We have an episode on the occupy movement in perspective, but here's some more.
Granted, I'm reading the Sunday Chicago Tribune for more details about the events and Penn State and the cover-up by administration (let pause and remind you all - in all circumstances, the crime is bad; the cover-up is much worse - and this one is, well, hard to even consider).
Big full page story on the start of the commentary section: 10 things you might no know about Chicago protests.
Oh, a history piece on the long and significant history of Chicago in labor and social unrest.
Um, no, a snarky and shallow look at the minor upsets in the city from the mid to late 20th century.
In other words, Haymarket Square is not mentioned. Not once. Even though it figures TWICE in the history of protest in Chicago.
Somewhat akin to saying, let's review the great Super Bowls, and leaving out III - I don't know, because it's OLD or a long time ago.
I just re-read the piece to make sure the authors, Mark Jacob and Stephan Benzkofer, didn't slip it in and I missed it. Nope. In their lead:
"Occupy Chicago protesters are writing another chapter in a long history of dissent in this city. Here are 10 demonstrated facts:"
Briefly, Haymarket is the original anarchist event in U.S. history, a seminal moment in the labor movement and known world-wide. Why guess what, there is even a Haymarket statue and a monument to the police killed at the late 19th century labor protest turned bombing.
But we did learn about protest #4 on their list - a person who wore a tuxedo to the Mercantile Exchange to protest new dress rules. And a protest against a mini mart in the suburbs.
Oh, yes, the 1968 Democratic Convention managed to make the list. And Martin Luther King's ill-fated march.
But the original - nope. The Days of Rage? Nah-ah. The attack of the Haymarket statute? Not quite top 10.
However, a 1958 high school banning the wearing of dog tags with Elvis' birthdate and name by girls? That's number 10.