============================================================================ Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 17:18:57 -0700 From: Ron Rowe <•••@••.•••> Reply-To: •••@••.••• Organization: Rowe Communication Services X-Accept-Language: en MIME-Version: 1.0 To: Sleepless Post-Seattle <•••@••.•••>, "A16 Int'l list" <•••@••.•••>, July 30 in Philly <•••@••.•••>, dnc2K list <•••@••.•••> Subject: *** A16 ALERT: D.C. Police State, L.A. Protest Tonight, Media Coverage [Please forward to anyone you think would be interested. (Apologies for cross-posting!)] WASHINGTON, D.C. -- THE HEART OF DEMOCRACY OR OF A POLICE STATE? U.S. Capital a "Constitution-Free Zone" As Police Crack Down -- D.C. police raid organizing center, arrest hundreds of protesters -- L.A. protest to bring Mobilization to Clinton/Gore at fundraiser this evening -- D.C. Mobilization coverage: C-SPAN Apr. 16-17, Satellite broadcast Apr. 21, Websites Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Associated Press, April 14) -- Several opposition leaders were arrested Friday, and riot police, some toting machine guns, were deployed in the Malaysian capital as authorities stepped up an apparent crackdown ahead of a protest in support of jailed politician Anwar Ibrahim. Washington, D.C. (Democracy News Network, April 15) -- Hundreds of people were arrested today, and D.C. police raided and shut down the convergence organizing headquarters and welcome center this morning. Riot police are being deployed in the U.S. capital as authorities step up an apparent crackdown ahead of tomorrow's Mobilization for Global Justice rally. This morning's raid at the Ocean/Lupis Convergence Center in northwest Washington, D.C. followed a week of harassment and intimidation tactics aimed at protesters organizing for the rallies set for tomorrow and Monday against the World Bank, IMF, "star wars" missile defense system, militarization of space and other topics of corporate-military globalization. Authorities confiscated literature, supplies, soda bottles with the tops or bottoms cut off and a plastic container with a rag stuffed inside, which executive assistant police chief Terry Gainer said "looks like a Molotov cocktail." Protest leaders said that what police had come across were art supplies and "a plastic bottle that had rags in it that were being used to get paint off of people's hands." Antonia Jahasz, an organizer with the American Lands Alliance, said "With one of the highest homicide rates in the country, D.C.'s finest are guarding our dangerous puppets." Police Chief Charles Ramsey later allowed some protesters to retrieve the puppets. Hundreds of protestors were arrested later in the day as police broke up a permited march against the Prison-Industrial complex. The protesters were handcuffed, loaded onto school buses and driven off by police. Police have already blocked off 50 blocks in downtown Washington as authorities prepare for tomorrow's rally. (See reports below, at "*** 1)", and AP news reports at http://biz.yahoo.com/rf/000415/n.html and http://dailynews.yahoo.com/h/ap/20000415/bs/world_finance_protests_18.html) Meanwhile, a broad coalition of organizations in Los Angeles is planning to make sure President Clinton and Vice-President Gore don't miss out on all the fun of the D.C. Mobilization. The President and Vice-President will be in Beverly Hills this evening for a $100,000/plate fundraiser, and the people of Southern California will be joining them outside for a gathering and protest covering issues ranging from corporate globalization and campaign finance reform to military aid for Colombia and the sanctions against Iraq. (See details below, at "*** 2)".) C-SPAN scheduled coverage -- Sunday, 04/16/2000: 09:00 am (Eastern Time), length: 1:00 (est.), LIVE Washington Journal, Call-In IMF/World Bank Meetings 11:00 am (Eastern Time), length: 6:00 (est.), LIVE Mobilization for Global Justice Rally Protest Against the International Monetary Fund 05:01 pm (Eastern Time), length: 1:29 (est.) IMF/ World Bank News Conference C-SPAN scheduled coverage -- Monday, 04/17/2000: 12:00 pm (Eastern Time), length: 4:00 (est.), LIVE Mobilization for Global Justice IMF/ World Bank Protest Rally (See full details of C-SPAN coverage below, at "*** 3)".) SATELLITE TV PROGRAMMING ALERT! -- Fri. April 21st, 2:00-4:00 pm (Eastern Time). The Independent Media Center is pleased to announce on the spot noncommercial, non-corporate coverage and analysis of the IMF/World bank events in Washington DC. This programming is available for free usage by public access stations and PBS affiliates for local cablecasts and broadcasts. This satellitecast features two hours of programming on the issues of globalism and the IMF/World Bank and events in DC. One hour of events and