On the night of February 16, John Nichols, who has been filing live reports from Wisconsin’s protests, delivered a rousing speech to the thousands of demonstrators who have come out to protest Governor Scott Walker’s anti-union and anti-worker budget bill this week. The state’s Republicans are trying force their agenda through the legislature, Nichols says, so it’s time that we "get up, stand up, stand up for our rights." 

Read Nichols’s latest post from the protests here, and follow updates from Wisconsinites on the ground at The Nation‘s Twitter livestream

—Kevin Gosztola