Guest: Sportswriter Dave Zirin
Our lead story is the ongoing tragedy in Japan and the fire and explosions at the Fukushima nuclear power plant. The fight continues to keep the spent fuel rods cool to stop them from catching fire and causing a meltdown.
The campaign to recall of Republican State Senators is gaining mass with almost 40,000 signatures captured last week. Democrats are ahead of schedule on getting enough signatures to force a recall vote.
Defend the Dream Action
After work on today, March 15, MoveOn is mobilizing Defend the Dream events in all 50 states at our schools, libraries, fire stations, hospitals, and parks to stand up against Republican attacks. Click HERE to find a Defend the Dream Action event near you.
Check out Dave Zirin’s book Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love
Sam added a new segment today – The Fascism Report
Michael Moore posted this picture of a thousand senior citizens protesting on the capitol grounds in Lansing, MI to protest governor Rick Snyder’s budget plan.
At first Ohio governor John Kasich said reporters “could bring only pens, notepads and small voice recorders” at his budget briefing today, but because of calls from the ACLU and the state Democratic Party, he reversed his decision. Reporters we open to record Kasich’s budget and the middle class cuts he is proposing.
According to the law, which has already been approved in the House, the governor will be able to declare “financial emergency” in towns or school districts and appoint someone to fire local elected officials, break contracts, seize and sell assets, and eliminate services.
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