This video from the USA is called Workers Defend Their Rights in Wisconsin & Ohio.
Thousands of enraged trade unionists and their supporters massed outside Wisconsin‘s State Capitol today after Senate Republicans sneaked through a Bill stripping public-sector staff of nearly all their collective bargaining rights: here.
Wisconsin Republicans Show Their True Colors–Blackshirt: here.
You Thought the Koch Brothers Were Bad? Turns Out They’re Even Worse Than You Thought: here.
GOP Winter Palace Dept:: Thousands storm Capitol as GOP takes action in Wisconsin: here.
What Do Wisconsin Protesters Have in Common with Iraqis? Here.
Mary Bottari, PR Watch: “On the day that the bill passed the Wisconsin Assembly effectively ending 50 years of collective bargaining in Wisconsin and eviscerating the ability of public unions to raise money through dues, a new front opened in the battle for the future of Wisconsin families. Bagpipes blaring, hundreds of firefighters walked across the street from the Wisconsin Capitol building, stood outside the Marshall and Ilsley Bank (M&I Bank) and played a few tunes — loudly. Later, a group of firefighters and consumers stopped back in at the bank to make a few transactions. One by one they closed their accounts and withdrew their life savings, totaling approximately $190,000. After the last customer left, the bank quickly closed its doors, just in case the spontaneous ‘Move Your Money’ moment caught fire”: here.
Koch Brother Buys the Right to Interfere in Faculty Hiring at Florida State University. Kris Hundley, The St. Petersburg Times: “A conservative billionaire who opposes government meddling in business has bought a rare commodity: the right to interfere in faculty hiring at a publicly funded university. A foundation bankrolled by Libertarian businessman Charles G. Koch has pledged $1.5 million for positions in Florida State University’s economics department. In return, his representatives get to screen and sign off on any hires for a new program promoting ‘political economy and free enterprise’: here.
Lee Fang, ThinkProgress: “As reporter Kris Hundley notes, Koch virtually owns much of George Mason University, another public university, through grants and direct control over think tanks within the school. For instance, Koch controls the Mercatus Center of George Mason University, an institute that set much of the Bush administration’s environmental deregulation policy. And similar conditional agreements have been made with schools like Clemson and West Virginia University. ThinkProgress has analyzed data from the Charles Koch Foundation, and found that this trend is actually much larger than previously known”: here.