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Human Need Not Corporate Greed

ID Number: 31240
Maker: Favianna Rodriguez; Ten12
Technique: offset
Date Made: 2000
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 55.9 cm x 43.2 cm; 22 in x 17 in
Main Subject: Globalization & International Economics
Materials: paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Human Need Not Corporate Greed Enough Is Enough! No Globalization Without Representation March For Our Lives Monday August 14, 2000 4PM Pershing Square · 7PM Staples Center Mobilize for Justice August 14-17

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Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG for educational and research purposes only. Distribution or reproduction beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners.

Exhibition Annotation:
The 2000 Democratic National Convention was held in Los Angeles, from August 14-17, 2000 and drew approximately 35,000, including delegates, journalists, dignitaries and protesters. This poster features an elephant and a donkey—symbolizing the Democratic and Republican parties—as both being puppets controlled by corporate interests. Trying to avoid another “Battle of Seattle,” the LAPD presence was intense, and areas where people were allowed to demonstrate were strictly controlled. Instead of concentrating on arrests, the LAPD used its resources to intimidate disruptors with a massive display of riot police, complete with teargas, helicopters and "infiltrators." At a free concert on the first day of the Convention given by the band, Rage Against the Machine, demonstrators were herded into a designated "protest area" for the concert, surrounded by a large chain-link fence and concrete barricades. The barricades were surrounded by hundreds of riot police with teargas grenades and rubber bullets. As the concert progressed, a few of the rowdier demonstrators began to taunt the police and throw glass bottles over the fence. The police responded by shutting down the entire concert and giving the 10,000 protesters jammed inside the fenced area 15 minutes to leave. After 15 minutes, a line of policemen on horses charged the crowd, eventually forcing thousands of activists down the streets with rubber bullets and horses. About 150 were injured, including an L.A. Times reporter and a legal observer from the National Lawyers Guild.

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