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Wisconsin recall victories clarify voter mood, next steps

Recall fever got an enormous boost July 19 when Democratic incumbent Dave Hansen easily crushed a legally challenged Republican challenger.


Wisconsin recalls, round one: Dems sweep

Despite GOP shenanigans, labor-backed Democratic State Senate hopefuls swept six races in the first round of Wisconsin's state recall elections.


Wisconsin elections board disqualifies Republican candidate

Republicans in Wisconsin were dealt a major blow June 27 in their effort to unseat state Democrats and retain their anti-union majority.


Rebuild the Dream movement launched in New York

Over 1,000 people filled New York's Town Hall last week for the kickoff of an ambitious attempt to launch a progressive new social movement.


Student zombies protest higher education cuts

Student activists staged a "die-in" and "zombie march" in Wisconsin as a part of Higher Education Day to protest anti-student measures proposed by the state's GOP lawmakers and governor.


Firefighters, nurses, farmers turn up heat in Walkerville

Former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold led 1,000 firefighters, nurses, farmers and a motorcade of taxi cabs and an antique fire engine, in a demonstration that encircled Capitol Square.


"Walkerville" tent city grows in Wisconsin

Like the workers who built "Hooverville" tent cities in the Depression of the 1920s and '30s, protestors are dramatizing their opposition to Republicans' economic policies.


Three Wisconsin Republicans will face recalls, and maybe more

MADISON, Wis. - After a historic signature collection drive mounted by unions and their allies, three of the GOP senators who rammed through Gov. Scott Walker's bill to kill collective bargaining rights for state workers will definitely face recall votes July 12.

Wisconsin voter ID bill slammed as vote suppression

State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt called it "an attempt to block the recall of unpopular GOP senators and to suppress turnout among constituencies who may tend to vote Democratic."


Wisconsin Republicans fast-track right-wing bills as elections loom

Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker and Republican attempts to shred union and democratic rights in Wisconsin have filed enough signatures to hold recall elections for six Republican state senators.

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