Friday, August 22, 2008



The following is from Recreate 68.

Food Not Bombs Community Feeds — August 24-27, 11am and 5pm

Food Not Bombs will be coordinating with groups from across the country in order to provide public feeds at 11am and 5pm on the 24th at Lincoln State Park between Lincoln and Broadway, and on the 25th through the 27th at Civic Center Park. Food Not Bombs will also be serving burritos on the 28th, after the immigrant rights march.

The Democratic administration that runs the City of Denver will be opening their emergency shelters to round-up and hide the homeless from the delegates. It would create too much guilt for the DNC to see the effects of an inhumane and destructive capitalist system as they spend $1,000 per plate for their fundraising dinners.

We believe that we need to take care of the most vulnerable members of our community and not hide them from view. Therefore all food cooked for at the DNC protests will be free to all!

How You Can Help

In order to feed the numbers we anticipate, we will be running a number of food drives. For now, please bring any item on the list to any R-68 public meeting. If you are interested in being a food-drop spot, please contact us.

Rice, Beans, Oats, Flour, Oil, Sugar, Canned Tomatoes, Salt, Pepper, and Spices
Fresh Produce the week before/of the DNC
Water, Coffee, Tea, Hot Cocoa
Camping Stoves
Plates, Cups, Spoons, Plastic ware, Picnic Plates, Plastics (light reuseable plastic or paper)

Food Not Bombs asks you to bring your own plate/bowl, cup, and silverware to keep it green.

If you would like to volunteer your time, food, or culinary skills during the convention email Food Not Bombs at, or call 303-573-3896.

Days of Resistance — August 24-28
During the convention, there will be five major protests, one each day. Each protest will focus on a symptom of the disease of an imperialist, capitalist, racist system as seen in our communities. Some of the proposed themes are as follows:

Sunday - End All Occupations at Home and Abroad
Monday - Human Rights/Free All Political Prisoners
Tuesday - No Racism/Imperialism
Wednesday - No Warming
Thursday - No Borders

Doc’s Place — August 24-28
Members of the Colorado Street Medics, R68, and other volunteers will be assembling two tents, affectionately named Doc’s Place in memory of Street Medic co-founder Doc Rosen.

While we are well on our way in the planning, we still need more healthcare providers, spanish/ESL interpreters, clerical volunteers and financial and medical supply donations. If you are interested in our response to the ineffective capitalist health care dilemma and want to create institutions run by the people, please contact us.

End the Occupations March and Rally — West Steps of the Colorado State Capitol Building, August 24, 9am
END THE OCCUPATIONS No more free pass for the Democrats. Join R68 and others as we march to end all illegal imperialist occupations in Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Hawaii, North America, and others. The Dems have the power to put an end to the United States’ illegal colonizations and wars, but they will not without pressure from the people. Join us as we create that pressure and say:


The March will begin at the WEST STEPS OF THE CAPITOL and end on Speer Blvd in front of the Pepsi Center.

Speakers (Alphabetical):

Ida Audeh - Palestinian Refugee
Kathleen Cleaver - Black Panthers
Ward Churchill - Long-time Author, Activist, and Scholar
Mark Cohen - Re-create 68 Alliance
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. - Prisoners of Conscience Committee
Larry Hales - World Worker’s Party and Re-create 68 Alliance
Larry Holmes - Troops Out Now Coalition
Ron Kovic - anti-war activist, veteran and author of Born On The Fourth of July
Cynthia Mckinney - Green Party United States Presidential Candidate
Glenn Spagnuolo - Re-create 68 Alliance


David Rovic - State Capitol Steps, kicking of the rally
M1 and of Dead Prez - State Capitol Steps, prior to the march
Blue Scholars - Concert at State Capitol, after the march
Jim Page - State Capitol Steps, during the rally

Festival of Democracy — Civic Center Park and Skyline Park, August 24-28
The Festival of Democracy will be a five day event running in conjunction with the DNC Convention. The Festival of Democracy will include free music and performing arts, free food, and free institution building and political training. The purpose will be to share some fun and to work towards the development of programs and networks that will address our community problems ourselves, without relying on the two party capitalist system. We will also be offering a 24 hour free medical clinic for all community members to receive free health care.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25 — Civic Center Park

Festival of Democracy, entertainment start time - 3pm

Civic Center Park (free concerts)


Savage Family - From Illegally Occupied U.S.
Dinigunim - San Diego
DJ Cavem - Five Points, CO
Moetavation - Five Points, CO
DJ Asar Heru - Brooklyn
Karma - Barbados
Whiskey Blanket - Boulder
Midstate Music - Chicago
Dario Rosa - Boulder

Special Guest Speakers and Poets Between Acts

TUESDAY, AUGUST 26 — Civic Center Park

Festival of Democracy, entertainment start time - 3pm

Civic Center Park (free concerts)


Debajo Del Agua - Denver
DKO-Electric Horns - Denver
Melanie Susuras Band - Denver
Rebel Diaz - Bronx
The Night Kitchen - Boulder
From The Depths - North Carolina
Black Sheep Brigade - Boulder

