Bread and Roses Weekend


First Parish Cambridge, which has supported labor at Harvard since the sit-in of Mass Hall in 20011, had a Labor in the Pulpit Service this morning. Workers and staffers from SEIU local 615 testified.

Marie-Elena of SEIU 615 in the Parlor Room at First Parish Cambridge
Marie-Elena [center] has to clean 140 offices 3 kitchens and 10 conference rooms in 5 hours. It is equivalent to 15 family homes. She is an employee of Unicco working at Microsoft.

Bread and Puppet Theater appeared on Cambridge Common at 3:00 PM today.

Bread and Roses sketch by Bread and Puppet Theater, Cambrige Common, Sept 2,2012

The Circus of the Possibilitarians is a satirical horse and butterfly circus, addressing pertinent national and international issues in a clownish fashion, including rotten ideas, a wild dancing horse and some mellow lions, a solemn salute to the world’s casualties and much more! The Dire Circumstance Jubilation Ensemble provides a little bit of brass and a lot of noise. Please take note that if some of the circus acts are politically puzzling to adults, accompanying children can usually explain them.

If you missed them today, they will be in Lawrence tomorrow from 4:00 – 5:00p.

Monday Sept 3: Two Bread and Roses Celebrations

Lawrence: 10:30 AM @ Polartec on 46 Stafford St.

It’s a full day starting with a march.

Boston: 11:00 AM @ Boston Common

The Harvard Student Labor Action Movement will be meeting at the Harvard Square T stop (near the info kiosk) at 10:45AM to head over!

Lawrence will undoubtedly be cooler, but harder to get to. [Anybody going that way? Look for me on the round [not the pit]  in Harvard Square.]

1I’m following the dictum, “Write only what you know.” If somebody from First Parish sees this and gets upset, they are invited to take me aside and undeceive me. In particular, what stance did they take in 1912?

¡¡¡ No Fracking Way !!!

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