Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Tuesday, June 10, 2003

You know. If these kinds of protests were happening anywhere else, let alone Baghdad, the world media wouldn't be able to stop talking about it. And probably looking for some way to blame America.

Among those hitting the picket lines Tuesday were teachers, police officers, customs officers and bank employees.

Weary travellers faced long waits at airports after air traffic controllers walked off the job.

Up to 80 per cent of flights to and from French airports were cancelled, and few trains were running during the morning rush-hour in Paris. Traffic authorities reported 280 kilometres of congestion around the capital.

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