Reports that the rebels, referred by some as Shaysites after the Pelham agitator, are storing arms in so-called “horse caves” have not been confirmed. No weapons were apparent on the Town Common during the demonstration, though some local real estate developers and right-wingers were pelted with spoiled fruit, as is the time-honored custom among New Englanders.
As always history is event driven and the speedy march toward the Bush Doctrine of global domination and military primacy will provide plenty of opportunity to display our resistance in a militant fashion but unfortunately the so called non-violent aspect of what should now be called the opposition movement instead of the peace movement as the white liberals can't effectively claim that label any more.
In California, 26 Green Party members were elected to office on November 5, including eleven City Council members. The 5.3% received by Peter Camejo (the Green's Governor candidate) set a record going back to 1934; and in San Francisco Camejo came in second (ahead of Republican Bill Simon) with 15.9%!
Thom Hartmann will be giving a presentation Nov 21, 6p, at Harvard bookstore in Boston. Thom Hartmann’s new book UNEQUAL PROTECTION: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights (Rodale/October 2002) is an in-depth look into how corporations have hijacked democracy.