Fall Mobilization, Weekend Protests

Word is we’re quickly approaching national protest your authoritarian regime / dominant financial paradigm weekend. Caught the following off the wire:

monument.jpgOver the weekend of September 24th & 25th the IMF and World Bank will hold their fall 2005 meetings here in DC. Protests to IMF/Bank policies are expected somewhat larger (a permit has been issued for 2000 demonstrators) than was experienced last year. In addition, a very large anti-war protest is expected in the nations capital (particularly around the Mall, the Capital and the White House) during the same period.

Current estimates on the total number of demonstrators numbers exceed 100,000. Buses are scheduled to arrive from 48 cities and more than 100 buses will come from New York City alone.

So, there you are — at least 100 buses full of NYC activists unloading downtown in all their hipster glory. If you’re interested, here’s some detail: anti-war march, globalization feeder march.

Look for me, I’ll be dressed as the giant corporatey americanized espresso bean in the guerilla street theatre. Sans wmd, of course.

6 Comments so far

  1. Tom Bridge (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 11:43 am

    Ever since Tiff and I nearly got gassed trying to go to work, we’ve avoided town on protest days.

  2. Rus Steel (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 11:44 am

    c’mon, tom. that’s half the fun!

  3. Tiff (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 12:11 pm

    Remind me to get a big ol’ venti something from Starbucks that day. Too bad I’ll be out of town and won’t be able to flaunt it. Viva la globalizacion!

  4. Nikolas Coukouma (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 12:31 pm

    Don’t forget about the book festival

  5. Christian (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 12:31 pm

    Don’t forget the Green Festival at the Washington Convention Center all weekend — this is one place you can come support the progressive movement where you won’t get gassed. Plus you can enjoy all kinds of yummy free samples of organic food, fair trade coffee and chocolate, etc. Here’s the website: http://www.greenfestivals.org

  6. wayan (unregistered) on September 20th, 2005 @ 1:43 pm

    Its only too bad that protests like this lack focus. While you’ll have most folks anti-war, you’ll have so many screaming about everything from “save the whales” to “teach Esperanto” that the message gets lost.

    If only they were as on-message as the Pentagon’s march two weeks ago. Everyone even wore the same T-shirts, no beans needed.

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