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Anti-Street Blocking Campaign to Hold Community Forum

The Evergreen Coalition Against Street Blocking is holding a community forum on May Day street party tactics.
Anti-Street Blocking Campaign to Hold Community Forum
OLYMPIA (April 24, 2002) - The Evergreen Coalition Against Street Blocking is holding a community forum on May Day street party tactics. The forum will be at the Old Madison Elementary on Saturday, April 27th at 6:00 p.m.

The community forum parallels an expansion of the Coalition's petition campaign citywide. "I've been surprised at the response across the entire Olympia community to our campaign," said organizer Sean Rogers. "So, we decided to take the campaign community wide."

Right now, the purpose of the petition campaign is to ask the May Day street party committee to coordinate the event with the city. "The entire Olympia community is effected by what happens on May 1," said Rogers. "They should have a chance to say what they think of May Day and street blocking."

WHO: The Evergreen Coalition Against Street Blocking

WHAT: Community Forum on May Day Tactics

WHEN: Saturday, April 27 6 p.m.

WHERE: Old Madison Elementary
812 Central St SE, Olympia
Eighth and Central Streets, Eastside Olympia

homepage: homepage: http://www.thegeoduck.blogspot.com

What they contradict... 26.Apr.2002 14:44

Not that I care... fan_letters@hotmail.com

I would think these people are the typical Constitution loving savages rampant in this country... so, thought I might point out their laws to them...

Amendment I

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.


...it doesn't say "or the right of the people peaceably to assemble as long as they don't block streets...". If you're going to try to fight people within your system, try not to contradict your system. It's poor form.

-Me


peaceably 26.Apr.2002 15:18

I care

The key term is "peaceably"

Just blocking streets without telling anyone when and where, isn't peaceable.

Duh

yikes! 26.Apr.2002 23:39

bumblewuffer

<<<<The key term is "peaceably"

Just blocking streets without telling anyone when and where, isn't peaceable.

Duh>>>>

just blocking the streets without telling anyone when and where IS peaceable

damn - pretty soon peaceable will only mean sitting in front of the tv and ordering junk by phone

you got it wrong protest boy 27.Apr.2002 00:42

I love Starbucks

"abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble"

When you block a street with out prior notice being given you are abridging the users of that street right to peaceably assemble. i.e. they can't get to where they want to go becasue your dumb ass is in the way.

&quot;Protest Boy&quot; 27.Apr.2002 12:15

Protest Boy fan_letters@hotmail.com

Your Supreme Court has overwhelmingly refused the State's right to impose prior consent on first amendment cases... speech predominantly, assembly as well.

-Me

a few politicians do not represent us 27.Apr.2002 13:16

James

It seems like posting flyers all around town prior to the event is sufficient notice to everyone. Going to city hall would merely legitimize corporate puppets that have sided against working people for centuries.