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July 30, 2008

A narchists “Unconventional Denver” plan to disrupt the Democratic National Convention.
From the look of the details, their plans involve a not so peaceful protest.

The strategies and tactics involved could come straight from a guerrilla warfare manual.

More details further down.

Though as The Rocky Mountain News reports they would pick up their toys and go home.
But…for a price, with…stings attached.

Extortion courtesy of the great unwashed.

Anarchists offer DNC deal to Denver

Monday, July 28, 2008
They’ll go away if $50 million goes to community
A group of self-described anarchists threatening to disrupt the Democratic National Convention is promising to go away if the $50 million federal grant that Denver received to pay for convention security is invested in the community instead[…]

Lindy Eichenbaum Lent, a senior adviser to Mayor John Hickenlooper, said the grant is needed to protect the public, including protesters.

“Congress appropriated these security-designated funds to both convention host cities because, in a post- 9/11 world, planning for major national events like this requires heightened security preparations,” she said. “It is in the interest of local residents, businesses and visitors, including those participating in demonstrations, to have a safe and secure event.”

[…]

Unconventional Denver is the local organizing body of a national network of anarchists mobilizing against the DNC, said Tim Simons, another organizer.

Simons said the group’s offer to sit out the convention if the city, the federal government and the DNC all agree to “redirect” the $50 million to things such as health care, education and housing is not a publicity stunt.

“We understand that it’s far-fetched, but it’s a sincere offer,” he said

No dude it is blackmail plain and simple. You are well aware that Denver can not and will not divert the security funds. So in all essence you are going to continue your anarchy as planned. A publicity stunt nothing more.

Bash at Pat Dollard posts on the ACLU’s coming to the defense of the militants.

The ACLU is, most naturally, filing the lawsuit on behalf of the Group Recreate ‘68 and others including The RNC Welcoming Committee and Code Pink. These people have already purchased tasers for the Democratic National Convention riot that they are planning.

Litigation ongoing.
Plaintiffs’ Declarations (Pdf.)

Betty Ball, – Rocky Mountain Peace & Justice Center, Leslie Cagan, – United for Peace & Justice, Donald Duncan, – Americans for Safe Access, Gabriela Flora, – American Friends Service Committee, Nita Gonzales, – Escuela Tlatelolco Centro de Estodios, Larry Hales, – Troops Out Now Coalition, Adam Jung, – Tent State University, Glenn Morris, – American Indian Movement of Colorado, Damian Sedney, – Citizens for Obama, Glenn Spagnuolo, – Recreate 68, Zoe Williams, – CODEPINK

Now as promised more details on “Unconventional Denver’s” planned chaos.

We’re going to Disrupt the DNC, Crash the RNC, Roadblock I-69, Tree sit the University of California, and then we’re going to bring the whole fucking thing down.
This summer is ours. We’re going to be big,we’re going to be fierce,and we’re going to win

POINTS OF UNITY:
reject all forms of hierachy
commitment to non-hierarchical, consensus-based organization
embrace a diversity of tactics
do not condemn any action on the grounds that it is illegal alone

Emphasis theirs
Link


The democrats won’t
Stop the War – End the Occupations – Abolish Prisons – Create Joyous Self Sustaining Communities – Destroy Capitalism – Re-Wild the Earth – Tear Down the Border Walls – End White Supremacy – Smash the Police State
…but we can

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The strategies

Denver: Disrupt the DNC
SUNDAY AUG 24: ANTI WAR/OCCUPATION DAY

AM: All are encouraged to participate in an Anti-War/Anti-Occupation March and related actions.

MONDAY AUG 25: Free Political Prisoners/Human Rights Day

PM: SHUTDOWN THE FUNDRAISERS!!! The DNC/Democrats are hosting a giant party to raise as much money as they can. On this night, we will interrupt this flow of capital and disrupt the fundraisers.

TUESDAY AUG 26: Environmental Issues/ No Global Warming Day

AM: STOP THE VOTE!!! WE VOTE NO!! Tuesday is the day when all the delegates put in their vote for who will represent the Democrats in the election, BUT THEY ONLY HAVE UNTIL 6PM TO VOTE and it is a long, arduous process. We encourage people to focus on ways to stop the delegates from getting to the Pepsi center to vote. Our targets: hotels, intersections, and transportation systems. Special attention will be given to keeping the so called super-delegates from being able to attend the vote. ALL TACTICS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!!! Come prepared with a plan and ready to make a stand with your affinity group and friends.

