The Labor Day festival was sublime, and so was Morello’s concert at night. Both were filled with fighting spirit.
“My biggest fear is that this is just more in the process of getting rid of public education completely.”
Revolution does not happen at conventions; it happens on the ground and in the streets.
"You look at WFA (waste, fraud and abuse) in payments to poor people but you don't look at WFA in the subsidies given to the corporate sector."
Look at how little they care — or possibly even know — about democracy.
“Jim Crow, move over, the Wisconsin Republicans have taken your place,” says a Democratic state senator.
Whatever yardage was gained in February has been slowly but surely lost.
We need to move well beyond the realm of electoral politics.
“These are the benefits that are needed to feed families. Any week that they don’t get these benefits is harmful to people.”
Aggression by Scott Walker’s Department of Administration must stop, say protesters.
“I saw blood all over him and me. I didn’t know if he still had the knife, or whether or not I had been stabbed.”
On Wednesday night the Wisconsin State Assembly voted to approve legislative and congressional redistricting maps that Representative Fred Kessler called, “the most vicious abuse of partisan power that I have ever seen in the Wisconsin Legislature, and I’ve been here since 1961.”
Next Tuesday the Wisconsin state senate will meet in extraordinary session to vote on three redistricting bills. One redrawing state legislative boundaries, one redrawing state congressional district boundaries, and the other to change the law so that the first two bills are legal.
It is important to support community-based and independent media to counter corporate misinformation.
“We’ve always valued involving people in state government. It’s part of our constitution. ‘The doors of the houses of the legislature shall always be open’ was put there for a specific reason.