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PDX to D.C.

i wanted to thank all of you who responded originally regarding my 'travelgroup' to D.C. for the WorldBank/IMF meetings at the end of september...
if you're interested, I just started a forum on my site and this is the first discussion on the board. please come and leave some input about it. if you're interested, please let us know. we only have about 6 weeks left to plan out a trip. let's go!

homepage: homepage: http://forum.tearitalldown.com

Arrested in DC 06.Aug.2001 21:33

sarahfrances

Good luck to everyone who makes the trip this September.

I'm a native of the DC area & was there for last year's protest. I was one of the 600 people blocked & barricaded in the street by DC's finest. 15 hours in handcuffs/bus/and jail cell total, and I was *lucky*. I posted about the ordeal on Indymedia.org, then sent a copy to DC cops.

As a result, Internal Affairs interviewed me on the phone, and then again in person over lunch. I never got my $50 back, and still haven't completely gotten over the anger of being trapped & helpless.

P-town to GW-town 07.Aug.2001 08:47

anonymous

>this forum is monitored via IP and hostlookups. this is for your protection.
>any odd IP addresses will be blocked. if you sign up, please participate.
>thanks. -matchboy

"This is for your protection"? Umm, yeah, and the police are there for our "protection" too. Plus, you have to sign up for an account to post on your forum? What's the point? Just use IMC!

IMC does not log IP addresses anymore, BTW. At least, that's the last I heard from an IMC person.

I also emailed matchboy from his original post about a month ago expressing interest and never got a reply back.

I still think this is a good idea, though, at least in concept.

no reply 07.Aug.2001 10:15

matchboy matchboy@tearitalldown.com

your reply to me was very strict about not wanting to have anything to do with anyone who may be part of any blackbloc tactics at the meetings for fear of being arrested.
unless this isn't you, i'm sorry. i believe i replied to all but that one specific one. i do not know if i will be joining any black blocs in D.C. but i didnt like the idea of being forced not to protest in any manner that i wish to.
indymedia will work just fine for this purpose, but as i have found, if people dont have a discussion board, they tend to forget to come back....

 http://forum.tearitalldown.com

in response 07.Aug.2001 10:16

matchboy matchboy@tearitalldown.com

your reply to me was very strict about not wanting to have anything to do with anyone who may be part of any blackbloc tactics at the meetings for fear of being arrested.
unless this isn't you, i'm sorry. i believe i replied to all but that one specific one. i do not know if i will be joining any black blocs in D.C. but i didnt like the idea of being forced not to protest in any manner that i wish to.
indymedia will work just fine for this purpose, but as i have found, if people dont have a discussion board, they tend to forget to come back....

 http://forum.tearitalldown.com


user:guest password:guest 07.Aug.2001 10:23

matchboy

i took the pleasure of adding a <b>guest</b> account if you want to skip any signing up crap on the forum.
thanks!