of surprise GB has for us. He seems to stay one step ahead of the bad guys.


12 posted on 08/11/2004 7:27:27 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: aculeus

bump


13 posted on 08/11/2004 7:29:51 PM PDT by RippleFire ("It was just a scratch")
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To: aculeus
They're taking "tips" from insiders? Hmmm? Well, here's their phone number: 212-696-6450 It's a voice mail line. Why doesn't everyone give them a polite call and give them what you know about the Republican National Convention? They also solicit "comments" for their voicemail. It might be worthwhile to, say, leave Lincoln's entire Second Inaugural Address on their voicemail.
14 posted on 08/11/2004 7:42:22 PM PDT by francisurquhart (You might think that, but I couldn't possibly comment.)
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To: MOgirl

I wonder if he's the same "Jamie Moran" who ran a workshop on "Advanced Issues in Gay Male Dating" last May?

http://www.harveymilk.org/Workshops/Relationships/


15 posted on 08/11/2004 7:46:47 PM PDT by francisurquhart (You might think that, but I couldn't possibly comment.)
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To: francisurquhart
Then his rioting and mayhem will be neat, orderly and done with style.

Queer Eye for the Anarchist Guy, I guess!
16 posted on 08/11/2004 8:08:29 PM PDT by MOgirl (In memory of Walton Wayne Callahan, I love you forever.)
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To: aculeus

'chaining their arms together inside metal tubes, creating what's called a sleeping dragon. "You lock your arms in," he says. "When the cops come, they have to saw through these steel tubes. You get 30 people and you lock down a street for six hours.'

yeah, that will work. 'oooh, it's a dragon! better hit it with this taser! ooohhh, water hoses make dragons roll down the street..."

what kind of crazy people do things like this?

it's not as thought there were a draft that was going to snark them away to VN, and you would think they would rather protest against the terrorists that killed 3000 people than the President that tries to protect them...


17 posted on 08/11/2004 8:31:56 PM PDT by bitt
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To: aculeus

18 posted on 08/11/2004 8:35:02 PM PDT by cyborg
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To: Mia T

fyi


19 posted on 08/11/2004 9:00:49 PM PDT by jla (http://www.ronaldreaganmemorial.com/memorial_fund.asp)
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To: aculeus
Don't buy it when the left say that attempts to squash the anarchists are "anti-free speech". The anarchists mean to prevent the Republicans first amendment right to peaceful assembly.

The anarchists' rights DO NOT trump the Republicans and they are against our constitutional form of government. They hide behind the same Constitution that they seek to overthrow.

20 posted on 08/11/2004 10:16:20 PM PDT by weegee (YOU could have been aborted, and you wouldn't have had a CHOICE about it.)
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To: MOgirl

"Wild Eye For That Kerry Guy"


21 posted on 08/11/2004 10:17:01 PM PDT by weegee (YOU could have been aborted, and you wouldn't have had a CHOICE about it.)
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To: Iowa Granny

RNC delegate ping.


22 posted on 08/11/2004 10:33:25 PM PDT by Tex_GOP_Cruz (Remember Estrada!)
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To: Tex_GOP_Cruz

Yes. I read it earlier.

How we are ever going to get from point A to point B with all these breakfasts, luncheons & receptions before and after the actual Delegate Sessions is way beyond me.


23 posted on 08/11/2004 10:51:43 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Impersonating June Cleaver since 1967)
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To: Iowa Granny
I think we'll manage okay. Just have make sure we plan enough time for transit between events.

I checked out the anarchists' website (mentioned in the article). It was a bit disturbing -- tips on how to deal with tear gas and the like. They are trying to compile a list of the various RNC events in order to disrupt them. They also have a list of what Broadway shows the different delegations are attending and what hotels they are staying at. The shows and hotels are public information, but the focus on those things as opposed to the convention itself is indicative of the anarchists' lunacy and extremism.

24 posted on 08/11/2004 11:20:32 PM PDT by Tex_GOP_Cruz (Remember Estrada!)
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To: bitt
"chaining their arms together inside metal tubes, creating what's called a sleeping dragon."
The tubes might be rigid links, but the people between the tubes are not. Thus, this contraption can be folded neatly or even rolled in a ball, using that "sleeping dragon" as a sort of a straitjacket onto itself. The ball then is to be kicked out.
25 posted on 08/11/2004 11:26:36 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: Tex_GOP_Cruz

I agree that we will need to plan extra time for transit to events. I'm just not sure we can guestimate the correct amount of time.

If these dim bulbs are rolling around in the street with all their arms welded together into steel pipes it's going to take longer to navigate the streets.

I spoke with someone this week and asked about walking from the hotel to MSG,, eventho my hotel is within walking distance they are strongly recommending against it.

I hope the Chamber of Commerce raises holy He!! because we can't make it to the stores to shop.

I read somewhere yesterday that the police and fire fighters are threatening to strike because they are unhappy with the offer made by the city for next year's salary package.

I somehow think I'm going to kiss the ground when I return to my corn field.


26 posted on 08/11/2004 11:42:46 PM PDT by Iowa Granny (Impersonating June Cleaver since 1967)
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To: Iowa Granny

Hopefully the RNC will keep the delegates informed at the states' morning caucuses about how much time will needed to get from place to place. The Liberty Express will run to and from MSG no matter what, I'll bet. Most of the events are supposed to be within the secured perimeter. And you can be sure that any event outside the perimeter will be well-protected. My only concern is about the safety of doing non-convention touristy stuff during the week.


27 posted on 08/11/2004 11:57:13 PM PDT by Tex_GOP_Cruz (Remember Estrada!)
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To: GSlob

""chaining their arms together inside metal tubes, creating what's called a sleeping dragon.""

Easier to cut off their arms... after all, that's what the Red Chinese and Osama would do, AND THEY LOVE the RC and Osama.


28 posted on 08/12/2004 12:38:58 AM PDT by Yehuda (http://PostNineEleven.blogspot.com/)
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To: Yehuda
"..chaining their arms together inside metal tubes, creating what's called a sleeping dragon"

The cops could have a little fun with this - duct tape a lightbulb to the last guy in the chain, taser the first, see if the bulb lights.

29 posted on 08/12/2004 1:08:33 AM PDT by Sunnyvale CA Eng.
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To: Sunnyvale CA Eng.; GSlob

"..chaining their arms together inside metal tubes, creating what's called a sleeping dragon"

sweet!

There might be some sophistocated "tickle" machine that when applied to the belly forces one's arms forward, thus causing a giant "Three Stooges Moment"...

Or simply goose them around a lightpole with a taser to the butts, causing a large "rattlesnake" game to be played to the delight of the viewing public.


30 posted on 08/12/2004 5:01:41 AM PDT by bitt
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