Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Thank You - Wisconsin

Currently in North Carolina a movement is building.
Weekly rallies – arrests of peaceful protestors.

It makes the news every week.

But what is hidden in the background is just as important.

From an article on Common Dreams this morning:

Thank You - Wisconsin!

NC  - UPDATE later that day

By Zaina Alsous and Ben Carroll on May 21, 2013 » Add the first comment.

North Carolina — Addressing a packed church April 28, the night before more than a dozen community members would engage in an act of civil disobedience at the state Capitol, the Rev. William Barber of the North Carolina NAACP — the oldest Black-led organization in North Carolina — spoke passionately of the historic moment of struggle North Carolina finds itself embroiled in. Listing legislative assault after legislative assault on poor and working people, he questioned the crowd in his fiery sermon: “What do we do when we are under attack?”


The “third wave action” on Monday, May 13, focused on combating attacks on worker rights, was the largest action yet. More than 200 people marched into the General Assembly building, filling two floors, and nearly 50 people were arrested. Many rank-and-file workers from the North Carolina Public Workers Union, UE Local 150, and members of other unions were among those arrested, bringing the total number of arrests since April 29 to more than 100.

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