For NYC/RNC protest updates, photos, links to audio, streaming video and news articles consult the ongoing NEWSgrist coverage here.
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Protesters march up 7th Avenue in New York on August 29, 2004, the site of the Republican National Convention. Hundreds of arrests have already been made in the days prior to the opening of the convention tomorrow. Photo by Chip East/Reuters. [March Draws Hundreds of Thousands to NY Streets, by Grant McCool. Sun Aug 29, 2004 11:31 PM ET]
Check out NEWSgrist for comprehensive coverage of the march.
I'm Voting Bush OUT truck being stencilled and painted.
[Truck generously supplied by Gordy Curtis and Fred Worden Fine Art Transport.]
This action was conceived as a peaceful, provocative, visual message of
protest against the Bush Administration's manipulation of fear and
repression of dissenting voices and to show that many New Yorkers and
US citizens stand opposed to the Bush Administration's exploitation of fear
in the wake of 9/11. We are opposed to their lies, and the wars they have engendered.
Bikes Against Bush is a one-of-a-kind, interactive protest/performance occurring simultaneously online and on the streets of NYC during the upcoming Republican National Convention. Using a Wireless Internet-enabled bicycle outfitted with a custom-designed printing device, the Bikes Against Bush bicycle can print spray-chalk text messages sent from web users directly onto the streets of Manhattan.
Bikes Against Bush is produced by Joshua Kinberg, an emerging-technology artist and activist based in New York City. Joshua creates contagious media and politically expressive art pieces engaging a wide array of technologies from web development to reverse-engineered consumer electronics.
Read all about it in Wired:
"Kinberg is working on a Web interface that will allow anyone on the Net to submit a 120-character note -- the maximum length of an SMS message -- that will be sent to his cell phone.
"If he decides to print the message ("It's funny to write nasty words, but that's not what I want to spray on the streets of New York," he said), he beams it via Bluetooth to his onboard PowerBook. "
Read the answers to these questions:
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I send a message to the bicycle?
Where will you be riding the bicycle?
How many printing bicycles will be on the streets?
MOPORT.org is a free service for generating and sharing mobile phone reports. This site allows people to collectively report about important events in real-time using mobile phones. Read more...
MOPORT.org launches in August 2004, in time for the Republican National Convention. If you will be in New York City during the RNC and want to join the first MOPORT, let us know by sending us an email (rnc AT moport.org). And recruit your friends to become RNC Moporters.
Other MOPORTs will follow. They are accepting suggestions for future events to cover.... read the FAQS
remember when CNN could be considered a decent, center-line media source? [...] friends of ours have a brilliant theory that, whether for ratings, political motives, or both - CNN has made a deliberate corporate determination to become more like FOX! and sent us over this amazing logo they put together and hilarious note -
“for neo-cons everywhere introducing the new and improved CNN light with fewer news carbs and great tasting nutra-right...”
Cityrag would love to hear from readers and invites everyone to download the logo for use on websites, t-shirts, etc.
Polaroids from DNC, and historic first for Web in Kerry's DNC speech?
Inside this online gallery, a series of polaroids shot by TIME photographer Christopher Morris at the Democratic National Convention in Boston. At left, the Rock the Vote bus arrives at the FleetCenter.
And if I'm not mistaken, John Kerry's mid-speech invitation to voters moments ago to go online for platform details was the first time in America's history that any presidential candidate plugged a campaign website during his acceptance speech. Snip:
"I've told you about our plans for the economy, for education, for health care, for energy independence. I want you to know more about them. So now I'm going to say something that Franklin Roosevelt could never have said in his acceptance speech: go to johnkerry.com."
Partisan Project invited 15 artists and designers to each design a 2-color poster urging a vote against the current administration. These were printed out an distributed as poster packs, like a free news weekly. Check out the amazing posters. Find out more.