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No Time for Party Politics II

September 3, 2008

I just got a call from a friend of mine who just got back from the Vets for Peace convention in Minneapolis/St. Paul, and told me about the numerous police raids on the homes of members of groups planning demonstrations against the Republican National Convention. This was the first I’d heard, and there hasn’t been anything conspicuous in the Chicago papers about it. Nothing on NPR, at least while I was listening this morning. After talking to my friend, I googled “RNC police raids” and pulled up a bunch of interesting stuff, such as:

http://www.startribune.com/politics/27695244.html?elr=KArksLckD8EQDUoaEyqyP4O:DW3ckUiD3aPc:_

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/08/30/police-raid-headquarters-of-rnc-protesters/

http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2008/08/30/more_raids/?refid=0

and our own closely related:

http://tpzoo.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/silence-from-the-press-about-rnc-police-raids-and-from-the-po

as well as:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2008/09/amy-goodman-arr.html

and:

http://www.minnesotaindependent.com/6416/slide-show-sundays-veterans-for-peace-march

Apparently the blogosphere is the last refuge of the free press. I plan to forward some of this stuff to the Tribune, the Sun-Times, and the Defender, just to embarrass them. Back to work.

Red Emma

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