On the Radar: Day 14 of Libyan unrest, Wisconsin protesters, Oscar wrap-up
Children in Malta protest Libya's Moammar Gadhafi on Sunday. Malta has been at the center of evacuations from Libya.
February 28th, 2011
11:38 AM ET

On the Radar: Day 14 of Libyan unrest, Wisconsin protesters, Oscar wrap-up

Libya - It's Day 14 of a massive, and often violent, uprising to force Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi to step down. CNN's Nic Robertson has been in Zawiya, a town about 40 miles from Tripoli, and watching as crowds of Qadhafi opponents grow. Gadhafi clings to power despite members of the country's security forces deciding to defect and join the protesters over the weekend.

Abdullah Alzubedi, Libya's ambassador to South Africa, told journalists Monday that Gadhafi should leave office and that he would not continue to work for Gadhafi if the leader survives the popular uprising. But Alzubedi said he will not quit despite resignations by other Libyan officials because he said he must "serve the needs of Libyans living in South Africa and help South Africa evacuate its citizens."

Britain is among the governments that have frozen Gadhafi's assets. A  breakdown of protests across North Africa and the Mideast shows differences in each country's uprisings, including Tunisia. Massive street demonstrations there are credited with creating the wave of pro-democracy movements in the region.

Wisconsin - Protesters fighting legislation that would affect the rights of unions continue to camp out at the state Capitol in Madison. They are beating drums, chanting and shouting, "Kill the bill!" They celebrated when police decided not to kick them out of the Capitol early Monday.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said layoffs might be coming if the state budget gap cannot be addressed, and he has said the legislation will ease money woes. The protests have created a firestorm around the country, and the liberal activist group Moveon.org held rallies over the weekend in solidarity with Wisconsin demonstrators.

Meanwhile, demonstrations by public workers, especially teachers, are heating up in Indiana and Ohio, where state budgets are in the red. Are you protesting? Send images and video to CNN.com's iReport. For more on states' budget woes, check out  CNN.com's look at budget deficits.

Oscars - "The King's Speech" won the Oscar for best picture, one of four trophies for the film about a British monarch who overcomes a speech impediment to lead his people through World War II. Colin Firth, who won best actor for his portrayal of George VI, told CNN's Piers Morgan recently that he doesn't support England's monarchy.

"The Social Network" won three Oscars. But much of the Oscar big buzz concerned whether first-time hosts Anne Hathaway and James Franco flubbed. Franco was criticized for seeming flat and out of it, and some said Hathaway was too perky. But presenter Kirk Douglas, 94, found an audience (or an audience found him) on Twitter, and everyone looked really great. Check out the winners' list.

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  1. ThomasD

    The real story about whats going on in Wisconsin? Visit http://www.tax.com

    February 28, 2011 at 11:47 am | Report abuse |
    • Scottish Mama

      Listened to the tapes of The gov of wiscon and Koch brother stand in. The way he talks about the common folk, I cannot seeing surviving after the year mark, The people should have him impeached now with that audio. The govenor respects none of the working people of Wisconsin. Even if you thought he was going to help your state, the audio says he is pulling only for the rich. Republican or Democrat, if you are a working stiff, we have to unite to overcome the rich that have hijacked our government.

      February 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AMERICA 1st

    Libya is old news, Wisconsin is old news, the oscars is old news! who cares?

    February 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AMERICA 1st

    I'm old news.nobody cares!

    February 28, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mrs sippy

    Ok so my 13 year old boy didn want to take a test today he said he was going to fail so i sent him to illinois to be with cowardly law makers who run away from there duties they lead by example right

    February 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |

    this is all the baby booomers fault... they expect genX to fix everything and take care of them...

    February 28, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |

    i guess when they kicked the "debt can" down the hall.. they didnt count on it bouncing back..

    February 28, 2011 at 5:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      They expected us to kick it on down lol. It's the American way.

      February 28, 2011 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
  7. mrs sippy

    But then my boys started talking to the Senators who explained the real world and how it works, and what Walker was trying to jam down the working people's throats, and now they've given up drugs, started actually doing their homework, and they're going to vote Democratic when they turn 18! They've seen the light!

    February 28, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Speakin of ramming things down people's throats. I thought the republicans were against such things. Hello to the new boss. Same as the old boss. Blast, we need a libertarian in there.

      February 28, 2011 at 9:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Her-maph-ra-dite-tees (Mythological Greek God/Godess of unnatural perversion and pleasure)-Adult film Star,So.Cal

    The oracle has spoken........ Their leader will fall(gadhafi)he will not stand before the Sun....... The governments of Man are falling as the angels(fallen angels)have fallen ....... In the days of these kings when the tyrant(anti-christ)-(from the middle east) will soon appear on the world-stage.......... Hi RUFFNUTT... ( Im tired / lights ,camera , im going to bed ....... C u latter ).

    February 28, 2011 at 9:11 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Miss Anthrope

    That has GOT to be the logest username EVER! Lol

    February 28, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. personny

    Israel is becoming a nation. http://nopolicestate.blogspot.com/2011/01/egypt_29.html

    March 1, 2011 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
  11. Just say no !!

    Just say no to personny ! Hey personny NO !!!!!

    March 1, 2011 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    Israel is becoming a nation

    March 1, 2011 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |