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It seems like everyone and his or her dog (literally—there’s a group called Dogs Against Bush) is working on an RNC protest event. All sorts of groups are getting involved, from immigrant workers and grandmothers to poets and jugglers. Here’s a sampling of the rich variety of organizations and their events, ranging from impassioned marches and rallies to colorful art installations and poetry readings.





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Tuesday, August 31

War Resisters League

Action: Procession from the World Trade Center site, north toward the RNC, 3 p.m.

warresisters.org/RNC_CD.htm


School of the Americas Watch, War Resisters League

Action: March from WTC site to Madison Square Garden, mass die-in at MSG, 3 p.m. soaw.org


A31

Action: Direct action and nonviolent civil disobedience, 4 p.m. a31.org


CODEPINK, Houston Global Awareness, Ronald Reagan Home for the Criminally Insane, Texas Bloc

Action: Fox News “Shut-Up-a-Thon” at Fox News corporate headquarters, 1211 Sixth Avenue, 4 p.m. insanereagan.org


Man in Black Bloc

Action: Protest in front of Sotheby’s in honor of Johnny Cash, 4 p.m. defendjohnnycash.org




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Gays Against Bush!

Action: Picket outside of Westin Hotel on 270 West 43rd Street to protest RNC Missouri delegation’s support of the gay marriage amendment, 5 p.m. gaysagainstbush.org


Mouths Wide Open

Action: Performance collage of spoken word and music at Washington Square Church, 7 p.m. mouthswideopen.org


Interfaith Voices, Mobilization 2004, Riverside Church

Action: Sermon and Ring of Hope Around Manhattan, 8.30 p.m. mobilization2004.org


Wednesday, September 1

Imagine Festival, People for the American Way, AFL-CIO

Action: Symbolic unemployment line from Wall Street up Broadway to 34th Street, 8:13 a.m. imagine04.org


New York City Labor Leaders

Action: Central Labor Council March and Labor Day Unity Rally against anti-labor and anti-worker policies, at 30th Street and Eighth Avenue, 4 to 7 p.m. nycclc.org


People for the American Way

Action: Public reading of the Constitution featuring Alec Baldwin, Walter Bernstein, Lauren Bacall, and more, at Cooper Union, 5 p.m. imagine04.org


Axis of Eve

Action: “Mass flash” panty performance protest in Battery Park City, 6 p.m. axisofeve.org




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The 95 Voices

Action: Temporary art installation inspired by Martin Luther’s 95 Theses, in front of the New York Public Library, 6 p.m. 95voices.org


Counterconvention.org, Lick Bush Ltd., and Bands Against Bush

Action: Party for the Protesters featuring Shoplifting, Kid Casanova, and other bands, at Siberia, 40th Street and Ninth Avenue, 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. siberiany.org


Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR)

Action: March on the media with rallies at CBS, CNN, and Fox studios, 7 p.m. fair.org


National Organization for Women (NOW), NYC Chapter

Action: Code Red: Stop the Bush Agenda! March for women’s rights at East Meadow, Central Park, 7 p.m. nownyc.org


Rattapallax, St Mark’s Church

Action: Leading poets speak out against Bush in Demo: A Demonstration in Words at St. Mark’s Church, 8 p.m. rattapallax.com


Billionaires for Bush

Action: Coronation Ball for George Bush on the Frying Pan, Pier 63, 9 p.m. billionairesforbush.com





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Thursday, September 2

Dogs Against Bush

Action: Dogs and their owners gather in Central Park (85th and Central Park West entrance) to protest Bush, 7:30 a.m. dogsagainstbush.com


NY 9/11 Truth

Action: Vigil for truth at ground zero PATH station, 1 p.m. ny911truth.org


Greene Dragon

Action: Greene Dragon patriots dethrone George II, 2 p.m. greenedragon.org


Screeners Club

Action: Open-Mic Short-Film Fest at Remote Lounge, 322 Bowery, 8 p.m. screenersclub.com


The Action Up Until Now:

Saturday, August 28

National Youth and Student Coalition

Action: Books Not Bombs youth convergence. nyspc.net

Planned Parenthood NYC

Action: March across the Brooklyn Bridge. ppnyc.org

Starbucks Workers Union

Action: Protest march in midtown. starbucksunion.org




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Sunday, August 29

NYC Atheists

Action: Demonstration against Bush faith-based initiatives, Eighth Avenue between 30th and 31st streets. nyc-atheists.org

One Thousand Coffins

Action: “Pallbearers” carry a quarter-mile of coffins symbolizing fallen soldiers in the war in Iraq, at the UFPJ protest. onethousandcoffins.org

Time’s Up/Bike National Convention

Action: Bike bloc in support of the United for Peace and Justice march. times-up.org

Billionaires for Bush

Action: Million Billionaire March beginning at Plaza Hotel




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Clandestine Insurgent Revolutionary Clown Army (C.I.R.C.A.)

Action: Carnival feeder march into the UFPJ march; see counterconvention.org for details.

United for Peace and Justice

Action: Massive protest at the RNC, starting at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue. unitedforpeace.org

Reverend Billy

Action: Marriage Mob on the Great Lawn in Central Park. revbilly.com

Bush Bash in Brooklyn

Action: A day of music, comedy, and spoken word dedicated to protesting the Bush administration at Café 111, 111 Court Street, Brooklyn. bushbashinbrooklyn.com


Monday, August 30

Buddhist Peace Fellowship

Action: Zen sitting meditation in Bryant Park. bpf.org

New York Blueout

Action: New Yorkers put blue in their windows (8/30 to 9/2). bluenyc.org




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Billionaires for Bush

Action: Vigil for Corporate Welfare in Union Square

NYC People’s Law Collective, National Lawyers Guild

Action: Legal training for demonstrators, at St. Mark’s Church. nycplc.mahost.org

Still We Rise

Action: Protest march beginning at Union Square, 14th and Broadway. stillwerise.org

Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign

Action: Poor people’s march, “March for Our Lives!,” starting at the U.N., at 45th and First Avenue. kwru.org

National Immigration Solidarity Network

Action: Immigrant workers assemble for the “March for Our Lives!” campaign at 47th and First Avenue. immigrantsolidarity.org

Grandmothers Against the War

Action: Vigil in front of Rockefeller Center. grandmothersagainstthewar.org

New Democracy Project

Action: Panelists Paul Krugman, Molly Ivins, Ambassador Joe Wilson, Craig Unger, Joe Conason, and moderator Mark Green discuss George Bush’s record, at NYU’s Skirball Center. newdemocracyproject.org

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