More and more, Independent Media Centers around the world are a component of progressive activism. A Washington, DC-based IMC is providing up-to-date information and live coverage of inaugural and counter-inaugural events.
On their home page, this morning they write: “The inauguration of George W. Bush comes during a resurgence ofpolitical activism in America and throughout the world and is bringing more and more groups together in the strugglefor democratic and progressive change. Bush’s rapid effort to assemble one of the most pro-corporate cabinets inhistory has led to increased opposition by labor and environmental groups, students and social justice organizations.
“Moreover, mounting evidence that the GOP stole the presidential election by denying African-Americans their right tovote has created public outrage and is leading to a grassroots revival of the civil rights movement. With the Jan. 20inauguration only [hours] away, thousands of people are mobilizing to protest.”
- Teresa Guttierez, Independent Media Center in Washington.
- Eddie Becker, independent film maker and the Independent Media Center in Washington.
- Nadine Block, Justice Action Movement (the group that is coordinating the inauguration protests)
- Jennifer Harbury, human rights activist and lawyer for Leonard Peltier.