Tag Archives: Unconventional Action

August 2008 at the Denver Courthouse

Spending so much time at the courthouse for the Ward Churchill v CU case, I was prompted to review these yet-unseen photos from last August’s DNC, featuring… the Denver Courthouse! Monday morning, August 25, 2008 Peacefully assembled demonstrators are protesting … Continue reading

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ACLU: Police provoked first DNC arrests

The ACLU has uncovered a police report which reveals that the first gassing of protesters at the DNC was in response to actions by an undercover provocateur. The police explain their ruse was to extract the infiltrator from the crowd … Continue reading

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When policemen don their gas masks

COLORADO COLLEGE- A friend of mine, not without influence at CC, shared my alarm at the police security buildup at the Denver DNC. Ultimately however, he considered the development to be of concern chiefly to those inclined to protest. Less … Continue reading

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Denver DNC photographs by others

SUNDAY R68 RALLY (Michael G. Seamans on Flickr.) SUNDAY R68 PARADE (Imiglio, Flickr) SUNDAY R68 PARADE SUNDAY R68 PARADE SUNDAY R68 PARADE- Bill Moyer of the Backbone Campaign SUNDAY R68 PARADE SUNDAY R68 PARADE SUNDAY R68 PARADE SUNDAY R68 PARADE … Continue reading

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NMT coverage of DNC 2008 protests

At right is R68’s CMYK guide to DNC protests, STORM IN THE CITY, colored mischievously enough to read STORM’N.   Below is a guide to the NotMyTribe posts on the Denver DNC. We covered preparations, betrayals, security, the Saturday training, … Continue reading

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Undercover surveillance has uniform too

DENVER- DNC day 0, Undercover observers.   Could this NOT BE A COP? My goodness the cops had undercover uniforms too! White shirt, tan cargo shorts, white socks, running shoes, camera and backpack. This bicyclist was helping to track Unconventional … Continue reading

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Fish out of hot water in peaceful crowd

DENVER- Sunday DNC day zero, Civic Center Park, agent provocateurs I made it a sideline to take photos of potential police instigators at the DNC protests. What excuse can law enforcement make for planting undercover agitators in a peaceful assembly? … Continue reading

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DPD DNC provocateurs shy from camera

DENVER- Monday PM, DNC Day 1. Undercover Agent Provocateurs. Circulating among protesters with video cameras is one thing, walking around like you want to start trouble is another. Can you spot the faux troublemaker? This image doesn’t show his professional … Continue reading

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Monday breakout fast tracked trouble

DENVER- Monday night. Within ten seconds of the demonstrators defying instructions to get off the street, the Denver police bent on one knee to don gas masks.

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Portrait of an anarchist

Anarchy: a theory that regards the absence of all direct or coercive government as a political ideal and that proposes the cooperative and voluntary association of individuals and groups as the principal mode of organized society. From the moment I … Continue reading

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Preemptive arrests of exuberant youths

DENVER- Richard Cressman, at left, was forced to disperse with the Unconventional Action marchers. He complied and was chased down the sidewalk with a bicycle cop trying to run over his heels shouting “MOVE, MOVE, MOVE” like a sweeper broom. … Continue reading

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Monday DNC counter-hoopla highlights

(Even from the great distance from which this photo is being taken, we’re being given 10 seconds to leave the area or be arrested.) DENVER- Highlights: Freedom Cage repudiated. Tent State practically a no-show. Exciting un-permitted procession to Federal Courthouse. … Continue reading

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Sunday highlights from the people’s DNC

DENVER- More to each of these stories later, including plenty of photographs. These have been 13-hour-days on the streets, not counting the time to write it down. Highlights? Fox News ambush interview repulsed at rally. Two more Fox attempts thwarted … Continue reading

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Unconventional Action takes to street

DENVER- Let’s start with the second confrontation. DNC disruption-minded Unconventional Action held Broadway Ave beneath the Capitol building, prompting riot police to close in. Unconventional Action to RECLAIM THE STREETS 3PM 16th Street Mall Departing from permitted route “To locations … Continue reading

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Fodor’s guide to Denver and the DNC

To answer the obvious questions. If you’re worried about tear gas, saturate a bandana in Apple Cider Vinegar, and bring swimming goggles. For a tip of where you’ll find the action in the next several days, below is a list … Continue reading

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R68 distributes handout for DNC events

It’s finally off the press and ready for distribution. Recreate-68’s schedule will be available from the usual suspects along the Front Range and at Civic Center Park anytime from Saturday morning forward. Check with Unconventional Action, Tent State and Code … Continue reading

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Start of DNC protest is not far from finish

Two addresses of note for next week’s DNC actions: UA Convergence Center, 4301 Brighton Blvd & 38th St, all welcome DNC Detention Center, 38th Ave & York St

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