Thursday, November 17, 2011
"Milwaukee update:North Ave. bridge is blocked, Protestors now being arrested."
Dramatic Video: Violent arrests filmed earlier today during Day-of-Action in NYC
Gov Walker's job killing policies continue, as I have been pointing out for months. The job numbers for October were just released and it is bad news. We lost another 9,700 jobs, 9,300 in the private sector.
Wisconsin has lost jobs every month since Gov. Walker signed his mean, extreme budget in June. Republicans are already blaming the national economy, yet Wisconsin has lost 27,600 jobs since the budget was passed, while the U.S. has added 427,000 jobs in that same period.
Now the invitation: we will join you. We are attracted to this movement. We want to join you. The truth is that we need this movement at least as much as you do. The truth is that we want to make something very serious and very permanent happen for the betterment of all poor and middle-class Americans—Native, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, Arab, everybody! The truth is that you have always been our brothers and sisters—you just didn’t know it. But we need to know that you’re serious. And what we mean by “serious” is that you aren’t going to back to thinking that you’re part of the 1% again and forget about us. You are not. We are in this together, whether you, my white brothers and sisters, choose to acknowledge it or not. We’re waiting. Read More Here | Native, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, Arab, everybody!
As Occupy Chicago nears its second month, its visible presence on the streets may have diminished, but its influence and reach has grown.
Three weeks ago, Chicago police evicted and arrested supporters of Occupy Chicago in Grant Park for the second time. Unlike other cities where demonstrations have been suppressed violently with batons, tear gas, rubber bullets, and concussion grenades, Occupy Chicago's encampment was dismantled without a single instance of violence. A round of failed talks with the Mayor's Office ensued, and Occupy Chicago decided not to pursue a permanent encampment downtown. Instead, they continued to maintain a 24-hour presence at the intersection of Jackson and LaSalle and worked to strengthen their outreach into the community. Read Full Article Here | Occupy Chicago Scores Victories Without a Camp
"The hate mail sent to black students had nothing to do with Sandusky’s proclivities, but the two incidences shared something in common: both were ultimately covered up by the university, even as both chain of events grew worse. Sandusky went on to molest and possibly rape more boys, according to a grand jury report (Sandusky denies foul play), and hate mail against black students became death threats.
Ultimately, a black man’s dead body was found by police near Penn State as one of the death threats said it would. And some black students had to attend their graduation the following May with bulletproof vests on in fear of their life.
But few know about the death threats because Penn State and Joe Paterno were not willing to allow bad publicity to ruin the university’s image, say some of the black students at the center of the tragic events." Read Full Article Here | The Other Penn State Cover-Up:
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My Union Ironworker Son was over last night and was very excited to tell me that when they arrived at the labor temple after work, (4:00) they saw that an area was set up to collect signatures to RECALL Wanker. All of his buddies aand he went over and signed. Then he remarked in an excited voice; "you should have seen it Dad, in twenty minutes, people were coming out of everywhere and there was an instant line that stretched to the pparking lot. It was awesome!" I love that young man!! Solidarity!!!!!!
I vow to never go anywhere without a recall petition for the next 2 months. If anybody catches me without one, I give you permission to yell at me :P This also means that anybody who still hasn't signed can ask me about it whenever you see me :)
The Benton Harbor City Commission is getting a little more youthful.
An impressive task, considering he's just 23 years old.
Already, he shows a lot of determination and a passion to improve his city.
"I worked day and night on this campaign, and it paid off," Bowen said. "My goal is to get Benton Harbor back on track. We need to promote job growth, promote good resident skills, and we need to hold people accountable."
Jamie Serzynski Marinelli