Charlotte Was Transformed into a Total Securitized Metropolis for DNC

By: Friday September 7, 2012 10:19 am

Americans watched speeches by Democratic Party titans like former President Bill Clinton or President Barack Obama, or rising stars like Sandra Fluke and only saw the cheers from delegates and others in attendance at the Democratic National Convention. The total security outside the convention center was taken for granted almost entirely, unless one happened to [...]

At DNC, UndocuBus Riders Boldly Fight Obama Administration Deportations

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 5:08 pm

Around forty undocumented immigrants protested at the Democratic National Convention. Ten were arrested yesterday. The undocumented immigrants traveled all the way from Phoenix, Arizona, on a bus called the “UndocuBus” under the banner, “No Papers, No Fear.” The ten were released some time today. The Los Angeles Times reports, “Immigration officials have decided not to [...]

DNC Dispatch: Occupy Movement Marches in Support of Bradley Manning

By: Wednesday September 5, 2012 1:45 pm

Over a hundred people marched against the DNC in Charlotte in support of Pfc. Bradley Manning on September 4. Participants in the Occupy movement and others wanted to make a demand to President Barack Obama that Manning, the soldier accused of releasing classified information to WikiLeaks, be released. The plan was to head to a [...]

Undercover Agent or Cop Threatens to Assault Journalist, Grabs Other Journalist with Credentials at DNC

By: Tuesday September 4, 2012 7:26 pm

—Agents photographing “No Papers, No Fear” protesters threaten journalists who were photographing them —TruthOut and Firedoglake.com ask public to help identify agents in photos Charlotte, NC — Two journalists covering the Democratic National Convention were confronted on Sunday by two undercover agents who assaulted one and threatened to punch the other in the mouth for [...]

Sunday’s Protest March Against DNC in Charlotte (PHOTOS)

By: Monday September 3, 2012 12:13 pm

A major permitted march planned against the Democratic National Convention and to call attention to “Wall Street South,” the city of Charlotte where the convention is being held, took place yesterday afternoon. It featured various contingents that included unemployed workers, undocumented immigrants, LGBTQ community members, students and antiwar activists. A rally was held in Frazier [...]

Charlotte: Making It Possible Your Rights Are Suppressed During the DNC (And After)

By: Sunday September 2, 2012 9:35 am

Busloads of police from around the country are entering the city of Charlotte to help maintain the illusion of security and to control dissent during the Democratic National Convention (DNC). They will patrol the area in and around the Time Warner Cable Center, where the convention is to be held, on bicycles, motorcycles and in [...]

DNC Dispatch: Occupy Charlotte Has Encampment

By: Saturday September 1, 2012 4:59 pm

It is nicknamed “Banktown.” The city is considered to be the No.2 banking capital of America. The city is Charlotte, North Carolina, and it is where the 2012 Democratic National Convention is being held. The setting is appropriate when you consider how much of a return banks and financial institutions have gotten from President Barack [...]

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