[Marxism] FW: Haymarket Statue controversy - Labor Beat begins Thurs 3/24

Mark Lause MLause at cinci.rr.com
Wed Mar 23 18:37:50 MST 2005


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From: Larry Duncan [mailto:lduncan at igc.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2005 7:45 PM
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Subject: Haymarket Statue controversy - Labor Beat begins Thurs 3/24

http://chicago.indymedia.org/newswire/display/54759/index.php

Trainwreck of Ideologies Part 2 - Historical Spin
(The sequel to the popular Trainwreck of Ideologies)

Thanks to a deal among the City of Chicago, the Police Dept., the
Chicago
Federation of Labor, and the Illinois Labor History Society, the theme
of
the new statue at Haymarket Square is not about class struggle, but
about
"free speech."

At the surreal ceremony introducing this faceless, neutered
stick-figured
affront to history, the Chicago Federation of Labor and the Fraternal
Order
of Police were both present. In fact, the CFL's Dennis Gannon explained
that nowadays the basic differences between labor and the police hardly
matter any more. Gannon then, giving him a hug, introduced Mark Donohue,
his old high school chum and now President of the Fraternal Order of
Police. The event's organizers made sure that Officer Donohue got to
speak,
but no anarchist was invited to address the official ceremony.

Labor Beat's "Trainwreck of Ideologies, Part II: Historical Spin"
documents
the ideological chasm between Chicago-area anarchists and the hosts of
this
disgraceful event. 30 minutes.

CAPTION: A jumbled and faceless stick-figured affront to the real
history
of the Haymarket affair.
PHOTO CREDIT: M. Conlisk/Labor Beat

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"Trainwreck of Ideologies Part 2"
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Thurs., March 24, 9:30 pm
Fri., March 25, 4:30 pm
Thurs., March 31, 9:30 pm
Fri., April 1, 4:30 pm

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