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Posted by Mary Bottari on February 06, 2015

This week, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker got tripped up by the truth.

Posted by Jonas Persson on February 04, 2015

In addition to unprecedented budget cuts to the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker struck "the search for truth" and the Wisconsin Idea from the university's mission statement in his executive budget bill unveiled last night.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on December 26, 2014

The Mall of America's response to Black Lives Matter protests highlight important questions about free speech in an era of privatized public spaces.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on August 11, 2014

Migrant mothers and their young children detained at the border are being denied an opportunity to be released on bond, because of 9/11.

Posted by Mary Bottari on June 03, 2014

The Supreme Court is poised to decide is Harris v. Quinn, "the most important labor law case the court has considered in decades."

Posted by The PRW Staff on January 24, 2014

There are always winners and losers in free trade. The winners are the one percent -- the wealthy at the top. The losers are the ninety-nine percent -- the rest of us. The latest free trade deal that is now being rushed by President Obama through Congress is known as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Posted by Alex Oberley on August 31, 2013

Wisconsin workers are joining the "Fight for Fifteen" -- better wages for those at the bottom of the U.S. payscale. Three cities in Wisconsin were among 58 across the United States where thousands of low-wage fast-food workers walked off their jobs to demand a living wage, safe working conditions, and the right to unionize without being penalized. The coordinated actions on August 29 constituted the largest fast food strike in U.S. history.

Posted by The PRW Staff on March 29, 2012

Rally outside of ALEC headquarters in Washington, DC, March 29, 2012On March 29, a diverse coalition of advocacy organizations, activists, and national leaders protested the American Legislative Exchange Council's (ALEC) paid promotion of deadly "Kill at Will" legislation written by the National Rifle Association (NRA). The attendees delivered a letter to ALEC headquarters at 1100 Vermont Ave, NW in Washington demanding that the group disclose all NRA funding and publicly pledge to end its promotion of "Kill at Will" bills.

Organizing sponsors include the National Urban League, NAACP, ColorOfChange, Moveon.org, AFL-CIO, SEIU, ProgressNow, Center for Media and Democracy/ALECexposed.org, Presente, Public Campaign, Common Cause, People For the American Way, UltraViolet, Faith in Public Life, National Council of Churches, USAction, and more.

Posted by Emily Osborne on March 14, 2012

Protestors at the "mad as hell" rally for women's rightsHundreds of protestors showed up to the "Mad as Hell" rally on the Wisconsin State Capitol steps March 13 to protest a series of bills being pushed by Republican lawmakers that would take away a number of women's rights and interfere with women's access to health care in the state.

The rally was led by The Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin and a number of other women's rights groups.

"Unfortunately, we have one of the most anti-women's health, anti-choice, anti-birth control legislatures that Wisconsin has ever seen," said Tanya Atkinson, Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on September 13, 2011

MADISON -- The president of the group alleging the University of Wisconsin discriminates against whites debated a law professor Tuesday night on the merits of race-based university admissions policies. Hundreds of students rallied and attended the debate.

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