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Donnachaidh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:17 PM
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2,000 Protesters March On Koch Industries’ D.C. Office
http://thinkprogress.org/2011/04/04/2000-protesters-mar... /

Though they don’t want you to know about it, the billionaire Koch brothers are bankrolling a massive campaign to roll back progressive achievements, and today, labor, civil rights, and climate activists turned out at dozens of rallies across the country to demonstrate against the Koch’s secretive influence in American politics and to stand up for labor and civil rights.

In Washington, D.C. today an estimated 2,000 protesters marched on Koch Industries’ Washington D.C. offices and attempted to give Charles and David Koch an invitation to come out and speak with the protesters. Not surprisingly, the building’s doors were locked and no one was allowed inside. However, a representative from the real estate company which managed the building told an handful of organizers who attempted to deliver the invitation, “I’d be here with you guys if I wasn’t working right now.” Noting that he works for the building, not Koch, he said, “I don’t want to be here.”

The events were scheduled for today because it marks the 43rd anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, TN. King traveled to Memphis to support a strike by the city’s sanitation workers, and was an ardent supporter of workers’ rights. Dr. Earl D. Trent Jr., the senior pastor at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, told ThinkProgress that if King “were alive today, he would be right here at the forefront, no doubt.” “And that’s why we have to carry this out.”

Watch ThinkProgress’ video report:

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Crop Circle Donating Member (37 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:23 PM
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1. That's great! How about 20,000 next time, then 200,000 ... n/t
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Monique1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:49 PM
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2. It is a work day
Many people work, they are also afraid to lose their jobs if they take time off.
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liberal life Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:27 PM
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6. yes we need to make those bastards miserable
follow them everywhere they go, make it so no one will serve them, make all their money useless.


http://fucorporatemedia.com/
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butterfly77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:54 PM
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3. K&R..
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TennisMom Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:22 PM
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4. 2,000 Protesters in D.C.
Okay, so where is the media coverage for this event?  We were
subjected to the drivel of Michele Bachmann when barely 200
Tea Baggers showed up to rally for her.  BFD.  Those 2,000
marchers have my support.  :toast: 
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malaise Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:23 PM
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5. Did they take RAID
for the Kochroaches? :evilgrin:
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katanalori Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 06:43 PM
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7. Sadly.........
File this under reports you will never see on the main street media
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liberal life Donating Member (187 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:09 PM
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8. but we can use it as proof to the teabaggers that they media is not liberal
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:11 PM
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9. kr
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 11:17 PM
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10. K&R! Of Course, Corporate Media Is Busy Giving Free Airplay To GOP Attack Ads
They are too busy to cover news that does not corporate with the prevailing corporate media narrative.
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