Hotel employees fearing replacement by low-cost temporary workers were demonstrating in front of a Hyatt in Chicago on Thursday morning when a manager at the facility turned on high-powered heat lamps directly above them. It was one of the hottest days of the year. (more)
The American Civil Liberties Union has obtained a “sensitive” handbook, the “Presidential Advance Manual,” which details the Bush administration’s favored tactics for clearing the president’s path (and line of sight) of demonstrators who may disagree with his leadership policies.
The new White House policy chief, who is filling Karl Rove’s shoes in that post, took part in the infamous “Brooks Brothers riot” of 2000, in which GOP operatives, dressed as protesters, tried to intimidate officials engaged in the Florida recount. (Via Truthout.)