Wisconsin Protests

Friday, 18 February 2011

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Wisconsin protests budget cuts: a pictorial

A demonstrator in Madison, Wis., holds a “Welcome to Cairo” sign Thursday as protestors mass in front of the state capitol building to decry proposed budget cuts. Republican Congressman Paul Ryan equated the march in his state to the events in Egypt, which toppled Hosni Mubarak. ( Read Wisconsin Protests more... )

Wisconsin Protests: State Police Pursue Democratic Lawmakers Boycotting Vote

Wisconsin Democrats on Thursday fled the statehouse in an effort to prevent legislators from reaching a quorum and passing a bill put forth by Gov. Scott Walker (R), which would cripple the collective bargaining rights of public unions.

The move produced a frantic political drama, as state troopers were reportedly sent out to find the fleeing lawmakers and Walker hinted that the National Guard would be called in to fill the void left by protesting union workers. ( Read Wisconsin Protests more... )

Wisconsin Protests

Wisconsin Protests, (CNN) – Republican Paul Ryan of Wisconsin Republic compared the demonstrations in the capital of his state with those of Egypt that led to the resignation of President Hosni Mubarak. “He (the governor Scott Walker) is riot is like Cairo moved to Madison these days,” Ryan said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”. Thousands protested in the capital on Tuesday and Wednesday on a bill that would deprive the public of Wisconsin employees most of their collective bargaining rights and make them pay more for benefits. ( Read Wisconsin Protests more... )

DNC playing role in Wisconsin protests

The Democratic National Committee's Organizing for America arm -- the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign -- is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights.

OfA, as the campaign group is known, has been criticized at times for staying out of local issues like same-sex marraige, but it's riding to the aide of the public sector unions who hoping to persuade some Republican legislators to oppose Walker's plan. And while Obama may have his difference with teachers unions, OfA's engagement with the fight -- and Obama's own clear stance against Walker -- mean that he's remaining loyal to key Democratic Party allies at what is, for them, a very dangerous moment. ( Read Wisconsin Protests more... )

Ryan equates Wisconsin protests to Egypt

Washington (CNN) - Republican Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan compared the protests in his state's capital to those in Egypt that led to the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak.

"He's (Gov. Scott Walker) getting riots, it's like Cairo's moved to Madison these days," Ryan said Thursday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."

Thousands protested in the capital city Tuesday and Wednesday over a bill that would strip Wisconsin public employees of most of their collective bargaining rights and have them pay dramatically more for benefits. ( Read Wisconsin Protests more... )

On the Radar: Bahrain crackdown, Wisconsin protests, Tanzania bombings

Wave of unrest grows – Since the ouster of President Hosni Mubarak in Egypt, unprecedented anti-government demonstrations have swept the Middle East and North Africa. Protests in Libya appeared to be gathering steam Thursday in several cities, with some reportedly turning deadly. In Bahrain, which has been the center of several days of protests, at least three people were killed and nearly 200 injured after security forces stormed an encampment of demonstrators in the dead of night. An ABC News reporter covering the chaos was beaten. In Yemen, at least 20 people were injured in clashes between stone-throwing pro-and anti-government demonstrators in the capital of Sanaa, an opposition lawmaker said. ( Read Wisconsin Protests more... )

Courtesy : Market Watch , The Huffington Post , U.S.S.Post , Politico , Political Ticker & CNN

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