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What we are witnessing in Wisconsin is the power of unity and solidarity. The 600 protesters who stood their ground and refused to leave the Wisconsin State Capitol are examples of what a group of committed people can do if they stand up for a just cause. We are not only witnessing it in Madison, but throughout the Middle East as well.

Madison, Wisconsin: Union demonstrators embrace in solidarity and support inside the Capitol Rotunda, 02/27/11. (photo: Darren Hauck/Reuters)
Madison, Wisconsin: Union demonstrators embrace in solidarity and support inside the Capitol Rotunda, 02/27/11. (photo: Darren Hauck/Reuters)

What we are witnessing in Wisconsin is the power of unity and solidarity. The 600 protesters who stood their ground and refused to leave the Wisconsin State Capitol are examples of what a group of committed people can do if they stand up for a just cause. We are not only witnessing it in Madison, but throughout the Middle East as well. -- SMG/RSN

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-4 # DesignCreature 2011-02-28 12:36
What is happening in Wisconsin is nowhere near comparible to what is happening in the Middle East. Protesters in the states have a walk in the park compared to the people uprising elswhere. If I am going to protest, then it sure would be here and not over there.
 
 
+9 # Archie1954 2011-02-28 13:13
I wonder how many people that voted Republican in Wisconsin knew that they were putting their democracy at risk? Those are the ones that should be hanging their heads in shame right now. If there is a recall apparatus in Wisconsin, it is time to use it. Now that's something I can donate to.
 
 
-13 # paul mueller 2011-02-28 14:16
Unions used to be about work, but now since the unions have gotten into rigging elections they are just a bunch thugs. As a 40 year Army veteran I find what these union are doing is unamerican and I hope we get a chance to let these thugs know just how dispiccable they really are. How would you Union Assholes feel if all of the Miitary demanded what the unions and if not we just we walk off the job and leave these people to defend themselves.
 
 
+12 # Adoregon 2011-02-28 15:08
Please, take off your uniform, put down your weapon and walk off the job.
Please.
 
 
+10 # yrgrandmassister 2011-02-28 15:17
Thanks 4 asking. I'd feel great if you and all vets demanded and got the healthcare and other benefits unions help their members get and keep.
I'd be even happier if all the kids who will one day be vets... if they live long enough... were able to walk off their jobs, and find other jobs that didn't force them to cripple and kill other folks.
 
 
+8 # Adoregon 2011-02-28 14:33
As M.K. Gandhi demonstrated against the British, organized, NONVIOLENT civil disobedience is how the proles (90% of us) can regain the power from the elite scum, no matter their superiority of money or weapons.

Do not give up. Do not lose heart.
 
 
+12 # Buckles 2011-02-28 15:42
To the Meuller Army guy, yes you were in the army while us old WW2 vets came home to $ 1.50 cents an hour. If it wasn't for some union jobs that I got later in the trade, I would have be working for minimum wage at Wallmart, so I at least got my small Carpenters pension. But no corporations vested me a dime for many years of work. How you doing on your army pension ?
 
 
-9 # jefffillmore 2011-02-28 17:52
I don't feel that public workers should even have a union. on average, their income is higher than that of their peers in the private sector. If parents complain about a teacher that can't teach, their union won't allow the schools to fire them without an expensive fight. So they promote the teacher from the classroom to administration with more pay. The parents are happy and the union is happy. But now, there's another non-producer making alot of money in the system.
For the private sector, without unions, the hardworking people that keep this country running, would probably be making less than minimum wage with long hours.
Why should people (govt. employees) that get paid with our taxes be able to unionize so that they can drain an over burdened system?
 
 
+6 # Sukumar 2011-02-28 19:47
because the same fatcats run both the government and the corporations. If any public employee layoffs are necessary in Wisconsin, start with the governor.
 
 
+2 # jefffillmore 2011-03-01 15:26
Public Employee Unions by Walter Williams is a good read. It may help people understand what's going on. It can be found at LewRockwell.com . The Monday, 2/28/11 edition.
 
 
+1 # DPM 2011-03-03 10:44
While the "immediate" fight is about union bargaining laws, don't forget that this is just a "cog" in the bigger "wheel" of class warfare being waged by the rich and powerful on the people (attentive or ignorant). Don't forget that! We are the enemy for the criminal corporate mob and their political cronies. They want us to fight amongst ourselves, but they are the ones upon who we should focus.
Out the Koch's! Kick them and those like them, to the ground. Take their dirty money grubbing politicians with them!
 

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