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Kloppenburg Addresses Supporters on Election Night

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate JoAnne Kloppenburg addressed her supporters at 12:30 a.m. this morning at the Edgewater Hotel in Madison, Wis.
Earlier today, Kloppenburg declared victory over incumbent Justice (and self-described fan of Governor Scott Walker) David Prosser after the Associated Press gave her a 204-vote lead. Continue Reading →

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Footage from Tractor Parade Around Wisconsin State Capitol on Saturday

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The UpTake’s Jacob Wheeler hitched a ride on a vintage firetruck that led the parade of tractors to the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison on Saturday — a rally against Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s policies, which over 150,000 people attended. Continue Reading →

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Gov. Walker’s Budget Repair Bill Will Most Adversely Affect Wisconsin Minorities

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Although it has not been on the forefront in the media, Gov. Scott Walker’s “Budget Repair Bill” will be most detrimental to the minority communities of Wisconsin and have a powerful effect on workers’ rights nationwide. Continue Reading →

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Canadian Unionists From Alberta Union of Provincial Employees Join Madison Protest

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Officials from the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees, Glen Scott and Trevor Zimmerman joined the demonstrations in Madison, Wisconsin, this past weekend to learn how organized labor is joining hands here in the Lower 48. Continue Reading →

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Congressman Kucinich Sees an Ascendant Labor Movement in Madison

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Following his appearance as part of an all-star progressive lineup at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison tonight, Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich (Dem.) spoke to The UpTake’s Jacob Wheeler about the resurgent labor movement in Wisconsin and elsewhere. Continue Reading →

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Cancer Doesn’t Deter Woman from Sleeping in Wisconsin State Capitol

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Luciano from Brazen Video Productions interviewed Rudy Fox inside the Wisconsin State Capitol earlier this week, before a judge ordered the remaining demonstrators out. Despite stage 4 colon cancer, reports Luciano, Fox slept in the Capitol for a week and a half straight, drumming, dancing and chanting with other protesters. Continue Reading →

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Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman Addresses Madison Labor Struggle and Media Coverage

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Amy Goodman of Democracy Now spoke at the Orpheum Theater in Madison, Wisconsin, this past weekend. She drew parallels between Tahrir Square in Cairo and the takeover the Wisconsin State Capitol, and the mainstream media coverage of those two revolutions. Continue Reading →

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Wisconsin GOP Senator Schultz Calls Walker’s Union-Busting “Classic Overreach”

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This morning, Wisconsin Republican State Senator Dale Schultz — who is rumored to be considering voting against Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting “budget bill” — spoke to Scott Thompson at WEKZ radio in Monroe, Wis. Continue Reading →

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker “Lying” Says Democratic Senator Erpenbach

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Wisconsin Senator Jon Erpenbach — one of the “Wisconsin 14″ who have taken refuge in Illinois — accuses Governor Scott Walker of “lying” for claiming that the Senators must return to Madison to avoid mass public-sector layoffs. Continue Reading →

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