BOOM! Finally! Chris Bowers reports:
On Tuesday, Americans in all 50 states will rally in front of schools, libraries, fire stations, hospitals, and parks to protest the rising tide of austerity gripping all levels of our government. There’s a rally near you—sign up here to attend.
Many of the structures that long operated as a check against corporate power—campaign finance laws, unions, ACORN, public broadcasting—are being dismantled. As a result, the working and middle classes are being forced to pay for tax breaks for the wealthy, corporate giveaways, wars, and economic crashes caused by Wall Street. Money continues to flow upward, and our already undemocratic level of inequality is worsening.
If we can apply Wisconsin-style pressure against these slash and burn Republican budget cuts, we might roll back some of the awfulness they’re planning — mainly because the Democrats are planning to meet these bastards halfway. And the Democrats will be much more susceptible to pressure from widespread protests. Let’s go!