Highlights From Madison’s Protest (VIDEO)

There were so many highlights from yesterday’s historic rally in Madison.  For starters, actor Tony Shalhoub rallied the massive crowd, declaring the birth of a new labor movement.

You can watch the video here:

Then was Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) whose own state is in the midst of a massive struggle over workers’ rights.  He addressed thousands at the “Speak Up For Workers’ Rights rally that took place right after the massive protest at the state Capitol.

You can watch Rep. Kucinich here:

Of course there was also the massive showing by Wisconsin farmers in support of their fellow Wisconsinites.

See the farmers here:

If there’s one common thread it is that Saturday’s protest, among the largest in this nation’s history, represents a turning point in the battle to take back this country from the corporate greed and Republican overreach that have dominated the interests since the landmark Citizens United decision.

This is truly just the beginning.

For more on the historic events in Madison, click here


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Hope S.
Hope Sellers5 years ago

Wisconsin is only the tip of the iceberg; people are angry at the Republicans and their agenda all over the country. They may talk a lot and get the media (that's controlled by the super rich) but they don't walk the walk. They have taken from the bottom 85% of our citizens and given it to the top 15%. We must vote them out or recall them if we can. Enough is enough! or should I say enough has been way too much given to the top 15%.

Doug D.
Doug D5 years ago

What a great rally! Now we need signatures to get out those Republican Senators!

Sheila L.
Sheila Swan L5 years ago

There is so much going on of an unbelievable nature now that I cannot believe one governor can create such havoc. Perhaps it will cause the pendulum to swing to sense.

monica r.
monica r5 years ago

Just was at a town hall meeting.

I am wondering what country this is. Walker (AGAIN!) manufactures a false fiscal emergency. Why? If he can starve the government agencies to the point they just can't do what they do, he'll have a rationale to privatize the whole state.

His actual numbers, especially if you use the "generally accepted accounting methods" he touts, not only doesn't SOLVE the deficit he projects, but slaps another $58.7 million on top of it, making it that much worse.

We saw projections of what the lost income for all the public workers will mean. In southeastern Wisconsin, $1 billion less spending, that will net us a loss of 9000 service and production jobs. This town has cuts to police and fire, and the bills make it illegal to raise revenue locally to make it up. But gas prices are up. They can't raise revenue to pay for gas for the patrol cars. No patrols, then?

I have to believe we'll get our rights back eventually, fix the damage of no recycling and freely polluting the largest source of freshwater in America, though my God, that will cost a fortune. But we'll never unbuild the factories Koch is building on out formerly protected wetlands. The poor and elderly who die because of this won't be brought back to life. If they can't get meds, or food, what do they do? When there aren't buses, so they can't hold a job, what then?

But heaven forbid the rich or corps(e) should pay even a penny more!

Walker is a soul-less bastard.

Christopher C.
Chris C5 years ago

Sound Mind you're exactly right! They are the "puppets" of the ultra rich (Koch Bros, etc), Wall Street, Insurance & Drug Companies, & Republican Senators who's "you know what" they kiss. Well as soon as the aforementioned groups and people are done with them, and the individuals like the ones you mentioned have been used by these groups and persons to carry out the evil acts they want them to perform, they will all be tossed by the wayside...and then we'll hear them crying "oh, you were right all along". They'll see! Or maybe not?!?

Sound Mind
Ronald E5 years ago

I forgot to list Carol S in the Dumbest SOB's on the Planet along with Patricia S, John Coleman, Kevin S, John Hall, Ald Oro, Nh T, Carol Dreeszen. She might have already made it to the Top Ten!!

Sound Mind
Ronald E5 years ago

Never had much interest in watching "Monk" but now I'm a real fan.

Sharon H.
Sharon H5 years ago

Notice that Patricia doesn't have ANY concrete info, and you're right about her and FOX. She simply parrots everything they say and doesn't ever have an original idea. I hope you get rid of the cancer that's trying to ruin your state. All of us in the country, except for the evil few, are cheering for your success. God's speed Wisconsin.

Christine Morrissey

They are busing from all over the country? Where did you get that information? Fox News? We were bused from all over the STATE, OUR STATE and I am so proud to be a part of this movement. These are the people of Wisconsin and we are PISSED, and yet we were orderly, polite, respectful and EVERYWHERE. Take your T-Party mentality somewhere else, we don't need you, we don't want you. You are the problem, not the solution!

doris k.
Past Member 5 years ago

Dennis sounds a bit miffed that he got duped into voting for the war in Iraq. My hero, Russ Feingold D-Wisconsin was the ONLY man wise to the scam and he got voted out in Nov. Was glad to hear Dennis bring up the federal reserve, the TRUE evil. First time I've heard them mentioned during this revolution. Vote is this thursday. Even Ron Paul is wise to their con game! Bill is bi-partison. Lets all hope it passes this time. Won't hold my breath, too much (Koch and Rockafeller) money behind it's failure.