While events inside the Republican National Convention last week received saturation coverage from the mainstream media, significant developments in the streets outside went largely unreported.
Carl Patrick, a member of the IMPACT! activist group from Petaluma , was among the hundreds of protesters at the Republican National Convention last week. He will be speaking about his experiences there on Thursday evening, Sept. 11, at the Peace and Justice Center of Sonoma County. For more details, click here. Patrick says that local police in the Twin Cities made numerous attemps to infiltrate the protest groups, but their efforts were conspicuous failures.
Cazadero-based activist Starhawk says that in spite of all the furor and ominous aspects of the police response to the protestors, she considers her trip to Minnesota last week a success.
To read Starhawk's most recent blog entry about her experience at the Republican National Convention, click here .
The protests were primarily organized by the RNC Welcoming Committee, which is now coordinating fund-raising for the legal defense for those still facing criminal charges in connection with the protests.