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Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Factsheet

August 19, 2013
Wisconsin Wave

Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce is Wisconsin's biggest and most powerful corporate lobbyist group. Learn more about WMC's spending on elections and lobbying, positions on issues and policies, and the effects of WMC's agenda on Wisconsin.

The October 2011 Movement Call to Action

September 9, 2011
October 2011 Movement

[Note- The Wave is working with progressive leaders from around the state to organize a caravan that will travel from Wisconsin to D.C. for the start of the October 2011 Movement on October 6th.  Click here for more information!]

October 2011 is the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Afghanistan and the beginning of the 2012 federal austerity budget. It is time to light the spark that sets off a true democratic, nonviolent transition to a world in which people are freed to create just and sustainable solutions.

DIANE RAVITCH: Ex-charter school proponent: why charters are a mistake

October 2, 2013
Diane Ravitch
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The campaign to "reform" schools by giving public money to private corporations is a distraction from our system's real problems: poverty and racial segregation.

Los Angeles has more charter schools than any other school district in the nation, and it's a very bad idea.

Billionaires like privately managed schools. Parents are lured with glittering promises of getting their kids a sure ticket to college. Politicians want to appear to be champions of "school reform" with charters.

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For more info on the Wisconsin Wave's Shut the Chamber campaign to take back our government from big money, visit http://wisconsinwave.org/shut-chamber-wisconsin

STATE JOURNAL: Despite arrests, Capitol protest grows

August 20, 2013
Matthew DeFour
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Participation in the noontime Capitol protest against Gov. Scott Walker continued to crescendo Monday despite nearly four weeks of almost daily arrests for gathering in the rotunda without a permit.

New participants, many of them from local police and firefighters unions, said last Thursday’s arrest of a journalist, a Madison City Council member and a 14-year-old girl encouraged them to join the more than 2-year-old Solidarity Singalong.

“That to me was the last straw,” said Brian Austin, a Madison Police officer. “It just seemed absolutely absurd to me that this is happening in Wisconsin.”

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For more info on the Wisconsin Wave's Shut the Chamber campaign to take back our government from big money, visit http://wisconsinwave.org/shut-chamber-wisconsin

Action Alert: What you can do to stop School Privatization in Wisconsin

June 3, 2013
Institute for Wisconsin's Future

From the Institute for Wisconsin's Future:

JFC close to secret deal on vouchers; vote could be yet today …… it’s time to act again!

Folks …. we are in crisis mode!

There is one thing for sure about the budget process in the state of Wisconsin: Nothing is for sure and secret deals can change the course the state takes for decades to come.

It is being widely reported that Republicans have reached a behind-closed-door deal to expand vouchers statewide. Don’t be fooled, this is not a good deal for Wisconsin’s 424 public school districts, 870,000 public school children, or the communities of Wisconsin.

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Agence France-Presse: Raging Greeks Stage Biggest Anti-Austerity Protest Yet

June 5, 2011
Will Vassilopoulos
Over 50,000 Greek protesters assemble in the capital

 

ATHENS — Thousands of Greeks took to the streets of Athens late Sunday on the 12th consecutive day of protests against the government's draconian austerity measures.

Media & the Wisconsin Labor Struggle: Countering Myths and Distortions

Date: March 3, 2011 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location

Orpheum Theatre
216 State Street
Madison, WI 53703

The Labor & Working Class Studies Project Presents

"MEDIA & THE WISCONSIN LABOR STRUGGLE: COUNTERING MYTHS & DISTORTIONS"

With:
* LIsa Graves, Center for Media and Democracy
* Bob McChesney, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
* John Nichols, The Nation
* Matt Rothschild, The Progressive
* Molly Stentz, WORT-FM Community Radio
* Norm Stockwell, WORT-FM Community Radio

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Stop the Budget: Thursday

Date: June 16, 2011 - 12:00pm - 7:00pm

Location

Wisconsin State Capitol Madison, WI

Make our voices heard as the Senate is expected to take up the state budget.

Rally at the Capitol
Thursday, June 16
Noon – Marches begin at Walkerville on Capitol Square
5:30pm – Rally at the Square and State St.

Join us on Thursday and come early, pitch a tent and join the Walkerville community.

Take action! Join the movement!
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=194642157250286

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Travel to D.C. for the October 2011 Movement!

Date: October 5, 2011 - 10:00am - October 9, 2011 - 11:00pm

Location

Freedom Plaza Washington, DC

=> The Wave is organizing Wisconsinites to travel to D.C.

Gar Alperovitz will be speaking about his new book "What Then Must We Do?"

Date: April 16, 2013 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location

336 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Dr.
Madison, WI

Gar Alperovitz, political economist, historian, and author of the new book What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution will give two free public talks in Madison highlighting how, in an age of political deadlock and economic decay, hope can be found in the growing movement across the country to build a new and more egalitarian economy based in cooperation and community.  Dr.

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Gar Alperovitz will be signing his new book "What Then Must We Do?"

Date: April 17, 2013 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Location

Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative
426 W. Gilman St.
Madison, WI

Gar Alperovitz, political economist, historian, and author of the new book What Then Must We Do? Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution will give two free public talks in Madison highlighting how, in an age of political deadlock and economic decay, hope can be found in the growing movement across the country to build a new and more egalitarian economy based in cooperation and community.  Dr.

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A Day of Action to Save our Public Schools

Date: June 4, 2013 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location

Room 412 East in the State Capitol in Madison
Intersection of State St. and Mifflin St.
Madison, WI 53703

From the Institute for Wisconsin's Future:

As you know. the voucher "compromise" is headed for the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) on Tuesday, June 4. In the meantime we hear that the highly-paid lobbyists from the for-profit school industry are busy at the Capitol today making the deal even worse for public schools. They are pressuring GOP legislators to remove the enrollment limits and up income eligibility from yesterday's deal.

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