Sometimes it’s not the squeaky wheel that gets the oil.

Revolutionary Table at the UnConvention

“MINNEAPOLIS, MN — They weren’t carrying signs. They didn’t have loud speakers. They didn’t even need a group of guards in riot gear to make sure they didn’t get out of hand.

Call them the non-protesting protesters. About 14 or so of them gathered — many coming and going and some just stopping by for the free food — at the “Unconvention” to take a different approach to protesting the Iraq war: talking it out.”

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Mark Bieganski, Sometimes it’s not the squeaky wheel that gets the oil. Protesters gather for quiet, yet ‘effective’ demonstration, Chicago Sun-Times

American Politics Sideshow

American Politics Sideshow

No, not the RNC. On the way to Peace Island Picnic, stop at the Weisman Art Museum for a day of the American Politics Sideshow. Mingle with giants, hoola hoopers, and musicians. Expound on any subject on THE AMERICAN SOAPBOX. Take a citizenship challenge and win fabulous prizes. Hear discussions with ethnic media covering the RNC. Buy food from the upscale chef shack. Hear lectures on art and politics, and see Presidential reenactments and films reflecting America today. In the galleries, view Luke DuBois’s exhibit “Hindsight is Always 20/20,” which muses on presidential vision and rhetoric in presidential State of the Union speeches. Also view “Who is a Citizen ? What is Citizenship” featuring American art of the last century. Events occur from late morning until after dark.

Where: Weisman Art Museum, inside and outside
When: Thursday, September 4, 11 am — 9 pm

Peace Island Picnic

by mediachef at 8:44 am 2008-09-04
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On the last day of the UnConvention (some programs at Intermedia and elsewhere will continue through the election), join the Peace Island Picnic, a non-partisan family-oriented event. Following four days of marches, art and dramatic presentations and other “UnConventional” expressions throughout the Twin Cities when national attention is on the Republican National Convention, We The People CELEBRATE PEACE.

Where: Harriet Island, just across the muddy Mississippi from where the RNC will be held in St. Paul, MN
When: Thursday, September 4th, 2008 from 1 pm to 8 pm