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Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 24th, 2011

How Obama's Organizing Election Efforts Influenced the Wisconsin Protests

It's a constantly shifting, energetic crowd on the third floor of the capitol, with graduate students running around frantically in the situation room of the Teacher Assistant Association. They are discussing setting up phone banks to get more graduate students to come out for protests, plans to arrange for more ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 24th, 2011

Labor Leaders Say Wisconsin Signals 'New Era of Labor Militancy'

MADISON, WIS.—In the past, labor leaders have been hesitant to call militant actions in part because they're afraid they won’t have the support and energy of union members. But after the massive outpouring of rank and file support in Wisconsin during the last eight days—triggered by proposed GOP legislation that ... continue reading

February 23rd, 2011

Comments By Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker About New York Times Article

Audio of calls available here and here. SCOTT WALKER: The New York Times, of all things—I don't normally tell people to read the New York Times, but the front page of the New York Times, they've got a great story—one of these unbelievable moments of true journalism—what it's supposed to ... continue reading

Bill Quigley

Law Professor

February 22nd, 2011

Blind Human Rights Lawyer Beaten and Isolated in Chinese Crackdown

Chen Guangcheng, a blind, 39 year old, self-taught, human rights lawyer in China who was recently released after years in prison has been put in home detention, isolated and beaten by authorities.   Winner of numerous human rights awards, Mr. Chen was imprisoned for investigating violence and forced abortions against families ... continue reading

Joan Wile

Founder, Grandmothers Against the War

February 22nd, 2011

Why Don't We Anti-War Protesters DO It?

The massive protest in Wisconsin got me thinking.  Why can't we do the same to end the war in Afghanistan and the occupation of Iraq?  There are millions of people in the U.S. who urgently want these wasteful, tragic and unjustified conflicts concluded immediately and all troops and armaments brought ... continue reading

February 22nd, 2011

Dear Mr. Beck: I Shook Hands with the Antichrist

Earlier this week, Michael Lind wrote an article for Salon about the misplaced energy in demeaning alarmists like Glenn Beck.1 Having friends and family who often revere the inflammatory rhetoric of Beck, Palin, Limbaugh, and others as a light in the darkness, the temptation to dwell on and ridicule these ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 22nd, 2011

Is Scott Walker Cutting Off Internet Access To Thwart Protesters?

According to pro-labor protesters in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker (R) may be taking a page from former Egyptian Dictator Hosni Mubarak and cutting off internet access to key protest organizers within the state Capitol building. If you are in the Capitol attempting to access the internet from a free wifi ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 22nd, 2011

Firefighters Sleep in Wisconsin Capitol to Prevent Police Crackdown on Protestors

Yesterday, rumors started to spread throughout the Wisconsin State Capitol that police would crack down on protestors sleeping in the building.  Governor Walker has in private expressed frustrations with the Capitol Police for allowing protestors to stay in the Capitol. Over the last few days, the Capitol Police have begun ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

February 22nd, 2011

Five Tweets From Michael Moore About the Madison Movement

Follow Michael Moore on Twitter at @mmflint. Living here in the Midwest I can tell u this: People HAVE HAD IT. They've been pushed 2 the limit & they've got nothing 2 lose at this pt.The pundits should understand this: the 10s of 1000s u've seen this week in JUST ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 22nd, 2011

Madison Area AFL CIO Votes to Prepare For General Strike

This evening in a press release from IBEW Local 2304 President Dave Pokilinski, I received word that the 45,000 member Southern Central Federation of Labor, the local chapter of the AFL-CIO for the Madison and Southern Central Wisconsin area, has voted to make preparations for a general strike. The press ... continue reading

Zach LaPorte

Veteran, Wisconsinite

February 22nd, 2011

Monday 2/21/ 2011

Noon rally- Today I witnessed a new type of rally on the State street side of the capitol in Madison.  Starting at noon a few musicians came and played a few songs.  Tim Mcilrath front man for the Chicago punk band Rise Against played “Ohio” by Neil Young and “Who’ll ... continue reading

Medea Benjamin

Cofounder, CODEPINK

February 21st, 2011

From Cairo to Madison: Hope and Solidarity Are Alive

Here in Madison, Wisconsin, where protesters have occupied the State Capitol Building to stop the pending bill that would eliminate workers' right to collective bargaining, echoes of Cairo are everywhere. Protesters here were elated by the photo of an Egyptian engineer named Muhammad Saladin Nusair holding a sign in Tahrir ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 21st, 2011