analysis in DC and one hour of background programming. Contact your local public access center and/or PBS affiliate and tell them you want to see these shows on TV in your community! Give them the satellite information below. (See full details below, at "*** 4)".) And some references for Website coverage: -- Independent Media Center: http://www.indymedia.org/ -- Progressive Review Fast News site: http://prorev.com/fastnews.htm -- Mobilization for Global Justice main website: http://www.a16.org -- Santa Barbara Earth First!: http://www.sb-earthfirst.org -- Listen to DC Police - Scanner Online -- DC Area http://www.netnowonline.com/scanner/index.html -- Listen to DC Police communications.... http://crime.washingtondc-online.com/live-webcast/default.shtml For further updates on corporate-military globalization & privatization and the global grassroots renaissance of democracy, liberty, peace and human values that may not be distributed to this list, please contact: Ron Rowe Santa Barbara Alliance for Democracy Rowe Communication Services -- personal/business/non-profit co-op P.O. Box 2170 Simi Valley, CA 93062, U.S.A. (805) 581-3250 Fax: (805) 579-3825 E-mail: •••@••.••• +++ *** 1) D.C. police crack down, raid organizing center, arrest hundreds of protesters Subject: [peacecenter] URGENT: 100s being arrested in D.C. Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 19:35:37 -0400 (EDT) From: •••@••.••• To: •••@••.••• Washington DC: 7pm. Hundreds of protestors have just been arrested and are now being loaded onto school buses and driven off by police. There are also a few police in tanks, images we remember from Seattle. They also have that Ninja turtle look (NOT sea turtle). According to Richard Becker of IAC, who I ran into on the other side of the police line, a permited march of 1,000 people, initiated by the International Action Center at the Dept of Justice against the Prison-Industrial complex was cut off and surrounded by the police. Hundreds of people got away, and were chanting "let them go!", while, as i said, hundreds were being handcuffed and led onto the buses. I also heard some mainstream media representatives saying that some reporters from major news media had been caught up in the sweep. That might bode well for the way it gets covered! This caps a day of tremendous police harassment, and police have already blocked off 50 blocks downtown. But the momentum for tomorrow is building,this was one of three different demonstrations today, one against the GAP and another in solidarity with the people's movement in Bolivia--- and one way or another there will be a great expression of the people tomorrow! +++ From: Doug Hunt <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• <•••@••.•••> Date: Saturday, April 15, 2000 9:23 AM Subject: [Fwd: URGENT: A16 Headquarters Raided!] Press Release - Update Intimidation Efforts Stepped Up DC Police, Fire Marshall Raid IMF/World Bank Protest Headquarters For Immediate Release April 15, 2000 - 11:20 am Contact: Rev. Douglas B. Hunt, Ph.D. (301) 379-5838 In an obvious attempt to intimidate demonstrators already in Washington and the thousands expected to arrive in the city today and tonight, at about 8:40 am on Saturday, April 15th, Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents, DC police and the fire marshals raided the headquarters of the upcoming protests against the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank. Claiming fire code violations, the DC police swept into the building a warehouse in northwest Washington, DC -- with at least 50 uniformed officers, who seized the premises and most of the materials inside, and evicted several hundred protesters, support personnel and volunteers. No one was hurt, two people were arrested. Police later annouced that they had found an assembled explosive device in the building. On the scene observers indicated that this was a Propane cannister that had been being used to warm food. The police linked this to plans for "molotov cocktails" they calimed 24 hours later -- to have found in a raid the previous day. The protests against the IMF and World Bank--called the Mobilization for Global Justiceis a highly diverse and democratic social movement, characterized by a decentralized, group-leadership and consensus decision-making model. The headquarters, known as the Ocean/Lupis Convergence Center, was the central location to greet new-comers and coordinate the efforts of the estimated 10,000 to 50,000 protesters. The Convergence Center was a staging area for the whole week of protests, April 11-17. It was part training center, information clearinghouse, crafts studio, meeting place, and soup kitchen to feed the protesters from out of town. While the raid struck a blow to the coordination efforts, the