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New York rolls out the unwelcome mat for the Republican National Convention

The Republican National Convention is more than a week away in NYC. The city is positively abuzz with its defiant response to the Republican Party’s neo-conservative, rightwing agenda and the party’s plans to turn midtown Manhattan into a militarized police state during the convention. Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to take the streets in several marches the week of the convention.

What is especially poignant about the anti-RNC mobilizing is the grassroots galvanization of New York City. The GOP’s foolish decision to hold its convention in notoriously anti-Republican NYC is felt as a slap in the face to the U.S. city that suffered the most during and after the Sept. 11 attacks.