Wisconsin Democrats Refuse to Move Desks Back Inside State Capitol

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Wisconsin State Assembly member Peter Barcas refused a Capitol official’s request yesterday to move the Democratic representatives’ desks back inside the Wisconsin State Capitol. The minority party had moved their desks outside the “people’s house” after Republican Governor Scott Walker ordered the building locked to demonstrators and workers opposed to his attempt to gut union collective bargaining rights. Video courtesy of LoriCompas.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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