Mobilization has multiply redundant coordination and action plans, and will move forward with these plans on Sunday and Monday. With less than 24 hours before the major street protests against the IMF and World Bank, the DC police -- coordintaing with many of the 17 special and federal police and other law enforcement agencies in DC -- are using intimidation and preemptive strikes against the protesters in an attempt to scuttle their efforts to exercise First Amendment rights to free speech and association. Already, local and federal law enforcement officials have arrested about 15 people for possession of materials hypothesized to be used in acts of civil disobedience. In the Saturday morning raid, the charges appear to be overcrowding, the unauthorized use of propane tanks, and the allegedly unlawful use of flammable paints. Police officials and many protesters argue that they do not want a repeat of the tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets that characterized a similar protest against the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Seattle, WA last November. However, as evidenced by this mornings raid, and the previous arrests, law enforcement officials clearly are not averse to using repressive, clearly unconstitutional tactics to stop the demonstrators. What this will mean for the April 16 and 17 street protests in anybodys guess. ### Draft by Steve Bennett - Witness for Peace United Church of Christ Network for Environmental and Economic Responsbility +++ Subject: POLICE RAIDING A16 CONVERGENCE SPACE! Date: Sat, 15 Apr 2000 10:09:06 -0400 (EDT) From: Leila Salazar <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• Jay Sand, IMC coordinator, gives a breaking report via cell phone to the IMC in the wake of a police raid of the Convergence Center, set up to welcome IMF/World Bank critics. Jay Sand, coordinator of the IMC in DC, was attending an A16 Mobilization meeting when firemen interrupted and brought in police to clear critics from the building. Reports from media teams inside the center claim that the firemen were wearing ATF badges. According to Sand, firemen entered the convergence space, set up to meet the thousands of activists expected for the anti-globalisation protests planned for Sunday, and told activists to leave. The reason for the order was an alleged fire code violation. Firemen said that if IMF/World Bank critics didn't immediately evacuate, they would be forced to call police. Police were in fact standing by. Sand said, at the time of a phone call to the IMC at 9:20am on Saturday, that police were barricading critics inside the convergence center. IMC sources noted that the police were not wearing identification of any kind. Critics refused to leave without their protest equipment, puppets, and other materials created this past few weeks in preparation for the demonstrations on Sunday, April 16, known as A16, an international day of action against corporate globalization. Stay tuned to www.indymedia.org for updates. ___________________________________________________________________ Global Exchange http://www.globalexchange.org To unsubscribe, email •••@••.••• with unsubscribe in the body of the message. +++ Subject: Heavy police presence here in Washington DC Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 19:38:15 EDT From: •••@••.••• To: "CyberNewsletter of the UUA Washington Office" <•••@••.•••> by Rob Cavenaugh, Legislative Director As April 16th -- the day of the most IMF/World Bank protest activity -- draws near, anticipation, anxiety, and tension are rising all around Washington, DC. Various smaller demonstrations have been going on all week, like: religious groups doing the stations of the cross throughout DC in support of international debt relief; a labor rally against normalizing trade relations with China; and the blocking of Pennsylvania Avenue during morning rush hour while the Executive Directors of Friends of the Earth and Ozone Action (who were, incidentally, chained to each other at the time) gave speeches about the adverse effects of trade liberalization that is unaccompanied by attention to environmental protection. They and various other protesters have been arrested over the past few days. So far, there has been no violence, or publicized threat of violence, committed by protesters. In fact, all protesters affiliated with the organized effort make a commitment to nonviolence that includes not carrying weapons of any sort, not abusing anyone physically or verbally (including the police), and abstaining from drugs and alcohol. The police, on the other hand, are acting like terrorism is imminent. Much of the apprehension about this weekend, Meg and I believe, is being caused by the actions of the police themselves. I personally have