Washington DC- On October 2nd 20210, thousands of people lined the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool to voice their support for labor and union causes for the One Nation Working Together Rally
Not all march-goers, however, display the same slavish devotion to “message unity” as others, many people carried signs excoriating Obama’s policies on drone strikes in Pakistan, others highlighted Obama’s continuation of Bush-era encroachments upon civil liberties, while others still voiced their displeasure at the lack of traction immigrant rights have been witnessing under the Obama administration.
Supporting groups all seemed to stage their own feeder marches to the gathering on the Mall; CASA de Maryland and the Service Employees International Union held a pro-immigrant rally on the west lawn of the Capitol while a diversity of Unions ranging from the Teamsters to the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers brought a healthy number of people to the rally.
Most refreshing was the sizable contingent of Socialists, numbering in at about two hundred, representing both the Socialist Party USA and Ohio Socialist senate candidate Dan La Botz. Underscoring the fact that Obama and his policies are anything but “socialist,” they could be heard among the throngs of people chanting “Obama ain’t no Socialist! We are! WE ARE!”
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