With reporting from the Associated Press A plan by Indiana officials to limit the number of people who can be inside the Statehouse at any given time has angered Indiana Democrats and union officials. State police, homeland security officials and the state fire marshal’s office announced today that they’ve decided to cap the number of… Continue reading Indiana Democrats Say Cap on Statehouse Visitors Is Meant to Limit Protests
Louisville is following in the steps of New York City’s Occupy Wall Street movement, protesting against corporate greed and the influence of money in politics. In Louisville, two protests were organized via Facebook for Tuesday, but it was unclear where protestors were supposed to gather. Event organizer and community activist Sandy Morgan first announced the… Continue reading Louisvillians Protest Against Corporate Greed, Special Interests and Political Influence
A group protested outside Sen. Rand Paul’s (R-KY) Louisville office on Tuesday. The protest was meant to raise awareness of a bill being considered by the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education Labor and Pensions, which Paul sits on. The legislation was drafted by Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA). It will help protect youth with disabilities… Continue reading Louisville Disability Protesters Question Proposed Legislation
Several Louisvillians will hold a demonstration Thursday to encourage western powers to take action in Bahrain, where anti-government protests have been going on for months. Calls to bring down the Bahraini monarchy have been met with violence in the Middle Eastern country. Louisville resident Athraa Alabudy says the uprising has not received as much attention… Continue reading Demonstrators Seek U.S. Support For Bahrain Uprising
A Senate committee will take up the issue later this week. The House has already approved the proposal, and the Senate is expected to pass it as well.
The protesters say the amendment would write discrimination into the state constitution.
Cox got into an exchange on Twitter regarding pro-union protesters in Wisconsin. Upon hearing a report that police might clear demonstrators from the Wisconsin capitol building, Cox responded that police should, “Use live ammunition.”
“Now I see they’re all out striking for salaries and jobs, but we don’t even have jobs in America. Where are they going to come from? That makes me sad, but the fact that these people triumphed and have their dignity back, that’s worth so much,” says Gray Henry.
Gray returned to Louisville from a trip to Cairo shortly before the protests began. She says communication with her family has been difficult, but she has been able to get through with a land-line telephone. Internet and cell-phone service in Egypt haven’t been reliable for days.
A group of single-payer healthcare advocates is camped out in the lobby of the Humana building in Louisville.