Special Guest Speakers and Poets Between Acts

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27 — Skyline Park

THURSDAY, AUGUST 28 — Skyline Park

Poets for Monday and Tuesday:

Isis, Ladyspeech, Bianca, Lucifury, Allende, Bobby LeFebre (members from Nationally Ranked Slam Nuba Team 2008)

Additional Speakers Throughout the Week:

Deb Sweet - World Can’t Wait
Mason Tyert - SAFER
Timothy Tipton - Rocky Mountain Caregiver’s Cooperative
Ben Manski - Bring the Guard Home
CHOIR - ‘Acapella Choir with a conscience’ from Oakland/San Francisco
Ramona Africa - MOVE Organization

More to come. Stay tuned.

Festival of Democracy Music Showcase
Civic Center Park, Downtown Denver (Broadway/Bannock & Colfax/14th )

Monday, August 25, 2008

3pm Savage Family (Illegally Occupied US)
Savage Family, H.G.S. / Higher Grounds of Struggle are a collective of a movement/ resistance that exists with or without them and with or without a name. Savage Family, HGS represents the voice of their people, a people that have been ignored and unheard for years. They are the Forgotten, the people without names, faces, and voices. They are sacred in their imposed silence, and they will be silent no longer.

4pm Di Nigunim (San Diego)
Di Nigunim plays a balagan brand of eastern european revolutionary dance punk. Their passion will make your heart race and your feet stomp, the sweat will dance from your brow. The San Diego based 8-piece came together in the spring of ‘07 and was soon playing a string of shows promoting the No Borders Camp which took place on the US-Mexican border later that year. Too traditional to be avant-garde, but too fucked up and crazy to be traditional, Di Nigunim will blast rhythm to your bones. This is a band interested in social change and armed with only melody, they’re shaking the system in D minor. If there needs to be a soundtrack to the rumbling and crumbling of empires who rob life and dignity, this band will provide it.

5pm DJ Cavem/Moetavation (Five Points)-DJ Asar Heru (Brooklyn)-Karma (Barbados)
Vita, aka MAAT, Michael Walker aka DJ Cavern of the HipHop group Moetavation is an all-around B-Boy utilizing his gifts to serve as: MC, poet, educator, graffiti guru, a world traveler and award-winning community arts activist. As a cultural worker born and raised in Denver, Ietef continues to develop his Interests and career in Audio engineering And music business by working with producers such as DJ Musa of Roadside Profits, Ase One of Ground Zero Movement, Jeff “Apostle” Campbell of the Colorado Hip-Hop Coalition, and Toni Blackman of Freestyle Union. Ietef works with organizations such as One Nation Enlightened, the Spot, Colorado Progressive Coalition, and PS1 Charter School, and is the founder/producer of the BrownSuga Youth Fest At the Starz Denver Pan African Film Festival which brings together local and national Artists, nutritionists and filmmakers to engage Youth and educators in Denver.

DJ ASAR & Audio Art Crew is building the reputation of providing a Premium DJ/Performer who can mix it up 4 any tasteful crowd. Specializing in progressive, house, hip alternative, electro soul, upbeat, reggae & hip hop classics that invoke a social message of positivity! DJ Asar has experience and currently plays @ some of Denver’s hottest upscale hangouts & private parties. With the beautiful energy of Florida & Brooklyn still in his soul, he brings a unique vibe that transcends any one particular genre to create what we call AUDIO ART!

7 pm Whiskey Blanket (Boulder)
Whiskey Blanket represents a style of hip-hop that demands more from the audience. An eclectic group, Whiskey Blanket consists of 20 year-old Steakhouse (MC, Producer, recording engineer, pianist/bassist, turntablist), 22-year-old Funny Biz (MC, beatboxer, cellist ), 22-year-old Sloppy Joe (MC, violinist). The group, which has been together since 2002, released its self-financed, independent debut album “Its Warmer Down Here” in the summer of 2004.

8 pm Midstates Music (Chicago)
Midstates makes music in Chicago for the world to hear. Their songs index the triumph of the human spirit, create an orchestra of sound. The sound is king, and by blending the independent elements, they create unique songs unlike anything you’ve ever heard.

9 pm Dario Rosa (Boulder)
Dario Rosa is a man obsessed with the groovy look and explosive sound of the 1960’s. He was born in 1969, and saw his first Monkees episode when they began re-running them in 1973. From that moment he knew he wanted to sing and play guitar; to be in a band and experience and enjoy everything that comes with it. He started my first band at 14 and has been in a dozen since then — everything from rock to reggae to gospel to mambo.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

3pm Debajo del Aqua (Denver)
Formed in Denver, Colorado, Debajo is composed of musicians from Chile, Peru, El Salvador, Mexico and the States. They suse a vast diaspora of styles, incorporating elements of hip hop, Andean music, salsa, samba, cumbia, reggae, and more. Their music is a reflection of the multicultural fruits growing from the southern tip of tierra del fuego to the northern tip of turtle island.

