• US Social Forum

Somebody forgot to remind me that it was May Day today and so I accidentally came in to work instead of abstaining in solidarity with The People, who I hope will avoid inclement police attention and/or weather. This is the first post-Occupy May Day event, so anticapitalists et al join the larger immigrants’ and labor rights crowds at Union Park at noon and plan on marching toward Federal Plaza. Protesters are also scattered through downtown already, and the Tribune is filing dispatches. One, from 10:25 AM outside Bank of America, has a guy telling another guy to tear up his sign, which says “(expletive) the police.” What does he think this is, the Supreme Court?

Protest details here.