Speech delivered at Wisconsin Capitol in Madison, March 5, 2011
America is not broke.
Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you'll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It's just that it's not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich.
Today just 400 Americans have more wealth
than half of all Americans combined.
Let me say that again. 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer "bailout" of 2008, now have more loot, stock and property than the assets of 155 million Americans combined. If you can't bring yourself to call that a financial coup d'état, then you are simply not being honest about what you know in your heart to be true.
via Another Way Films
February 26th, 2011, on the lawn of the Los Angeles city hall. 4 to 5 thousand workers rallied in support of their Brothers and Sisters in Madison Wisconsin!
On a day when local newscasters had predicted record setting rain and snow storms in LA, the labor movement was met with crystal clear weather for our rally.
A sign from above? Governor Walker, here we come to demand what our grandparents fought for the first time!
The song for the Labor struggle will be "Union Song" by the "Nightwatchman". Check it out.
From Madison, WI - Matt Wisniewski
brings us this amazing footage from the first five days of protest. As I have said before
, Wisconsin’s recently elected Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s threat to call in the national guard if Union Members respond to his proposed bill that would strip collective bargaining rights away from Union Members is not only an attack against Union members in his state, it is right now the main front on the war being waged against the middle class. This battle will be coming to a town near you. Are you ready?
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