|"I have a dr... blargh!"|
I was originally a little jealous, wishing I could afford to join them, but after hearing about the long lines, insane crowds in the subway, the inability to get close enough to hear or see anything due to the incredible press... I am kinda happy to just watch it online, in the comfort of my home.
The description reminded me a little of a march my daughter, Erin and I went to in Los Angeles in 2007, in response to the crack-down on immigrants in LA. The press was so ridiculous in the subway system that they shut down the automated pay centers and just shuttled everyone along for free -- which, by the way, is the way it should be done!
|North Hollywood subway station|
|On the train|
|My daughter, squished on the train|
I heard that there is currently more activism taking place in the US than there was even during the Vietnam War. I think that's a great thing, even if it does include tea-partiers and the like. It's the only way to restore some of the democratic process to the people, from the big corporations who are happy to run the country for us (and against us).