PM: Tonight, well target fundraisers of corporations profiting from and furthering global warming. We will also shut down actual sources of environmental degradation and greenhouse gas emissions. Get creative and use a diversity of tactics.

WEDNESDAY AUG 27: NO BORDERS DAY

Thematically, we call for people to engage in actions targeting corporations and individuals profiting from the criminalization of immigration and contractors in Denver working on the border-fence.

THURSDAY AUG 28: End Racism/Imperialism Day

We will target institutions and corporations that bring US imperialism and racism to the rest of the world and inflict it upon us

Screenshots of the “targets” mapped out at Slapstick Politics

The Anarchists have listed their targets beyond the Pepsi Center, including hotels, banks, military recruitment centers, and governmental and police offices

Onward to the RNC

St. Paul: a three-tiered strategy
On the first day of the convention, participants will employ a three-tiered direct action strategy to disrupt the RNC. The tiers are organized in order of priority according to the number of participants; if a small number of participants show up, only the first tier will be carried out, but if the numbers are on hand, all three tiers will be in effect.

Tier One: Establish 15-20 blockades, utilizing a diversity of tactics, creating an inner and outer ring around St. Pauls Excel Center, where the RNC is to take place.

Tier Two: Immobilize the delegates transportation infrastructure, including the busses that are to convey them.

Tier Three: Block the five western bridges connecting the Twin Cities.

CRASH THE CONVENTIONS!

Anarchists protesting the establishment become what they claim to rail against. Strong arm thugs in marching in lockstep squelching freedom. In raging against the machine they themselves become a machine.

Obviously I do not know the secret handshake. What a bunch of clowns.

The RNC Welcoming Committee – Crash The Convention.

Secret Anarchist Documents

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STOP!!

The documents contained herein are HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL. They are meant for anarchist eyes, only.

Are you a member of the Media? Are you a Cop? A Fed? A Partisan?

If so, then please exit this page immediately.
Comr(a)des proceed.

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Are you sure you’re ready?

Wait, who’s that guy reading over your shoulder?

Ok, wait till he’s gone.

Is he gone?

Click here.

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Hmm… that’s weird. Either you got the secret handshake wrong, or our site’s down.

Sorry! Try again later.

It’s worth it, we promise.

The network:

strategy endorsed by

ACTIVATE (Grand Rapids, MI Students for a Democratic Society – SDS) Anarchist Black Cross Para-Legal Services (twitchon@hotmail.com) Animas SDS (Colorado) Anti-Authoritarians Anonymous (Milwaukee) Asheville Rising Tide Athens, OH SDS Attentat Collective Bash Back! Brainerd Anarchists (georgewchrist@hushmail.com) Chicago Anarchist Black Cross (PO Box 1544, Chicago, IL 60690) CrimethInc. Far East Delaware SDS End to Apathy Frederick Progressive Action Coalition Friendly Fire Collective (San Francisco, CA) HammerHard MediaWorks Industrial Workers of the World – NYC GMB Branch International Solidarity Movement – Chicago Chapter Iowa Organizing Against the RNC MKE to RNC Milwaukee Anarchist Black Cross Milwaukee Anti-Racist Action NC State SDS Northeast Anarchist Network Northwest Indiana Anarchist Black Cross (PO Box 1511, Portage, IN 46368) People’s Networking Convention Organizing Committee Potomac Earth First! Queer Action Network Rising Tide North America RNC Welcoming Committee Rolling Thunder magazine Sabot Infosquat Shepherdstown Progressive Action Committee Tacoma SDS – UPS Chapte Talking Tree Infoshop Tuscarora High SDS UA Central NC UA in the Bay UCLA SDS Unconventional Denver

Previously:
“Re-create 68?: Planned Anarchy at the Democratic National Convention

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  1. Mike permalink
    July 31, 2008 2:17 pm

    OH, NO! Not again. I thought that so-called “radicals” disappeared with the 60’s! You’re never gonna get anywhere except nowhere! I’ve got an idea! Get a job and REALLY contribute something to our ailing country. You’ll never know. You might be actually good at something!

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