Thanks to all who attended the 2005 UGSOA International Union Convention. It was a great success.
Special thanks go out to our guests Caleb Gray-Burriss and Ulysses Hampton from the National Association of Special Police and Security Officers (NASPSO) union based out of Washington DC and to Calvin Jackson of the Independent Security Police Union out of Chicago, Illinois. It was a pleasure to coordinate efforts with other unions across the country.
The dynamics of tyranny are the same the world over. People with power over people with none abuse that power through intimidation, violence, and coercion. It doesn’t matter if it is a teacher picking on her student when the door is closed or war. Same shit, different pile.
For the third time in one week, residents of the Coal River Valley of West Virginia and supporters from across the country met at Massey Energy's coal processing plant behind Marsh Fork Elemntary School to demand that it be shut down and cleaned up. Sixteen of the 150 participants in the Moountain Justice Summer campaign were arrested as they attempted to deliver a list of demands to the site's supervisor. Earlier in the day two campaign participants delivered the demands directly to Massey's head offices in Richmond Virginia.
One can't help but wonder what criminal and civil charges might be levied against the Bush regime today if Congress had even an ounce of its former integrity left and Washington wasn't under lock down from the far-right