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Eugene Columbus Day march a success

From the open publishing newswire: About 60-75 people convened at the U of O ampitheatre Saturday night for an impromptu anti-war protest. After various people there spoke out about recent protests & progressive actions & political events we marched from campus down 13th then stopped in the downtown park to hear the treesitter then eventually strolled on to the Federal Building (home of regional Forest Service, DEA) singing & chanting most of the way. We got encouraging honks from passing vehicles and an entourage of police on bicycles who respectfully kept their distance. [ Newswire article ]

2,000 people gather in Denver to protest Columbus Day
From the Rocky Mountain IMC: Roughly 2,000 people gathered in Denver, Colorado Saturday to show strong opposition to the celebration and continuation of Christopher Columbus' legacy. The Transform Columbus Day Alliance, a large group of organizations all committed to ending genocide and the legacy of Columbus, which is a legacy of slavery, genocide, and racism according to historian Howard Zinn's book; "A People's History of the United States," has gathered again to protest the Columbus Day Parade. The Organizers of the Columbus Day Parade say it is a celebration of heritage, however; the people here to protest the celebration of Columbus wish to celebrate their heritage as well, a heritage that was dramatically effected by the raging fires of racism and mass murder sparked by Christopher Columbus... To Columbus; people = slaves = money and power. [ Full story ]

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