Archive | April, 2012
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Editorial: Covering the Candidates

The Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative formed as a response to the lack of information – and the presence of misinformation – about the critical issues of our time, beginning with the assault on constitutional rights by the Scott Walker administration within and around the Wisconsin State Capitol. Since the Coop’s inception in January, 2012, WCMC […]

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Fitzwalkerstan’s War on Women

[The following speech was delivered by Dee Ives at a rally denouncing the War on Women at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Saturday, April 28, 2012.} Solidarity Wisconsin! As an SEIU “Union Thug” nurse and veteran, I spoke last year about how Governor Walker’s Act 10 would amount to a War on Women and veterans […]

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Women (and Men) Unite Against the War on Women

MADISON —  “Attention 2012 candidates: I’m watching. And I will vote!” That is the sentiment sweeping the nation during this election year. On Saturday, April 28, women rallied to defend their rights at events held in cities across the country. From Anchorage, Alaska, to Tallahassee, Florida, from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Concord, New Hampshire, Americans came […]

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Segway Jeremy Ryan Announces Candidacy for Assembly District 76

Segway Jeremy Ryan, Executive Director of Defending Wisconsin Political Action Committee has announced his candidacy for 76th Assembly District. Registered under the “Individual Party,” whose platform is “People Representing People,” Ryan hopes to begin a trend of clean campaigning. According to the new redistricting maps, Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), who is currently serving the 48th […]

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Scott Walker’s Stealth Bomb: Act 21

By Timothy Riley On the day after the Packers won the Super Bowl in January 2011 our current Governor gathered his inner circle to announce his intention to “drop the bomb.” The bomb was, of course, Act 10, which repealed the collective bargaining rights of public sector employees. During the course of this meeting, our […]

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Top Republican Legislator Abandons Walker, Calls Him ‘Whack Job’

In an article issued by the Associated Press on Monday, Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Wisconsin State Chairman of ALEC, appears to be abandoning his support of Scott Walker just as the John Doe investigation into crimes committed by staff members during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive looms ever closer to Walker himself. According to […]

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Wednesday, April 25

Committee on Natural Resources Committee Members 9:30 AM 417 North (GAR Hall) State Capitol Public Hearing The committee will receive only invited testimony from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources Clearinghouse Rule 11-049 Relating to commercial fishing in outlying waters. Clearinghouse Rule 11-050 Relating to various changes relating to snowmobiles and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

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Whose Recall? Our Recall!

After fifteen months of rallies, recalls, and canvassing, the goal Wisconsinites have been pursuing – removing Scott Walker from office – is only a few weeks away. It is really looking as if neither political party has any concept of the real reasons Wisconsin citizens joined together to turn in almost one million signatures to […]

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The Poll Tax and Voter Preemption at the Dane Dems’ Dubious Debate

By Edward Kuharski Photos by Nicole Desautels Schulte The Dane County chapter of the Democratic Party held a candidate debate and straw poll at their monthly meeting Tuesday, April 10. It was a well-attended event held in the Conference Center of the Concourse Hotel in Madison. There were several curious aspects to the gathering in […]

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Hull Rust Mahoning pit in Hibbing, MN. This land would have looked similar to northern Wisconsin without mining. Ashland County Board members Charles Ortman and Photographer Joel Austin visited the site. Austin said, "This picture was taken on an observation platform that was out in a kind of peninsula sticking out into the pit. There was pit on all sides of me except straight behind. I would guess something like 270 degrees. It's hard to convey in a photograph. This one is just a small chunk of it."

Extreme Mining Advocate ALEC Member Rep. Knilans Promotes Mining Misinformation

April 19, 2012 by Barbara With On April 16, 2012, Extreme Mining Advocate Rep. Joe Knilans (R-Janesville-ALEC) issued a press release trying to once again revive the controversial mining bill that would allow a 22-mile open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills. Knilans has deep ties to ALEC and during the last session […]

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