Union supporters rallied in Denver February 22 to support unions under political pressure in Wisconsin; Tea Party groups counter-protested at the bottom of the capitol steps. I conducted a number of interviews from both sides.
One dominant theme from the union side was that taxes should be higher, especially on the rich:
In the next video, union supporters call their opponents fascists and "tea baggers," all in the spirit of the "new civility," of course:
Next, union supporters chant "USA!" -- to a backdrop of the Soviet hammer and sickle and the Mexican flag:
The next video offers a sense of the competing signs and chants.
I also captured some substantive interviews with both sides that I will release in independent posts over the coming days, so check back.