Posts Tagged ‘Olympia’

April 10th, 2011 - 2:24 pm § in Politics

Sit-In Protesters Removed From State Capitol

When I asked Washington State Patrol officer Arras if we would be arrested he replied, "You will be leaving the building tonight." We all took this to mean that we would be physically forced from the Capitol and taken to jail. None of the demonstrators left ... In effect, there was a showdown betwee[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 1:50 pm § in Politics

Friday Labor Rally in Oly Tops 10,000

Kevin Hatch on the big labor rally: If last November’s election sent the message “Quit taxing workers”, this week's message was clearly “Don’t cut our services” and “tax the wealth already”. The response I heard from Democrats was weakly “but we can’t”. My reply would be “You[...]

April 6th, 2011 - 4:35 pm § in America

Report From Olympia: Tuesday Kick-Starts Week of Action

Tuesday’s march and rally at the Capitol gave a strong kick-start for a week of protests that will continue through Friday. The day was organized and led by the Olympia Coalition for a Fair Budget, a local grassroots group that lives up to its name. The day was tainted by the dramatic Olympia w[...]

March 16th, 2011 - 3:52 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Politics

Everyone Out for Olympia Demo, 3/17/11

We're fed up with an economy that showers bonuses on corporate executives while crushing the dreams of working families. And so are the thousands of people across the country. Will you stand with us at noon on Thursday? Sign up link provided.[...]

February 27th, 2011 - 12:51 pm § in America, Misc., Politics

Pro-Union Demo Rocks State Capitol

Pro-labor demonstrators march on the State Capitol, Olympia, 2/26/11. Photo copyright 2011 by Larry Neil Demonstrator at Labor Rally, Olympia, WA, 2/26/11 - Photo copyright 2011 by Larry Neilson.son. OLYMPIA, February 26 -- Some 2,500 braved sub-freezing temperatures and several inches of sn[...]

February 25th, 2011 - 2:35 am § in America, Politics

Everyone Out Saturday at the Olympia State House

Demonstrate Solidarity with Hard-Pressed Workers in the Middle West! Meet at the Tivoli Fountain, State Capitol Campus, Olympia, WA Saturday, Feb. 26, at Noon Includes Registration Button to Join MoveOn Contingent (You may participate without being part of MoveOn's Group) Saturday, 26 Feb 201[...]