Monthly Archives: February 2011

The People’s House Is Closed.

While the Capitol Police stood down yesterday and did not forcefully remove the people expressing their constitutional rights to assemble and address their government, the Department of Administration has no such qualms. This morning the DoA closed the Capitol. Only … Continue reading

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120K at Saturday Rally–Will Capitol Police Be New Sisyphus?

A quick update: Yesterday in a cold, snowy afternoon, over 120,000 Wisconsinites (and a few from out of state in solidarity) rallied against the horrid Budget Repair Bill. This greatly exceeded the rally the previous Saturday and included at least … Continue reading

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The Thin Blue Line

Events happened quickly today and February 25, 2011 may be remembered as one of the most unique days in labor history. Despite promises to consider all amendments, early this morning Republicans in the Wis. Assembly ended debate and rushed a … Continue reading

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Protests Continue and a New Front Opens

The protests continue in Madison. The Koch Brothers (the billionaire would-be strip miners of state assets) opened a lobbying office across from the Capitol which struck many as odd, since they already have the Governor’s office. Today, their office will … Continue reading

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Dems in the Assembly Have Their Day

The Democrats provided some great theater today. The GOP either decided (or didn’t have the votes) to proceed with acting on the “non-financial” parts of the Budget Repair Bill in a separate act (although I have to think that Collective … Continue reading

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Democrats Must Stay on the Lam

Today, depending on what the Republicans do, the United States may be left with 49 democratic states and 1 that is ruled by decree. That is why the Democrats left and why they should stay away. Democrats can only block … Continue reading

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Battle of Wisconsin-Protests Continue-What is Next?

The protests continued today with Leo Gerrard of the United Steelworkers giving a rousing speech and noting that if Steeler and Packer fans can find common ground, then Walker can meet workers at the bargaining table. Of course, this isn’t … Continue reading

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Battle of Wisconsin-An International Day of Solidarity

The day of the counter-attack met a wave of peaceful, fun-loving exuberant Wisconsinites and their allies from across the globe. It was hard to figure out how many “Tea Party” protesters were present, but most media was reporting between 2,000-3,500 … Continue reading

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This is What Democracy Drives Like

In about an hour, the Union Cab fleet will head to the capitol. We have drivers coming in to participate who normally never see the sun, but they are changing their schedules just to be with the workers in solidarity. … Continue reading

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Day 7-We Can’t Fight-We Need to Smile!

Ghandi said: “First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” Sunday, they ignored us. Monday, they laughed at us. Saturday, they fight us. They are bringing in big guns: 8,000 Tea Party activists … Continue reading

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