Mr. and Ms. Smith go to court

Eleven of the 12 protesters who were arrested at Hartford’s action that blocked the Broad St. I-84 on-ramp on Thursday went to Hartford Community Court this morning. The protesters (the 12th could not be in court today and will appear later) were charged with disorderly conduct in violation of Section 53a-182 of Connecticut law. Before they …

This is what democracy looks like?

About 12 protesters out of roughly 100 or so agreed to be arrested at Hartford’s part in the International Day of Action today. In a cold drizzle, the protesters marched from Aetna’s corporate headquarters on Farmington, down Flower St., around the Courant, and up Broad, where they stood near the Courant’s front door and chanted. Police stood …

An I-84 ramp will be occupied on Thursday

The Connecticut Action Alliance for a Fair Economy is sponsoring a protest/occupation that starts at 3 p.m. in  front of Aetna’s corporate headquarters at 151 Farmington in Hartford. Demonstrators will then march to the Broad Street I-84 on-ramp as an act of civil disobedience. (Hey! That’s my on-ramp!) The action is part of the larger …