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Anonymous Coward writes: The June critical mass bike ride in NYC was a huge success.

It started with the cops being more hostile then usual. One sgt. was threatening to arrest people every chance he got, but thanks to the level heads of the Times Up! folks talking to the cops, an ugly clash was avoided.

The ride then lost the cops by taking the newly opened Manhattan Bridge bike path.

As the scooter cops started to follow the ride onto the path, one of the times up! folks reminded the cops that there were a couple of flights of stairs along the way. This stopped the cops from continuing along with the ride (note: there are no stairs on the new path!)

Drunk on our own sense of power, after the ride arrived in Brooklyn with no cops in sight, we headed towards the brooklyn bridge.

As the ride got to the bridge, the lone traffic cop on duty smiled and waved us onto the roadway of the bridge and held traffic back untill all of the 200 riders had taken over the roadway.

There was an excitement in the air. Folks on the pedestrian/bike path waved, raised their fists and cheared. And the riders pondered what the police presence would be like on the Manhattan side.

Much to our amazement, there was not a cop in sight as the ride exited the bridge.

Next month, anyone attending the ride should be prepared for a very hostile police presence as a result of what we got away with this month.

Zero_work writes:
Nationalist organizer Richard
Barrett will behosting his annual July 4th rally
in Morristown, New Jersey.

Last year, the rally marched to praise state
police chief Carl Williams
and his support of racial profiling.

As anti-racist, anti-authoritarian activists,we
believe that the best way
to prevent the spread of militant racism is to
make itclear that they are
not welcome in our communities. Barrett cannot
be allowed to hold his
rally, but we need your help to shut him down.
For a better society,
please join us on July 4th to stage protests.
We are representing a
diversity of tactics, bring what you feel is
effective in dissenting white

Black Bloc Convergence is on The
Green at 10:30 A.M.,July 4th, 2001.(Follow the circle A signs)

DRIVING DIRECTIONS: It is on Court Street and
Washington Ave. All you haveto do is take 287N
the first Morristown exit. Bear Right, and
continue on down until you get
tothe Courthouse. There will be circle A signs
leading to the Green.

Whispered Media writes: "For Immediate Release: June 21st, 2001 Summer Solstice

CEO of Enron, Jeffrey Skilling, ... royally pied

San Francisco- Inspired by the former actions of the Biotic Baking Brigade (BBB) and other pie wielding individuals across the nation, Agent Chocolate Supreme generously delivered a Blueberry tofu cream pie to the CEO of the Enron Corporation, Jeffrey Skilling, this evening at The Common Wealth Club, where he was sceduled to speak on "The Roles and Responsibilities of the Energy Industry." Agent Chocolate
Supreme gave Jeffrey Skilling his just deserts with the announcement, "This is for the millions you've stolen from California's real working people."


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