Spagnuolo said protesters will push the limits of a security zone at the Pepsi Center. A federal judge upheld a city of Denver decision about where the protesters can gather near the venue.Talk about your mixed messages. But as far as I know that's a first--a hint, however meager, that R68 might give up its utterly bogus "right of self-defense against cops" routine. Hard to believe, because if it were true, Spagz' fellow suburban revolutionaries, like former CU ethnic studies instructor Ben Whitmer, would swallow their own heads in rage. They yearn so for that elusive bloodbath.
"But we're also not looking for confrontation with the police, if that confrontation comes, we will stop," Spagnuolo said.
A judge ruled Thursday that Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick will no longer have to wear an electronic tether ordered as part of his bond in his perjury case and may travel to the Democratic National Convention in Denver, where he is a superdelegate.Classy.
But the state attorney general's office, which has charged Kilpatrick in a separate assault case, said the mayor still may be required to wear the tether since it was also part of his bond in that case.
In what ultimately is meant to be a show of unity [thanks for explaining it, reportron!], Democratic delegates will be given the chance to vote for either Hillary Rodham Clinton or Barack Obama during their national convention, Obama's campaign announced today.Yeah, sure. 18 million Voices (Rise Hillary Rise) will be happy, anyway. They, by the way, have Confluence Park all day on the 25th, and plan "welcome activities" and preparation for the group's march for Hillary on the 26th. Good times.
Obama, the presumptive nominee, said in a statement: "I am convinced that honoring Senator Clinton's historic campaign in this way will help us celebrate this defining moment in our history and bring the party together in a strong united fashion."
Rage Against the Machine has agreed to perform as part of the "Tent State Music Festival to End the War" on Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Denver Coliseum during the Democratic National Convention. They will be joined by Denver's Flobots, along with The Coup, State Radio and Wayne Kramer.
Wait, did you say 9:30 A.M.? As the old saying goes, I haven't even finished throwing up that early.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m., show begins at 11 a.m.
Tickets are free and available by lottery. Sign up for the lottery, with a valid photo ID (person must be present) at Tent State University at Cuernavaca Park between 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. from Sunday, Aug. 24, through Tuesday, Aug. 26 (look for the Tent State Music Festival booth near the IVAW tower.The IVAW has a tower?
People who requested tickets to Barack Obama's historic acceptance speech begin finding out today whether they hit the lottery.I'm wetting my pants! Not in anticipation, of course--just what I do every day about now.
And those who did will be able to pick up their tickets to Obama's Aug. 28 speech beginning Saturday.
Yippie-yi-yo-ky-yay, motherf--I'm so tired.
Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine.
While Unconventional Denver has served as the planning committee for the anarchists community, Recreate ’68 has served as the umbrella organization for all the group that want to protest.
Yet between the two groups it’s anybody’s guess how many protesters will actually show up.
“Could be hundreds. Could be a few thousand. It could be just us here,” said Tom Mestnik, a Recreate ’68 organizer who has been to a few conventions in the past.
“Oh, it’s going to be over 1,000,” said Tim Simons, an Unconventional Denver organizer.
Then Ben Yager, another Unconventional organizer, chimed in, “Well, I'd say a good safe number is 30 (people) because that’s how many have been showing up to the meetings.”
Mestnik replied, “Even if it's just us here on the back porch, we’re going to go down there and jack s*** up.”
Then he laughed and said, “Nah, just kidding.”