Do check out Oscarchoy's reports from the midst of throngs of protesters in NYC exercising their First Amendment rights (do we still have those? Not sure sometimes). Good stuff, O-dog. Maybe it's just 'cuz Oscar and I go way back--and have spent many hours outside UC Regents' meetings (and homes and hotels) and at marches and demos shouting and giving the Man hell (or trying to anyway)--but O really made me feel like I was right there marching alongside her in mid-town Manhattan, amongst the chaos and excitement and the not-knowing-what's-gonna-happen-next vibe.
In any case, please please please folks don't just watch the evening TV or read your local city paper for news about the RNC. Do your brains and your civil liberties some good and check out the many good, solid non-sold out media outlets still left in this country (see my sidebar to the left for more details).