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(en) US, Boston CALL TO NETWORK: 2004 DNC Counter-Summit

From Worker <a-infos-en@ainfos.ca>
Date Sun, 27 Jul 2003 11:41:18 +0200 (CEST)

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DNC "Shadow" Convention/Counter-Summit Boston, MA -- July 25-31, 2004
The Democratic Party has it easy in the 2004 elections.
Whichever candidate is expels from its bowels will receive
millions of unearned and undeserved votes from radical
democrats, libertarians, populists, labor and community
activists, anarchists, grassroots environmentalists, principled
(and lazy) non-voters, humanists, pacifists, skeptics, and
even revolutionaries. Thanks in part to our votes and our
organizing efforts, the Dems will win in 2004. But they won't
get it for free. In exchange, the Party will be--must be--made
accountable for the nationalist, fear-mongering,
money-grubbing, anti-democratic corporate appendage it has

They will know this because we will go to Boston with them
next July. While they rally behind the lesser of two evils, we
will take the streets; our voices will pierce through the
carefully choreographed spectacle of their Convention. And
we will hold our own "shadow" convention, a democratic forum
in which real issues are discussed, real alliances are forged,
and real solutions are demanded.

This is an anonymous, preliminary call, one year to the day
before the DNC begins. If you are in Boston now, or plan to be
next year, and want to help organize a shadow convention,
counter-summit, social forum, etc., contact
DNCshadow04@hotmail.com. A website and public listserv
are first on the "wish list"--then we can hear the visions and
ideas various individuals and collectives have about the shape
this project might take, and then secure venues and begin to
contact speakers, facilitators, artists, etc. (Our own
suggestion is that the forum have a very minimal basis of
unity; remain officially unaffiliated from street protests; and
reflect the anti- authoritarian organizational forms our
movements have developed.)

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