[Marxism] Nader/Camejo Protest Agenda at RNC, NYC 8/28-8/31

Howie Hawkins hhawkins at votenader.org
Fri Aug 27 07:51:51 MDT 2004


No objections have been filed as of 1 pm today, Thursday, August 26, to the
Nader/Camejo petition. They would have had to have been postmarked by
Tuesday, August 24. So if the state Board of Elections does not receive any
objections in the mail by tomorrow, Friday, it looks like we have made the
ballot!

Meanwhile, the Nader/Camejo campaign will be involved in several protest
activities around the Republican National Convention in New York City. All
Nader/Camejo supporters are welcome and encouraged to join us in these
activities. Here is the schedule of activities. Both Ralph Nader and Peter
Camejo will be speaking at one or more of the events. See the schedule
below. We look forward to seeing you there.

-- Howie Hawkins, Upstate NY Field Coordinator, Nader/Camejo '04


NEW YORK CITY FOUR DAY RNC PROTEST AGENDA 8/28-8/31
CONTACT: KEVIN CHRISTOFFERSEN-NYC COORDINATOR, NADER 2004
917-687-4937  kchris at votenader.org


DAY ONE-- SAT. 8/28

Sat. Aug 28th-A GREEN WORLD IS POSSIBLE

A Green World Is Possible!
Festival of Non-Violence, Ecological Wisdom
Grassroots Democracy, Social and Economic Justice
Saturday, Aug. 28th—Washington Square Park
Noon to 6 pm

The Mahattan Green Party Office Committee, The Green Party of the United
States and the Green Party of New York State are proud to present, “A Green
World is Possible: A Festival of Non-Violence, Ecological Wisdom, Grassroots
Democracy, Social and Economic Justice” to be held on Saturday, August 28th
at Washington Square Park in the historic Greenwich Village in Manhattan.

There will be speakers and tables for progressive organizations to not only
protest the Republicans coming to New York City, but to show the world a
strong and viable Green alternative!

Speakers include:
- Green Party member Peter Camejo, independent vice-presidential candidate
running on the Peace & Justice line in NY;
- Dave McReynolds, U.S. Senate candidate on the Green line in New York;
- the Green mayor of New Paltz, New York, Jason West;
- the Green vice-mayor of New Paltz NY, Rebecca Rotzler;
- Green Party member Howie Hawkins, congressional candidate running on the
Peace & Justice line in the 25th congressional district of NY;
- Global Exchange founder Medea Benjamin;
- Bill Douglass from the 9/11 Visibility Project-9/11 Truth Movement; - and
many others.

Calling all anti-imperialist, anti-corporate, pro-peace artists to display
their creations. There will be body painting, statues, and festival
performers. Make your own protest signs and display them in Washington
Square Park.

We are hopeful that you or your organization will share our excitement
about our plans for A Green World Is Possible. We are actively searching
for volunteers, vendors, musicians, donors and others ready and willing to
make our event a peaceful and successful one.

For more information, please contact the office at 212-240-0501 or via
email at info at greenpartyoffice.org">info at greenpartyoffice.org


DAY TWO-- SUN. 8/29

RNC PROTEST MARCH SUNDAY 8/29-- STARTS AT NOON

NADER/CAMEJO SUPPORTERS MEET AT 10 A.M.-- 20TH STREET & 6TH AVENUE

We will meeting up at 10 a.m. on 20th St. &  6th Ave. and then proceeding
north when the march begins at noon.

We will  proceed north up 7th Ave. past Madison Square Garden where
Repubilcan convention is being held and be veered west
onto 35th St. towards 8th Ave. by the police.From there we hope to continue
marching north to Central Park and
formulate a Stationary Rally depending on pending permit issues and police
presence.

We will have signs, t-shirts, buttons, flyers and bumperstickers.  Please
bring any local signage you may have to represent where your group is
coming from.  Make sure to have plenty of water with you.

The Nader/Camejo campaign will have a 20-foot banner reading: IMPEACH
BUSH/CHENEY.

We will also have hundreds of placards reading:
BUSH + KERRY = WAR
NADER + CAMEJO = PEACE

Look forward to seeing everyone out there!

Kevin Christoffersen
NYC Coordinator
Nader 2004
917-687-4937
kchris at votenader.org



DAY THREE-- MON. 8/30

Fighting the Bush Agenda:
Can We Do Better than

Anybody But Bush?

Monday, August 30, 7pm
Synod Hall, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 110th St. & Amsterdam Ave.
Trains: 1/9/B/C to 110th Street

Peter Camejo, Ralph Nader's vice-presidential running mate; Green Party
member JoAnn Wypijewski; CounterPunch contributor
Shujaa Graham, exonerated inmate from California's death row, former
member of the Black Panther Party; Ahmed Shawki, editor, International
Socialist Review

Hundreds of thousands of people will be in the streets of New York City to
protest the Republican National Convention.  Millions more will go to the
polls with the hopes of defeating the Bush agenda.  Yet more and more it
is hard to believe that John Kerry will represent much of a departure from
that agenda.  Certainly not as he defends his vote for the Patriot Act and
the war in Iraq, despite Bush's lies.  Are we stuck with "the lesser of
two evils?"   Come to a panel discussion about the possibilities of
building an independent, effective alternative to the Bush Agenda and
whether "Anybody But Bush" is really the best we can do.

For more info, please call 212-502-0707 or email alternative2004 at hotmail.com


For more info on CounterPunch, please visit www.counterpunch.org
For more info on the International Socialist Review, please visit

www.isreview.org



DAY FOUR-- TUES. 8/31


      THE CAMPUS ANTI-WAR COUNTER-CONVENTION
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Featuring:

COLLEEN KELLY         September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows

ANISA ABD EL FATTAH   Head of the National Association of Muslim American
Women

AGHA SAEED                 Head of the American Muslim Taskforce

JOHN CONYERS, JR. Representative of the 14th Congressional District of
Michigan

ROBERT DICKSON CRANE (Faruq Abd'al Haqq)  Former US Ambassador to UAE

RALPH NADER          Presidential Candidate

MICHAEL MOORE (invited)
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Tuesday, August 31, 2004
6-10 PM

Miller Theatre  2960 Broadway at 116th Street  New York, NY 10027
Columbia University

FREE EVENT - NO TICKETS REQUIRED!
Seating on a first-come, first-served basis (Arrive early to guarantee
getting a seat - Miller Theatre only has 688 seats.

for directions and maps to Miller Theatre: http://www.millertheatre.com/

http://www.columbia.edu/about_columbia/directions.html
A statement by Noam Chomsky will be read at the counter-convention. In
this event, we can not, and do not, endorse any candidate or political
party for any political office.
This event is not in opposition to the Republican or Democratic parties,
but against pro-war positions in general, whether expressed within various
party conventions or platforms or not.
God willing, we are hosting a variety of anti-war views, including those
of candidates.
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Sponsored by:
*     Muslim Students' Association--National (MSA-National)
*     Center for the Study of Law and Culture at Columbia Law School * NYC
Social Forum
*     Women In Islam Inc.
*     National Youth and Student Peace Coalition (NYSPC)

*     Campus Anti-War Network
*     Not in Our Name
*     Columbia Law School (CLS) Muslim Law Students Association (MLSA)
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FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT:

http://www.nycsocialforum.org/convention/
OR EMAIL: counter-convention at msa-national.org
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