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Community Response Team Supports Young, Gifted & Black Coalition

May 14, 2015 In the aftermath of Paul Heenan’s shooting on November 9, 2012, a group of residents from the Madison community, former and current law enforcement officers, representatives from social service agencies, mental health experts and academics formed a group that calls itself the Community Response Team. We were deeply shaken by the police […]

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Why the rush to deregulate Uber and Lyft?

April 5, 2015 by Christina M. Ballard Last week the Senate held a hearing on SB106 regarding Transportation Network Companies and the pre-emption of local taxi ordinances by the State. I speak for the group Cab Drivers for Madison Safety, an organization established in 2007 to further the efforts of cab drivers from all four companies in […]

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#Justice4tony shuts down E. Washington Ave in Madison demanding change. Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

EDITORIAL: We Fail By Our Inaction

March 15, 2015 by Brian Benford In a week-long state of shock over the senseless death of a 19-year-old man, I feel a profound sadness and a heaviness within my heart like never before. I write today to offer my humble reflections as a father of five beautiful bi/multiracial children (four are adults), as a person […]

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In Living Color: Tony Robinson and Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

by Ryan Wherley  March 12, 2015 To all those who chime in with “all lives matter” in response to the rallying cry that “Black Lives Matter,” in response to the police officer shooting of Tony Robinson last week, I have to say this in response to you: No fucking shit. Of course we know that all […]

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President Walker Primer: 4 things you should know about Scott Walker before it’s too late

February 15, 2015 by WCMC So … Scott Walker is all but officially running for president, and the country is getting a look at a man whom we residents of Wisconsin have been living with since before he became governor. While the national press has focused on the policies and conservative ideology that Walker has imposed on our […]

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Scott Walker’s ‘Wrecking Ball Budget’ Address

February 3, 2015  By Timothy Riley “I come before you tonight to admit that I lied when I stated in the last debate that this budget showed a $500 million surplus. I may be stupid, but even I knew full well we were staring a $2 billion+ structural deficit in the face. And how did […]

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RESIST with Overpass Light Brigade in Madison Wisconsin December 28, 2014

“We’re Still Here: Love in the Wisconsin Uprising” Kickstarter Campaign in Full Swing

November 20, 2014 by Leslie Amsterdam The Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative formed in 2011 to report on legislative and political activities in Governor Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. The tireless efforts of a small, but dedicated group of reporters, writers, photographers and editors produced countless news stories on diverse subjects that were largely ignored by mainstream corporate […]

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9/13/2011 4:31 pm. Activists block police from removing protesters at Wisconsin Ave entrance.

A Vote to Rebuild. A Vote for Love. A Vote for Wisconsin.

November 4, 2014  By Ryan Wherley With Election Day finally upon us and polls opening at 7 a.m. statewide, I can’t stop thinking about everything we’ve been through in the last four years in Wisconsin. And while my emotions are leaping about from one moment to the next, what I keep coming back to is […]

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Force feeding suffragette, 1912. (Image: The Illustrated London News)

Top 10 Epic Reasons Why Americans Should Give a Sh*t About Voting

October 31, 2014 by Victoria Collier and Ben-Zion Ptashnik, Truthout Originally published in Truthout on October 30, 2014 and reprinted by permission. Pop icon Russell Brand raised a ruckus last year when he exhorted, “Don’t vote” to millions of his fans; a radical political directive under fire even by the likes of Sex Pistol Johnny […]

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Know Your Governor

October 18, 2014, By D.E Johnson • Scott Walker declined Medicaid funds, leading to a loss of over $206 million to the state of Wisconsin. This is federal money that originally came from Wisconsin through Medicaid taxes. Wisconsin Medicaid is now short $760 million. In addition, his cuts to BadgerCare have eliminated the health care coverage of […]

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