Monday, May 7, 2012

What's in a name? Ask these protesters

Some of those protesters planning to demonstrate in Charlotte during the big convention have decided to march under a different banner.

Instead of calling themselves the "Coalition to Protest at the DNC," they’ll call themselves the "Coalition to March on Wall Street South -- Building People’s Power During the DNC."

Not sure they’ll be able to get all of that on one sign, but the New York Times reported recently that "organizers said they hoped the new name would capture the energy and enthusiasm of the Occupy Wall Street movement and highlight the fact that the convention was being held in a financial capital that is home to Bank of America."
But the name change has spurred some protest within the protest movement.

"Some activists feared that by shifting the emphasis away from the Democrats, the new name would give the party a pass," the Times reported.

Among the activists upset: Cindy Sheehan, the well-known anti-war protester whose son, Casey, was killed in Iraq.

"It shows a real lack of integrity, I think, to let the Democrats off the hook," Sheehan said.

Tim Funk


Anonymous said...

Then they all start protesting protesting.

Anonymous said...

Eventually the protesters will divide into the People's Front of Judea, the Judean People's Front, the Judean Popular People's Front, the Campaign for a Free Galilee, and the Popular Front of Judea.

Anonymous said...

Protesters should be forced to do so in the nude.

Anonymous said...

You obviously haven't been to many protest....

They will gladly do so in the nude :)