Posted in Wisconsin, tagged Wisconsin on March 11, 2011 |
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University of Wisconsin student Matt Wisniewski created this video from two days of footage taken in the Wisconsin state capitol building, where teachers, fire fighters, and others have been rallying in defense of union rights for the last week.
Bigger than Unions, Bigger than Wisconsin
If this revolution is serving pizza then I think I will have a slice.
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As of this writing at least 2000 farmers are going to be driving their tractors into the Wisconsin state capitol this coming Saturday. The mainstream media has been avoiding this story like the plague but it’s going to be hard to ignore this. Also on Facebook, people are urging Willie Nelson and Neil Young, both Farm Aid veterans, to go and play Madison on Saturday. The revolution is on, folks, going to be interesting to watch how this event grows!
“Next week, farmers from across the dairyland will bring tractors and solidarity to the WI capitol to fight for labor rights and a just state budget. Rural communities will be disproportionately hurt by the cuts to education and badgercare, and farmers in Wisconsin stand with state workers, and all working and middle class families in the state. The event is sponsored by Family Farm Defenders, Wisconsin Farmers Union and Land Stewardship project. All farmers and eaters welcome and encouraged to come!
If you have a tractor and would like to join in the tractorcade please contact John Peck at Family Farm Defenders – (608) 260-0900; firstname.lastname@example.org”
Join the Farmer Labor Tractorcade
Willie Nelson’s Facebook Page
Neil Young’s Facebook Page
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