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Wisconsin Protests -- Life in the Trenches

Talya Minsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Talya Minsberg

"Go pick up some damn trash and make some damn noise." That's clean up rule number five out of seven on a poster board hanging on the third floor of Wisconsin's capitol.

In Madison, The Governor Gets Buffaloed

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

So it turns out I'm not the only person in Wisconsin without caller ID. Then again, I never get any calls from Buffalo bloggers pretending to be one of my billionaire sugar daddies.

The Tunisia Effect

Robert Koehler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Koehler

The wars we are fighting, with the silent suffering they inflict, with their consequences largely hidden from most of us, must become a central focus of the growing movement for change.

The Showdown Shakeout: Teachers Now Docked Pay, Disciplined

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

School officials are offering teachers a blunt reminder that they're leading by example: Students are punished for skipping, and the same goes for edu...

From Tunisia to Egypt, Democratic Expression Depends on Public Spaces

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jay Walljasper

The influence of the new digital commons in democratic uprisings has been chronicled at length. But the importance of a much older form of commons has earned scant attention: the public spaces.

A Tale of Two Cities: Amid Wisc. Protests, Teachers Meet In Denver To Collaborate

Randi Weingarten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randi Weingarten

While the peaceful protests were taking place in Wisconsin, another event was happening in Denver that didn't grab as many headlines and is equally significant.

In Wisconsin, Singing Out for Justice

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

There once was a union maid/ Who found herself betrayed/ By sharps and clowns in Madison town/ Who decided that they'd degrade her trade.

On Wisconsin, Packers (and People Around the World) Back State Workers

Jay Walljasper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jay Walljasper

The Super Bowl and protests in Wisconsin may seem worlds apart to you, but members of the Packers have issued a statement supporting state workers and their right to collective bargaining.

Lila Shapiro

Wisconsin Protests Draw Thousands Of Workers Fighting For Key Union Rights | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

MADISON, Wis. -- On Friday, February 11, at the same hour that the world watched the former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak resign his post, the newl...

Whose 'Egypt Moment' in Education?

Brian Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Brian Jones

lein, oblivious to this extreme irony, continued: "Will we seize the moment? We will talk to each other and go home. I challenge this group to seize the moment." Seize the moment and do what?

Scott Walker Rejects Compromise Proposal

AP/The Huffington Post | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. — To end a high-stakes stalemate over union rights that has captured the nation's attention, a handful of Republican lawmakers in ...

The Madison Protests: It's Not About the Money

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

The Wisconsin protests have never been about the money. It's about the politics, about the representation and about the duty that public officials have to treat their constituents who are taxpayers with a minimal degree of respect.

Walker Refuses To Budge As Madison Protests Continue

The Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As union supporters moved inside for a sixth straight day of protests at the Wisconsin Capitol, Gov. Scott Walker reiterate...

Wisconsin Putting The Civility Back Into Discourse

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - When the two sides in Wisconsin's bitter battle over the future of the state's unionized public employees converged on the Capitol on ...

Madison Protests Hit Largest Numbers On Saturday

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. -- Sometimes they cursed each other, sometimes they shook hands, sometimes they walked away from each other in disgust. (SCROLL DOWN ...

Showdown in Madison: A Primer for the Wisconsin Protests

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Raquel Brown, Media Consortium blogger It's been a tumultuous week in Madison, Wisconsin. Tens of thousands of state workers, teachers, and studen...

UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin Defends Talks With State

Daily Cardinal | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

After being accused of misleading students regarding the proposed split from the UW System, UW-Madison Chancellor Biddy Martin held a press conference...

IGNORE The Wisconsin Protests and Instead LOOK OVER THERE! (video)

Lee Camp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lee Camp


The Wisconsin Protests Are a Battle in a Larger GOP War on Working Americans

Mitchell Bard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mitchell Bard

As I made the 10-minute walk up W. Johnson Street from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus toward the Capitol on Tuesday, it never occurred to me that anyone outside of the state would know or care what was going on.

Governor Walker, Welcome to the Show

Howard Schweber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Schweber

We're not Egyptians, it turns out -- we won't wait 30 years to make our objections known. That was a tough lesson for the Democrats in November, and just three months later it's turning out to be a tough lesson for Republicans as well.

The F Word: Obama Should Be Ashamed of His Budget

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

While around 22 million Americans are looking for work, domestic spending will be at its lowest level since Dwight Eisenhower? We should be ashamed to let our president get away with this.

Gagging Workers Is Un-American

Gerald McEntee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gerald McEntee

At the same time the world watches the people of Egypt take to the streets, plans are being put into place to silence workers in the USA. And it is happening at a breakneck pace.

Weekly Pulse: Egg Salad Surprise! Congress Votes to Clean Up Food Supply

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium blogger It's a Christmas-week miracle! The Senate, in a vote that astonished everyone, brought the Food Safe...

Save Big On Black Friday: Sales For LA Shoppers

Huffington Post | Lindsay Flans | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Black Friday is just around the corner and while massive stores (think Target, Kmart, Best Buy) are having massive sales, there are other less-frenzie...

Stewart Rally -- Why It Was Vastly Bigger Than The Beck Event

Peter G. Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Peter G. Miller

If there's one thing that's certain about the Jon Stewart rally it's that the attendance has been grossly under-counted. This is not just sour grapes...