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MWM Video Hilites: When is a march NOT a march? Current rating: 0
by Mike Flugennock
Email: flugennock (at) sinkers.org (unverified!) 18 Oct 2004
Anarchists, Greens, Wobblies, Cheerleaders add pep to MWM, avert certain snoozer!
RealVideo, 08min 33sec
When IS a march NOT a march?
When the organizers get nervous about the numbers (This has always been the problem with naming your event "the Million Something March")?
When the cops divert busloads of people heading into the city for the rally to RFK Stadium, on the other end of town, forcing them to pile onto the Metro for the long ride downtown?
When the first organizing efforts for the event were met with threats and authoritarian diktats against the event from none other than the AFL-CIO? Imagine that, the AFL-CIO trying to put the kibosh on a pro-workers' event!
While there wasn't a million -- or even a march -- the good news is that folks like the Anarchist workers' contingent and the IWW and the Radical Cheerleaders combined with the large militant anti-war union presence at the Memorial to keep the joint jumpin'. Not a whole lotta' shuckin' for Kerry in THIS crowd.
note: if the pictures didn't show, go to www.millionworkermarch.org