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Activists Already Planning RNC Disruptions (Rat Bastard Anarchists Plotting For 2008 GOP Convention)
WCCO.com ^ | Nov 12, 2007 | AP

Posted on 11/12/2007 9:02:19 PM PST by DogByte6RER

Activists Already Planning RNC Disruptions

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ― Shrouded in black, with a bandanna masking her face, the self-proclaimed anarchist slips into her combat boots and dashes through town, tossing a Molotov cocktail here, launching a bowling ball there.

The YouTube video is more parody than threat: The flaming cocktail ignites a charcoal grill, and the bowling ball knocks down pins instead of crashing through a Navy recruiting office window. But as the video fades to black, the message onscreen is clear: "We're getting ready. What are you doing?"

With less than 10 months to go before the Republican National Convention, activists are already plotting to crash the party. On the drawing board: A mass march to protest Iraq; human roadblocks; schemes to disrupt public transportation; and talk of a temporary free state near the main convention site, St. Paul's Xcel Energy Center.

With tens of thousands of people expected to visit the Twin Cities during the convention Sept. 1-4, local and federal law enforcement are getting ready as well. And civil rights groups and attorneys are talking with police and demonstrators -- to ensure laws are followed during what will likely be the largest crowd crush the state has seen.

"It's better to be planning early rather than late," said Jordan Kushner, coordinator of the Legal Observer and Political Defense Committee, a committee within the National Lawyers Guild. "People have as much right to the streets as the Republicans who are coming here to engage in their activities."

The group behind the spoof video, the RNC Welcoming Committee, began organizing last fall just a week after the GOP announced its convention would be in the Twin Cities and says it is helping other groups organize, too.

Members of the group declined to meet with an Associated Press reporter or talk by phone, confining their exchanges to e-mail.

The group says it will help protesters find food, housing and medical support during the convention. It also plans to provide maps of roads, bridges and site access points to aid in planning. And it intends to create a family-friendly area for children of protesters.

During the convention itself, the RNC Welcoming Committee will help protesters find food, housing, or medical support. They'll also try to provide a framework for groups to operate in, no matter what the agenda. For example, if a radical thinker wants to create a roadblock, the committee will have mapped roadways, bridges and access points. On the flip side, the committee also intends to create a family friendly area for kids and others who can't be arrested.

The RNC Welcoming Committee describes itself as an anarchist/anti-authoritarian group. When asked about the use of violence, the group wrote in an e-mail: "We may choose to use pacifist tactics, but we will defend ourselves, our communities, and the earth. We will not bring violence to the protests, but we will not back down and we will not be terrorized."

The group said it also would not apply for a permit to demonstrate, saying: "We will not allow the state to regulate our resistance."

Some groups who have applied have been frustrated to find the city of St. Paul won't grant them until six months before the convention.

Mick Kelly, a spokesman for the Coalition to March on the RNC and Stop the War, said his group plans a massive anti-war march on the convention's first day. It's important to get a permit early so people can plan travel from around the country, he said. The coalition has been leafleting at protests in Washington and Los Angeles to recruit marchers for Minnesota.

"The Republican National Convention -- they've begun their preparations full-press," Kelly said. "We in the anti-war movement need to do the same thing."

St. Paul Police Commander Doug Holtz said the city is working out details on how to accommodate protesters, but declined to go into them. "The city of St. Paul is going to be well-prepared to have an excellent convention," he said.

Attorneys and legal observers will be on hand to ensure protesters' civil rights aren't violated and to avoid a repeat of the 2004 Republican Convention in New York, when more than 1,800 people were arrested. Some of those people said they weren't protesters at all but were swept up by police, and some lawsuits are still pending.

Teresa Nelson, legal counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of Minnesota, said the ACLU wants to make sure protesters are close enough to the convention so they can be seen and heard.

Protesters are also getting ready for next year's Democratic National Convention in Denver Aug. 25-28. The group "Recreate 68" -- a reference to the troubled 1968 Democratic National Convention -- seeks to serve the same umbrella function as the RNC Welcoming Committee in Minnesota, supporting other protesters.

