by Bill Forman
We just happened upon this poster for a local rally to be held this Tuesday in support of Wisconsin protesters who continue to fight their governor's union-busting maneuvers, so we figured we'd share it with you.
While you might not know it from watching CNN or FOX or any of our other 24-hour entertainment networks, at least 100,000 people marched to Madison's capital on Saturday afternoon, receiving virtually no mainstream media attention. After all, as Daily Kos noted earlier today:
Why would they bother to cover the largest labor rally in recent memory? After all, it didn't feature tricorn hats and people screaming about Kenya.
Maybe we'll get them here.
In any case, it's interesting to note that Saturday's enormous rally came after a month of daily protests and, even more amazingly, after Gov. Scott Walker's end-run that turned his Koch-foisted legislation into a fait accompli.
It's also interesting, if heartbreaking, to contemplate what might have happened with our ongoing Iraq and Afghanistan fiascos if Bush-era antiwar protesters had been able to sustain this level of commitment.
The Colorado Springs rally is scheduled to take place outside City Hall, at 107 N. Nevada Ave., on Tuesday, March 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
For better or worse, as the poster says: Wisconsin is just the beginning ...