Make it happen- London march on the 12th of July - 3rd UPDATESubmitted by Colognepaulist on Tue, 05/27/2008 - 14:48
If we want to make this happen, something HAS TO HAPPEN NOW.
I will send an Email to those who showed they are interested. My EMail-adress stops with ....@web.de. So you may consider before you put it in your spam bin.
The next practical point is to check what kind of "permission" we need to demonstrate with at least 50 people (Sorry, folks, that's even an ambitious number, in Europe we are just recovering "Valley Forge" - so promote, promote, promote). That's obvious something the people from London have to clarify. I got in contact with Matthew Davies of the London meetup, but everyone from London or UK posting here may be of assistance.
Interrelated with this task is obviously what we want to do. My idea is to march to Trafalgar sqare to the Monument. But proposals are welcome.
IF YOU READ THIS POST FOR THE FIRST TIME, PLEASE READ BELOW
Letlibertyring started a thread recently on a Freedom March in London http://www.dailypaul.com/node/50156#comment-486926 . Some people from Europe like me are excited about the idea of European Paulites (Expats and Americans travelling in Europe welcome, of course) to gather on a significant place in significant numbers at the same time as the American Paulites gather in Washington, to show our support for and our gratitude to Ron Paul and the people who brought the rEVOLution on the move, get to know other European Paulites and perhabs plan for some future actions and a common platform. Remember there has been the event in Straßburg http://youtube.com/watch?v=0UyX-GZBpb4 and it would be nice to bring together Paulites from the UK and from Ireland together with Paulites frpm the continent. That's why I opt for London though there are other symbolic places like Paris, Brussels, Straßburg, Berlin or Warsaw.
I am ready to moderate the discussion about how to plan and promote it for a start. I am not ready to do this alone for weeks and I am not ready to organize everything. I have a full time job and I am happy to spare a week-end for London. Please let us show the power of self-organisation!
I will start a thread on other RP forums and the German-speaking blogs if there is some feed-back
1.) Those who want to come, please join the group Fabio has mentioned
http://groups.google.com/group/europeans4ronpaul and pledge to come.
This forum is a good vehicle for all our further planning.
I saw some of you have enlistened as new members in this google.group. That's great, since we can now communicate via the group.
But to have an overview who does intend to come and to open an internal discussion PLEASE WRITE IN the thread I opened there: "Here to pledge for the London March 12th of July".
IF you don't manage it or if you don't find it there SEND ME AN EMAIL VIA THE DP. I will answer soon and add you on the list.
2.) Please mention if you have any skills, knowledge, material or other input
a) It's vital to have some people from London as "boots on the ground", esp to check what are the regularities for such manifestation and, if it is required, to sort these things out with the authorities. I guess we have not to bother if we have a flash mob on Trafalgar Square with 25 people, but its different if we shut off the Strand with 5.000 people (ok, just dreaming). So it is vital for further planning you pledge as soon as possible.
b) Of course it would be nice if there are people who are skilled in making a documentary like this http://youtube.com/watch?v=0UyX-GZBpb4. I guess that shouldn't be that problem. But does anyone has the skill and the equipment to build up some life link to Washington? Does anyone has a connection to bring the event into the media? Any special Ron Paul material (Mini-Blimp)?
3.) The general course of events should be nice and simple: meet at a certain point at a certain time, enjoy and leave again. Having said this, I think it would be great to have some meeting afterwards, perhabs the next day to discuss further cooperation and to pass a proclamation like the people in Straßburg did http://strasbourgteaparty07.blogspot.com/.
4.) Last not least we should think on promoting this event heavy during the next weeks. So tell your meetup-groups, post it on your national blogs and websites: and don't forget to add the link http://groups.google.com/group/europeans4ronpaul
5.) Of course there are people who would like to show their support on the 12th of July but can't or won't make it to London. Anyway, it would be nice and fun if you gather in nice crowds. Fabio said his Munich meetup group intends to have a march there and I can imagine the Hamburg group will be up too. I guess you will find some information on this and other European events here http://groups.google.com/group/europeans4ronpaul.
Maybe you cannot make it to any event and you are just a small group or all on your own (I remember a post here of a poor guy in some remote part of Chili). Thought about your own freedom message for the 12th of July on youtube? Perhabs someone will make a nice video with all this messages and pictures from the rallies. Just an idea.
Thanks a lot for any constructive input!
Dr. Paul cured my apathy