In a move that greatly surprised many, the Wisconsin Police Union has joined the protesters at the state capitol building, and refused an order to clear the protesters out.
(Open Salon readers can view the video here, you know the drill by now...)
In a related move, 99ers have rallied to support the Wisconsin unions at protests and vigils across the nation. This is particularly poignant in light of the fact that the unions and NELP utterly abandoned the 99ers last year, when we needed their help so desperately, and still do.
As I have said in this column before, I'd love to see the wave of popular protest really take hold here in the USA. Given the fact that there is not one single jobs bill currently pending in the US Congress, we obviously need to do something.