Second day at the Democratic National Convention in Denver.
by Joe La SacMonday, August 25th, 2008
This is our first episode of coverage while at the Democratic National Convention. It takes a lot of work to get a show like this lined up. Now we are completely tired out, I am totally sun-burned. Until tomorrow!
by Joe La SacMonday, August 11th, 2008
Tom Hayden, shown narrating this video provided by Rocky Mountain News in Denver, CO, is a well-known activist from the 1960s student movement. Once a founding member of Students For a Democratic Society, Hayden is now a writer, journalist, former politician, and adjunct professor. But in 1968 he and hundreds of other activists participated in the protests around the ’68 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. He was arrested there as part of the Chicago Seven, a group of seven ‘ring-leaders’ charged with conspiracy to incite the riots.
by Joe La SacThursday, August 7th, 2008
Unconventional Denver, a group of anarchists organizing against the Democratic National Convention, announced on Monday its offer to call off all protests during the convention if the city, federal government and the DNC agree to redirect the current $50 million earmarked for heightened security during the DNC and invest it in Denver communities. This money is being used to install surveillance cameras, flood Denver with hundreds of extra police officers and federal agents, and purchase new police weapons such as pepper ball rifles and tasers. Unconventional Denver believes these purchases will be used to suppress free speech and will have a lasting negative impact on the people of Denver.