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"No Means No! rally to begin the action. Photo by Leslie Amsterdam

Eight Arrested Storming WI Senate Over Mandatory Ultrasounds

By Leslie Amsterdam June 21, 2013 Eight citizens were arrested and cited for Disorderly Conduct Thursday June 20, after they stormed the Wisconsin State Senate budget debate, demanding that legislators focus on jobs, not on women’s reproductive rights. The protest occurred as several spectators in the observation gallery chanted, “Focus on jobs, not our vaginas”, […]

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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: https://www.aclu-wi.org/story/capitol-free-speech-case-qa-professor-michael-kissick

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CPO Mathews and his list(G-P) on top of his training checklist clipboard.

McCarthyism Is Alive and Well at Wisconsin Capitol

He’s making a list and checking it twice, gonna find out who’s naughty or nice…. The Holidays are here, and Capitol police officers are invoking the spirit of Senator Joe McCarthy by compiling a list of regular attendees of the Solidarity Sing Along, the weekday noon hour singing protest at the Wisconsin Capitol. Police appear […]

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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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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: http://wcmcoop.com/2012/11/02/vultures-descend-on-bainport-sensata-plant-set-to-close-november-5/

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The Reverend Al Sharpton stands alongside Dot, a longtime Sensata Technologies worker and other citizens arrested in recent civil disobedience actions related to Sensata outsourcing all jobs to China by the end of the year. The encampment set up outside the Freeport, Illinois plant is receiving national attention. Learn more at Bainport.com. Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

October 22, 2012

Learn more about Bainport here: http://wcmcoop.com/2012/10/22/we-are-all-bainport/

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Irving Smith, in the red t-shirt and holding a songbook on the bottom of the photo, leads the Solidarity Forever march in the rotunda during the Solidarity Sing Along on Wednesday. Irving also conducted the noon hour song circle. A Capitol police officer observes the proceedings, however no action is taken to stop the singing. Irving received a citation about an hour later as he left the Capitol for "Obstruct Access/Passage(NO PERMIT) for his activities in the rotunda. No other citations were issued to other participants, as the Capitol Police appears to be targeting the "leaders/conductors" of this popular noon hour activity.

October 18, 2012

Read about the latest Capitol crackdown here: http://wcmcoop.com/2012/10/14/walker-administration-targets-perceived-sing-along-leaders/

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Just Say No to Palermo's/Kirkland Pizza! Community and Union leaders from around Wisconsin gathered Saturday 10/13/12 for an informational picket at Costco in Madison to bring awareness to the national boycott of Palermo's, supported by Voces de la Frontera and United Steelworkers. Costco's Kirkland brand pizza is manufactured by Palermo's. Today in Madison, Palermo's workers make their case in front of the Joint Legislative Audit Bureau, meeting at 10am, in the WI State Capitol. Phoro: Leslie Amsterdam

October 17, 2012

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Ofc Andrew Hyatt of WI Capitol police surveys the scene and takes notes during the noon hour song circle in the Capitol. Brandon Barwick, on the left in the green fedora, later received a citation via certified mail for: Obstruct Access Passage (No Permit). Admin Code 2.14(2)(v), issued by Officer Andrew Hyatt

October 15, 2012

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This is the scene over the noon hour on 10/8/12 at the WI Capitol.  One of the singers seen here has received a citation, home delivered by WI Capitol Police officers, for their participation in this spontaneous song circle that occurs Monday-Friday from 12-1.  Can you guess who the offender is? Can you determine what their offense was? Can you explain why only 1 of these individuals was cited for the incorrect behavior? Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

October 11, 2012

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