Unrest in the midwest!
Created by dipity on Feb 17, 2011
Last updated: 01/09/14 at 06:01 AM
National Book Awards capture our imaginationMansfield ChadIn spite of his fiancée's protests, he decides to help her and is immediately drawn into the world of 'London Below', a realm populated by Roman legionaries and medieval monks, as well as fictional and fantastical characters. The girl, named Door, is ...and more »
WND.comObama minions could school your kidsWND.comThe two groups, for example, “helped organize protests against the proposed phase-out of PS 194 in Harlem to make way for a charter school,” reported the Post. The Department of Education decided against the charter ... Another locale that enacted a ...and more »
Washington Post2 Parties Place Political Focus on InequalityNew York TimesAmong leading Republican voices is Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin, the party's 2012 vice-presidential nominee, who says the government social safety net has “failed miserably.” He has spent much of the last year traveling to poverty-stricken ...50 years later, war on poverty has new battle linesDetroit Free Pressall 713 news articles »
For Obama, Congress, a last grasp at immigrationWisconsin GazetteIt will require a deft and careful use of his powers, combining a public campaign in the face of protests over his administration's record number of deportations with quiet, behind-the-scenes outreach to Congress, something seen by lawmakers and ...and more »
The 'Pussy Riot' Arrests, And The Crackdown That FollowedWisconsin Public Radio NewsHer new book is about Pussy Riot, the Russian group that has used punk rock as a form of performance art to protest against Putin. Its most famous action was in February 2012 inside a Moscow cathedral where band members danced and played air guitar as ...and more »
Media Guide: The Legal Challenge That Could Eliminate Anti-Violence ...Media Matters for America (blog)... patients and staff. Despite established legal precedent to the contrary, and a disturbing history of violence aimed at these health centers, anti-choice protesters complain the law violates their First Amendment rights by pushing them back from the ...and more »
Express MilwaukeeGov. Scott Walker says protesters surrounded his car, blocked his exit and ...PolitiFactOne of the incidents has stood out, both for PolitiFact Wisconsin readers who have asked us to look into it and for those who have interviewed Walker as he has made the rounds promoting his book -- a face-to-face meeting with "hundreds of angry ...Walker tops political news in 2013Leader-Telegramall 58 news articles »
NBCNews.comWisconsin drops No. 12 Minnesota at buzzerNBCNews.com... died last year. Ensuing protests have resulted in more deaths. ... Williams, who came in shooting 64.9 percent from the line, hit the first free throw but missed the second and Sam Dekker grabbed the rebound to seal the win for Wisconsin. Dekker ...and more »
Isthmus Daily PageThe Wisconsin Legislature is now in control of credentialing Capitol journalistsIsthmus Daily PageAt the height of the collective bargaining protests, when nearly all the doors at the Capitol were locked and guarded by police officers from every corner of the state, Dick Wheeler — the unquestioned leader of the Wisconsin Capitol press corps ...
Officials call recent Capitol protest judicial ruling helpful and hurtful for ...WHBL SheboyganProtestors yell outside of the office of Wisconsin State Governor Scott Walker after the signing of the ceremonial bill, after the Republican-controlled House and Senate eliminated almost all collective bargaining for most public workers, at the state ...and more »
Tight security, protests expected at inaugurationWisconsin GazetteTea party fervor has surged and waned in the past four years. Occupy encampments are long gone from parks in the nation's capital. And the crowd for President Barack Obama's second inauguration figures to be significantly smaller than the record ...and more »
What We Pay: Capitol protests, emergency response among reasons for state ...Wisconsin Rapids TribuneRandy Falstad, Department of Natural Resources Warden Supervisor, Wisconsin River Team, does a head count Friday Sept. 30, 2011 of poached animals stored in an evidence freezer locker at the DNR's facility in Wisconsin Rapids. Falstad has since ...and more »
Appellate court upholds Massachusetts abortion protest lawWisconsin GazetteA federal appeals court has again affirmed the constitutionality of a 2007 Massachusetts law that bars protests in 35-foot “buffer zones” around abortion clinic entrances, exits and driveways. The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision said the law ...and more »
Paint Misbehavin' (We Love Wisconsin edition)msnbc.com (blog)By Kent Jones Round One: Wisconsin Republicans were so skeeved out by a planned art show celebrating the massive protests against Governor Scott Walker's policies, that they managed to shut it down. For good measure, they reportedly threatened to ...
