Tent State protests planned for Democratic National Convention

Tent State plans to be a sea of tents serving as an alternative university, staging area, and potential model for the future. Major protests and actions are planned, plus a music festival with Rage Against the Machine and more, all this during the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

Let’s hope they make a serious antiwar impact and that no one gets their skulls bashed, as security will be at supermax level around the convention center.

But dang, I do question the wisdom of naming it after a protest, Kent State, where protesters got shot dead. What are they trying to accomplish with the name? I don’t get it.

3 Comments

  1. “model for the future”? Are we all to be living in tents in the future?

  2. Well, I’ve made my views on that clear. I will *not* live in a yurt, tent, or any other windy, temporary shelter (except when backpacking, of course!)

  3. I guess tents are the only option – the national guard has reserved all the hotel rooms…

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/colorado-independent/national-guard-rents-500_b_114038.html

    Apparently Denver’s jails are full so they’ll be putting the protesters in cages when they are arrested.

    http://cryptogon.com/?p=3488

    “Tent state” is kind of catchy – maybe there’s nothing more to the name choice than that…

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