By Joel Warner
By Michael Roberts
By Alan Prendergast
By Michael Roberts
By Michael Roberts
By Amber Taufen
By Patricia Calhoun
By William Breathes
For more information: Go to www.aprayerforchange.com.
Motto: "You can't handle the truth behind my irrational and speculative facts!"
Identifying features: Socially outcast from all other protest groups, passing out pamphlets and DVDs of evidence; constantly videotaping police, other protesters, passersby, each other.
Required reading: The 9/11 Commission Report, 9/11 Contradictions, Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11, The Terror Conspiracy.
Soundtrack: Ministry, Immortal Technique, TruthTold.
Plans: From August 25-28, four days of "Ground Zero" protest events at Gates Crescent Park, which will boast fifteen-foot-high replicas of the Twin Towers.
Affiliated organizations: We Are Change Colorado, Colorado 911 Visibility, Loose Change.
For more information: Go to www.weare-changecolorado.org.
Motto: "Fighting white privilege until I get my anthropology degree!"
Identifying features: Flip-flops, frayed cargo shorts, T-shirts with images of Che, Black Power fist and/or Haile Selassie.
Required reading: Bomb the Suburbs, A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn.
Plans: A series of events and demonstrations throughout the week, staged in City of Cuernavaca Park. August 27 concert featuring the Coup, Wayne Kramer, the Flobots and Rage Against the Machine at the Denver Coliseum.
For more information: Go to www.tentstate.org.
Motto: "Ha, ha, gringo, you can't read my sign!"
Identifying features: Soccer jerseys, beer company caps, jeans, work boots.
Required reading: César Chávez: Autobiography of La Causa.
Plans: The We Are America march from west Denver to Lincoln Park on August 28.
Affiliated organizations: Escuela Tlatelolco, Padres y Jovenes Unidos, National Alliance for Human Rights, Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.
For more information: Go to www.weareamericadnc.org.
Motto: "Learn to protest in English!"
Identifying features: Football jerseys, beer company caps, jeans, work boots.
Required reading: In Mortal Danger, by Tom Tancredo.
Affiliated organizations: Minutemen Civil Denver Corps, Rightmarch.com.
For more information: Go to www.rightmarch.com.
Motto: "A just world through puppetry"
Identifying features: Puppets, oversized papier-mâché heads, face paint, costumes, sidewalk performances, stilts, hang out with normal protesters but have the voices of stage performers.
Required reading: The Bread & Puppet Theater, The Yes Men, Adbusters magazine.
Plans: On August 26, a Procession for the Future Puppets. CodePink is also seeking dramatists for an "Impeachment Theater."
Affiliated Organizations: CodePink, Re-create '68, Insurgent Rebel Clown Army, Yippies Colorado.
For more information: Go to www.comeuptodenver.org.
Protester Tip #1
A 2001 anti-racial-profiling statute requires that police officers across Colorado provide a business card with their name and badge number to any citizen they detain but don't cite or arrest — any citizen who knows to ask for the card, that is.
Protester Tip #2
We've compiled a list of the best places for hungry, left-wing protesters to eat — as well as a complete guide to protest events and activities surrounding the DNC:
Protester Tip #2 Best places for the hungry, left-wing protester to eat:
Watercourse Foods Denvers ground-breaking vegetarian restaurant. www.watercoursefoods.com 837 East 17th Avenue 303-832-7313
Mercury Café A Denver institution, devoted to good food and good causes. www.mercurycafe.com 2199 California Street 303-294-9258
Paris on the Platte A hip café/coffee house close to Cuernavaca Park. www.parisontheplatte.com 1553 Platte Street 303-455-2451
SAME Café A pay-what-you want, feel-good spot www.soallmayeat.org 2023 East Colfax Avenue 720-530-6853
City O' City The hipper sibling of Watercourse. www.watercoursefoods.com/cityocity.html 206 East 13th Avenue 303-831-6443
Vitamin Cottage A green grocery store close to Cuernavaca Park. www.vitamincottage.com 2375 15th Street 303-458-5300
Protester Tip #3