Recreate 68's focus, according to member-spokesman Glenn Spagnuolo, is anti-war and opposition to the two-party system.

Also planning protests: the Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, an anti-abortion minister who is director of the Christian Defense Coalition, who wants to have 2,000 protesters encircle the Pepsi Center, where the Democratic National Convention will be held. Mahoney said his group also plans to protest in St. Paul, especially if the GOP nominates Rudy Giuliani, who supports abortion rights.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 2008; anarchists; anarchy; chaos; elections; gop; marxism; marxist; ratbastards; republicans; riots; rnc; tards; totalitarians
I tried looking for the YouTube video mentioned in the beginning of this article.

If anyone can locate it, I would be interested in having it linked to this thread.

1 posted on 11/12/2007 9:02:21 PM PST by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

There is a Ron Paul joke in here somewhere...


2 posted on 11/12/2007 9:04:44 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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An earlier background story dated Aug. 27, 2007:

‘Anarchists’ Group Plans Meeting About RNC Protest

http://wcco.com/topstories/RNC.Republican.National.2.369813.html


3 posted on 11/12/2007 9:07:18 PM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: MplsSteve

Ping. The marxist freaks are already making plans to burn down St. Paul.


4 posted on 11/12/2007 9:07:52 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON/ DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: DogByte6RER

Let them bloviate all they want to in the “Free Speech Zone”...

It just makes great fodder, and scares the sheeple to death. Of course, these anarchist wannabe’s aren’t smart enough to realize that, but...


5 posted on 11/12/2007 9:08:19 PM PST by tcrlaf (You can lead a Liberal to LOGIC, but you can't make it THINK)
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To: DogByte6RER

For the 2004 convention, some of the DUmmies were suggesting volunteering for the RNC...and then not showing up. They wanted to create chaos.


6 posted on 11/12/2007 9:10:52 PM PST by Purrcival (Democrats: The party of FAILURE. Can't hush Rush, can't impeach Bush, can't end the war, can't...)
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To: DogByte6RER

As I recall, the moonbats antics in NYC during Convention ‘04 provided and excellent reminder to the attendees of Why We Fight.

Oh, and some exquisite butt shots of those nudist female protesters (the younger ones).


7 posted on 11/12/2007 9:13:44 PM PST by sinanju
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To: DogByte6RER
Amusing.

Under democrat Clinton rule, less than that type of behavior got your infant children shot dead in your arms, or yanked away from you and delivered to Communist overlords by machine gun armed, jackbooted thugs, and you burned to death by fire spraying armor.

By all means, go ahead and protest ...


8 posted on 11/12/2007 9:14:16 PM PST by bill1952 ("all that we do is done with an eye towards something else." - Aristotle)
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To: DogByte6RER

You gotta wonder why the RNC picked Minneapolis. This is deep in blue territory.

Could it be that we want to showcase the moonbats?


9 posted on 11/12/2007 9:14:45 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DogByte6RER

If it’s Willard or Rooty, they’ll have nothing to protest.


10 posted on 11/12/2007 9:14:48 PM PST by Petronski (F-R-E-D! Fred! Fred! Fred!)
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To: DogByte6RER
"People have as much right to the streets as the Republicans who are coming here to engage in their activities."

So Republicans are not people?

11 posted on 11/12/2007 9:28:41 PM PST by phrogphlyer
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To: mylife

“You gotta wonder why the RNC picked Minneapolis. This is deep in blue territory.

Could it be that we want to showcase the moonbats?”

Yeah, i wondered about that too...surrounded by leftist college kids, lib wackos and other assorted moonbats..they are deep in the bramble bush there..


12 posted on 11/12/2007 9:31:35 PM PST by billmor
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To: billmor

Yup


13 posted on 11/12/2007 9:33:06 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: billmor

You forgot Garrison Keillor


14 posted on 11/12/2007 9:33:55 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: DogByte6RER
Subject video.
15 posted on 11/12/2007 9:36:15 PM PST by phrogphlyer
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To: lesser_satan
“anarchy”

*snort*

They wouldn't’t last five minutes if the real thing ever came.

