Friday, February 25, 2011

The Price of Democracy

The world has recently seen an amazing display of popular struggle and peoples solidarity against corrupt and undemocratic regimes, and I'm not talking about the incredible uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain or Libya. Instead, I'm referring to what is happening in Wisconsin (see today's show of Democracy Now for the latest coverage), which is no less fantastic and inspiring. 

The State Capitol building is currently occupied by thousands of the states public workers, and many have exercised their creativity by plastering the Capitol buildings interior with various protest signs and messages of encouragement. Here is what one protester wrote to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker:

My UW Education,

$39, 856...

My Wisconsin teaching license,

$19, 290

Being able to protest your ignorance by sleeping at the Capitol...


If you won't participate in democracy, I will!

I thought that was great :-)

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