Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) has ordered the removal of a 36-foot mural depicting the state's labor history from the lobby of the Department of Labor headquarters, according to WMTW-TV.
A spokesman said the mural was "not in keeping with the department's pro-business goals and some business owners complained."
Diane Ravitch called the current nexus between authoritarian politicians and anti-democratic business conglomerates "fascism" the other day in her blog post at Ed Week.
What would one call the removal of a 36-foot mural depicting a state's labor history from the Department of Labor headquarters because it upset some business guys?
First we remove the murals depicting labor history, then we remove any vestige of labor protections.
I seem to remember hearing about this somewhere else...might be a book or something...
Oh, yeah - now I remember.