Archive | March, 2012
Sign on a tent in Walkerville, the protest encampment outside the Capitol June, 2011 (photo by Rebecca Kemble)

Wisconsin “Citizens United”

On Friday March 30, 2012, Federal District Judge William M. Conley struck down key provisions of Governor Scott Walker’s marquee legislation, WI Act 10, which stripped public workers across the State of Wisconsin of their right to collectively bargain. Although Judge Conley ruled that the State was within it’s right to deny public workers their […]

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MacIver's Brian Fraley crouches down between two children as Sen. Luther Olsen addresses the crowd.

Public Denied Access to Virtual School Event

By  Rebecca Kemble and Nicole Schulte On Wednesday, March 28, the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families held a lobbying day and awards ceremony for Governor Scott Walker and other Republicans in the legislature at the Concourse Hotel in Madison. The event was stage managed by Brian Fraley, communications director of the MacIver Institute, an […]

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STEAL THIS BOOK, NOT MY VOTE Installment #4 We the People of the Great State of Wisconsin

March 13, 2012 by Barbara With Read Installment #1 Introduction to the Takeover Read Installment #2 How We Got Here Read Installment #3: Wisconsin 2011 The Heroic 14 We the People of the Great State of Wisconsin … As the 14 Democrats looked on helplessly from Illinois, unsure of where to turn next, something miraculous […]

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Walker: “We want to make sure that every kid in this state has access to a great education.”

The Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual School Families held an event at the Concourse Hotel in Madison on Wednesday. The purpose of the meeting, according to the event details, was to “celebrate a year of success, say thank you to our champions and learn how and why we need to work together in the coming months […]

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Dan Suarez of ISO-Madison addresses the crowd. Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

“Shoot first, questions later” law claims first WI victim

A diverse crowd gathered Tuesday March 27 on the UW campus for a Speak Out designed to highlight the recent deaths of two young unarmed African-American men, both shot dead by individuals who claimed they acted in self defense. Bo Morrison, 20, of West Bend, WI was shot while hiding on a back porch of […]

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Scott Walker: “It’s one of those where…”

On Tuesday, March 20, 2012, former Deputy Chief of Staff in the office of then County Executive Scott Walker, Kelly Rindfleisch, pleaded not guilty to 4 counts of Misconduct in Public Office. All of the charges are Class I Felonies carrying fines up to $10,000 and 3.5 years in prison. Prosecutors allege that Rindfleisch was […]

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Arthur Kohl-Riggs pleads Not Guilty. Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

Camera Returned, Civil Rights Still Missing

On March 23, 2012 Arthur Kohl-Riggs finally got his video camera out of Wisconsin Capitol Police custody. It was impounded on March 13, 2012 when Kohl-Riggs was detained for simply having the camera with him in the Assembly gallery. WI Capitol Police informed him at that time that the camera was considered evidence even though Kohl-Riggs […]

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Solidarity Sing Along  Photo: Nicole Desautels Schulte

Award-Winning Solidarity Sing Along Comes to Washburn, Wisconsin

Ever since the fateful day in February 2011 when Scott Walker unveiled his “Budget Repair Bill” which dismantled 50 years of collective bargaining and drew hundreds of thousand of people to protest at the capitol, Wisconsin has been at war. From the infamous fake David Koch phone call, to the Summer of Recalls when a […]

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GOP chair wants Jauch ousted for higher price on his (2/3) pound of flesh

  By Nicole Desautels Schulte, Hematite, JoBeth Kay, Rebecca Kemble, Edward Kuharski, Barbara With Madison — On March 19, the last day of winter 2012, John J. Sendra, chairman of the Republican Party in Iron County, joined Shirl LaBarre of Hayward and Dan Curran of Dodgeville at the Government Accountability Board in Madison as they […]

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Female and Male Iraq Veterans Against the War protesting Scott Walker's policies say, "Walker, you don't have to call out the National Guard because we're already here!" (photo by Rebecca Kemble)

2012: Walker’s Year of the Veteran or TEAhadist Attack on Democracy?

In December, 2011, Tea Party Governor Scott Walker declared 2012 to be Wisconsin’s Year of the Veteran. Ironic given his past dealings concerning WI veterans over the years both as Milwaukee County Executive and Governor of WI. His history with WI veterans reads like a strategy, an extremist Christian Crusade to conquer our great state […]

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