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November 3rd Nationwide Day of Action

Over 30 cities across the nation are mobilizing for a time of popular outrage and widespread non-cooperation if Bush is elected, if the elections are canceled, or if there is overt election fraud again. No matter who wins, we will be uniting to open up a new political space to define democracy as grassroots and participatory.

http://www.beyondvoting.org/img/original/BeyondVotingheader.jpg

What if on the day after the presidential election people from all walks of life across America mobilized in their communities to go beyond voting and demonstrate our visions for a truy democratic society? Because the crisis of our democracy did not start with Bush and won't end with Kerry, the Beyond Voting campaign is calling for our election year debate to expand beyond Democrats versus Republicas to the larger issue of whether the U.S. will be a Democracy or an Empire. No matter who wins, we will be uniting to open up a new political space to define democracy as grassroots and participatory.

So far, over 30 cities will be moblizing no matter who wins:
<Amherst | Asheville | Athens | Austin | Baltimore | Boston | Boulder | Burlington | Chapel Hill | Chicago | Columbus 1 2 3 | Dallas | Davis | Denver | Fort Lauderdale | Gainesville | Greensboro | Las Vegas | Los Angeles | Minneapolis / St. Paul | New York City 1 2 | Pittsburgh | Portland 1 2 | Reno | Sacramento | San Diego | San Francisco 1 2 | Santa Rosa | Tucson | Washington D.C.

Sister networks mobilizing on November 3:
No Stolen Elections | This Time We're Watching




homepage: homepage: http://www.beyondvoting.org

Pioneer Square 5pm 01.Nov.2004 14:58

repost

Assembly at Pioneer Square November 3rd at 5 o'clock! Neither Kerry nor Bush will fix the deep-rooted problems we face. Our best hope for peace and justice lies in building politically independent movements to demand real change. On November 3rd join us in the streets to let our government know that we're still here and that they need to deal with us. Bring yourself, your friends, banners, and your passion for a better world!

On November 2nd the election campaigns will finally be over. We may be faced with homophobic legislation and either four more years of George Bush or four years of John Kerry. Either way we will be ruled by a pro-war candidate who does not represent our interests. No matter what happens on November 2nd the need remains for an independent anti-war movement that pressures this government to bring the troops home and end all imperialist interventions and occupations: from Iraq to Haiti, to the Philippines and to the streets of Portland. Neither Kerry nor Bush will fix the deep-rooted problems we face. Our best hope for peace and justice lies in building politically independent movements to demand real change. On November 3rd join us in the streets to let our government know that we're still here and that they need to deal with us. Bring yourself, your friends, banners, and your passion for a better world!

Link to Feature - Election Actions, Nov. 2&3, Portland and Vancouver 01.Nov.2004 15:55

local activist

Follow this link:
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/action/nov3/
to the feature for election-related actions, Portland and Vancouver, Nov. 2&3.

3pm South Park Blocks (SW 9th & Clay) action will join up with the 5pm Pioneer Square action.

Also: 3pm South Park Blocks 01.Nov.2004 15:56

Code Pink Alert

Code Pink Alert!

Code Pink Portland Calls for a
Citywide Public Assembly for Restoring Democracy

NOV. 3rd
NO MATTER WHAT

Starting at 3 pm
South Park Blocks, SW Clay @ 9th

It's time to make the president - whoever it is - accountable to the people.

íSi se puede!

www.nov3.us
www.beyondvoting.org
www.codepinkportland.org

Self Empowerment through direct action 03.Nov.2004 08:43

BattleCry

Let's take it all back!!! See you in the streets!


think 03.Nov.2004 13:30

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you really want to secede with the bunch of fuckheads in your bioregion who voted yes on 36 and 37?

Cascadia 03.Nov.2004 15:54

nick

You link to a site that has a "Bureau of Sasquatch Affairs" department for your new country. Are you serious?

 http://zapatopi.net/bsa.html

I went looking for the 'plan to secede,' But I couldn't find one.

N3 actions in Columbus, OH 04.Nov.2004 00:55

its_begun_in_columbus

Great turnout for Columbus planned protests and march.

Around 150-200 people showed up at the federal building and held signs and listened to speakers, then marched back to the state capital building chanting along the way. (Escorted by three bicycle cops). Upon reaching the corner of the block, assembled on the lawn of the capital building. There were dozens of media satellite trucks, but sadly the reporters had packed it in by 6pm. The state troopers decided the precious grass was endangered and politely moved the march back on the concrete. By politely, I mean of course, by physically shoving two people and forcibly taking one guy's sign.

Being completely unprepared for marchers and people chanting these odd slogans, like "who's streets, our streets", the march moved straight on to the capitol buildings front steps. Eventually around 15 police from the building and CPD huddled in a group talking about what to do, but it was clear to everyone that they were certainly not going to arrest anyone.

The group stayed on the steps for well over an hour and there was some talk of all-night protest. Towards the end there was still 60 people present. The only media who came over consisted of TV Tokyo and Russia's Channel 1. A national NBC truck was in the distance filming their nightly piece, but couldn't be bothered with getting any footage.

Promptly before 8pm all the cops left, as it was shift change. And it was just signs, protesters and a quiet downtown. It was however very thrilling to have marched and camped on the state captitol steps.