Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Convention News

WE'VE MOVED! Democratic Convention Watch is now at http://www.DemocraticConventionWatch.com

Here's a nice shot of the construction on the floor of the Pepsi Center that a colleague sent us. Notice the base of the podium and setup for the writing press seats on the left, and the blue TV standup positions on the right.

  • Westword has started a petition on "a moratorium on the public throwing, spraying, smearing, hosing or inducing of excrement for the week of the week of August 25 through 29"
  • Denver announces Invesco parade route and protest area.
  • The Tuscon Business Edge discovers breaking political news: The convention locations of Denver and St. Paul are not in the usual places.
  • The NY Times gives an overview of the protest situation:
    Federal and local authorities are girding for huge protests, mammoth traffic tie-ups and civil disturbances at the Democratic National Convention in Denver this month, fearing that the convention will become a magnet for militant protest groups.
  • Independent Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont will attend the convention.