[Note: Krista at Thinkery posts links on 8/30 and 8/31 to more coverage of the raid and pre-convention "preventive" policing. Very spooky, kids.]
My activist friend Stef told me that Friday night police raided the Convergence space being used as a gathering space by the RNC Welcoming Committee (an anarchist/anti-authoritarian organizing body preparing for the Republican National Convention) in Saint Paul, MN.
The police detained over 50 people.
The Welcoming Committee is planning protests on Sept. 1 through Sept. 4.
Their website is Crash the Convention.
Then she sent me this funny Lion King/Obama biography remix, "Barack Obama: He Completes Us," from Thursday's Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
"We've gotta laugh," she said. "It's a healthy survival response of marginalized people."
* * * * And this from a woman who still suffers pangs of "leftist guilt" over the fact that the grater she bought in 1989 to make potato latkes for Channukah was made in Chile.
"Every time Barack Obama speaks, an angel has an orgasm."
"One man seems ready enoughish to lead."