Occupy And The RNC In Tampa

I saw that LibertyChick had a piece up at Breitbart that gives a snapshot of what to expect from Occupy at the upcoming Republican National Convention in Tampa this morning.

I had been keeping an eye on the news there myself and had picked up the ‘Anti-RNC events‘ schedule per Occupy Tampa. They may want to fix their typo in the headline to the section (Abou = about). Note they give a shout out to ResistRNC.org at the bottom –  also, they plan to send a group off to the DNC.

Anti-RNC events we know abou:

All Week

Occupy Tampa and World Food Not Bombs gathering site, for food and tent space. Check here for details

Romneyville camp – All Week. Check updates here and find out how/if you can stay there

August 26th
12pm, Rally of the 99% at Gaslight Park, Tampa (410 N. Franklin)
5:30pm, Kick-off Party for “March on the RNC” group, 719, Arlington Ave N. St. Pete
6pm, Crashing the “World’s Largest Cocktail Party”, at Tropicana Field, St. Pete

August 27th
10am – 4pm, March on the RNC, starting at Perry Harvey Sr. Park, Tampa
3pm – 5:30pm, March For Our Lives, by the Poor People’s Economic Human Rights Campaign (details TBA)
11pm – 12pm, Roving Radical Dance Party, 1800 East 8th Ave, Ybor Centennial Park

August 28th
5pm Voter Suppression Rally, at 1800 East 8th Ave, Ybor Centennial Park
Undocumented youth from the Latino community from across the state of Florida will organize hand-in-hand with African American leaders for a march against voter suppression that aims to rob the vote from communities of color. Across the country, lobby corporations like the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) who pushed racially discriminatory laws like SB 1070 in Arizona and HB 56 in Alabama are now trying to push voter suppression laws.

August 30th
“Shut Down Bain Capital” Day of Action (details TBA)

August 31st
12pm Send off for caravan leaving to march on the DNC in North Carolina (details TBA)

A reminder from the folks at ResistRNC.org, who are calling for decentralized direct actions: “Those skilled in war bring the enemy to the field of battle and are not brought there by him.” -Sun Tzu, Art of War

They  have a section set up just for volunteering for duties during the RNC where this comment made me chuckle:

“Don’t underestimate the absolute retardedness of occupiers and anarchists.”

No worries. We don’t.


Useful Links:

Occupy Tampa Twitter

Occupy Tampa Facebook

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