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Off-Beat Pictures From Union Protests At Madison Capitol

February 17, 2011

There were plenty of reasons to shout and hold a sign at the Wisconsin State Capitol today as workers made every attempt to stop Governor Walker’s bill that would end collective bargaining in the state for public employees.

But there were some in the Capitol that found other ways to spend their time…and in some cases still make a difference.

The young person below came prepared for the stay with her Barbie collection.

Among the shouts of “kill the bill” were 1960’s protest singing from what I am assuming  were ‘Peter, Paul, and Martin’.   And yeah, the harmonic playing was very nice to hear.

At the end of the day it was all about making a difference for our friends, neighbors, and communities in this state as we fight this destructive bill.    As such even kids carried signs.  One of the cute ones I saw today was this lad below who was cold…there he was with his hands inside his coat…trying to make a difference for us all.

  1. Bairn permalink
    February 20, 2011 1:08 AM

    Heard about the protest on another site where the actions of the Union members in Madison was compared to the struggles for freedom in Arabic countries. Flowing from this it would seem that the Tea Party is playing the role of the repressive governments trying to stop people fighting for their rights.
    Congratulations to all who took part and solidarity in your struggle.

  2. Wes permalink
    February 18, 2011 9:49 PM

    I wonder how many of these kids even know why they’re there. Because the ones interviewed on TV recently sure had no idea.

    And besides… shouldn’t these kids be in school? Oh, that’s right, the teachers lied to call in sick and had the schools closed, so the kids can’t be in school even if they wanted to.

    Unions using kids as human shields. “Do it for the children!”

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