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Monday, July 05, 2004
      ( 4:10 PM )
Light Up The Sky

There are a ton of actions being planned for NYC around the GOP Convention in late August. But one of the best ideas I've seen so far is LightuptheSky.org. It's a simple, no-nonsense protest that gets the point across:

AN ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE THAT REQUIRES NO PERMIT On August 30, from dusk to dawn, all citizens who wish to end the Bush presidency can use light as our metaphor. We can gather informally all over the city with candles, flashlights and plastic wands to silently express our sorrow over all the innocent deaths the war has caused. We can gather in groups or march in silence. No confrontation and above all, no violence, which will only convince the undecided electorate to vote for Bush. Not a word needs to be spoken. The entire world will understand our message. Those of us who live here in rooms with windows on the street can keep our lights on through the night. Imagine, it's 2 or 3 in the morning and our city is ablaze with a silent and overwhelming rebuke... Light transforms darkness.

I don't know about you, but I'm itching for a good protest - it's been too long since we've taken to the streets to say what matters: the people, not the money.

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