I'm sure that a lot of people have been following events from the Republican National convention. Anything in particular that caught your attention?
Last SAA, Jose put forward an idea that everyone liked alot:-let's try out some version of this right away. Before S17 and S30.This is the plan: Sept. 2nd at 2:00 let's set up some tables with food in Copley Square before the SAA along with a book swap and clothing give-away/swap.We can invite musicians, do face painting, flyering, and talking with people about the future of democracy. PotLuck. family-friendly. Juicy.
A few street medics from Boston are traveling to the RNC next week. Tampa is short on medics, short on medic infrastructure, and short on supplies. We've been asked if we have any supplies we can donate. We have a ton of stuff in storage (someone's basement) and spent this afternoon cleaning and organizing it. We pulled a bunch of stuff we'd like to take to the RNC, a little more than one 18 gallon tub's worth.
Not many are subscribed to the jobs email list but it exists and we should all subscribe. This would be a good place to start creating a labor based economy within the community. Here are some ideas for the kinds of posts that would be cool to see:
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At the last S17 spokes meeting we discussed a number of topics that might be better discussed in a forum like this than on mailing lists, (hence the creation of this thread.)Some possible issues to share: Ride shares, themes/plans for street theater, locations for actions, outreach ideas, confirmation of participation from different groups in New England region...
I am seeking input and opinions from OB participants on the events of 9/11, and the domestic and foreign policies we have instituted since.
Personally, I never had any questions about 9/11, except concerns about the verifiable and documented issues of foreknowledge (insider trading, warnings from foreign governments, and systemic and what appeared to be deliberate issues in both FBI and CIA handing of various pieces of data).
Earlier today, I was listening to a public affairs program on WERU, where the guest was Jeffery M. Smith from the Institute for Responsible Technology, and author of Seeds of Deception. Mr. Smith talked at length about Monsanto, the things Monsanto has done to hurt our environment, and the things that Monsanto has done to hurt farmers and our food supply.
According to a recent act-ma post, the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society and the I.W.W. are organizing the 7th Annual Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Day. The event is starting at 2pm on Sunday Aug 26th on Boston Common.
Who's planning to go?