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RNC 8 Fall Event Series

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Help us make this a time of movement building and solidarity!

Join the RNC 8 Defense Committee and an array of community organizations for six events coinciding with the trial of the final four RNC 8 defendants. The RNC 8 are Minneapolis activists who were charged with felony conspiracy for their role in organizing protests at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Events will begin with dinner and a brief update on the trial, followed by different content each week. Half of proceeds will go to the RNC 8 defense fund, and half will be donated to rotating political projects.


November 5: COINTELPRO 101

Screening of the new documentary “COINTELPROP 101” and Q&A w/ former political prisoners Claude Marks and Ricardo Jiménez.

proceeds benefit soon-to-be political prisoner Scott DeMuth's defense fund


November 12: No SB1070! No to anti-immigrant laws, from AZ to MN

Co-sponsored by MIRAc; slideshow and reflection on anti-SB1070 actions and organizing across the country with organizer Isaac Martín.

proceeds benefit MIRAc (Minnesota Immigrant Rights Action Committee)


November 19: Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space (MARS) - We Are Not Alone

Co-sponsored by MARS; Panel discussion on the history (and future) of Twin Cities radical spaces.

proceeds benefit MARS (Minneapolis Autonomous Radical Space)


December 3: TC Indymedia 2010 Resistance in Review

Co-sponsored by TC Indymedia; videos, slideshows and reflection on Midwest resistance in 2010

proceeds benefit resistance to mountain top removal in Appalachia


December 10: The Forest for the Trees/Shannon Murray

Co-sponsored by the TC-IWW; music by Shannon Murray and screening of the film “The Forest For The Trees,” about radical environmental and labor organizer Judi Bari's fight back against FBI attempts to defame and assassinate her.

proceeds benefit Green Scare political prisoners


December 17: Metapeninsula

Music by Metapeninsula, midwestern gay country band from Chicago, and information about Avenues for Youth, which provides shelter and support for homeless youth in the Twin Cities.

proceeds benefit Avenues for Youth


When: Dinner at 6:30pm, Content at 7:00pm

Where: Waite House, 2529 13th Ave. S., Minneapolis

Cost: $5-15 sliding scale, kids $2

Vegan and gluten free options, Childcare provided


Please note that the event series will proceed even if our demands are met and all the remaining charges are dropped before trial. For more info on the event series, the RNC 8 and the trial, visit:

Facilitator email(s): 
[email protected]
[email protected]


Waite House
2529 13th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
Facilitator's experience: 
RNC 8 supporter.
Class times: 
Fri, 11/05/2010 - 18:30 - 21:00
Waite House
2529 13th Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55404
United States
44° 57' 21.9168" N, 93° 15' 21.0636" W
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