Tens of Thousands Protest in Madison

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Thousands protest in “Walkerville” outside the Wisconsin State Capitol as the Republican-controlled State Assembly debates the budget. Lawmakers in both the Assembly and Senate are pushing this week toward final passage of Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting legislation. The UpTake’s Sam Mayfield — who was briefly arrested by Capitol Police last week — is in Madison filming the demonstration.

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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