The sit in to get a prevailing wage for Janitor's at the President's office at the Univerity of Connecticut has entered it's third day. As of this writing, nine students are inside still being denied food and books.
A concert by local political rockers The Reagan Babies was cut short by organizer's of Sunday's Walk for Hunger due to the groups' onstage comments about event sponsor Raytheons' history of selling illegal weapons of mass destruction to the United States government on civilian targets in Yugoslavia and the Middle East.
A concert by local political rockers The Reagan Babies was shut down by organizers at Project Bread's Walk For Hunger in Boston on Sunday, May 6th, due to the bands' onstage comments about corporate sponsor Raytheon's history of selling illegal weapons of mass destruction to the United States government for use on civilian targets in Yugoslavia and the Middle East.
In honor of the Harvard's Wage Sit-In victory I'll sing one "round" of a David Rovics tune, "Minimum Wage Strike."
Please to know, they did not get their main victory yet. What they scored was all their
sub-victories and a promising environment where it looks like their main issue might
get resolved soon.
If you need to know more about the complexities and etc., see the Boston Globe or someone.
I'm not going to even START in on any of THAT, for I haven't been near Harvard in about five years.
Soon there will be a Global Action day against Exxon Mobil because of their Evironment-politics.. It will be a day of actions in several cities all over the world and there will be Cyberactions aswell !
The realities of the Quebec City FTAA protests were consistently ignored by the mainstream corporate media. Those of us who spent many hours at the wall that Friday and Saturday witnessed police tactics employed in third-world dictatorships. Chemical weapons and potentially lethal projectiles were used to strip us of our democratic rights. Yet mainly the protestors throwing rocks were condemned as "hooligans". The police were praised for exercising "restraint".