Wisconsin Senator Eric Hovde (R) believes the press should stop focusing on the way people are struggling through the recession and instead focus on more general things like the country’s debt and other problems. Egberto Willies thinks that’s a problem, and here’s why: I came across the story in the Huffington Post titled “Eric Hovde, [...]
Original article written by Claudia Horwitz (with contributors: Erin Dale, Gita Gulati-Partee, Russell Herman, Claudia Horwitz, Margot Horwitz, Jennifer Jackson, Chad Jones, Sean Kosfosky, Becca Krantz, Danyelle O’Hara, Tema Okun, and Marian Urquilla) for the December 2011 stone circles blog. It’s impressive to see the many things for social change that folks accomplished in 2011. This fantastic [...]
This month we’re focusing on empowerment, some of which leans into the empowerment of women (it’s Women’s History Month, after all) and all of which links that bridge between destruction and creation. Considering the coming of Mardi Gras, the spring equinox, and the large-scale change happening in a couple of spots around the world–Egypt, Tunisia, [...]
I’ve interviewed protesters young and old, union members and grassroots organizers, students and teachers, children and retirees. I’ve huddled with labor leaders in their Madison “war rooms,” and sat through the governor’s press conferences. I’ve slept on the cold, stone floor of the Wisconsin state capitol (twice). Believe me, the spirit of Cairo is here. The air is charged with it.