Call for the Assist: WI, OH, etc
Solidarity forever, my friends!
I suck. I'll just say that with heartfelt feeling so you don't have to in the comments. What's more important: I'm on a list of the WI protest leaders and here's the problem- supplies. We all want to help, esp those of us with a credit card or paypal account, if we can't be there. The problem is the folks setting up the blog for WI (and elsewhere, I assume) are overwhelmed. Protest can only be sustained if we can supply folks with more than a piece of pizza. Clothes, shelter, water, phones, twitter, transportation, etc.
Step up, Corrente. I cannot tell you how ironically shitty I feel that right now, in my life, I can't do what I'm asking you to help do. Starting tomorrow, I'll be on the road for ~15 hours helping move my dad to a nursing home. I'll be out for days. But dammit, I know this is it, this is the time, the energy we've been waiting to perceive for so long. As far as success goes, it's called "logistics" and there is a saying I learned from my old USMC days. "Tactics are for amateurs; logistics are for winning generals." I feel this in my bones right now and I've been emailing for the last few hours trying to instill this and help coordinate. Can you help?
Food. Shelter. T Shirts with a logo. Signs. Etc.
The time is now. Action will mean so much, if we can pull it off. From what I can tell from my brief survey, Corrente is at the forefront. Let's brainstorm, and make this more than a flash in the pan. Sites, phone numbers, union contacts, etc. This is the great test, folks. We're here, in the metasphere. Many of us can't be on the ground in the places where it's going on. But we can help. The question is how. IMHO: a general paypal site admin'd by a union person that helps direct funds to any and all protesting is what is needed here. Moveon is supposed to be on it, but I'm not able to find that. Anyone? Run with this, as I won't be able to be here much for the rest of the week.
Also: Lambert, I'm sorry. It wasn't you, it was me, as the joke goes. I failed to live up to what I espouse, and for that I apologize. I know you understand and I hope you and those who respect you can forgive me, for all I probably don't deserve it.