Urban League: State voting laws could widen gap between blacks, whitesmsnbc.com... Project and others challenging Wisconsin's law as discriminatory. Morial's call for an "Occupy the Vote" movement comes as civil rights leaders commemorated the 1965 "Bloody Sunday" violence that erupted around voting rights protests in Selma, Ala.and more »
Wisconsin Ag ConnectionNFU Honors WisconsinEye for Excellence in Ag JournalismWisconsin Ag ConnectionThe tractorcade was organized by the Wisconsin Farmers Union and Family Farm Defenders in March 2011 to protest Governor Scott Walker's bill that eliminates public union bargaining rights. That day, 53 farmers drove their tractors from the Alliant ...
The Wisconsin Protests' Widespread Influence--From Obama to Occupy Wall Street ...Chicago TribuneIn Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street, The Nation's Washington correspondent John Nichols argues that what happened in his native state is important for American democracy. Nichols recently spoke to US ..."Cut from Plain Cloth, The 2011 Wisconsin Workers Protests"People's Worldall 2 news articles »
UWPD Chief addresses Capitol protest security during talkUW Badger HeraldBy Paige Costakos A leader of the University of Wisconsin Police Department presented university police challenges in facilitating and monitoring the crowds at last year's union protests Saturday. Former UW Chancellor Biddy Martin was scheduled to ...and more »
msnbc.comDahmer hunting grounds tour stirs backlash in WisconsinThe Oshkosh NorthwesternAP MILWAUKEE (AP) — A planned walking tour of the Milwaukee haunts where serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer trolled for victims has drawn protests from victims' family members and others, prompting online deal-maker Groupon to cancel its promotion for ...Dahmer tours draw protestsWisconsin Radio NetworkSaturday State News Briefs: GOP leadership willing to deal on mining billPierce County Heraldall 698 news articles »
The Wisconsin Protests' Widespread Influence—From Obama to Occupy Wall StreetU.S. News & World ReportProtests of Gov. Scott Walker's anti-union policies inspired movements nationwide, explains author of Uprising: How Wisconsin Renewed the Politics of Protest, from Madison to Wall Street By Kira Zalan One year ago, hundreds of thousands of ...
Protesters interrupt Wisconsin state senateWDAM-TVAfter the protests, authorities added bike locks and handcuffs to the list of items prohibited in the Capitol. (Source: WLUK/CNN) MADISON, WI (WLUK/CNN) - Protesters interrupted a Wisconsin state session as the state senate was getting ready to send ...and more »
Liberal Bloggers: Are Democrats Pro-Labor?The Nation. (blog)The first question for the panel came from Jill Hopke, a 31-year-old doctoral student from Madison, who basically told the national groups that they did not spark the Wisconsin protests. It was local students hitting the streets, she said, ...and more »
LogistiCare transit system aims to save money in Wisconsin by reducing ridersIsthmus"It's a horrible move on the part of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services," says Carl DuRocher, an advocate for public transportation. "It's further disappointing that we can't even blame it on Walker this time." The protests that erupted in ...
Wisconsin mobilizes for a fairer world — Peter RickmanPublic ValuesStraight Goods News : Tell us about yourself and how you got involved in the protest movement in Wisconsin. Peter Rickman : I'ma student and a worker both, and that's really been at the heart of the movement that we're building. ...and more »
Chihuahuas on wheels, New York labor march, protests in Greece and more in the ...Washington PostBebeto Matthews / AP A protester is removed from the state Assembly gallery by Wisconsin State Patrol officers after she interrupted state Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), as he gave opening remarks to begin debate on the state budget at the state Capitol ...and more »
Dane101Governors Drive the Political DiscussionThe AtlanticThe protests over Wisconsin's new collective bargaining law, the tough new immigration laws in states seeking to catch up with Arizona, and the election-overhaul proposals in Florida are just part of the story. Serious budget shortfalls in at least 44 ...Signature validations pave way for July 12 recall primary in WisconsinBallot NewsWisconsin, Inc.: New Republican Politics in the Age of the RecallThe Awlall 146 news articles »
Fox NewsNew Jersey State Workers Try to Replicate Wisconsin ProtestsFox NewsIn Wisconsin, state employees will start paying more for their health care and pension benefits in late August, but a coalition of unions filed a new lawsuit Wednesday against the GOP-supported plan that strips away collective bargaining rights from ...and more »
Is The United States Next To Uprise?The Atlanta PostIt's a question many have speculated about before, especially in the wake of the Wisconsin protests that have gone on for months. However, those protests have mostly been limited to Wisconsin and have yet to inspire the masses to take their grievances ...
