Leaders in labor, faith, civil and immigrant rights groups held a March 29 teleconference to announce coordinated actions nationwide on April 4 to commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr and stand in solidarity with public workers.
Indiana prosecutor Carlos Lam admitted to suggesting that Wisconsin Gov. Walker stage a violent assault against himself in order to win public sympathy.
The Rally for Michigan Families was the largest and most diverse demonstration since protests against the Republican attack began here a month ago. "The Republicans could never have a rally like this," said one participant.
A specter is haunting Americans. About one in 10 of them.
Less than two weeks after recall campaigns against eight Wisconsin GOP state senators got under way, union members and their allies have already collected half the signatures they need.
Major assaults on democracy are underway on the local level in dozens of states.
MIAMI - According to polls, Miami-Dade County residents will likely recall both the mayor and a county commissioner. But not everyone - especially not labor - is excited.
More than 10,000 union members and supporters swarmed the State Capitol in here to protest proposed changes to teacher's pensions and to respond to the recent assault on unions in Wisconsin.
"We need a bigger, bolder Communist Party if we are to meet the challenges of the day," Sam Webb, national chair of the Communist Party, USA, said in an interview.
One nurse summed up the legal victory to keep Wisconsin state Capitol open: "What Walker has done is sad. So we came dressed for a funeral but we are ready to dance. We expect that we will win this battle."