like today's march on General Electric and other ruthless tax-dodgers
remind me of why money-grubbing conservatives hate community
organizers so much. Because without nearly 1000 heads waving signs to
inform people about the Fortune 500 behemoths that screw us, these
companies would simply weave through loopholes unnoticed.
who met in Dewey Square this afternoon had one thing in common –
whether they're an activist with MassUniting, a member of Occupy
Boston, or one of the police officers assigned to chaperone today's
protest. They all paid a lot more taxes than General Electric last
the group of roughly 100 pissed off people poured across Atlantic
Avenue, and marched one block from Dewey to GE's Boston offices on
no secret that there's been some turbulence at Occupy Boston. As the
Herald dutifully reported (to the delight of many of their readers, I might add), and as anyone who's walked down
Atlantic Avenue has likely noticed, there's a bit
of a vagrancy problem in Dewey Square. The scenario is more complicated than many
have surmised – while some homeless occupiers have indeed been using hard drugs and urinating openly, a great deal of those who otherwise bounce between shelters
have taken on responsibilities and made a proud home of the camp.
As chronicled in today's Boston Phoenix, the organizers at MassUniting - along with activists from a number of other groups - have been ramping up their artful and aggressive actions in the lead-up to tomorrow's BIG RALLY (which starts at 2pm at the Boston Common gazebo/bandstand).
What wasn't mentioned in that article, but that went down this morning, are the kickass visuals that local artists have contributed to bring this message to the streets.