The crowd started out as a fairly modest gathering (ultimately grew to 110 people). The wall and buildings in back of us are part of Fort McNair, where Major General Buchanan, who will make the final decision on Bradley Manning, is staying. If the decision is a good one and he acknowledges that Manning is a legitimate whistleblower, then this will be our last demonstration on Manning’s behalf. If not, we’ll conduct at least one more.
|By: mattreichel Tuesday January 17, 2012 12:00 pm|
Ahead of the overlapping G-8 and NATO summits in Chicago May 19th-21st Mayor Rahm Emanuel has ramped up the repression of principled dissent in a city that has quite the history of it. New restrictions on parades and demonstrations go far beyond current rules.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 8, 2011 1:29 pm|
Alex Lawson of Social Security Works was stopped by the DC police and prevented from questioning the powerful elite Super Committee members for an FDL livestream after their meeting on Capital Hill today.
|By: David Dayen Friday February 25, 2011 2:05 pm|
Thousands of people have turned out in Madison today to protest the budget repair bill, which passed the State Assembly in a wildcat vote Thursday night. Members of several unions, most prominently the Plumbers and Steamfitters union of Madison and Milwaukee, were out in force. Madison schools are closed today, so many teachers and students are out as well. And while labor has brought numbers, the students really kicked this all off and still are the nominal leaders of this movement. The local teaching assistant’s association at UW-Madison has done a lot of the ground-level organizing work as well. It’s odd yet inspiring to see students walking and leading the crowd in union chants.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday November 23, 2010 12:30 pm|
“The dumbest part: they did two pat-down demonstrations – male on male, and female on female,” the House staffer said. And they used a young female TSA volunteer “and in front of a room of 200 people, they touched her breasts and her buttocks. People were averting their eyes. The TSA was trying to demonstrate ‘this is not so bad,’ but it made people so uncomfortable to watch, that people were averting their eyes.”
“They shot themselves in the foot,” the staffer continued.