4pm DKO (Denver)
Darren Kramer is an accomplished composer, arranger, and producer of many styles resulting in several commissioned works and an award from the John Lennon International Songwrtiting Contest for his original composition “Not Far From Here”. He has produced several exceptional recordings featuring world-renowned artists such as Eric Marienthal, Rick Margitza, Jerry Hey, Gary Grant, Gary Willis, and the late Michael Brecker who praised Kramer’s music as “fresh, innovative funk by a brilliant, upcoming trombonist” . The most recent DKO CD release is entitled “Electric Quartet” and features a unique blend of 21st century Electric Trombone and B3 Organ producing an exhilarating sound of Brecker Brothers meet James Brown!!!

5pm Melanie Susuras Band (Denver)
The Melanie Susuras Band (MSB) is the perfect blend of catchy songwriting, breathtaking vocal talent and dazzling musicianship. Whether you attend an all-out rockin’ full-band show or an intimate acoustic performance, the fire and passion comes through loud and clear. MSB’s acoustic driven rock is a blend of folk, rock and funk that adds up to create an extremely danceable sound.

6 pm Rebel Diaz (Bronx)
Rebel Diaz, the in-your-face trio out of Chicago, mix strong political statements with their dynamic flow and character. As a performance group, Rebel Diaz came together in early 2006 when they were invited to perform their revolutionary music at the historic immigrant rights march in New York City, in front of 500,000 people. This opportunity to speak to the masses began as a direct extension of their political work in the South Bronx, where they currently organize around immigration, education and housing issues. Today, Rebel Diaz travels throughout the world performing and organizing, using Hip Hop as a tool for education and social change.

7pm The Night Kitchen (Boulder)
The Night Kitchen is a live hip-hop band featuring drum set, bass, violin, trumpet, turntables and vocals all tastefully fused into a hard-hitting, eclectic jazz-funk sound. With eight musicians on stage during every performance, The Night Kitchen promises an energy level leagues above the likes of other hip hop acts. The Night Kitchen has a young, active and content driven sound that caters to both the groove junky and educated listener alike. Each musician brings a unique, stylistic perspective to the Kitchen creating a very edible and tastefully fused dish of hard hitting funk, classically skewed with a blue grass finish.

8pm From the Depths (x catharsis) (North Carolina)
From the Depth is a Metal/ Hardcore / Death Metal band, hailing from Irmo, South Carolina.

9pm Black Sheep Brigade (Denver)
Black Sheep Brigade hits Denver with a ferocity that is rarely seen anymore. In the midst of the current pop-punk phenomenon, BSB refreshes the scene with a punk, metal, hardcore sound that pulls no punches. Charged by radical politics, anger, and PBR, this band is sure to leave you bloodied and bruised, both mentally and physically. BSB hopes to bring back a social consciousness to a scene that has become saturated with mediocrity, over-production, and lethargy. With the perfect combination of high-energy punk, heavy metal breakdowns, and leftist propaganda this band will leave you either extremely offended or ready to take up arms, we hope the latter. Fuck you!

Freedom March — Civic Center Park, August 25, 9am
Join supporters of Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, The Cuban Five, and other political prisoners for the Freedom March and Rally! Leonard Peltier’s parole hearing will take place in 2008. Let us not forget that the Clintons left him in jail and did not pardon him. Free Mumia, the Cuban Five, the Guantanamo detainees, and others. The march will begin at Civic Center Park and end with a rally at the Federal Court House.

Hear a personal recording specific for this protest and the DNC from Mumia and Leonard
Call for the Freedom of Mumia and the Cuban Five
Call for an end to Human Rights abuses

Speakers (Alphabetical):

Pamela Africa - MOVE Organization
American Indian Movement Spokesperson - Leonard Peltier Defense
Rosa Clemente - United States Vice Presidential Candidate for the Green Party
Kathleen Cleaver - The Panther Nine from San Francisco
King Downing - National Coordinator of the ACLU’s Campaign Against Racial Profiling
Jenny Esquiveo - Spokesperson for Eric McDavid (Political Prisoner)
Chairman Fred Hampton Jr. - Prisoners of Conscience Committee
Mumia Abu Jamal - Current Political Prisoner (Recorded from Death Row)
Cha Cha Jimenez - Founder of the Young Lords (Puerto Rican Resistance Prisoners)
Ricardo Romero - National Coordinator for the Mexican National Liberation Movement (MLNM)
Natsu Saito - Author, Activist, and Human Rights Scholar (Guantanamo Inmates)
Spokesperson for the Cuban Five


** Special Guest Band To Be Announced **

Shake Your Money Maker — Denver Mint, August 25, 5pm
It’s time to redistribute the wealth. Between security and corporate pay-offs, the DNC will cost over 100 million dollars for a party. We think the people deserve that money. Join us as we encircle the Denver MInt (where U.S. currency is produced) and use our collective power to raise the mint building in the air and shake the money out of it for the people. Don’t forget a sack to put all of your loot in.

Bring noise makers, energy, spells, magic,costumes, anything that gives you power. We’ll need it!


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