Saturday, June 28, 2008

Time flies when--something or other

Everybody's got AP's rehash of the R6!8 implosion, and everybody's mocking it for the lead, which originally said that the 1968 Chicago convention was 30 years ago. Fixed now, except in the picture caption here.

Claire Ryder, a member of the Denver Green Party, said she attended some Re-create 68 meetings but now refuses to talk about them. Duke Austin of Boulder-based Students for Peace and Justice also declined to comment. So, too, did Codepink organizer Zoe Williams.
Unity dominated a recently weekly [sic] meeting of Recreate 68 in the basement of a Denver coffee shop. “Love is free will. Enter with luv,” read a sign as organizers discussed convention preparations, including the topic, “Be positive: R68 is not exclusionary — we are working with everyone.”

“We firmly support the idea of a black president. That’s a racial step forward,” [R68 founder Glenn Spagnuolo] said. “But we don’t applaud what Obama stands for or what he’s done the last couple of years. The only thing now is that imperialism has a black face instead of a white one.”


Recreate 68’s preparations include an attempt to encircle and levitate the Denver U.S. Mint and shake the money out to spread the wealth — a nod to Abbie Hoffman and protesters who tried to levitate the Pentagon in 1967.

“I think that everybody has a little bit of magic inside them and if we combine our energies, who knows what could happen,” Spagnuolo said.

Dour, humorless Spagz playing a Merry Prankster. Urk. (Of course, the Merry Pranksters weren't very funny either.)

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