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September 3, 2008

Peter B Collins visits with Amy Goodman and her producer Nicole Salazar who tell the story of the violent police over reaction and their respective arrests this past Monday, Labor Day, at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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St. Paul = Police State

From: Leslie Cagan, UFPJ National Coordinator []
We are sending you this message because the situation in St. Paul is very grave and we're concerned that the real story is not being told by the mainstream media.

Over the past few days, the heavily armed and extremely large police presence in St. Paul has intimidated, harrassed and provoked people; and, in a number of instances, the police have escalated situations when they used excessive force. They have used pepper spray, including spraying at least one person just inches from her face as she was held down on the ground by several police officers. They have freely swung their extra long night sticks, pushed people around, rode horses and bicycles up against peacefully gathered groups, and surrounded people simply walking down the streets. On Tuesday evening, they used tear gas on a small group of protesters in downtown St. Paul.

The massive police presence and the uncalled-for actions by the police on the streets has not been the only problem. The police raided a convergence center and several locations where people are staying over the weekend and they have stopped and searched vehicles for no clear reason.

On Tuesday afternoon, they literally pulled the plug and turned off the electricity at a permitted outdoor concert. The timing of this led to a situation where hundreds of understandably angry people ended up joining a march being led by the Poor Peoples Campaign for Economic Human Rights, a march that organizers were insisting be nonviolent. In other words, the police set up a dynamic that could have turned ugly, but the skill of the organizers kept things calm and focused.

All of this - and much more - needs to be understood in the context of the overwhelming presence of police. Police from all around the Twin Cities have been put to work, and they have also brought in police units from around Minnesota and from as far away as Philadelphia, PA. The National Guard and state troopers are in the mix, to say nothing of the Secret Service, Homeland Security and who knows who else from the federal government!

We are very concerned about what this all means about the right to protest, the right to assemble, and the right to have one's dissenting voice heard. We are worried about what it means about the growing militarization of our nation and the ongoing assault on the Constitution. We shudder to think about how the influx of new weapons and armed vehicles and everything else will be used in the neighborhoods of St. Paul and Denver: both communities each received $50 million from Homeland Security to purchase the equipment and pay for the policing during the conventions.

There are still two more days of the Republican Convention in St. Paul -- two more days of protest and possibilities of police mis-conduct, over-reaction, and excessive use of force.

We urge you to call the Mayor of St. Paul right now! Let him know that people around the country know what's happening! Urge him to stand up for the Constitution and to take action to end the militarization of the downtown areas of his city! Urge him to reign in the police and help bring civility to the streets of St. Paul!

Mayor Chris Coleman: 651-266-8510

And call your local media outlets to demand that they tell the real story of what's happening in St. Paul this week.


Leslie Cagan, UFPJ National Coordinator
United for Peace and Justice

AmeriKA = Police State

911 Truth = Constitutional Republic.

PATRIOTS do the math.

If Amy Goodman is a real Patriot , she would deal with the root cause of th P.A.T.R.I.O.T Acts - which is 911 itself being engineered from the INSIDE.

The very thing she "forgot" or shall we say "neglected" to deal with has come back to haunt her.

The MSM Media and some "alternative" media like Democracy Now need to improve their math scores really quickly b4 its too late.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

Calling the mayor gets us nowhere

I keep seeing things on this blog that are distractions from 9/11 truth.

"Amy Goodman needs our support" What has Amy done for the truth?

"Ron Paul needs our support." When Paul had the ear of the nation, he said nothing about 9/11.

"Call the mayor and the press." They don't care what we think and this is a waste of our precious energy.

"Sign this petition about impeachment." I've signed dozens over the years and nothing has changed. Going no where.

What is NOT a waste of time? Create your own media and distribute it, like the Rock Creek Free Press at Be at ground zero on 9/11 and add your voice and your sign to the crowd there. If you are in the Twin Cities area, join the protesters, so there become so many they cannot be intimidated. Talk to your family, friends, neighbors, co-workers. Call into radio talk shows and state 2-3 irrefutable facts to get people thinking. Stand on a street corner on 9/11 and hand out brochures or copies of the Creek.

We must appeal to the victims -- our fellow citizens. Not those who just received $50 million from DHS and would love to get more.

Appeals to the authorities and gatekeepers are roads to nowhere.

Amy and co. has at least

Amy and co. has at least aired the subject on DN which is a more than some. She is incapable of comprehending 911 Truth because of her strict adherence to the left/right paradigm, all that she's been taught, all the dinners with her upscale literati New York liberal friends etc where such extremist topics are ridiculed and poo-pooed. 911 Truth shows the Wizard behind the curtain. She's still in Kansas and will likely never arrive until it's too late. I watch her show because it is independent journalism and generally good reporting with good guests. But when people like Goodman get arrested in your own country that marks a serious shot over the bow.

Amy Goodman

Amy is part of whatever this propaganda machine is, make no mistake she could have this on CNN tomorrow if she wanted to.
Amy knows about the chemical analysis and is staying quite.
Now that the fascist government (Karl Rove is on Fox new instead of jail I call that a "fascist government") has bumped heads with Amy she complains.
From my point of view Amy has only herself to blame.

__ Meanwhile we protesters that will tell the truth are getting beat up worse than Amy every single day.__

Reporter Screams Hysterically "How Do We Get Out Of Here" After

Getting Tear Gassed At RNC:

Those cops do seem quite sadistic & enjoy putting fear into the people.

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