Video Of/About Wisconsin Demonstrations Against Scott Walker

There is no order to these videos.  More will be added as people send them to me or as I glean them from the web. Most recent added are at bottom of each section (Video and Text)

Video Links Solidarity video from Madison Todd Alan Price in Madison Todd Alan Price in Madison Young trade unionists in Maryland I am a teacher Noam Chomsky on Democracy Now Rachel Maddow – Poke A Badger In The Eye TRNN: Class Struggle in Wisconsin. Paul Jay interviews AFL-CIO leader Cheesehead rally, NYC 2/18/2011 Impromptu b-boying in the rotunda State Senator Lena Taylor: Teachers are in the house!  2/15/2011 Firefighters at the capitol — bagpipers!/jobswithjustice Jobs With Justice site follows the activities closely with video, photo and text Matt Wisniewski’s excellent video beautifully captures the mood.  He sets up shots from the rallies of 2/15-2/17 to a background of Arcade Fire’s “Rebellion (Lies)” The ED show (NY) calls on Democrats to have backbone, support workers (interesting clip of Ted Kennedy) The ED show from Madison Feb. 18 focuses on concessions made by workers, applauded by Democrats, and rejected by Scott Walker Matt Rothschild (The Progressive Magazine) talks with TRNN about the history of progressivism in Wisconsin and the current battle) Posted by Michael Shallal, Cabbies support the Madison demonstrators Rep. Gordon Hintz chews out his colleagues for trying to force the “Repair Bill” through Matthew Wisnewski’s part 2, Feb. 18 and 19, set to “The Cave” by Mumford and Sons Straightforward explanation about the situation surrounding the Wisconsin demos and the “Budget Repair Bill.” This is the first video by this 22 year old.  Hope to see a lot more Rachel Maddow drops some valuable Wisconsin and workers history to put things into perspective (then goes into her analysis, that this is all intended to give Republicans local and then national dominance in electoral politics): Todd Alan Price interviews, along with Luciano on camera (about one hour) Police officer testifies about the peaceful protests, Limbaugh and Fox News distortions Todd Alan Price for The Nation TRNN examines how cutbacks in public services/public workers is a phony solution Paul Jay (TRNN) proposes that Wisconsin’s billionaires should make some sacrifices too . . . In this video from New York’s Ed Notes, Ed Schultz conducts interviews at a protest rally in front of Fox News HQ.  The video ends with a brillian satirical speech, imploring the crowd to pity the poor, suffering billionaires. Whoops!  Cutting benefits may actually COST money . . . Substance News video of the Feb. 26 solidarity with Wisconsin demo.  Background: Utah Phillips sings Solidarity Forever TRNN sums up the struggle after the rally March 5, 2011 Two Weeks In Madison, a tribute video which is very effective Wisconsin Senate passes anti-collective bargaining bill  March 9, 2011

Music Pete Seeger and a “Solidarity Forever” video montage Tom Morello sings “World Wide Rebel Songs” and brings greetings from Cairo to Madison Tom Morello sings to a rally on the state Capitol Utah Phillips backs this video up with an especially sonorous Solidarity Forever Wayne Kramer is joined by Tom Morello and a bunch of others for jamming Kick Out The Jams

And Text and Non Video: Wisconsin Wave AAUP comments posted  on this blog Ohio threatens public workers Sherry Linkon & John Russo testimony re Ohio Matt Rothschild on Wisconsin wars Truthout: Wisconsinites rally 45 Best signs at the Capitol Capital Times: Walker’s budget aids cronies Walker rejects unions concessions Tracy Fuller, Exec. Director of the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Association regrets/repudiates endorsement of Scott Walker Dave Zirin calls on Green Bay Packer quarterback and shop steward, Aaron Rodgers to take a stand in Wisconsin Russ Feingold rallies workers in Madison Wisconsin uprising spreads to Indiana and beyond Walker’s statement shows the bill is not intended to solve the “economic crisis in Wisconsin” SEIU Local 721:  All eyes are on Wisconsin 12 things you need to know about the Wisconsin uprising (Alternet)!/album. Brett Jelinek’s extraordinary photo album of the rally Saturday, Feb. 19 From Cairo to Madison, Free Pizza!  Culinary solidarity in action West Virginia public workers rally in support of Wisconsin workers and to win rights for themselves This German source for news about labor in the US has a section on Wisconsin.  This blog is sourced there as well as other info. Michigan Governor Rick Snyder won’t pick fights with unions Indiana Democrat legislators follow the lead of their Wisconsin colleagues AFL-CIO reports that Indiana Republicans withdrew right=to=work legislation Iowans rally to support Wisconsin demonstrations NYT reports on battles in other states, catching Wisconsin fever Egyptian unions support Wisconsin protesters Rose Ann De Moro on refusing to make benefits concessions Garth Liebhaber’s photos in Madison highlight members of the Chicago Teachers Union Saturday, Feb 26 will be the last day demonstrators will be allowed to occupy the capitol building in Wisconsin — unless officials heed the advice of the police. Tom Morello, Madison, Frostbite and Freedom Missouri considering “right to work” Taxpayers Contribute Nothing To Public Employee Pensions Bill Glahn interviews Wayne Kramer of the MC5, archival story from The Big O with relevance for today Poet Brenda Cardenas reports from the scene and reflects on personal and political history This link is a restricted one and requires that you are “friends” with Lew Rosenbaum on facebook.   Nick Lampert, Aaron Hughes and Dan Wang appeal from Wisconsin. Anti collective bargaining passed by Wisconsin Senate


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