Paris Commune Meets Old School Union Hall In Madison

Yesterday as I entered the state capitol, I was shocked to see a group of people down on their hands and knees gently rubbing and cleaning the marble floor of the state capitol. They were not janitors doing it, but volunteers who had been occupying the Capitol for weeks. “This ... continue reading

Rose Ann DeMoro

Executive Director, National Nurses United

February 21st, 2011

Just Say No – No More Cuts for Workers

There should be two lasting lessons to emerge from the heroic labor–led protests in Wisconsin. First, working people, with our many allies, students, seniors, women’s organizations, and many more, are inspired and ready to fight. Second, we need to send a clear and unequivocal message to the rightwing politicians and ... continue reading

Mike Elk

Labor Journalist

February 21st, 2011

Mainstream Media: Wisconsin Protestors Like the People Who Shoot Gabby Giffords? WTF?

Despite the Wisconsin protests being the number one trending topic on twitter worldwide and finally starting to get media attention from mainstream TV outlets, not a single union leader or union member was invited onto one of the many Sunday talk shows to talk about Wisconsin. Instead the only person ... continue reading

February 20th, 2011

Wisconsin demonstrators party like it's 1968

MADISON, Wisconsin — The issues were serious but the mood was cheery on Sunday among demonstrators in Wisconsin protesting an effort by the Republican governor to reduce the bargaining power of public employee unions. [...] Draped in a Wisconsin state flag, Pagel distributed pizzas paid for by a supporter in ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

February 20th, 2011

Greenspan's Incompetence Badgers Wisconsin's Workers

Alan Greenspan has been strangely missing from the fierce battle over the future of public sector unions in Wisconsin and other states. His absence is strange because he bears more responsibility for the current conflict than anyone else alive. The reason is simple. Mr. Greenspan's incredible incompetence in allowing the ... continue reading

February 20th, 2011

'We Stand With You as You Stood With Us': Statement to Workers of Wisconsin by Kamal Abbas of Egypt's Centre for Trade Unions and Workers Services

About Kamal Abbas and the Centre for Trade Unions and Workers Services: Kamal Abbas is General Coordinator of the CTUWS, an umbrella advocacy organization for independent unions in Egypt. The CTUWS, which was awarded the 1999 French Republic's Human Rights Prize, suffered repeated harassment and attack by the Mubarak regime, ... continue reading

Zach LaPorte

Veteran, Wisconsinite

February 20th, 2011

Why Am I Here?

Why am I here? That’s the question I asked myself as I glared up to the ceiling of the rotunda inside the beautiful Madison capitol building. Its not that I was asking myself the question to reassure myself I was there for the right reasons. Why spend all day inside ... continue reading

Dan Rackley

Navy Veteran

February 19th, 2011

House Republicans Vote To Cut PBS Funding

Every Wednesday at ten in the evening, my wife and I settle down in the living room to watch a couple of our favorite shows.  By this time, our son is usually in bed and we got the TV to ourselves for a little bit.  We’ve become enamored the past ... continue reading

David Swanson

Activist and Author, War Is a Lie

February 18th, 2011

They Only Lock Up Heroes at Quantico

If Bradley Manning turns out to be the hero he appears to be, he will not be the first "detained" at Quantico. In fact, Quantico once locked up the most decorated Marine in history, a Marine who would have been running the Marine Corps rather than getting locked up by ... continue reading

Michael Moore

Author and Filmmaker

February 18th, 2011

Join My High School Newspaper

Dear High School Students:How inspired are you by the thousands of students from Wisconsin high schools who began walking out of class four days ago and have now occupied the State Capitol building and its grounds in Madison, demanding that the governor stop his assault on teachers and other government ... continue reading

Dean Baker

Co-Director, CEPR

February 18th, 2011

Unions badgering Wisconsin's finances?

You have to give Gov. Walker and his wealthy patrons credit. Here we have a situation where Wall Street fat cats wrecked the economy - people like Richard Fuld, Robert Rubin, and Angelo Mozilo - and they've  somehow managed to blame schoolteachers and the highway patrol. Now we have a ... continue reading

Robert Greenwald

Filmmaker, Brave New Films

February 17th, 2011

Fed Up Americans Run First-Ever Anti-Afghanistan-War TV Ad

Americans of all ideological persuasions are fed up with the Afghanistan War. We're fed up with a $5.7 billion-per-month military campaign that's gone nowhere over the past 12 months. We're fed up with being told we'll have to do without vital public services because of the sorry state of our ... continue reading

Coleen Rowley

FBI Whistleblower

February 17th, 2011

"Then They Pulled the Plug" – Hillary Clinton

Unbelievable! Someone just sent me this article below which describes how retired CIA analyst and Veteran for Peace Ray McGovern was drug out of Hillary Clinton's press conference yesterday: At Clinton Speech: Veteran Bloodied, Bruised and Arrested for Standing Silently As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at ... continue reading

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Time to put the cuffs on Chris Christie -- not for the bridge scandal, but for this: Chris Christie's $300m pension proposal broke state anti-corruption...

