Black People : October 2 DC march/ Black Coffee Party?

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  1. Ankhur

    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Glenn Beck, paid lovely to distract, as he supports the Tea party and their marches he calls these union workers and mostly from my impression Black folks, marching for jobs, and an end to Wall street favoritism

    un American.

    Hopefully this march is succesful and this is the American process of as

    Dr King said the Right to Protest for Right
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Well not all Black;

    Liberals seek to rally base
    By: Scott Wong
    October 2, 2010 11:51 AM EDT

    Seeking to rewrite the political narrative that they’re suffering from apathy before the midterm elections, thousands of liberal activists gathered on the National Mall Saturday to rally under the banner of “jobs, justice and education.”

    Progressive radio and TV host Ed Schultz, who has been promoting the event on MSNBC, formally opened the rally by calling it "a defining moment in America."

    "We cannot give up on Nov. 2. We have not gotten everything we've wanted for the last two years," he said. "We have to stand up for a progressive agenda that is for the people and not the corporations."

    But several attending the “One Nation Coming Together” rally in Washington expressed frustration with the disjointed message coming from Democrats, who are poised for big losses in November.

    Participants said they hoped Saturday’s event would unify a broad array of progressives — union leaders, environmentalists, antiwar protesters, and civil-rights and gay-rights activists — behind a common cause exactly one month before the Nov. 2 midterm elections.

    “It seems that the Democrats need to get their message out. It seems they don’t do that effectively and you have chaos over here with tea bag people getting all the press,” said Kristen Childress of Charleston, W.Va., who was attending with her partner. “What is the Democratic message? What is it?

    “This rally is bringing all the progressives together in one place whereas the Democrats don’t seem to get all the allies together,” she added.“They play it safe. That has always been their problem. They play it safe.”

    Cindy Garcia, 38, made the journey with a nine-bus caravan sponsored by her labor union, UAW Local 600, in Dearborn, Mich. She was there to support unions, which she said were the backbone of the middle class. But she also wanted to urge Democrats to take a tougher stand on issues.

    “They are not blunt about it. They are still hiding behind curtains and walls,” Garcia said. “They are not telling the truth about a lot of things like immigration reform.”

    Organizers said they were expecting more than 100,000 to attend the rally. Thousands of people packed the area around the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, but based on an unscientific estimate there were significantly fewer people than when Fox News’ Glenn Beck hosted the conservative “Restoring Honor” rally there Aug. 28. At that rally, attendees were forced to stand shoulder to shoulder the entire length of the Reflecting Pool.

    But Saturday’s crowd was significantly more racially diverse, with a heavy African American presence on stage and in the audience


    “I hope people look at the Mall because this is what America looks like,” the Rev. Al Sharpton boomed to the crowd. “America is not one color, not one gender. This is what America looks like.”


    Before the rally, Benjamin Jealous, president of the NAACP and a lead organizer of One Nation, said it would feature a diverse cross-section of Americans: mine workers and environmentalists, conservative Christians and gay-rights activists, and Christians, Jews and Muslims.




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    This is not a Black movement but a coalition of Progressives, many ofwho are not satisfied with the Obama Agenda.

    http://www.onenationworkingtogether.org/partners

    A lot of these folks dont identify necessarily as undecided or independent but increasingly as non-partisan.
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Voices from the "One Nation Working Together" Rally for Jobs and Justice
    One-nation-voices

    Tens of thousands of people gathered at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC, on Saturday to rally for progressive causes. More than 400 groups, including labor unions, as well as civil rights, gay rights, and environmental groups, endorsed the "One Nation Working Together" rally. Organizers said the gathering drew a crowd of 175,000 people. The focus of the day was jobs, justice and education for all. The rally’s sponsors said they also hoped to demonstrate that they, not the tea party, represented the nation’s majority. Speakers included Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president of the Children’s Defense Fund; deaf student organizer Colin Whited; and AFL-CIO president Richard Trumka.

    http://www.democracynow.org/2010/10/4/voices_from_the_one_nation_working
     
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    Ankhur Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Some coverage of the speeches,
    from the rally on www.wbai.org

    ON NOW
     
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