Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Everyday I will post updates of what is going on in Chicago....we need to follow this closely, there will be More Situations Like This....The State of the Workers in this Country is festering like a long ignored wound...Me it runs in my blood from other generations, that lived in Kentucky and West Virginia mining coal and working the railroads and even growing hemp and some RumRunning on the side......The Appalachian Side of me understands the angst of what is at stake....I think all of us have started to feel it and see it in people's eyes, at the Market and on bustops....It's Real...Fran over at Ramblings is also blogging this situation closely....
Dear Brothers and Sisters and Fellow Bloggers in Chicago....
I am asking that you support These Brave Peaceful Workers, Show them Solidarity,Contact the Governors Office and show your support, also go to the Plant and offer your help, or blankets, water or Food. Please know that their families need Food too, so any help that you can offer will help their Cause. There is a Rally Being Planned for NOON Wednesday, please stay posted, and plan to go as Fellow Workers of Chicago...Solidarity is Critical at this Time. These People are your Neighbors and your Community, but they also represent ALL of us, and they are showing great Courage....Thank You.
Which Side Are You On ?...Pete Seeger Version ( Natalie Merchant Version Linked to the Title)....
Update as of MN, the Governor of Illinois has suspended ALL Business Transactions with Bank of America.....watch the video...first Obama came out in support of the Workers and now....the Governor, watch below...I can not find the Video- if anyone finds it let me know, but here is the article about Obama's Press Conference on it.
photo Workers 1930's.........
11AM Update 12.09.08::::
Well, talk about a Really REALLY Strange Coincidence...the Governor of Illinois was arrested this am and his chief of staff read more from the NYT. I also wonder if the FEDS ( BUSH 'S FEDS) are going to tie this back to Obama., since they are saying the Charges are Corruption, and tied to conspiracy for the Appointment of Obama's Seat -the Replacement.....this all looks very suspect.....The Current Gov. came into power after the Criminal Demise of Governor Ryan in 2002.
The Governor was facing possible Impeachment and has been being under Investigation for awhile....so maybe it was just a Coincidence....odd...More to come...No Updates on the Sit In, it has been knocked from the Headlines....of course.More from Huffpost has more on this Mess...and it looks like the Gov was not acting in a Upstanding Manner....
11PM More news::::
So some good developements did happen today , even in spite of the Governor's problems, some headway did happen, Bank of America was indeed shamed into releasing some funds....more to come.