Monday, July 21, 2008

RNC in Minneapolis; Check it out

As many of you probably know the Republican National Committee is meeting in Minneapolis from September 1-4. Appropriately, there are several events going on in reaction to the event.

The protest the RNC 2008 website, seems to be the best site to get information on the protests.

The Carleton Democrats may be organizing events, depending on the number of people who will be around on those dates (obviously school doesn't start until later).

One of the more impressive protests being organized is a truckers protest being planned that would incorporate 100-300 semis.

Also, I plan on attending this concert to be held on September 2nd.

You can read about the concert below, from the Minnesota Independent:

While Styx is performing "Come Sail Away" and other 30-year-old hits at a private party held in conjunction with the GOP convention, activist/musician Michael Franti (Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Spearhead) will be performing songs like "Stay Human" on the lawn of the State Capitol during Ripple Effect, a free, day-long festival on Sept. 2 that includes performers such as punk band Anti-Flag and local band Wookiefoot with special guest Matisyahu. The event comes the day after Steve Earle and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello will be performing at SEIU’s Labor Day festival on Harriet Island.

Keep reading to stay updated on protest plans, and Carleton events.

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