16 posted on 11/12/2007 10:20:02 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: DogByte6RER

Ah. Nothing a few cannisters of CS gas can’t solve.


17 posted on 11/12/2007 10:21:23 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: DogByte6RER
I think the bolling ball was a reference to the movie The Big Libowski where the Dude and Walter are attacked in the parking lot of the bolling alley by anarchists...
18 posted on 11/12/2007 10:27:10 PM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Blind Eye Jones

Nihilists, lol.

“Are these the Nazis, Walter?”

“No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there’s nothing to be afraid of.”


19 posted on 11/12/2007 10:32:55 PM PST by happinesswithoutpeace (You are receiving this broadcast as a dream)
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To: DogByte6RER

Minneapolis attorney Jordan Kushner



Sat, 2007-11-03 08:49. Impeachment

The Honorable John Conyers, Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, is the keynote speaker at the National Lawyers Guild National Convention held October 31 - November 4 in Washington, D.C. The National Lawyers Guild on Friday unanimously and enthusiastically passed a resolution supporting the impeachment of Bush and Cheney.

National Lawyers Guild Unanimously Passes Impeachment Resolution; Launches National Impeachment Committee & Campaign

The resolution cosponsors are:

Audrey Bomse, Marjorie Cohn, Laura Safer Espinoza, John Wheat Gibson, Eileen Hansen, Larry Hildes, Jim Klimaski, Jordan Kushner, Jim Lafferty, James Marc Leas, Kerry McLean, Bill Monning, Dorinda Moreno, Michael Ratner, Susan Scott, Jennifer Van Bergen, Aaron Varhola, Karen Weill

20 posted on 11/12/2007 10:34:42 PM PST by kcvl
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To: DogByte6RER
This will be great. The more coverage the better.

Karl Rove couldn't have devised a better plan for the idiots to be seen by Joe Six-Pack who thinks the DU is a waterfowl organization, and the Daily Kos is an betting option at the track.

21 posted on 11/12/2007 10:43:32 PM PST by lawnguy (The wand chooses the wizard, Mr. Potter.)
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To: happinesswithoutpeace; Blind Eye Jones
God I love that movie.

"STFU, Donnie. You're out of your element."

22 posted on 11/12/2007 11:11:20 PM PST by lesser_satan (READ MY LIPS: NO NEW RINOS | FRED THOMPSON/ DUNCAN HUNTER '08)
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To: DogByte6RER
The YouTube video is more parody than threat: The flaming cocktail ignites a charcoal grill, and the bowling ball knocks down pins instead of crashing through a Navy recruiting office window. But as the video fades to black, the message onscreen is clear: "We're getting ready. What are you doing?"

It is a threat dressed up as a parody.

23 posted on 11/12/2007 11:19:31 PM PST by torchthemummy ("A Tagline Presidential Endorsement Forfeits A Presumption Of Objectivity")
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To: DogByte6RER
Activists Already Planning RNC Disruptions

Probably a few conservatives, demanding the borders be secured and spending checked.

They'll be labeled "activists" and carted off...

24 posted on 11/12/2007 11:23:15 PM PST by DTogo (I haven't left the GOP, the GOP left me.)
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To: lawnguy

LMAO

25 posted on 11/12/2007 11:36:58 PM PST by Just Lori (There is nothing democrat-"ic" about democrats.)
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To: Just Lori

Does one bullet still cost 35 cents? It used to do amazinng things.


26 posted on 11/13/2007 4:33:56 AM PST by Mojohemi
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To: phrogphlyer

Thanks!

Note: the video is pretty lame although I do like the Blondie song...


27 posted on 11/13/2007 5:06:43 AM PST by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER
The group said it also would not apply for a permit to demonstrate, saying: "We will not allow the state to regulate our resistance."

Something tells me the "state" is going to have other ideas on that.
28 posted on 11/13/2007 5:18:52 AM PST by tanknetter
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29 posted on 11/13/2007 6:20:19 AM PST by MplsSteve
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