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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:39 PM
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We Need More Mass Protests in Madison! - From The Progressive
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 06:41 PM by eowyn_of_rohan
By Matthew Rothschild

Its been weeks since weve had a huge mass protest in Madison. The failure by the leadership of the labor movement to keep calling people out in historic numbers has given the impression that things are dying down here. This helps Scott Walker and his minions, and it discourages pro-labor people at the base. There is a latent demand for taking to the streets that is not being met, and the power that such a mobilization represents is being allowed to dissipate.

...Why didnt the state AFL-CIO call for a mass protest the moment that Waukesha County clerk Kathy Nickolaus all of a sudden found 14,000 missing votes in the state supreme court race to throw it to David Prosser, whom she used to work for? Pro-labor and pro-Kloppenburg people were outraged and ready to express that outrage, but the leadership provided them with no outlet.

Why didnt the state AFL-CIO call for a mass protest when Sarah Palin came to town?

And what plans does the state AFL-CIO have in store if the Republicans try to pull a fast one and intimidate those doing the recall efforts, or out-lawyer the Democratic challengers?


YEAH! Come On People!
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iwishiwas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:42 PM
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1. I read that article yesterday . Matt is spot on.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 06:47 PM
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2. 50,000 protesters at the capitol when Paline was there would have been impressive.
Now that would have been something to see.
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:10 PM
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4. yes, it would have. There were appx. 6,500 people there
and maybe 10% RWers. The recount rally, which was impromptu, only had about 75 attending - very disappointing. Where were the damn students?
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nebenaube Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 07:43 PM
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3. We're comin...
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:13 PM
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5. Love it! -Thunda Around the Rotunda !
Date: Saturday April 30th
Time: 1pm - 5pm
Place: Madison, WI (meet at Goodman Park, ride to the Capitol)
Cycles: Meet at Goodman Park at 1pm

Event info: Motorcyclists will plan their own ride to Madison on Saturday April 30th and meet at Goodman Park, then parade to the Capitol in support of Wisconsin Workers. Motorcycle enthusiasts are an enormous part of Wisconsin culture with over 250,000 motorcycles registered with the Department of Transportation. On April 30th after the Crazy Legs race and the Farmers Market, motorcycles will ride together up to the state capitol to show their support for all Wisconsin workers.

Speakers:
Sen. John Erpenbach
Sen. Mark Miller
Rep. Cory Mason
Sheila Cochran, AFL-CIO
Defending Wisconsin
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eowyn_of_rohan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:08 PM
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7. GREAT! I'll be there
if I am not helping with recount!
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Chris_Texas Donating Member (707 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 09:09 PM
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6. People only "supported" you because they hate the governor
Other than that, this battle is between the HAVES and the HAVES over who will get to loot the have-nots.

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socialist_n_TN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:17 PM
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8. Well, the AFL-CIO is a pretty conservative outfit............
Now the membership might be a different subject, but the leadership is NOT like the IWW. They're WAY invested in the system.
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Poboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 08:50 AM
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9. .
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