I just arrived at Macalester College and am staying with SDS members here in a dorm. Police have been raiding lots of activist locations around the Twin Cities, claiming to have warrants and are also seizing media people who are known to support the activists. Ex.g. a New York crew (who we’d be working with) had all their equipment confiscated last week already in St. Paul, and a Democracy Now! journalist was also detained (apparently while a protester was swooped up by an unmarked police vehicle). Nonetheless, Scary stuff!! This city has turned into a militarized zone so that the Convention of Death can have a smooth ride and dazzle the world with its imperialist agenda, and we the opposition are all targets for trying to expose what this week’s events stand for.