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Wisconsin Awakens a Sleeping Giant
by Sarah van Gelder, Brooke Jarvisposted Mar 15, 2011
- Workers across the country are demanding to know why corporations and the wealthy get bailouts and tax breaks while teachers and steel workers bear the burdens of budget crises.
“This is Not Democracy” — Wisconsin’s Anti-Union Bill Passes
by Brooke Jarvisposted Mar 10, 2011
- In a controversial move, Republicans maneuvered the passage of Wisconsin's assault on collective bargaining after three weeks of protests. How'd they do it, and what happens next?
Mahlon Mitchell: The Middle Class Needs to Stick Together
by Robby Mellingerposted Mar 08, 2011
- Firefighters weren't directly included in the anti-union bill that sparked the protests in Madison. Lieutenant Mahlon Mitchell on why they're taking to the streets, anyway.
Domestic Workers Win Bill of Rights
by Caitlin Battersbyposted Mar 08, 2011
- A long-excluded workforce finally gets the protections it deserves.
Fair-Labor Logos Find Factory Home
by Rachel Taberposted Mar 08, 2011
- A new wave of campus clothing that's made with a livable wage.
Why Every American Should Care About Wisconsin
by Amy B. Deanposted Mar 04, 2011
- The debate in Wisconsin doesn't just apply to union members and public workers—it applies to every American who cares about our fundamental rights as citizens.
Police Defy Order to Clear Protesters from Wisconsin Capitol
by Lindsay Beyersteinposted Mar 01, 2011
- The latest from the ongoing protests in the Badger State.
Video: Holding the Wisconsin Capitol
posted Feb 28, 2011
- What happened inside the Wisconsin capitol when protesters were told they'd have to leave.
Bigger than Unions, Bigger than Wisconsin
by Micah Uetrichtposted Feb 25, 2011
- How Americans across professions, religions, and states are uniting in opposition to Wisconsin's anti-union bill—and cultivating a movement that reaches far beyond the state border.
Dear Glenn Beck: It’s Not Conspiracy, It’s Courage
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 24, 2011
- Glenn Beck thinks the spread of anti-corporate protests is a little too convenient. But this is what happens when ordinary people discover their power.
We Are Wisconsin
posted Feb 23, 2011
- Video: Meet the people making history in Wisconsin.
Time to Reclaim the American Dream
by Van Jonesposted Feb 22, 2011
- Van Jones: Why Wisconsin gives the movement for “hope and change” a second chance—and what you can do about it.
“This is a Peaceful Protest”
posted Feb 21, 2011
- Video: What's it like in the Wisconsin capitol?
Signs of the Times: The Best Protest Signs in Madison
posted Feb 18, 2011
- In Madison, Wisconsin, a workers' uprising is resulting in some clever slogans.
Wisconsin: The First Stop in An American Uprising?
by Sarah van Gelderposted Feb 18, 2011
- It took a while, but protests in Wisconsin show that poor and middle class Americans are ready to push back against the policies and cuts that hurt them most. Madison may be only the beginning.