Sep 4, 2012
With the DNC happening in Charlotte, along with all the related protests, time is lacking to do the research to post for you. Please bear with me and we will get the volume of our content back up to normal.
Today I attended the Southern Workers Assembly–a meeting of unions from around the country who want to expand Union influence in the southern states. Af fantastic turnout. They had some speeches from a number of activists, and reported back that through better preparation and better communication, they are not going to be taken for granted any longer.
Yesterday was the Coalition to March on Wall Street South. Charlotte, being the city with the second-most number of headquarters for banks, is referred to derisively as Wall Street South. About 2500 people took part in the march which was very successful in getting ot its message thanks to the lack of any violence or civil disobedience. I will soon be posting photos and videos from the Coalition;s March,
Charlotte is becoming an activist city, thanks to the efforts of a number of groups like ActionNC, Occupy Charlotte, our local Greenpeace members–so ably led by Monica Embry–the Rainforest Action Network, and various coalitions including networked members from many different activist groups in North Carolina.
While many states around the country are in the process of taking away the civil and human rights of their citizens, people in NC are now fighting back against most of this same ALEC-written legislation that is already in place here.
Another world IS possible if we leave the “like” buttons alone on Facebook and get out there and stand up for what we believe.
Thank you for putting up with my rant.