Local residents have opened their homes to those occupying the Capitol offering hot showers. Pizza has been ordered and paid for by supporters in Cairo, Egypt. Everywhere you go in Madison, there is support from non-unionized, low-paid clerks to the homeless in the street: here.
“We are one, we are Wisconsin and we refuse to allow the “Mubarak of the Midwest” to strip us of our rights!” Here.
With protests in Madison continuing, the Wisconsin legislature began debate on Tuesday on a bill that would force major wage cuts on government workers and further restrict their legal right to strike and organize: here.
IN AMERICA 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: here.
While the ongoing confrontation in Wisconsin has attracted the greatest attention, Democratic and Republican governors throughout the country are targeting state employees for cuts in wages, jobs, benefits and bargaining rights. In many states the cuts are even more severe than in Wisconsin: here. See also here.
Indiana Deputy Attorney General fired for suggesting Wisconsin cops use ‘live ammo’ against the protesters: here.
More about United States anti-cuts activism is here.