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Article: Protesters march against Tea Party Express

With signs that read “Tax the Rich,” “Drink Wine, Not Tea” and “The Tea Party is Over,” more than 200 protesters marched Saturday from downtown to Napa Valley Expo to demonstrate against the Tea Party Express rally.

Article: Napa police up security for national Tea Party Express and Green Party protest

At least one group - the Napa County Green Party - has announced formal plans to protest the tea party's presence in Napa. The Green Party will host a demonstration at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Napa.

Article: Green Party to protest Tea Party in Napa

Times Herald staff report.

The Napa County Green Party is reaching out to other Green Party members and other progressives to protest against the Tea Party from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, in Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Napa.

The Napa County Green Party will hold a so-called "green tea party" to protest the Tea Party's kick-off to its national tour at the nearby Napa fairgrounds at that same time.

What to Do About California's Budget Crisis?

Beginning with the show-down in Wisconsin, various states have begun to follow the lead of Governor Scott Walker to deprive unions of their power to collective bargaining. This assault on unions has led to some surprising responses, including massive protests and confrontation between public sector workers and the states. In one sense it had the effect of causing working people to question their position in society and has made it clear that workers are a "class" of people, regardless of whether they work in private industry or in the public sector in government jobs, including teachers.

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