Thursday, February 21, 2008

Defeatists to March on Bughouse Square

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At least one protester was afraid of being shot by Vice President Cheney during the 2006 march.

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Calder sculpture Flamingo in Chicago's Federal Plaza during a blizzard.

How will the defeatists get there? They will start out at the Federal Plaza in the South Loop (Adams & Dearborn), their destination will be Washington Square Park, on the Near North Side. Washington Square Park is also known as Bughouse Square, a nod to the soapbox orators who spoke in the park across from the Newberry Library for fifty-some years starting around 1910. Watch for Studs Terkel sightings.

They will probably march right up Dearborn instead of their recent route on the popular Michigan Ave. I have the feeling that last year's relatively sparse turnout had something to do with the new route up what is a much less traveled street at that time of the evening. I had been wondering about this year's march when I found a flier on the el today, the Chicago ANSWER flier is in both English and Spanish. Chicago ANSWER is an unabashed communist group.

Oh yeh, this fun-house kicks off at 6 PM Wednesday March 19 at the Federal Plaza. Bring your camera and your sense of humor.

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