Thus I was surprised to get this email from a parent activist, fairly newly minted (a year) activist -- someone who is enormously respected on so many levels -- who I had no idea read this blog who sent this.
Norm, I have to confess that when I first read your writings (only a little over a year ago), I was impressed but thought you might be a little bit of a wild-eyed radical. Now I see you as a paragon of reason and common sense and have absolute faith in your vision. I wish you were a wild-eyed radical, because that would mean the world we're actually in made more sense than it does. Thank you and keep writing always!Glad to have another "crazy" on board.
I didn't go because I ain't a-marching anymore -- this week.*
Leonie has some reports, the first with text of her speech and a video.
The rally in Albany was massive today; with estimates of 25,000. You can get a sense of the size from the video
Black Agenda Report - Bill Thompson: The powerful lobbyists and their clients are making sure that Bloombergism will continue without Bloomberg
Freedom Rider: Et tu Bill Thompson?
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 00:03 — Margaret Kimberley