:: Sunday, March 27, 2011 ::

London


RIP, originally uploaded by alister.

I joined the 450, 000 who marched in the streets of London to defend public services and oppose the ConDem cuts. A good humoured family day out for ordinary workers. It was the biggest demo in London for 10 years.

Police subsequently attacked the non-violent sit ins by UK Uncut and those partying in Trafalgar Square. Black Bloc types had a ruck, which made them feel good about themselves I guess.

But the real story was the march, and what comes after.

Good analysis by Laurie Penny in the New Statesman and Paul Mason of Newsnight.


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:: Monday, March 07, 2011 ::

Same Shit, Different W

As British workers prepare for what promises to be a gargantuan rally in London on March 26th, inspiration is coming from some surprising areas. Sure, Egypt, Tunisia, Libya, Greece. But the USA? You bet, the USA. Workers in Madison, Wisconsin are engaged in an epic struggle with their anti-union Governor.

Here are a couple of great youtube clips. First up Michael Moore, then a nice toon.





The Title comes from a Madison placard btw.

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