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7pm: We will converge on Madison Square Garden. Inside the Garden, the Republicans are holding a dog and pony show, fueled by corporate dollars. Outside, where the barricades end, real democracy begins. Where ever these barricades end, we will create "free speech zones." These will be places where we can express our outrage, where we can create the kind of world we want to see through music and free food and dancing and debate. We will not be asking for permits to create these zones. If we are asked to move, we will sit down and refuse.
Throughout the day, actions will focus on events affiliated with the Republican National Convention, such as the Bank of America's 9:30am "Finance Roundtable" at Tavern on the Green. Some of these Midtown protest sites for the 4pm wave of action include but are not limited to the following corporations:
The Carlyle Group:
They invest in defense companies and are one of the government's biggest contractors. The Bush family has huge investments in this corporation. Together, the Carlyle Group and the Bush family stand to make billions of dollars from the war on terror.
The Rand Corporation:
Rand officially advises the U.S. government on military strategy. In 2002, they recommended that America should invade and capture Saudi Arabian oil fields. Rand is also responsible for designing many of the policies that gutted education programs and tore away the safety nets for poor and unemployed people.
Chevron Public Affairs - Chevron:
This corporation is the leading importer of Iraq oil to the U.S.
Hummer of Manhattan:
By creating monstrosities that get 11-13 miles per gallon, they're ensuring more Middle Eastern wars for oil and more global warming.