I Was Arrested for Singing: Pussy Riot Teams Up With Solidarity Wisconsin Supports Protesters

By: Tuesday March 11, 2014 5:10 pm

Adamant about cultivating a global movement, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina of Pussy Riot voiced their support for #SolidarityWisconsin and their calls to have Attorney General Van Hollen drop the array of charges facing the protestors who have been fighting on behalf of worker’s rights since Governor Scott Walker stripped collective bargaining rights in 2011.

 

Tax-Hike Scare Goes Up in Thin Air

By: Sunday December 1, 2013 12:30 pm

An academic study released by an economist from the University of Massachusetts found that one of the scare tactics used by both federal and state lawmakers for not raising taxes and instead cutting back funding of public works and social services is based on a falsity.

The Pilfering Public Pension Pirates of Illinois, Tax the Rich to Save the Rest

By: Friday November 29, 2013 12:35 pm

This is the thanks they get? Our teachers and our librarians, civil engineers and school crossing guards, trash collectors and public safety protectors, public prosecutors and public defenders, snowplow drivers, accountants, file clerks, telephone operators, translators, healthcare workers, those who care for our sick and elderly and our forgotten.

Assembly Passes Work-Sharing Bill Without Collective Bargaining Protection

By: Monday March 11, 2013 5:40 am

Small Disagreement Suggests Deep Dispute over Role of Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council

The Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill Wednesday to approve a bipartisan idea, but in the process rekindled debate about respect for collective bargaining. What made the debate interesting and significant is that it could have been avoided by simply passing the version of the bill approved by the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Advisory Council, with the full support of the labor and business groups on that advisory body.

Foxconn Workers Organize In Communist China

By: Monday February 4, 2013 2:49 pm

When Chinese Communist Party leader Deng Xiaoping formally embraced Neoliberalism in the late 70s it was the final victory for the right-wing within the party. What followed was an opening up of China to Western business for the presumed benefit of all. In reality, China would invert the Maoist principles of the cultural revolution to restructure the country under a system of State Capitalism. The Chinese State, organized and operated by the Communist Party of China, would run the country for its own profit with the Chinese people becoming the State’s property, slaves in effect.

Ruling Overturning Parts of Wisconsin Anti-Union Law Likely to Be Short-Lived

By: Saturday September 15, 2012 9:00 am

Don’t expect yesterday’s Dane County court ruling overturning sections of Wisconsin’s anti-union law to remain operative for long.

After Wisconsin, Questions of Whether to Recall Walker Narrow the Possibilities

By: Tuesday June 12, 2012 7:25 pm

Were the options to a recall effort? Possibly. The populist movement that arose from the uprising could have used every dollar given to a politician or an outside campaign spending group and used it in community-based organizing. We could have seen well-funded nonviolent actions. We could have seen education campaigns, going door to door with a message rather than an ask to support Tom Barrett or whoever else. We could have seen economic boycotts on Walker-supporting businesses, more organizing into broad coalitions around the idea of repealing the rights-stripping collective bargaining law, or an insurgent movement, one that captured the energy of the uprising rather than re-channeled it.

Walker’s Victory in Recall a Continuing Blow to Labor

By: Wednesday June 6, 2012 6:16 am

Scott Walker survived his recall last night in Wisconsin, and when all is said and done, he will have defeated Tom Barrett by almost precisely the same spread as in 2010 – by around 53-47.

Final Recall Poll of Wisconsin Shows Shrinking Lead for Walker

By: Monday June 4, 2012 1:00 pm

What is likely to be the final poll out of Wisconsin before tomorrow’s recall election shows Scott Walker effectively in the same place he’s been for the past month, pinned right at 50%, with a small lead over Tom Barrett. Public Policy Polling believes that some slight momentum has moved to Barrett’s side, and that turnout will make the difference.

Turnout Key Factor in Scott Walker Recall in Wisconsin

By: Saturday June 2, 2012 11:00 am

The recall election in Wisconsin between Gov. Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett finally reached the level of attention you would expect from the biggest campaign in the country in 2012, save the Presidential race. A high-profile debate on Thursday led to the powerful exchange above, with the signature line from Barrett, “I have a police department that arrests felons. He has a practice of hiring them.”

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