Ironically, Anti-Union Republicans Need Unions by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
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February 25, 2011

AFSCME United!

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There are a lot of ironies in the Wisconsin fight between the Republican-dominated legislature and the working class.

On Tuesday, Feb. 22, the State Senate unanimously passed a resolution to honor the Green Bay Packers for winning the Super Bowl. Every one of the players is a member of a union.

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“Mad as Hell” in Madison by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
February 25. 2011

February 19, 2011 Madison, WI

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The large demonstrations at the state Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin are driven by a middle class awakening to the spectre of its destruction by the corporate reactionaries and their toady Governor Scott Walker.

For years the middle class has watched the plutocrats stomp on the poor while listening to the two parties regale the great middle class, but never mentioning the tens of millions of poor Americans. And for years, the middle class was shrinking due significantly to corporate globalization shipping good-paying jobs overseas to repressive dictatorships like China. It took Governor Walker’s legislative proposal to do away with most collective bargaining rights for most public employee unions to jolt people to hit the streets.

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The Stimulator: The Dominos Fall

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February 19, 2011 Madison, WI

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stimulator | Feb 25, 2011

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This week:

1. Madison Madness
2. Cops of Fire
3. The dominoes fall
4. Logic
5. Revolution in Greece

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U.S. Backs Japan In Looming Confrontation With Russia by Rick Rozoff

by Rick Rozoff
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Stop NATO
Stop NATO-Opposition to global militarism
February 25, 2011

The Kuril Islands, showing the de facto divisi...

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Last week Kamitsuki Toyohisa, the Japanese Foreign Ministry counselor for European Affairs, said that the relationship between his country and Russia is “at its worst point in decades.”

In fact the dramatic ratcheting up of rhetoric – and corresponding actions – on both sides over the Kuril Islands are more evocative of the situation preceding the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 and the two nations’ conflict on the Manchurian border in 1938-1939 than any previous developments after the Second World War.

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A Message of Solidarity with Workers + It’s the War Economy, Duh! by Cindy Sheehan

by Cindy Sheehan
Featured Writer
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Cindy Sheehan’s Soapbox
February 25, 2011

Wisconsin Teachers Protest

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Working women and men, I stand with you, because I am one of you!

Some people call me the “Peace Mom,” because of my unwavering work and stand for peace. In 2004, my son Casey made the ultimate sacrifice for war profiteering and imperial hubris; he was only in the Army because he wanted to take pressure off of his family for college tuition. Because I am one of you, I know that working women and men make substantial sacrifices every day of their lives.

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