Class War in Wisconsin

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Feb 16 2011 19:58
Class War in Wisconsin

Background:

Over the past two days, thousands of workers in a number of cities and towns in Wisconsin have demonstrated against a bill backed by Governor Scott Walker that would force drastic pay cuts on nearly 175,000 state, local and university employees, and effectively outlaw their right to strike. The Republican governor has put the National Guard on alert and has threatened to deploy them in order to implement his demands.

Here are the three top stories on the website of Madison's main newspaper The Wisconsin State Journal/Capitol Times (The headlines alone give you a sense of whats going down):

AS PROTESTS CONTINUE, WALKER SAYS HE'S FORGING AHEAD

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_4e64e866-39d3-11e0-879e-001cc4c002e0.html

MADISON SCHOOLS CLOSED WEDNESDAY DUE TO DISTRICT-WIDE TEACHER SICK-OUT

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/local_schools/article_e3cfe584-3953-11e0-9284-001cc4c03286.html

GRASSROOTS: LABOR ACTIVISTS STRATEGIZE FOR 'CLASS WAR' IGNITED BY WALKER
BUDGET BILL

http://host.madison.com/ct/news/local/grassroots/article_b8243b38-398f-11e0-a7bd-001cc4c03286.html

Solidarity,

K

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Feb 16 2011 20:13

Yo, already a thread on this [here! But thanks for the updates.

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