Tuesday, May 02, 2006

may day

there's way too much to cover regarding the immigration rallies that took place across the US yesterday, and way too much to do today to prepare for travel this weekend, but i wanted to note the daily's coverage of seattle's events. in "Taking it to the streets," meghan erkkinen provides the text and matt lutton provides the pics. chris paredes, director of La Raza, and william rorabaugh, a UW professor of history, offer some great insight. erkkinen reports that more than 15,000 marched (the Seattle PI, here, suggest 30,000) - numbers like that, replicated across the country, means we've got a movement.

in "History of May 1 labor rights rallies enhances protest's meaning," jen ludington provides some context of the importance of may day and integrates the perspectives of asuw vice president ashley miller, anti-racism white student union member bradford baker, and myself.

listen up: i've been at UW for five years and never - ever - has the daily churned out, over and over again, such great work. the paper, and everyone involved with it, is on a roll. it's a thing of beauty to behold.

Update: for those who don't read blog comments, what i saw today has a great photographic take on the seattle rallies. as always, she captures the human spirit of the event.


At 5/03/2006 12:09 PM, Blogger i said...

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At 5/03/2006 12:11 PM, Anonymous ig said...

i also posted some pics on my blog


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