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George W. Bush Debuts New Paintings Of Dogs, Friends, Ghost Of Iraqi Child That Follows Him... www.theonion.com President Bush has a new hobby -- painting! --...

Apr 17th
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Big new story from David Sirota and Pando on top Christie adviser and appearance of corruption at New Jersey's pension fund: REVEALED: Gov....

Apr 17th
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FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States www.theonion.com WASHINGTON—The FBI announced today that it has uncovered a...

Apr 15th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel's top donor bought stock in Marriott just before it was awarded huge contract pando.com As schools are closed and pensions cut,...

Apr 9th
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I'll be at First Time Fest today in New York City at the screening of my first film, Roger & Me. Loews Village 7 at 12:30 pm. Come see it on the big...

Apr 5th
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Revealed: Rahm Emanuel cuts public pensions, diverts money to benefit campaign donors pando.com If you've read the financial news out of Chicago the last...

Apr 4th
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Please take a moment today to think of Casey Austin Sheehan, son of Cindy and Patrick, who was murdered by U.S. foreign policy in Sadr City, Baghdad ten years...

Apr 4th
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ICYMI - I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence...

Apr 3rd
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I've joined this "thunderclap" to support the Connecticut legislators who voted yes on last year's Act Concerning Gun Violence Prevention...

Apr 2nd
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I am opposed to the death penalty, but to every rule there is usually an exception, and in this case I hope the criminals at General Motors will be arrested...

Apr 1st
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How Long Some in the US Will Survive Under New Health Law ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com Those who must access care to live and can afford it are not...

Mar 31st
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Last night, The Good Wife on the East Coast started 40 minutes late due to the overrun of the NCAA basketball game. If you had your DVR set for the show, you...

Mar 24th
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Watching films today, looking for the ones I'm going to pick for my film festival this summer. I (and a whole bunch of others!) have this thing we put on...

Mar 23rd
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When the U.S. Health Care System Keeps Killing, Who Cares Enough to Fight? ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com We have largely forgotten that people are at...

Mar 21st
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Tell the White House not to give up on Dr. Vivek Murthy's nomination as Surgeon General despite the ferocious opposition from the NRA: Don't give...

Mar 21st
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This criminal would never see a jail cell, nor would his cronies. In fact, they'd later be rewarded with re-election: Presidential Address on War with...

Mar 19th
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The crime of the century -- our invasion & slaughter in Iraq -- started 11 years ago tonite in this 7pm (ET) hour, March 19th, 2003: CNN Coverage of...

Mar 19th
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Washington’s Back-to-the-Future Military Policies in Africa ...by Nick Turse www.michaelmoore.com Nick Turse is an award-winning journalist, historian,...

Mar 17th
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"I think democracy is the most revolutionary thing in the world." -- Tony Benn, 1925-2014 Tony Benn in 'Sicko'

Mar 14th
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RIP Tony Benn, one of the UK's greatest leaders: Tony Benn, veteran Labour politician, dies aged 88 www.theguardian.com Former cabinet minister died at...

Mar 14th
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Please read this important story from K. Ford K.: Am I the Face of the New American Middle Class? www.huffingtonpost.com I began to feel I had slipped so low...

Mar 13th
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Yesterday Dianne Feinstein revealed that the CIA has been spying on the Senate Intelligence Committee. This is all about the report the committee has produced...

Mar 12th
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Health Care for All Colorado has brought Mercy Killers, a show written and performed by Michael Milligan about our murderous for-profit healthcare system, to...

Mar 10th
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Health Care Dramas that Sting and Why We Have to Watch ...by Donna Smith www.michaelmoore.com The realities Milligan has written into the show cut deep into...

Mar 10th
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Did you know the Lehrer Newshour on PBS has been produced for 20 years by a company owned by conservative cable billionaire John Malone? Me neither. After...

Mar 7th
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Mr. Obama, if int’l law is so damn crucial . . . | RootsAction.org act.rootsaction.org The Russian intervention deserves criticism. But let’s be clear. The...

Mar 6th
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Enron billionaire John Arnold thinks everyone should believe him when he says we've got to cut pensions because he's so incredibly rich: John...

Mar 5th
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More in David Sirota's continuing series on the billionaire takeover of PBS: More PBS conflict woes as activists move to eject David Koch from board of...

Mar 3rd
12:35 PM
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