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April 10th, 2011 - 2:24 pm § in Politics

Sit-In Protesters Removed From State Capitol

When I asked Washington State Patrol officer Arras if we would be arrested he replied, "You will be leaving the building tonight." We all took this to mean that we would be physically forced from the Capitol and taken to jail. None of the demonstrators left ... In effect, there was a showdown betwee[...]

April 10th, 2011 - 1:50 pm § in Politics

Friday Labor Rally in Oly Tops 10,000

Kevin Hatch on the big labor rally: If last November’s election sent the message “Quit taxing workers”, this week's message was clearly “Don’t cut our services” and “tax the wealth already”. The response I heard from Democrats was weakly “but we can’t”. My reply would be “You[...]

April 1st, 2011 - 8:29 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

Walker Backs Down, Says It’s All a Mistake

MADISON, March 31 (AP) -- Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced at a press conference that he is unilaterally withdrawing the controversial budget legislation that has spawned a labor uprising in his Capitol. Governor Scott Walker caves to unions A contrite Gov. Scott Walker announces he[...]

March 19th, 2011 - 12:48 am § in America

Labor Solidarity Rally at State Capitol, 3/17

By noon, the Capitol steps at Olympia were completely filled with protesters bearing signs and banners. The ranks were swelled by members of most of the large ones: AFT, AFSCME, SEIU, SPEIA, UFCW, OPEIU, and the Teamsters. Progressive organizations including MoveOn, Fuse-WA, US Uncut, and Real Chang[...]

March 16th, 2011 - 4:26 am § in America, Politics

Class Warfare in the U.S.: The Final Chapter

The combination of tax cuts skewed toward the wealthy and funding for the endless wars during a "jobless recovery" ensures we will have a citizenry best described as desperate and clueless. Edward Berneays, Hugo Chavez, more: News analysis from t r u t h o u t [...]

March 16th, 2011 - 3:52 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Misc., Politics

Everyone Out for Olympia Demo, 3/17/11

We're fed up with an economy that showers bonuses on corporate executives while crushing the dreams of working families. And so are the thousands of people across the country. Will you stand with us at noon on Thursday? Sign up link provided.[...]

March 11th, 2011 - 10:00 am § in America, Hypocrisy, Politics

An Open Letter from WI Senator Chris Larson

This is Wisconsin State Senator Chris Larson -- and today, I'm heading home to Wisconsin to join the fight in person. The last three weeks have shown what progressive strength and worker solidarity look like. My fellow senators and I know that thousands of PCCC members in Wisconsin and across the[...]

March 7th, 2011 - 2:31 pm § in America, Politics

Michael Moore Tells it Like it Is: Madison, WI

MADISON, March 6: In a masterful bit of plain speaking, Michael Moore parsed what is wrong with the two parallel and unequal American economies, speaking before before an estimated 50,000 protestors gathered at the Madison State Capitol Sunday. Link to full-speech video, plus complete transcript.[...]

March 3rd, 2011 - 12:17 am § in Misc., Politics, UW

UW Solidarity With Wisconsin Rally Draws 200

SEATTLE, March 2 : A demonstration of solidarity with Wisconsin protestors was called today by SASS (Students Against Sweat Shops). A crowd of 200+ braved blustery weather and drumming rain, even small hailstones at one point, to hear a succession of short, punchy speeches laced together with chants[...]