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Entries by The Media Consortium from 03/2011

Weekly Audit: Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capital

| Posted 03.01.2011 | Politics

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger On Monday afternoon, the Capitol Police in Madison, Wisconsin refused to enforce an order to clear the...

Weekly Diaspora: The 2012 Budget and Our Unsecured Border

| Posted 03.03.2011 | Politics

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger President Obama is taking heat from all sides this week for his 2012 budget proposal, which propose...

Weekly Mulch: Activist Tim DeChristopher Convicted of Two Felonies

| Posted 03.05.2011 | Green

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Environmental activist Tim DeChristopher was convicted yesterday of two felony counts. DeChristopher was o...

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in Wisconsin

| Posted 03.08.2011 | Politics

Weekly Audit: Standoff Continues in WisconsinBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger The 14 Democratic state senators who fled Wisconsin to th...

Weekly Pulse: 911 Is a Joke (Because It's Broke)

| Posted 03.09.2011 | Huffington Post

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger As the Great Blizzard of 2010 blanketed New York City, most residents were blissfully unaware that th...

Weekly Diaspora: Arizona Pushing Undocumented to Surrounding States

| Posted 03.10.2011 | Politics

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger A combination of stricter immigration enforcement and reduced economic opportunities in Arizona has...

Weekly Mulch: Conservatives and Liberals Remain In Denial About Climate Change

| Posted 03.11.2011 | Green

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger The negative impacts of climate change are coming on more quickly than anyone expected. According to a new...

Weekly Audit: Massive Protest In Wisconsin Shows Walker's Overreach

| Posted 03.15.2011 | Politics

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger About 100,000 people gathered in Madison, Wisconsin to protest Gov. Scott Walker's new anti-collective...

Weekly Pulse: Japan's Nuclear Crisis Deepens

| Posted 03.16.2011 | Huffington Post

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger A second reactor unit at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan may have ruptured, authorities...

Weekly Diaspora: AZ Lawmakers Try to Ban Undocumented Children from Public School

| Posted 03.17.2011 | Politics

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona lawmakers are considering two bills that would block undocumented immigrants' access to edu...

Weekly Mulch: Saying no to the nuclear option

| Posted 03.18.2011 | Green

by Sarah Laskow, Media Consortium blogger Faced with the nuclear crisis in Japan, governments around the world are confronting the vulnerabilities of ...

Weekly Audit: Hostile Takeover Threat Spurs Concessions from Michigan Unions

| Posted 03.22.2011 | Politics

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Michigan's new Emergency Manager Law is already forcing major concessions from unions. The law gives t...

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-Payer

| Posted 03.23.2011 | Politics

Weekly Pulse: Vermont Poised to Pass Single-PayerBy Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Vermont is poised to abolish most forms of private he...

Weekly Diaspora: Big Business Dictates Immigration Policy--At Workers' Expense

| Posted 03.24.2011 | Politics

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Arizona's business leaders, frustrated by the deep financial fallout of increasingly radical immigr...

Weekly Audit: Wolf in Sheep's Clothing--The Myth of Fiscal Conservatism

| Posted 03.29.2011 | Politics

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Fashionable pundits like to say that the Republican Party has shifted its focus from "social conservat...

Weekly Pulse: Florida Governor Wants to Drug Test All State Employees

| Posted 03.30.2011 | Politics

By Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott plans to force public workers and welfare recipients to undergo...

Weekly Diaspora: 100 Years After Triangle Fire, Immigrant Workers Still Fighting for Labor Rights

| Posted 03.31.2011 | Politics

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger Last week marked the centennial of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, in which 146 most...