Democracy Now

Democracy Now! – March 10, 2011

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Outrage in Wisconsin: Thousands Flood Capitol After GOP Strips Public Workers of Bargaining Rights in Surprise Senate Vote; “This is a Class War”: Michael Moore Calls for Renewed Pro-Democracy Movement as Anti-Union Bills Approved in Wisconsin and Michigan; “We Have Reached a Turning Point”: Journalist Frank Emspak Says Protests Will Grow in Response to WI Anti-Union Bill; As Calls Grow for No Fly-Zone in Libya, Questions over Legality and Past Precedents Give Pause.

Today’s Headlines

    * Thousands Protest as Wisconsin GOP Advances Anti-Union Bill in State Senate
    * Clashes Continue in Libya; Toll for East Estimated at 400
    * BBC News Crew Detained, Beaten by Libyan Forces
    * Egyptian Protesters Attacked; ElBaradei Explores Presidential Bid
    * Yemeni President Proposes Referendum on New Constitution
    * Dalai Lama Steps Down as Tibet’s Political Leader
    * Illinois Abolishes Death Penalty
    * NPR CEO Resigns over Video Controversy
    * Loughner Pleads Not Guilty, Hearing Set for May
    * Two-Thirds of States Have Cut Mental Health Services
    * Former U.S. Soldier Charged in Failed MLK Day Bombing
    * House Panel Orders Legal Defense of DOMA
    * Robert Scheer, City Limits Named Izzy Award Recipients