Wednesday, November 2, 2011
They marched down Kenwood Ave. to Maryland Ave., where they held up traffic behind them. They turned on Locust St. to Oakland Ave., where protester Hannah Engber, a UWM senior from Onalaska, said she first noticed police were following them.
Police warned students to get out of the street, or they would be arrested. Engber said the first person arrested was a male student in front of her.
"He was moving toward the sidewalk," she said. "I was right behind him, and they didn't arrest me."
Wentz-Graff was in the street, photographing the arrest when police grabbed her and arrested her, Engber said.
"They had no regard for her (photography) equipment," she said.
Another male student was arrested when he walked from the sidewalk to the street to find out why police made the arrests, Engber said.
"It was clear they were planning arrests because they brought a van," she said. "Our intentions are not violent, and they know that." Read Full Article Here JSOnline
It turns out that JP Morgan also provides child support debit cards in 15 U.S. states and they also provide unemployment insurance benefit debit cards in seven states.
Looking for some good news? This might not be the ticket, though dealing with reality is a good step.
The WI Assembly Dems are hardcore! I had to go to sleep but they didn't. They're STILL going. Fighting for Affirmative Action & exposing the GOP for their open racism. As of 6:49am they're soldiering on. It's still live. And just like in the 61 hour marathon it's a crazy experiment in sleep deprivation. Also on Charter 995. And my friend & reporter from The Progressive, Rebecca Kemble, has also been there for the entire session. Her report's going to be epic!
18 Arrested in Wis. Capitol, including The Progressive's Editor, for Using Cameras or Holding Signs | The Progressive
"A total of eighteen people were arrested and ticketed for offenses that will likely be thrown out in court.
People feel so strongly about protecting and defending their ability to record and document the goings-on in the Assembly because corporate media is doing such a poor job of it. If you’re not at the Capitol on a regular basis, you would find it difficult to believe the impunity with which the rightwing is shoving their racist, sexist, corporatist agenda down the throats of the people of this state.
At 11:00 pm., an amendment to a non-controversial, bipartisan bill that was unanimously voted out of committee was moved that would eliminate affirmative action for African American, Hispanic, American Indian and Hmong students in higher education grants. That sparked more than two hours of outraged filibustering by Democrats, followed by a break for caucus. By 4:00 a.m., Republicans were trying to flush the Dems out of caucus by asking for a quorum call."
Here's part 1 of what went down in yesterday's 20+ hour assembly session. What began as concealed camera day, along with 18 arrests, turned into a surprise GOP attack on minorities. Rebecca Kemble was there for the entire thing. Here's her 1st report, now get some sleep!!
Josh Smith shared a link.
THIS needs to pass!!
Josh Smith shared a link.
Good news! Chain stores are in trouble. WNET asked me to write about it...
This is what America looks like.
It only becomes a riot when one side prepares for it. In almost all cases it is the establishment.
YaleNews | Despite industry promises, Yale study finds unprecedented marketing of sugary drinks to youth
Marlene Schwartz, co-author and deputy director of the Rudd Center, said “The beverage industry needs to clean up their youth-directed products: reduce the added sugar, take out the artificial sweeteners, and stop marketing products high in caffeine and sugar to young people. We also need the nutrition facts, including caffeine content, for all beverages, especially energy drinks.”
“Our results clearly show that the beverage industry’s self-regulatory pledges are not working,” concluded co-author Kelly Brownell, director and co-founder of the Rudd Center. “Children are seeing more, not less marketing, for drinks that increase the risk for serious diseases. If the beverage companies want to be considered public health partners, they need to do better.”