Hello! You are part of a community of millions who seek out Democracy Now! each month for ad-free daily news you can trust. Maybe you come for our daily headlines. Maybe you come for our in-depth stories that expose corporate and government abuses of power and lift up the voices of ordinary people working to make change in extraordinary times. We produce all of this news at a fraction of the budget of a commercial news operation. We do this without ads, government funding or corporate sponsorship. How? This model of news depends on support from viewers and listeners like you. Today, less than 1% of our visitors support Democracy Now! with a donation each year. If even 3% of our website visitors donated just $10 per month, we could cover our basic operating expenses for a year. Pretty amazing right? If you visit us daily or weekly or even just once a month, now is a great time to make a monthly contribution.

Your Donation: $
Tuesday, April 18, 2000 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: Oronto Douglas
2000-04-18

Training the Protesters and Monitoring Police Conduct

download:   Audio Get CD/DVD More Formats
DONATE →
This is viewer supported news

This week’s Mobilization for Global Justice in Washington, D.C. was more highly integrated than the protests in Seattle. This was due to the work of the Ruckus Society, an organization that trains people to use non-violent confrontation in their campaign work. The group put their consensus-based, decentralized organization structure to use at the WTO protests in Seattle last November, and this week at the IMF and World Bank meetings in Washington. The D.C. police recently raided the Ruckus Society’s convergence space, confiscating the group’s training materials and medical supplies, and citing them with bogus fire violations.

Guests:

  • John Sellers, director of the Ruckus Society.
  • David Taylor, student at Evergreen College in Olympia, Washington, and a member of the Direct Action Network
  • Katya Komisaruk, member of the group Midnight Special Law Collective, a legal team which monitored the handling of protesters by police. Call: Midnight Special Law Collective 202.842.4479.

Related links:

Recent Shows More

Full News Hour

Stories

    Peoplesclimatemarchjustseedsimage
    A People’s Climate Movement: Indigenous, Labor, Faith Groups Prepare for Historic March
    New York City is set to host what could be the largest climate change protest in history. Organizers expect more than 100,000 people to converge for a People’s Climate March on Sunday. Some 2,000 solidarity events are scheduled around the world this weekend ahead of Tuesday’s United Nations climate summit. We spend the hour with four participants representing the labor, indigenous, faith and climate justice communities: Rev. Dr. Serene Jones is the president of Union Theological Seminary, which recently voted to divest from fossil...

Creative Commons License The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.