Friday, August 31, 2007

Careful who you moon!

You may not even remember this, but about five months ago, Karl Rove was invited to American University by their College Republicans. It was very hush-hush, because the group wanted to avoid any protests, but word got out and there was an "incident." A few students tried to block Roves' car and it was reported that one student mooned the man behind "Bush's Brain." Police were called, it was caught for posterity on YouTube, and life went on. Here's what one of Georgetown's student had to say about that evening.

According to The Washington Post, the students have now been greeted, this first week of class, with subpoenas from the Secret Service and although not arrested at the time of the protest, have now been charged with several offenses including crossing a police line. They have accepted a plea deal to pay a fine of $100 each and will have an arrest on their record, but not a conviction.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Boycott Status??

Is it working? Channel 7 reports that county leader claims the boycott of perceived anti-immigrant businesses will backfire. (Click here to see the video.) Prince William County Chairman Corey Stewart has called the boycott "foolish."

What do the boycotters think? Hard to know! The organizers' website, with this photo, is under construction and dated 2005. The link to articles is nonexistent. The boycott ends Monday. Lets see what happens.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Boycott in Prince William County, VA

According to local news, a week-long boycott started today to protest anti-immigrant policies in Prince William County. This photo is from WUSA9.

Click here to see the video from WJLA.

One of the most effective methods to getting people's attention is to make it matter to them economically. Let's stay tuned to see what the outcome is of this action!

Saturday, August 25, 2007

We're back!

The blog has been on hiatus. But now that the semester's starting, I'll share the space with my students, from our Georgetown University class, "Nonviolence in Theory and Practice." Look forward to their insights and musings!