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

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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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Jason Huberty and Sue Trace provide courtroom solidarity outside the US Courthouse where Prof. Michael Kissick takes on DOA Secretary Mike Huebsch and WI Capitol Police Chief David Erwin for curtailing his ability to exercise his First Amendment rights in the public forum otherwise known as the Wisconsin Capitol.

Federal Courtroom Solidarity

April 17, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam Read more about Michael Kissick’s ACLU lawsuit seeking to protect Free Speech at the Wisconsin Capitol here:

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Three of these citizens received citations for holding up signs and t-shirts during a Red Cross blood drive in September. Signs and t-shirts are extremely protected First Amendment speech and all have requested jury trials. Photo credit:  Leslie Amsterdam

November 27, 2012

Read the latest about the Capitol crackdown:

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Franjo Mastoric and a fellow Occupy Madison camper are escorted off the grounds of Lake View Hill Park by Dane County Sheriffs deputies during the eviction of the Occupy encampment on Tuesday morning by County Parks and Sheriffs staff. The camp was moved out to Token Creek Park involuntarily 2 days before Thanksgiving. Token Creek Park is located north of Madison and is not considered an appropriate location for the group as there is no access to public transportation or community services. Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

November 21, 2012

Read more about the eviction and move to Token Creek here:

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Occupy Madison and Overpass Light Brigade joined forces on the lawn of Dane County Human Services Saturday night to highlight the plight of Madison's homeless community. The determined group of campers known as Occupy Madison plans to stay at Lake View Park until a better solution is offered by county officials.

November 19, 2012

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Outside the Wisconsin Capitol 11/15/12. At least 99 citations have been issued to peaceful protesters over the last few months in a crackdown over First Amendment rights and permit regulations of Free Speech activity at the Capitol.

November 16, 2012

Read more about how citations are issued here:

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This No Trespassing sign has been posted at the current Occupy Madison location on the 800 block of E. Washington Avenue, directly east of last year's encampment. On Thursday, Madison police informed campers that they must leave by 3pm Sunday or risk eviction and a Trespassing citation. Occupy Madison is meeting on Saturday at the site to discuss moving plans, as there is no legal place for these people to reside while they seek permanent housing solutions. Photo by Brenda Konkel

November 9, 2012

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Tammy Baldwin takes in the moment after her victory speech at Monona Terrace in Madison Tuesday night. Baldwin becomes the first woman elected to the US Senate from Wisconsin and the first openly gay member to serve in the Senate. She defeated former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson to continue representing the people of Wisconsin in Washington DC.

November 7, 2012

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Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin waves to the crowd assembled at Wisconsin Capitol Monday for an election eve GOTV rally with President Obama, Rep. Mark Pocan and Bruce Springsteen. After serving 14 years in the US House of Representatives, Tammy Baldwin is running for US Senate in a tight race with former Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson. Mark Pocan is on the ballot for the US Second Congressional District seat against opponent Chad Lee. Vote November 6.

November 6, 2012

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Overpass Light Brigade lights up the vulture procession outside of the Sensata plant on Halloween. Workers and their supporters marched on the plant to show their displeasure with Sensata's parent company, Bain Capital, outsourcing their jobs to China. The profitable Sensata plant is set to close November 5, leaving dozens of people without the good paying jobs of Sensata.

November 2, 2012

More on Halloween in Bainport here:

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