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Let’s Sway Responsibly

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This past year, I have been a frequent participant in the Solidarity Sing Along protests held every weekday in or just outside the Wisconsin Capitol. One of the songs we sing is “Bring Back Wisconsin to Me”, sung to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean”, with new lyrics by Lou and Peter more »

Observations and Realizations of 2011

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As most people do, I have been reflecting a lot on what’s taken place in 2011, and as is my nature, have observed some very interesting things. First and foremost, the uprising of the downtrodden. Whether it be here or abroad, people are sick and tired of being fed lies and deceit. They are tired more »

Ohio gets sanity ball rolling, Walker next to ‘bounce’

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In The News Ohio gets sanity ball rolling, Walker next to ‘bounce’ Helping the victory in Ohio were Wisconsin AFL-CIO leaders Phil Neuenfeldt and Stephanie Bloomingdale, here with National AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka By Dominique Paul NothEditor, Labor PressPosted Nov. 0 The United States’ first step back to sanity took place November 8 — most more »

Where there is Andrew Breitbart, there are lies.

Some people leave a wake of garbage in their path. Reminds me of Pigpen from Charlie Brown . Andrew Breitbart spoke at Madison, Wisconsin yesterday to approximately 3,500 Tea Party and Pro-Walker people. They were there to do their darndest to match the numbers of Progressives, workers, and students that have rallied since last week more »

Wisconsin Breaking: Workers rush to Capitol, UW to Stage Walk-out, Senators to Try to Sneek In & Out, Rally Noon

A UW Madison student and teacher assistant walk out is planned today for 9:15AM behind Lincoln’s statue on Bascom, with 10:30AM rally in Library Mall, and an 11AM Capitol Square rally to follow. Rumors circulate that Wisconsin’s Senate will rush to get in the Capitol early and begin their vote on a radical “Budget Repair more »

Students and Staff Filled Wisconsin’s Capitol Monday

The voices of University of Wisconsin staff members, students and community members shouting “Kill this bill” reverberated through the Capitol rotunda Monday as nearly 1,100 protesters marched down State Street to the governor’s office door. The event, organized by the Teaching Assistants’ Association, included handing off thousands of valentines reading “I heart UW, Governor Walker, more »

Wisconsin Responds to Governor Scott Walker’s attack on public employees and worker rights

Wednesday February 16 SEIU lists buses leaving from 17 Wisconsin locations for the Capitol 10 a.m. Legislative Briefings at Masonic Temple, 301 Wisconsin Ave, Madison 11 a.m. Lobby Visits, State Capitol Noon Rally on Capitol Square Tuesday – State Street Capitol Steps Wednesday – King St. Capitol Entrance 1 p.m. Resume Lobby Visits, State Capitol more »

Ohio bill gives clues as to what Scott Walker has in store for Wisconsin unions

[Here's a LINK to the Wisconsin union-busting bill Scott Walker unveiled.] Friday February 11th Governor Scott Walker will drop a bomb on public sector employees in this formerly blue state: “Gov. Scott Walker told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Thursday that he will propose removing nearly all public employee collective bargaining rights to more »