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Understand this about lemmings: a few always refuse to go over the cliff and survive to perpetuate the species. Citizen protest is the refusal to go along with group mentality. However, that doesn’t mean protesters are mindlessly unaware of the risks of being overrun or trapped. Part of protest is legal action. The ACLU is on it, but will it be enough? Emily over at the GOAT has this to say about it:

Democratic? National Convention comes to Denver

Filed under: Bad Judgment, Politics — Emily Steinmetz at 8:44 am on Thursday, July 3, 2008

Emily Steinmetz

The 2008 Democratic National Convention is looming – and the recurring questions about free speech, public spaces and national security are on the minds of freedom-loving people everywhere.

Read more about it here:

UPDATE: THE GOAT CHANGED THE LINK FOR EMILY’S ARTICLE. THE NEW ONE IS:

http://www.hcn.org/blogs/goat/democratic-national-convention-comes-to-denver

The Rocky Mountain News doesn’t sound any more encouraging. It’s going to take some fortitude, but PUMAs are strong and know the country.

Final night move from Pepsi Center to Invesco Field has DNC under time crunch

By Sara Burnett, Rocky Mountain News (Contact)

Originally published 04:03 p.m., July 14, 2008

Updated 08:14 p.m., July 14, 2008

http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/jul/14/dnc-protest-zone-will-be-surrounded-two-fences/

Citizen protest is always a difficult, and sometimes painful process because it is naked and individual, even within a group. In today’s society the teeth of the human lemmings determined to fall over the cliff can be very frightening. The wise survivors of the last stampede will rightly stress the need for strategy.  Modern tools and methods appear to be part of the strategic answer in the quest for voice. A cage may become another thing.

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