Defend Wisconsin News Round Up

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Thursday, February 24, 2011

4 Quarters 10 Dimes David McKay reports from the front lines 

Paul Krugman: Shock Doctrine, U.S.A.

God's Politics Jim Wallis: This is not fiscal conservatism.  It's just politics.

Protestors to be removed from Capitol rooms, common rooms to remain open

Madison Mayor Cieslewicz rebukes Walker for talk of disrupting demonstrations

Beloit Daily News editorial says to take out collective bargaining rights out of the budget repair bill

National Labor Relations Act (1935) establishing collective bargaining

WisPolitics: Dem alternative details released

Wisconsin Cowboy - audio

Walker warns Medicaid payments to nursing homes could be delayed if bill not passed

Walker Says he'll talk with Democrats... in Madison

Recall effort under way 14 AWOL senators

Governor Walker news conference on budget repair bill - video

Annual Business Day in Madison featuring speech by Governor Walker - video

LaFollette's biographer: Onward Wisconsin

Unions: Sunday shows are shutting us out

Over 200 local officials ask Governor Walker to leave local collective bargaining up to local communities

 Photo from Ian's Pizza reflecting donated pizza orders for protesters at the Capitol.

Students at Parker & Craig High Schools in Janesville, stage a walk out - video

We Are Wisconsin - video

Union president tells Raw Story troopers would ‘absolutely’ use force on protesters if ordered

Assembly Reaches Deal To End Debate, Vote

Center for Media and Democracy: Koch Brothers “Prank” No Laughing Matter

The Onion: Governor Walker Should Be Flogged For His Inability To Control His Underlings

Senate leader Fitzgerald's wife gets layoff notice

Gov. Walker criticizes local communities for reaching agreements with unions

Krystal Ball: Why unionize

Rally to Save the American Dream

Barack Obama in 2007: "If American workers are being denied their right to organize when I'm in the White House, I will put on a comfortable pair of shoes and I will walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States." - video of the speech with the above quote

New Republic's Jonathan Cohn: Public Workers Aren't Walker's Only Target

Wisconsin Budget Project: Non-Fiscal Proposals Are at the Heart of the Current Budget Stalemate

Biggest day of demonstrations in state history set for Thursday, unions say

Jon Stewart's take on Gov. Walker's prank phone call - video

Primer on Wisconsin Protests - video

Budget Repair Bill Medicaid provisions will affect 1.1 Million

Ex-AG sees ethics, labor law violations in Walker-Koch conversation, suggests inquiry

Stevens Point City Council resolution critical of Walker's budget bill

Madison police chief asks Walker to explain 'troubling' statements

Chancellor To Host Chat On Possible Budget Impact At UW - Madison

Inside Milwaukee's Bruce Murphy: How Walker Will Transform Wisconsin

Call the governor and leave a message at 1-888-882-7921

Special update - planned protests:
  • Appleton at 5 p.m. at Lawrence University's Seeley Mudd Library.
  • Beloit at 4 p.m. at 1240 Riverside Drive.
  • Berlin at 5 p.m. in Eastside Park.
  • Eau Claire at 7 p.m. in Phoenix Park.
  • Fond du Lac at 4 p.m. at the Chamber of Commerce, 207 N. Main St., and 5 p.m. at the Opera House Square.
  • Green Bay at 4 p.m. at the Ray Nitschke bridge, the Walnut Street bridge, the De Pere bridge and two overpasses known as the Peshtigo 41 and the Oconto Falls overpasses.
  • Horicon at 4:45 p.m. at the IAM 873 labor hall, 258 Barstow St.
  • Janesville at 7:45 p.m. at the Rock County Courthouse, 51 Main St.
  • Kenosha at 4 p.m. at the UAW Local 72 labor hall, 3615 Washington Rd.
  • La Crosse at 4:30 p.m. at the clock tower on the UW-La Crosse campus.
  • Manitowoc at 4:30 p.m. at the Manitowoc County courthouse and at 6 p.m. at a town meeting at Time Out Sports Bar and Grill, 1027 N. Rapids Road.
  • Milwaukee at 11:30 a.m. at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 700 W. State St., at 2 p.m. at the Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex, 9201 W. Watertown Plank Road, and at 4 p.m. at Water Street and Wisconsin Avenue.
  • Platteville at 12:15 p.m. at University Plaza on the UW-Platteville campus.
  • River Falls at 6 p.m., at Meyer Middle School, 230 N. Ninth St.
  • Sheboygan at 5 p.m. in Fountain Park.
  • Stevens Point at 5 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 1501 N. Point Dr., for a march to UW-Stevens Point for a 6 p.m. rally at the campus sundial.
  • Wausau at 4:30 p.m. at the Marathon County courthouse.
  • Rallies also are planned on Thursday for the 11th straight day, both inside and outside the State Capitol in Madison.
Video and photos from New York City rally in support of Wisconsin protesters

New Yorkers take to the streets to support Wisconsin workers - video

Fox News Shepard Smith and Juan Williams discuss what the strategy in Madison really is about - union busting - video

Huffington Post Amanda Terkel: In Wisconsin, Medicaid is Next

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