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1925, 15 Feb 15

Activists Protest Proposed Cuts to UW

One wonders if they have any idea how ridiculous they sound protesting a 2.5% cut – especially when they have millions of dollars stashed away.

MADISON, Wis. – Several hundred students, professors and community activists converged at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Saturday to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts, a demonstration during which participants cheered for the end of democracy and suggested the budget plan would decimate the campus’ quality and reputation.

Lane Hall, a professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, took the microphone and told the restless, angry crowd that democracy cannot work as it currently stands. Lane went on to say there are other systems that America should use, even if history has an extremely negative view of them, prompting rowdy cheers from most in the crowd.

And as if to demonstrate how out of touch they are with the rest of the economy…

Lane demanded that instead of pay cuts, the faculty members, staff and teaching assistants should be given raises, and paid a “living wage.” At the conclusion of his speech he said that if these demands were not met that they would move onto other forms of protest, that they would “shut it down.”


1925, 15 February 2015


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