Tuesday, February 15, 2011

News from Wisconsin

Pic below from someone who spent time today at the Capitol. Sounds like it was amazing.

But I digress. There's massive response to Mubarak's, I mean Walker's, efforts to strip people of pretty basic rights, with apparently up around 15,000 people in and around the Capitol today. That's an estimate from the AFL-CIO; the one I heard from early afternoon was 13,000.

At 7:00, I myself saw that there were large numbers of people coming INTO the building and a really large rally going on outside, bigger than many rallies in recent years. That's eight hours after this started. Some unions are calling for basically a sleep over. My god, that's inspiring.

Things continue tomorrow and it's important that people turn out in big numbers. It's a hard fight and as far as I can tell, it's just barely beginning.

PS: If you don't know, the particular shape of the 'W' is the University of Wisconsin sports logo and the statue, if you can't read it, is "Fightin' Bob" La Follette.

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