The revolt in Arab autocracies and the struggles of unionized workers in Wisconsin seem to have people thinking about "solidarity." I've noticed recently that an old post on this blog entitled "Pragmatic solidarity" (which has nothing to do with either, so no link here) is getting a lot of hits via Google.
There was a lot of solidarity on display Saturday afternoon downtown in San Francisco.
In front of City Hall, several thousand people mobilized by MoveOn and some unions shivered in the unusual cold temperatures while cheering for labor rights in Wisconsin.
Down the street, the small local Libyan community and friends denounced Gaddafi's murderous assault on his own people
There was plenty of a overlap among their concerns.
The shared dream: democracy for all.