A group of activists who describe themselves as "anarchists and anti-authoritarians" will hold a private strategy session over the Labor Day weekend to discuss plans to protest at the Republican National Convention to be held in St. Paul Sept. 1-4, 2008.The original headline was "Anarchists hold planning meeting" but I guess the irony was just too much. Who knew that anarchists were into planning and organizing these days? But I guess any change is acceptable as part of the greater goal of fighting the man.
Bridges said the group favors "ending capitalism, imperialism, patriarchy and all other forms of hierarchy" to be replaced with "direct, participatory democracy."Whew. I'm glad that they're not giving up on their anarchist roots in order to get demonstration permits.
She said the group would not seek permits to demonstrate, and said efforts to restrict protesters in that way constituted repression and a "violent threat."
But these anarchists still hold workshops and strategy meetings. Some order is, apparently, necessary to complete their mission.
According to an earlier statement on its website, RNCwelcomingcommittee.org, the group plans workshops and a bus tour of the Twin Cities on Saturday and a private strategy session at Jack Pine on Sunday that is closed to the media. It plans to hold a news conference next Monday.Anarchists on bus tours! Sounds like a Samuel Jackson film possibility.