seen and heard MANY very clear cases of police intimidation, including gangs of police vehicles parading past protest headquarters, following and photographing of protesters, etc. Although the Unitarian Universalist Association does not have resolutions that specifically address IMF/World Bank issues, our General Assemblies have made countless statements about the issues at question here: poverty, environmental destruction, adequate labor standards and compensation, democracy. There will be hundreds of Unitarian Universalists in town and involved. We encourage you to take an interest in World Bank/IMF issues. We hope you will look at media reports with a critical eye. Whether or not you agree with the protesters' demands or their style of protest, they are doing a great job of sparking discussion of these important issues. Consider taking advantage of the opportunity to hold a forum or discussion. Here are two excellent articles about what's going on. The first provides some factual background on the IMF and World Bank; the second looks at Haiti as a case in point. The Washington Post has lots of coverage (sometimes good, sometimes not) of what's going on. IMF, World Bank Staff Bristle at Bad-Guy Role http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A57983-2000Apr11.html Free Market Left Haiti's Rice Growers Behind http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A2236-2000Apr12.html ----------------------------------------------------- Washington Office for Faith in Action Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations Elizabeth Capone-Newton, Legislative Assistant (•••@••.•••) Rob Cavenaugh, Legislative Director (•••@••.•••) Theresa Kashin, Administrator (•••@••.•••) The Rev. Meg A. Riley, Director (•••@••.•••) http://www.uua.org/uuawo tel/ 202-296-4672 fax/ 202-296-4673 2026 P Street NW Washington DC 20036-6907 +++ TITLE : DC Police Excuses, Are They Legal DATE : 15 April, 2000 AUTHOR : Free Burma Independent Media, Rangoon Post Co-Editor, P. McCracken CONTACT : •••@••.••• / 301-603-8845 Ever since the night of Wednesday night, it is becoming more and more apparent that the A16 groups and IMC - Independent Media Center are being spied upon by DC's District 1 and 3 police. 1) On Wednesday night, a van was pulled over by 12 cycle cops, 1 under-cover and 2 marked cars after it departed the "Covergence" site and stopped on U. St. N.W. They were charged under chapter 36 "Implements of Crime" section 22-3601 "Possession of implements of a crime", trucked away and towed within 10 minutes. The charge refers to the lock-boxes or pipes and chicken-wire used typically to lock their arms together in CD - Civil Disobedience. Now, what reasons would they have to stop the van. 2) On Friday night, they raided a house on the supposed sharp-eyes of a 3rd district policeman. They claimed to have had a warrent upon entering the house. 3) Why do the police come down the back alley where the IMC (Independent Media Center) is located and circle only around that part of the alley intersection and not the other roads of the intersection ? They gave out parking tickets in the alley to cars parked in the back because apparently there is a city law saying that the 60 foot wide alley is non-allowable to park in. 4) On district 1 police broadcasts, the Police have reported seeing a demonstrator on the street whom was arrested earlier in the week and then released. The police are reporting on every grouping of 10 or more people. Today on Friday, there were demonstrations or so-called sightings of demonstrators in Lafayette Park, 17th and H st.; New Hampshire and Dupont Circle; as well as the truckload of manure dumped in front of the Worldbank. 5) A IMC news videographer was forcibly pushed off the street by a police officer near Dupont Circle on Friday. 6) On Thursday, a demonstrator was arrested for beating on a marked or un-marked police car. He was charged with "Unlawfully beating on a car". Do the Police have the right to interfere with the Constitutional Rights of the demonstrators for Freedom of Speech? Does Civil Disobedience rate as freedom of speech or as an equal to flag burning? And are those pipes the implements of a crime? -------- REFERENCE: D.C.'S LAW "IMPLEMENTS OF A CRIME" Chapter 36 - Implements of a Crime Section : 22-3601 Possession of implements of crime; penalty. No person shall have in his or her possession in the District any instrument, tool, or implement for picking locks or pockets, with the intent to use such instrument, tool, or implemement to commit a crime. Whoever violate this section shall be imprisoned for not more than 180 days and may be fined not more than $1,000, unless the violation occurs after he or she has been convicted in the District of a violation of this section or of a felony, either in the District or another jurisdiction, in which case he or she shall be imprisoned for not less than one year nor more than 5 years. (June 29, 1953, 67 Stat.97, ch.159, §209(a); 1973 Ed. § 22-3601; Aug.5,1981, D.C. Law 4-29, § 604(a)(2), 28 DCR 3081; Nov. 17, 1981, D.C.Law 4-52, § 3(g), 28 DCR 4348; May 21, 1994, D.C. Law 10-119, § 9(C), 41 DCR 1639; Aug. 20, 1994. D.C. Law 10-151, § 110(b), 41 DCR 2608; June 3, 1997, D.C. Law 11-275, § 11, 44 DCR 1408.) +++ *** 2) L.A. protest to bring Mobilization to Clinton/Gore at fundraiser this evening Subject: Bring D.C. Mobilization to Clinton/Gore in L.A. Sat. April 15! Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 00:13:52 -0700 From: Ron Rowe <•••@••.•••> To: Sleepless Post-Seattle <•••@••.•••> Can't be in D.C. for all the fun of this week's Mobilization for Global Justice protests and teach-ins on the World Bank, IMF, "star wars" missile defense system, militarization of space and other topics of corporate-military globalization? Well, you're not alone. Bill Clinton & Al Gore won't be there either. The Associated Press reported earlier this week that as protesters converge on Washington D.C., "President Clinton, who flew into Seattle hours after police had battled demonstrators near his hotel in December, will be a continent away this weekend in California." But don't feel too bad for Bill and Al. They won't have to miss out on all the fun after all! If they can't come to the Mobilization, then the Mobilization will just have to come to them! The Pres and his sidekick will be in Beverly Hills this Saturday evening for a little "meet and greet" with some of their closest friends' money, and YOU'RE ALL INVITED!!! If you don't have a spare $100,000 lying around for the fundraising dinner, don't let that keep you away! The Gathering and Protest outside are FREE!!! Bill and Al, you can RUN from Washington, but you can't HIDE from the PEOPLE!!! * * * * * * * * * * SAT. APRIL 15, 6:00 PM DO YOU THINK THERE'S TOO MUCH GORE IN HOLLYWOOD? WE DO!! PROTEST CLINTON/GORE HOLLYWOOD $100,000/PLATE FUNDRAISER! OPPOSE CORPORATE-MILITARY GLOBALIZATION, THE WTO, IMF, WORLD BANK, U.S. MILITARY AID TO COLOMBIA, CORPORATE MONEY IN ELECTIONS, RUNAWAY JOBS, THE REPRESSION OF THE U'WA INDIANS IN COLOMBIA, ... Join your friends (not to mention Clinton, Gore, Geffen, Katzenberg and their closest donors) at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. The protest will take place near the main gate of Greystone Park and Mansion, located at the corner of Loma Vista Drive and Doheny Road (that's Doheny ROAD, NOT Doheny Drive) about a quarter mile North of Sunset Blvd. Doheny Road is an East/West street. Heading West on Sunset, just as you enter the residential area of Beverly Hills, at the West end of the Sunset Strip, as Sunset turns to the left, you turn right onto Doheny Road. If you don't come in your limousine, it's OKAY! And You Think You've Seen All The Horror Stories? -- Coming soon to a community near you! "We Know What You Did In the Last 8 Years" starring the Masters of Deception and the Big Money Players! "Honey, I Shrank Your Jobs" with a Cast of Millions, shot on location in the U.S. and around the world! "The Wizard of Ooze" featuring Occidental Petro as The Repressor of the indigenous! "The Incredible Shrinking Paycheck" sinking faster than the Titanic! "Race To the Bottom" Sold Out! Politicians (both parties) front for the Alphabet Gang WTO, IMF, MAI, FTAA! Sponsored by the Southern California Fair Trade Network, Colombia Action Project, Peace Center Coalition, International Action Center, CISPES and others. For info contact 323-852-0721 +++ *** 3) D.C. Mobilization coverage on C-SPAN C-SPAN Networks Schedule http://www.c-span.org/ Mobilization for Global Justice coverage Sun. April 16, Mon. April 17 C-SPAN scheduled coverage -- Sunday, 04/16/2000: 09:00 am (Eastern Time), length: 1:00 (est.), LIVE Call-In IMF/World Bank Meetings C-SPAN, Washington Journal Washington, District of Columbia (United States) 11:00 am (Eastern Time), length: 6:00 (est.), LIVE (The beginning and end of this live program may be earlier or later than the scheduled times.) Rally Protest Against the International Monetary Fund Mobilization for Global Justice Washington, District of Columbia (United States) Robinson, Randall, Executive Director, TransAfrica Nader, Ralph, Presidential Candidate, Green Party Trumka, Richard, President, United Mine Workers Ireland, Patricia, President, National Organization for Women Fire, Edward, Secretary-Treasurer, International Brotherhd. of Elec. Worker Becker, George, President, United Steel Workers of America, International Kucinich, Dennis, U.S. Representative, D-OH Harnage, Bobby, President, American Federation of Govt. Employees 05:01 