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Demonstrations Around Democratic Convention

Schedule of Demonstrations and Events around the Democratic National Convention, Wednesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 17

Sunday August 13 -Thursday August 17: National Homeless Convention: Speakers, music, marches and vigils to demand a national homeless plan. Candlelight vigil will start every night at 7:30 PM. Dome Village, Justiceville/Homelessness, 847 Golden Ave. Just West of the 110 Fwy. between 8th and 9th St. Contact 213-892-9011, DomeVillage@aol.com , http://www.domevillage.org/

Monday August 14 -Thursday August 17: Shadow Convention Sponsored by Arianna Huffington and focusing on campaign finance reform, the widening wage gap and the failed war on drugs. Contact 213-346-9558 or www.shadowconvention.org/

Wednesday, August 16 at 9 AM: "No More Ramparts:" A March concerning Police Brutality. Featuring State Senator Tom Hayden. Assemble at the Ampitheater at Southeast Corner of MacArthur Park. Contact Catholic Worker and Free Alex Sanchez Committee, 323/993-7212

Wednesday, August 16 at 12 PM: March and Rally against Mass Incarceration, Police Brutality and the Death Penalty. At Pershing Square; march to Parker Center (Los Angeles between 1st and Temple) at 2 PM. for a rally from approx. 2:45-3:45, and then march to Staples Center, for a closing convergence around 5:00 PM. Contact Michael Novick, Police Against Racist Terror, 310/495-0299

Wednesday, August 16 at 4 PM: Youth Are the Future: March from Parker Center (Los Angeles between 1st and Temple) to Staples. Contact Yen at 213/413-7179, Refuse and Resist at 323-962-8084 or Xochitl at 323/525-8594 or 323/957-4661

Thursday, August 17 at 9 AM: "End Corporate Control of Our Lives" From Pershing Square Contact 323/993-7212

Wednesday August 16 at 6:30pm Circle of Light: Candlelight March Demonstrate solidarity with the homeless by marching each evening with candles. Dome Village, 847 Golden Avenue 8th and 9th St. exit from the 110 Freeway. Contact Katie Haber or Dexter Clay, nhp@domevillage.org (213) 892-9011, web www.DomeVillage.org

Wednesday August 16 from 7-9pm Indigenous People's Panel. Hear the concerns of our indigenous people, with members of the U'wa, Dineh and Shoshone tribes. Cal State University, Los Angeles, 5151 University Dr. Alhambra Room Contact Sharon Lungo (310) 396-3254 or web www.arcweb.org

Thursday, August 17 at 9 AM Rally, Street Theater and "awards ceremony" for Citigroup, which will receive first prize for buyout of democracy. At Pershing Square Contact Ilyse Hogue, Rainforest Action Network, 415/595-7246 or Shannon Wright, 415/596-7246.

Thursday August 17 at 6pm The Voice of the People Don't Stop -- Candlelight Convergence at the DNC. Staples Center, 11th and Figueroa St. Contact 323-860-6554

Thursday August 17 at 4pm Rally to Stop Sweatshops, For a Living Wage, Immigrant Rights and Global Economic Justice A peaceful, legal rally and march from the garment district to the Staples Center, where theyl join a vigil during Gore's acceptance speech. 8th and Santee to Staples Center Contact California Fair Trade Network,Sweatshop Watch, tel 323-281-0033 or 909-625-8722, web www.sweatshopwatch.org

Thursday August 17 at 9:00 am "End Corporate Control of Our Lives" Join a broad coalition of groups calling for an end to the socially and environmentally destructuve practices of corporations like Citigroup. Ceremonial opening, puppet procession and action. Pershing Square Contact 323-993-7212

Thursday August 17 at 12 noon March to Save Ballona Wetlands & Yangtze River. Demonstrators will also address Wall Street Bankers Morgan Stanley Dean Witter's involvement in environmentally harmful practices. Sun America Building, Century City, 1999 Avenue of the Stars free public parking one block West on Constellation in Shopping mall. Contact Wetlands Action Network wetlandact@earthlink.net 310-456-5604

Thursday August 17 4 pm march, 6 pm rally Peace and Justice March for Vieques Puerto Rico Demand an end to the bombing in Vieques, Puerto Rico. At 6:00PM, they will march from 300 N. Los Angeles St. (Los Angeles & Temple) south on Los Angeles, west on 1st, south on Broadway, west on 9th, and south on Figueroa to 11th Ernesto J. Vigoreaux Contact Ivan Camilli Rivera (310) 289-0316 or (818) 240-1162 or web www.viequeslibre.org

Thursday August 17 at 8pm Outdoor Performance with Michael Franti and Spearhead. Outdoor stage at 11th and Figueroa Contact Catherine Enny 415-595-5922 or web www.spearheadvibrations.com

Thursday August 17 at 6:30pm Circle of Light: Candlelight March Demonstrate solidarity with the homeless by marching each evening with candles. Dome Village, 847 Golden Avenue 8th and 9th St. exit from the 110 Freeway. Contact Katie Haber or Dexter Clay, nhp@domevillage.org (213) 892-9011, web www.DomeVillage.org

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