This video from the USA is called Workers, students speak on budget cuts in Madison.
Wisconsin, USA: Tens of thousands of workers and students once again demonstrated in Madison against attacks on government workers, while dozens of school districts across the state were closed by what is, in all but name, a spreading strike wave of teachers and students: here.
John Nichols, The Nation: “‘I have never been prouder of our movement than I am at this moment,’ shouted Wisconsin AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt, as he surveyed the crowds of union members and their supporters that surged around the state Capitol and into the streets of Madison Wednesday, literally closing the downtown as tens of thousands of Wisconsinites protested their Republican governor’s attempt to strip public employee unions of their collective bargaining rights”: here.
Tens of thousands of Wisconsin residents march on the Wisconsin State Capitol at Madison to demonstrate opposition to a proposed plan to end collective bargaining rights for Wisconsin public workers. PR Watch, a project of the Center for Media and Democracy, is on the ground live blogging from the protests: here.
Russ Feingold, former US senator from Wisconsin and founder of Progressives United, talks with Rachel Maddow about massive rallies against the Wisconsin governor’s anti-union threat and how to politically empower the American working class against corporate greed. Video is here.
Wisconsin Protests: State Police Pursue Democratic Lawmakers Boycotting Vote: here.
Howard Schweber: Governor Walker, Welcome to the Show. We’re not Egyptians, it turns out — we won’t wait 30 years to make our objections known. That was a tough lesson for the Democrats in November, and just three months later it’s turning out to be a tough lesson for Republicans as well: here.
Massive service cuts in Pennsylvania budget: here.
New York: Elderly woman killed in blaze after fire department cutbacks: here.