pm (Eastern Time), length: 1:29 (est.) News Conference IMF/ World Bank News Conference World Bank Washington, District of Columbia (United States) C-SPAN scheduled coverage -- Monday, 04/17/2000: 12:00 pm (Eastern Time), length: 4:00 (est.), LIVE (The beginning and end of this live program may be earlier or later than the scheduled times.) Rally IMF/ World Bank Protest Rally Mobilization for Global Justice Washington, District of Columbia (United States) Mazzocchi, Tony, Member, Oil, Chemical, & Atomic Workers Union +++ *** 4) D.C. Mobilization Satellite broadcast April 21st Subject: [imc-dc] A-16 PROGRAMING ALERT - Independent Media Center - DC Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2000 02:40:08 -0400 From: Michael Eisenmenger <•••@••.•••> To: •••@••.••• Updates, additional programming information and descriptions will be posted to http://papertiger.org/uplink.html and http://www.indymedia.org/. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ PRESS RELEASE: PLEASE DISTRIBUTE WIDELY CONTACT: DEEP DISH, Tom Poole or Jessie Epstein (212) 473-8933, or PAPER TIGER TV, Carlos Pareja (212) 420-9045 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Independent Media Satellitecast from A-16 in D.C. SATELLITE TV PROGRAMMING ALERT! April 21st The Independent Media Center is pleased to announce television for the rest of us. Featuring on the spot noncommercial, non-corporate coverage and analysis of the IMF/World bank events in Washington DC. This programming is available for free usage by public access stations and PBS affiliates for local cablecasts and broadcasts. Commercial broadcasters will need to contact the IMC-DC for rights and approval This satellitecast features two hours of programming on the issues of globalism and the IMF/World Bank and events in DC. One hour of events and analysis in DC and one hour of background programming. Contact your local public access center and/or PBS affiliate and tell them you want to see these shows on TV in your community! Give them the satellite information below. Something to Hide Produced by Crowing Rooster Arts Today in the global economy, corporations hide their production around the world behind locked factory gates, armed guards and 15 foot high concrete walls topped with razor wire. The companies refuse to release to the American people the names and locations of the factories they use. What are they trying to hide? We have the right to know where, in which country and in which factory, under what human rights conditions, and at what wages the products we purchase are made. 28 minutes 1999. Hurricane Mitch: Uncovering The Costs of External Debt Produced by Victoria Maldonado In October 1998 Hurricane Mitch swept through Central America causing unprecedented damage in Honduras and Nicaragua. The severity of the destruction and the amount of time needed to restabilize uncovered a deeper crisis; an economic crisis, caused in great part by years of heavy external debt burdens which prioritize debt payments and international markets over people. This video enables viewers to hear from the people of Nicaragua and Honduras who know they are paying off this debt with their lives. They tell of their struggle to expose the global imbalance of wealth and the need to break the crippling cycle of indebtedness. They challenge their government officials and the citizens of wealthy nations to work for change, especially in the wake of this natural disaster. 28 minutes 1999. "Breaking the Bank: A Challenge to the IMF / World Bank" Produced by the Independent Media Center - DC A collaborative production by the video collectives that produced "Showdown in Seattle" which brought the words and images that you didn't hear or see in the corporate media. Breaking the Bank will provide a critical look at the past misdeeds of these increasingly unpopular institutions and examine the alternatives for more democratic forms of equity on a global scale. Look for an ample amount of coverage of people on the street as those coming to DC will likely be making a few 'structural adjustments' of their own. Many more individuals will be coming together to contribute to this program, including segments produced by youth groups. Anything and everything will be possible in DC on the weekend of A-16, and you can expect to find the real stories here and at www.indymedia.org. "Breaking the Bank" is produced for the Independent Media Center and Deep Dish Satellite TV by Big Noise Productions, Changing America, Downtown Community TV, Headwaters Action Video Collective, Paper Tiger TV, Sleeping Giant Productions, VideoActive and Whispered Media, and many more video activists working in collaboration with the Independent Media Center-Washington. 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