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce says protesters “attacked” their ...PolitiFactWith the Legislature poised to approve the state's budget, protests are flaring up once again in Madison. Protesters have set up a tent city dubbed "Walkerville" near the Capitol, and the Wisconsin Education Association Council, the statewide teachers ...Walkerville Tent City Splits Political PersonalitiesNewsMax.comExtraordinary Session and sing-alongs: Highlights from Tuesday's protests at ...IsthmusProtests outside Capitol, WMC building MondayToday's TMJ4Wisconsin State Journal -Daily Journal -Isthmus Daily Pageall 59 news articles »
ABC NewsDemonstrators protest state budget cutsWashington PostThe massive protests in Wisconsin's capital prompted by Gov. Scott Walker's bill to cut state employees' benefits and diminish union bargaining rights have sparked smaller demonstrations across the country. Temporary mud-stencils of union solidarity ...Wisconsin Protests, Part 2: Madison Steels Itself for RalliesNewserMetal screening to end at Capitol June 27Madison.comGovernors Drive the Political DiscussionThe AtlanticThe Nation. (blog) -Big Government -Ballot Newsall 1,987 news articles »
CTV.caWisconsin Protests, Part 2: Madison Steels Itself for RalliesNewser(Newser) – Here we go again: With Republicans trying once more to pass Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining limits, the state Capitol in Madison is steeling itself for more protests. ...Demonstrators protest state budget cutsWashington PostThousands Protest Budget at Wisconsin CapitolThe Nation. (blog)News Intern Harassed While Taping Public Protest (Graphic Language)Big GovernmentDetroit Free Press -CNN -Politicoall 2,180 news articles »
Walkerville Tent City Splits Political PersonalitiesNewsMax.comMary Bell, president of the Wisconsin Education Association Council, had told the State Journal in a previous story that there could be large teacher protests at the Capitol during the budget debate, as teachers and students start summer break.Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce says protesters “attacked” their ...PolitiFactExtraordinary Session and sing-alongs: Highlights from Tuesday's protests at ...IsthmusProtests outside Capitol, WMC building MondayToday's TMJ4Isthmus Daily Pageall 59 news articles »
Wisconsin Law JournalMadison Police Brace For Protest CrowdsWISN MilwaukeeMADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs said his goal this week is to make sure the kind of occupation of the Capitol during late winter protests "never happens again." Tens of thousands of people converged on the Capitol in ...Wis. Political Power at Stake Amid Recalls, Budget DebateNewsMax.comWis. budget debate to begin under securityForbesWEAC urges teachers to come to Madison to protest; GOP still polishing budget ...River TownsWISC Madison -Today's TMJ4 -In These Timesall 153 news articles »
ThirdCoast DigestOp/Ed: Have the Wisconsin protests gone too far?ThirdCoast Digest“I think peaceful protests are very effective no matter where they occur. Talk about a group that is “dead” like the zombies: it's the disabled.” Rachel Grant, an official with the Wisconsin Special Olympics, said they were nervous when the zombies ...and more »
WISC MadisonAssessing the impact of WalkervilleMadison.comThis year in Wisconsin, there will be another dramatic test of the political winds. "I think it's going to be the recalls that answer that question rather than protests," Franklin said. "We're going to see elections in nine districts that will give ...Tonette Walker: Finding her agendaWinona Daily NewsGov. Walker's Wrecking Crew Takes Wisconsin Back to 19th CenturyIn These TimesThe Good News in Wisconsin Media Isn't CoveringInfoshop NewsDaily Journalall 77 news articles »
The StirMisguided protest intrudes upon special eventEnid News & EagleMaybe that same misguided sense of grabbing the stage at a sporting event merely for attention is what drove the recent protests at a Special Olympics ceremony in Wisconsin this past week. Now, nobody is equating what transpired in Wisconsin to many of ...Shame! Shame! Shame!Sussex Sun (blog)all 8 news articles »
WISC MadisonWEAC won't protest in Madison next weekWTAQCredit: REUTERS/Darren Hauck MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin's largest teachers' union says it will not have organized protests in Madison next week. Lawmakers will act on a new state budget that would cut state aid to public schools by almost $800 ...Capitol chaos Mass demonstrations expected next weekNewsradio 620Wisconsin teachers union has no plans yet to protest over passage of state budgetDaily Journalall 31 news articles »
AFL-CIO (blog)Protest organizers disavow Special Olympics demonstrationMilwaukee Journal SentinelJanet Ramsey, a medical laboratory technician and a member of the Wisconsin State Employees Union, said protests such as the Special Olympics event do not help the cause that state union members are trying to advance. "It's taking away from what the ...Walkerville: A tent city grows in Madison, Wisconsin, as budget protests continueCNN (blog)A despicable protestNew York PostGov. Walker's Wrecking Crew Takes Wisconsin Back to 19th CenturyIn These TimesFox11online.com -Salon -WTAQall 58 news articles »
