Welcome to the second day of our special coverage from the workers' protests in Madison, Wisconsin! ; Thanks again to our friends at The Uptake
, Free Speech TV
, and WORT FM
in Madison for making this collaboration happen.The fight in Wisconsin has national implications, and national leaders have made the trip to Madison to express solidarity with the workers and join their struggle. Perhaps none more prominent than Rev. Jesse Jackson, who has been speaking to rallies, and led a march of students back to school today after several days off supporting their teachers.Rev. Jackson spoke with Laura about the need to support the rights of workers when they are under attack, and to remind everyone of the connections between the civil rights struggle and the struggle of working people everywhere."Wisconsin has a proud tradition in terms of labor, the environment, of people standing up to the power and money of big corporations," says Spencer Black, former chair of the Wisconsin State Assembly Natural Resources Committee.
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