Madison, WI: 1,500 people shut down major thoroughfare, marched to Governor’s mansion #justice4tony #BlackLivesMatter

At least 1,500 people took part in this rally and march. A majority of those in attendance were high school and college students of color. A minority of white residents of various ages also joined in taking the streets. Here’s the brief Reuters story. The WISN Channel 12 story. This includes helicopter footage, a live more »

Some News Made In Wisconsin: “Rules”, Turncoat beans, a Bitcoin Baron, Obama says #RTW is “inexcusable”, Walker’s trails behind libs

NY Times editorial team notices Wisconsin supreme court and the John Doe investigation: “This should not be a hard call, but under a pitifully weak rule in Wisconsin’s code of judicial conduct, judges do not have to recuse themselves over independent spending related to their campaigns.”   ———————— New “Right To Work For Less” bill is not more »

Tony Robinson: A few photos, thoughts, upcoming events #Justice4Tony #TonyRobinson #Madison #BlackLivesMatter

I attended a meeting sponsored by Young Gifted and Black at the YWCA yesterday morning and then marched from East Wilson, around the Capitol, down East Washington, and to the site of the killing of Tony Robinson on Williamson Street yesterday. It probably greatly inconvenienced some people that we took over East Washington both walking more »

Assorted things hitting the Wisconsin fan lately

Simply sharing a few readings today: The latest on privatization of care for the disabled from Senator Kathleen Vinehout. —————- From Walker budget removes “Wisconsin” from the UW: “They want the UW System to be a glorified technical school that produces workers for corporations, and not as a source of public good that provides research more »

Walker slips on Freudian ice in Florida

Walker begging for money is not exactly the newsiest portion of a February 28 New York Times article on “Rich Donors”. For years now Walker has been bee-lining to rich men in Palm Beach, Orange County, New York, and D.C. to play the martyr up against the big, bad unions who made him run through more »

“Shut It Down” or Submit: Photos, video, thoughts after Sat. 2/28 Labor Rally in Madison, WI

On Saturday labor leaders at the big staged microphone delivered speeches to between 3,000 and 5,000 Wisconsinites about maintaining the long fight to preserving worker rights, workplace safety, and “the middle class” and they called on their members to contact their legislators. Meanwhile, the rank and file in Wisconsin discusses the futility of showing up more »

WI Union Leader Calls For Action: “I’m getting sick and tired of coming to these rallies, singing Kumbaya, and end up getting screwed”

Yes. I am sick to death of it. February 26, 2015 Machinists Union leader alludes to general strike at Wisconsin Capitol rally I’m getting sick and tired of coming to these rallies, singing Kumbaya, and end up getting screwed,” Phil Gruber, Midwest territory general vice president for the Machinists Union, told some 2,000 people attending more »