SEIU (blog)Walkerville: A tent city grows in Madison, Wisconsin, as budget protests continueCNN (blog)Aongus: We are here to protest Scott Walkers' budget and we are here to raise awareness–to bring more people in opposition to it. The budget basically guts every public service in the state of Wisconsin. It even raises taxes on the lowest –earning ...Wisconsin Protesters Look to EscalateLabor Notes (blog)Wisconsin: Capitol Police Tackle, Arrest Members of the PressFiredoglakeThe Good News in Wisconsin That the Media Isn't CoveringToward Freedomall 12 news articles »
Groups: Identify teachers who attended Wis. protestsChicago TribuneSchool districts across Wisconsin are being asked to release the names of teachers who called in sick during protests in February at the Capitol, a move that led to closures for a day or more in many districts. Some districts had to close for a day or ...Wisconsin Protests: Districts Naming Teachers Who Called in SickNewserGroup asks for Names of Teachers Absent amid Madison Protests89.7 WUWM - Milwaukee Public RadioSome Wisconsin school districts being asked to release names of teachers who ...Appleton Post CrescentMadison.comall 58 news articles »
Southern Wisconsin WeatherMadison.comSarah Palin is the featured speaker at a tea party rally at the Capitol on Saturday, but her appearance draws protests. With no official call on the Wisconsin Supreme Court race, JoAnne Kloppenburg's message to followers early Wednesday morning was ...and more »
Daily KosWisconsin's recall maniaUWEC SpectatorThis academic year has been very exciting, to say the least, from Wisconsin going red in November to the massive protests in Madison to the state supreme court election and continuing recount to the unprecedented number of recalls we will be having ...Although National Media Spotlight is Gone, Progressive Mobilization Against ...Between The LinesWisconsin Republicans fast-track right-wing bills as elections loomPeople's WorldAs recall looms, Wisconsin GOP attempts to ram through conservative wish listDaily KosU.S. News & World Reportall 298 news articles »
Rise Against not afraid to paint a stark picture about where the world is headedChicago Sun-TimesQ: You recently joined Tom Morello in Madison to sing for the protests against Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's bill against collective bargaining for unions. How'd that happen? TM: I was in Denver when that started happening. ...and more »
Wisconsin Borrowing Costs Plunge From January Sale: Municipal CreditBloombergThe bill resulted in weeks of protests at the Capitol in Madison and was the defining issue in the April 5 Wisconsin Supreme Court election. There also are efforts underway to force recall elections for 16 state senators. A “budget repair bill” from ...and more »
Press TVUS workers protest budget cuts in LAPress TVDemonstrators are hoping to attract the same attention given to the recent protests in Wisconsin. They say that like Wisconsin, employment is under attack in California. Officials with Los Angeles County have declined to comment on the protests, ...and more »
CBS NewsCalifornia teachers' budget protests include tax pitch, arrestsSacramento BeeTheir plans and those of anti-war protesters this week prompted stepped-up Capitol security over concerns that some activists might stage Wisconsin-style sit-ins at the Capitol or commit other acts of civil disobedience. ...California Teachers Protest Cuts, Gov. Snyder Heckled at ParadeThe Nation.Teachers union plans week of protests in Sacramentoabc7news.comTeachers launch occupation of CA CapitolOCRegisterExaminer.comall 495 news articles »
Governor's outing draws protests, few bites w/videoSuperior TelegramWarren Knowles and the tourism promotion organization Wisconsin Indian Head Country. Governors, both Republican and Democrat, have been fishing in it ever since, but the idea is to celebrate fishing and tourism, not promote the governor, he said. ...Protesters attend annual Governor's Fishing OpenerInter-County LeaderGovernor's outing draws protests, few bites w/videoLeader-Telegramall 25 news articles »
NY Teachers Vow 'Wisconsin-Style' ProtestThe Nation. (blog)Teachers in California have planned a Wisconsin-style sit-in at their state's Capitol to oppose education cuts. "Mr. Mayor, it's not going to happen, and enough is enough!" shouted Michael Mulgrew, president of the United Federation of Teachers, ...and more »
Wisconsin Justice Pressures Challenger to Forego RecountFox NewsThe law sparked massive protests in Madison and 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois to block a vote on the plan. Republicans maneuvered to approve the measure without them, and Walker signed the plan into law last month. But the law is now tied up in ...Prosser Declares Victory in Wisconsin, Says Recount Not NeededWall Street Journal (blog)Wisconsin struggle continues in courts & streetsWorkers WorldTeam Prosser: We Will Object To Any RecountTPMDCSheboygan Press -Ct Postall 229 news articles »
UPI NewsTrack TopNewsUPI.comRALEIGH, NC, April 18 (UPI) -- As residents in southern US states surveyed the aftermath of deadly tornadoes, people in Minnesota and Wisconsin braced for floods and snow Monday. Federal disaster teams arrived in North Carolina Monday to coordinate the ...and more »