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Madison Protests

8 Reasons Scott Walker Should Be Fired... Into Space

Andy McDonald | Posted 08.04.2012 | Comedy
Andy McDonald

Total Recall. That's what many in Wisconsin are hoping for. Not like the film, where Governor Scott Walker and Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch are fired out onto a vacuous Martian mountainside. No, total recall, as in, just across-the-ticket fired from the state.

Madison Labor Leaders Join Chicago Teachers Union Rally

Posted 10.31.2011 | Chicago

After standing at the forefront of massive, unprecedented protests over collective bargaining and workers' rights on their home turf earlier this year...

Will Guzzardi

'We Are Wisconsin': Launch Party For New Book On Protests

HuffingtonPost.com | Will Guzzardi | Posted 10.15.2011 | Chicago

Erica Sagrans wasn't in Wisconsin for Wisconsin. After working in D.C. politics -- for former Speaker Pelosi, for Organizing for America, for the DNC ...

The Wisconsin Way: Down with Fake Voters, Up with Fake Candidates!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The nice lady behind the table wonders if I might have an ID card I can show her. She's only asking, not demanding. She's certainly not requiring. Req...

Joy Resmovits

How It Feels To Be A Teacher In Wisconsin On June 27

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.27.2011 | Education

Margarette Allen was never ashamed to be a teacher. She still isn't -- for the most part. "I'm proud of what I do," the Manitowoc, Wis., high scho...

Warning: If They Take Wisconsin, They Might Go After Our Weekends

Hector E. Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Hector E. Sanchez

We can fight the anti-union ambush in the states with worker solidarity among Latinos and all workers, but first we need to understand why we are fighting and what is at stake.

School Board Member In Trouble After Allegedly Tracking Down Teachers Who Protested In Madison

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Michael Carbone described himself as "a watchdog for the parents and children" of Grayslake School District 46. Fellow board member Colleen Wade calle...

ALEC: The Behind the Scenes Player in the States' Fight Against the Middle Class

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

One of the most influential organization which connects state legislators with corporate money and corporate think tanks to influence pro-corporate, anti-union state legislation is the secretive American Legislative Exchange Council.

How I Got to Madison, Wisconsin

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

I can't express enough the level of admiration I have for the people of Wisconsin who, for three weeks, have braved the brutal winter cold and taken over their state Capitol.

America Is Not Broke

Michael Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Moore

Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot.

Governor Walker: Starve 'Em

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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The Unbreakable Culture of the Occupied Capitol

Ben Brandzel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ben Brandzel

Many of the same officers who guarded us during the day would take their uniforms off at night and join us in protest, often bringing large "cops for labor" signs with them.

Cairo in Wisconsin: Eating Egyptian Pizza in Downtown Madison

Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Kroll

In calendar terms, the demonstrations in Wisconsin, you could say, picked up right where the Egyptians left off. I've slept on the cold, stone floor of the Wisconsin state Capitol (twice), and believe me, the spirit of Cairo is here.

Text Messages From the Wisconsin Capitol

Nathan Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Schneider

I couldn't convince Quince Mountain to sit down in the middle of all the Madison mayhem and write us a regular dispatch, but what he did do was better: a play by play account of what he was seeing over text message.

Eaters Unite! Food in Support of Labor, Labor in Support of Food

Kurt Michael Friese | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kurt Michael Friese

These days, food's impact on political discourse can lead to some odd sights, such as free pizza being delivered to protesters in Madison, paid for by sympathetic activists in Egypt.

The Least Funny Prank Call Ever

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

The fact that Governor Walker even considered deliberately sending in "troublemakers" into the Capitol to put my safety and the safety of thousands of his other constituents at risk should at the very least be grounds for impeachment.

Top Six Revelations in the Call Between Fake David Koch and Governor Scott Walker

Jesse Berney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jesse Berney

In the newly released prank call, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is extremely frank with the man he believes to be an important financial supporter both of his own campaign and right-wing causes.

Wisconsin Governor: 'Dire Consequences' If Anti-Union Bill Doesn't Pass

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says failing to pass a bill stripping union rights for Wisconsin public workers would have "dir...

Zach Carter

Wisconsin's Pension Fund Among Nation's Healthiest

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- While Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has painted a dire picture of his state's pension obligations, Wisconsin's pension fund for public...

Entrapment as Journalism

Matt Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Matt Kane

The Democrats' move to flee the state is embarrassing. Instead of impassioned pleas, they've fled Madison like some 18th century monarch escaping an angry populace.

Millionaire Teachers and Bus Drivers Responsible for Wisconsin's Budget Deficit

David Vines | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Vines

The Tea Party protesters and those that have been inside Madison's Capitol for the last nine days couldn't be more different.

Wisconsin Firefighters Join Protest With Sleep-In

Talya Minsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Talya Minsberg

For now, in Madison, sixty men and women in uniform are ready to hunker down, fight for the rights of public workers of Wisconsin, and maybe get a few hours of sleep in too.

Introducing The 'American Dream' Movement

Van Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Van Jones

Reinvigorated by the idealism and fighting spirit on display right now in America's heartland, the movement for "hope and change" has a rare, second chance. It can renew itself and become again a national force with which to be reckoned.

PHOTOS: The Best Wisconsin Protest Signs

The Huffington Post | Craig Kanalley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

The protests continue in Wisconsin, as Governor Scott Walker said Monday he will not back down from his controversial budget bill. As typical with ral...

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...