". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Friday, September 30, 2011

Unions Join in the Occupy Wall Street Movement

As per usual, the NY Times isn't reporting this; instead they stay with Anthony Bologna, the infamous, non-justifiable pepper spraying NYPD cop, whose behaviors of this nature reach back to the 2004 rethug con here -- thereby derailing any discussion of the issues that Occupy Wall Street is protesting -- oooh violence, lets look at that instead of what the banks are doing right this minute to us all:

Groups that are joining the marches and providing support (as well as friends and acquaintances) include: The United Federation of Teachers; 32BJ SEIU & 1199 SEIU; Workers United; and Transport Workers Union Local 100, which has 38,000 members.

Additionally, Working Families Party,, Make the Road New York, the Coalition for the Homeless, the Alliance for Quality Education, Community Voices Heard, United New York and Strong Economy For All are involved in the organization of the march.

Other affiliated protests and groups are or already have created demonstrations across the country.

You all know the banks are charging us a fee for using our debit cards?  This means at least another $60 of OUR MONEY that the banks are grabbing.

It's gonna be a big one tonight, that march to Wall Street.

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