Frammin’ on the jim-jam on the day the GOP
By Fred Mills
September 1, Labor Day, the Harriet Island Regional
Park in St. Paul, Minnesota,
will be the site of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Labor Day
Festival. Not so coincidentally, that’s the same day the Republican National
Convention kicks off in Minneapolis-St. Paul. Appearing at the Festival: none
other than BLURT’s favorite commies, agitators and GOP-baiters Steve Earle, Allison Moorer and Tom Morello (plus friends, tba).
concert and festival will take place from noon to 7pm.
on hand will be N.C. Senator John Edwards and SEIU leaders Andy Stern and Anna
Burger. Oh, and with any luck, “tens of thousands of activists,” as SEIU
literature is predicting.
the info you need; for more details go to the official SEIU website. Look for
the homepage with Barack Obama’s pic proudly plastered across the top.
On the opening day
of the Republican National Convention, the Service Employees International
Union (SEIU) —representing 2 million working people—will sponsor a festival to
celebrate workers’ achievements and to promote
a New Vision for the 21st Century that includes:
quality healthcare for everyone;
· Wages that
can support families;
· Freedom to
join unions without intimidation;
In addition to the
Labor Day concert, the festival will include a YouTube station, a fully equipped
blogger lounge, a children’s area, and a large audience-participation art
This fall, working
people in America have the
opportunity of a lifetime to change our country and create an America that
works for everyone. The Labor Day concert and festival will mark the end of a
three-state Labor Day Tour from August 29-31 that will offer journalists three
days of interviews and discussions with SEIU members and leaders from across
the US and at stops along the way.
With 2 million
members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the
fastest-growing union in the Americas.
Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property
services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure
jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts
around the world to help ensure that workers, not just corporations and CEOs,
benefit from today’s global economy.
so it’s a bit more civilized than when the underground rose up and protested in
Chicago at the ’68
Democratic National Convention. But it’s no less righteous.
Credit: Ted Barron]