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Madison, Wis.—March 12, 2011

[All photogs by TedF—click to enlarge photographs or thumbnails]

 

The crowd just after the tractorcade parade on Saturday.

Stilt walkers NOT Scott Walker!

 

 

 

The 100,000+ crowd exploded over the arrival of the Wisconsin 14, a.ka. the Fab 14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come here and listen to my story by a man named Jed...

 

 

 

 

Walker lost his grip...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Something smells fishy!

Where's Zimmy?

Huge crowd moves during break in rally action.

The crowd was thick and friends were made during slow shuffles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

An injury to one...

Kiss your Middle Class good-bye...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Walk in our shoes.

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Madison, Wis.—Saturday, March 12, 2011

[All photographs are TedF photogs—click on any photograph or thumbnail to enlarge]

Wisconsin farmers and other supporters of working families drove tractors and pulled  wagons and floats in a tractorcade parade—PULL TOGETHER, SUPPORT WORKING FAMILIES– held prior to a huge rally for workers at the Capitol in Madison last Saturday.  Local media estimated that 100,000 to 150,000 working people and supporters attended the parade and rally.

Nine Wisconsinites dressed as dairy cows and one Wisconsin woman carried signs spelling out “S-O-L-I-D-A-R-I-T-Y” as they danced in the street around the perimeter of the Capitol while singing “Na, na, na,na. Na, na, na, na. Governor Walk-er, good-bye!”

People poured in for the PULL TOGETHER PARADE as it circled the perimeter of Capitol Square in Madison.  As the parade progressed, people kept pouring into the Capitol area and joining the parade so that it was soon hard to tell the paraders from the parade-goers.  Two things were for certain at this Madison Mardis Gras for working middle class Americans–everybody was in unity and solidarity, and nobody believed that any good would every come from the blatant anti-worker policies of Wisconsin Republicans as they continue to abuse their power.

Thousands carried signs and banners illustrating their extreme dislike of Republican Governor Walker, the Republican Wisconsin State Senate and the Republican Wisconsin State House of Representatives as well as the billionaire Koch Brothers and other billionaires who pull the puppet strings that make the Republican executive and legislative branches of Wisconsin government dance. Recall Republicans and Recall Walker were the action phrases of the day and it is the recalling of Republicans that will chart the course of Wisconsin’s political future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More thumbnails and photogs from parade in next post–Everyone was There and Nobody Tried to Hide

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Madison, Wis.—Friday, March 11, 2011

[All photographs are TedF photogs—click on any photograph or thumbnail to enlarge]

Except for the young sophomore student on crutches at the far left, these students are juniors at Oregon High School which is 10 miles south of Madison. “We are here to support our teachers and to support our own rights when we go into the job force,” stated Sarah Zwicker, wearing a blue coat in the center of the group.

Wisconsin women for “education” are from left to right: Katy Honish, a teacher from Osh Kosh whose husband is a state patrolman; Gina Heggelund, a mother from Stoughton; and Miki Smith, a worker from Prairie Du Sac whose husband is a teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activist AFSCME member Shelly Challyanday, a municipal employee for the City of Madison pounded on her duct-taped bucket keeping the beat with democracy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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