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Photos From Protest In Solidarity With Wisconsin Workers
by Z
Saturday Feb 26th, 2011 5:17 PM
The whole country has been focused on the tremendous struggle going on in Madison, WI to defend public workers and the services they provide. WI Governor Scott Walker has not only faced 2 weeks of tens of thousands marching and sit-ins at the WI state capitol rotunda. He also was caught with his political pants down in a phone conversation he thought he was having with a major, millionaire campaign supporter, David Koch.

On Saturday, "Rally to Save the American Dream" events have been called in solidarity with the people of WI and to oppose budget cuts in our communities. US Labor Against the War affiliates and supporters and the New Priorities Network member groups should be there!

More info about protest:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2011/02/26/18673058.php
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by Sandy Sanders
Sunday Feb 27th, 2011 2:42 PM
95% of the attendees were 35 and older. Where are our younger citizens when our republic needs them? This is the time. This is the turning point at which we have a chance to change society toward an ecotopia void of capitalist destruction. Please youth... join the fight! We need you!
by working
Sunday Feb 27th, 2011 4:28 PM
but was there in spirit.
a gardener
local 261
by reality check
Sunday Feb 27th, 2011 4:59 PM
this gathering sponsored by the Democrats was all about how evil the Republicans are and how lucky we are to have the great Jerry Brown as our Governor in California. The organizers said nothing about the devastating budget cuts Brown will impose nor did they acknowledge the reality that the unions in Wisconsin have already conceded and said they'll allow the governor there to cut benefits, gut pensions, and lay off workers; just like Jerry Brown. There was no call for a General Strike, no demand that Brown raise taxes on the rich, no demand for free health care, free public transportation, - just more of the same old BS about how the Democrats will save the "middle class." The organizers themselves are not even working class people so the rally petered out with no call for further action, no organizing for a Labor Party, no planning for the General Strike and civil disobedience that will be needed, and certainly no call for the "change we need": a break from the Democrats and their worthless front group MoveOn.uberalles.
by Dave
Sunday Mar 6th, 2011 10:56 AM
As we were discussing in our MoveOn meeting yesterday (in which we were planning the next street events on March 15), no one could have predicted how fast the uprisings in Egypt and Libya occurred. As in V for Vendetta, it is said that sometime, somewhere, someone is going to make a stupid mistake. And then the dominoes will fall. The point being, no one can say when the last straw will be added but we have to be ready to join together in solidarity.

Some of the unions are mentioning general strike, WHICH YOU DID NOT HEAR AT ALL A COUPLE MONTHS AGO. Many representatives of the unions are coming to our meetings now and pledging their support for the events. So unless you really were not paying attention on Saturday, you KNEW that EVERYONE left KNOWING this was just the START of things to come.