It’s as if we were on a runaway train headed toward a precipice, with the mercenaries of the Republican and Democratic parties battling for control of the engine, and us, the passengers, hanging on for dear life to keep from being thrown from the train. Will we gain control of the locomotive before it’s too late?
Despite threats and intimidation from New York’s Republican Mayor, a record half million protesters marched in New York City against Bush’s war in Iraq and his attacks on civil liberties at home in a disciplined and spirited march past the RNC convention site.
Industrial Workers of the World member and Starbucks Union organizer Daniel Gross was arrested today after addressing an IWW rally outside of Starbucks' 36th and Madison store and Starbucks' regional headquarters on Park Avenue.
A rally in New York City today to protest Starbucks Coffeeís negative reaction to recent union organizing efforts ended with four arrests, including the detention of two Starbucks employees who are members of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) union branch 660 (IU 660).
The streets of NYC are filled with hundreds of thousands of traveling troublemakers. Police patty-wagons line the streets. Tensions are high. And the anarchists have an exploding dragon float. Yet, there isn't a traveling troublemaker, cop dressed in riot gear, or exploding anarchist dragon East of the Mississippi that could keep the Billionaires for Bush from telling the world that Bush is their personal hero.