Vigil

Aug. 13th, 2017 11:28 pm
sabotabby: raccoon anarchy symbol (Default)
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Went to a hastily organized vigil for Charlottesville. There were maybe about 50 people and almost as many TV cameras. A blessed minimum of speeches as we all knew why we were there. We sang "The Red Flag" and "Solidarity Forever" and marched with drippy candles to City Hall.

it helps, at times like these, to be with folks that get it. There's another demo tomorrow morning but I don't think I'll make it because 8 am is very early. So I'm glad this one happened.

ETA: as I type this, I'm reading of another attack, this time at a solidarity demo in Montreal. Fortunately the victim survived. We must fight these bastards; nothing less than our survival and the survival of the most vulnerable communities is at stake.

Date: 2017-08-14 02:47 pm (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
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I'm glad you got to spend time with people who cared.

I went on twitter last night thinking I might vent about how there is only one more episode of Orphan Black, and saw a bunch of as it happened updates about Charlottesville. Thankfully I didn't see the video clip of the car before I knew to watch out for it.

Date: 2017-08-14 03:21 pm (UTC)
ironed_orchid: pin up girl reading kant (Default)
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Oh hell, that must have been an emotional seesaw.

Date: 2017-08-14 10:54 pm (UTC)
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Sorry to hear about the Montreal attack :(
Glad you got to go. I really need to up my game (or lack thereof at this point - ESPECIALLY after Saturday).

Madison GMB of IWW sent a note that a couple of our members went to the vigil and one of them (a GDC member) gave a speech talking about the need for self-defense and all the liberals apparently booed.

Fuck Madison is such a liberal shithole sometimes. Apparently a couple who were in talks and thinking of joinging the IWW contacted the Secretary telling him they were no longer interested after the speech.

JFC people, what do you want?

Date: 2017-08-16 06:25 pm (UTC)
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> There's another demo tomorrow morning but I don't think I'll make it because 8 am is very early. So I'm glad this one happened.

I went around 9:45am and there was barely anyone, and like the other demo, as many journos as protesters. Hopefully it was better attended earlier.

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