Chris Faraone reports on an afternoon of protests on City Hall Plaza:
If you have beef with harsh immigration policies, so-called Wall Street bailouts, or right wing goon supreme Antonin Scalia, then downtown Boston was your liberal Disneyland Wednesday afternoon. From the 4pm Massachusetts Jobs with Justice rally against the bailout plan to the 5pm Moral Voices for Immigration Reform event, there was nary a left wing cause that went unrepresented.
I initially showed for the Jobs with Justice melee – not because I'm hungry like daily news reporters for human faces to attach to the financial crisis, but because their press release mentioned the insultingly played out "Main Street" cliche five times. I respect peoples' right to protest measures that they perceive to burden working people with corporate woes, but this sudden slogan-driven populism eerily reminds me of the reflexive blue state pacifism that followed 9/11. ...