Learn More, Show Up, Fight Back

by
Abby Zimet

Keith Johnson of Saratoga Springs, N.Y. holds protest signs supporting health care
reform while talking, apparently in a civilized fashion, with Werner Rentsch of Schoharie, N.Y. Johnson was
counter-protesting an anti-managed-care rally.

With the right wing continuing its hysterical attacks against health reform - a St. Louis Tea Party now says
it will "turn everyone into a Nazi snitch" - sane people are starting
to fight back against the degradation of the discourse. The AFL-CIO
has blasted "corporate-funded mob rule" whose only aim
is "to stop the conversation," and vows to engage with protesters. They are allying with Health Care For America NOW! to urge
people to show up at meetings in their area. For a
calendar of upcoming events, go here

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