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Greenwich Rally

On Wednesday, September 1st, Democrats in Greenwich Connecticut, where much of the Bush clan is from, held a rally in support of John Kerry, Diane Farrell and Kim Hynes. You can see pictures here.

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Greenwich Rally

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This is what democracy looks like

(Originally posted in Greater Democracy)

I went to Boston as a blogger credentialed by the Democratic party. I went to New York as a blogger without credentials. I visited conferences, demonstrations, the conference hall, and what stands out is the chant, “This is what democracy looks like.”

So, I thought I would take a few minutes and think about what the conventions looked like to me, a self proclaimed partisan.

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ARRESTED IN NEW YORK CITY!

I received the following on one of the mailing lists I'm on:

From: Sherry
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 2004 8:50 PM 

ARRESTED IN NEW YORK CITY!

Sorry we haven't been up-to-date with our up-dates, but thanks to George Bush and Mayor Bloomberg, we've been in jail! 

Here's what happened:  We'd joined a march organized by War Resisters League, Schools of the Americas, Pax Christi, Veterans for Peace and others.  The event was framed with this statement:

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The Religous Right

(Originally published in Greater Democracy)

I started college as a Religion major with thoughts of becoming a priest, and fairly conservative religious viewpoints. One of the things I particularly remember from the early days of my religious education is that most Christians tend to view Jesus as an embodiment of their own ideals. Conservatives see Jesus as conservative, black radicals tend to see Jesus as black radicals, etc.

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