Archive | July, 2013

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Death Threats and Paramilitary Distract from GTac’s Dirty Secrets

July 29, 2013 by Barbara With After Gogebic Taconite (GTac) stumbled over the illegal hiring of a paramilitary militia to protect their drill sites in the Penokee Hills, new diversions are being created to draw attention away from the damage the out-of-state mining company has incurred during the core drilling phase of the permitting process. GTac […]

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WI Capitol Crackdown Mass Arrests: Videos

July 27, 2013 by Leslie Amsterdam This week WI Capitol police, under the leadership of Chief David Erwin, made good on their promise to arrest and remove peaceful singers and protesters from the Capitol rotunda. After declaring Unlawful Assembly 3 days in a row last week, the police began enforcing new administrative codes and arrested […]

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Exercising Rights in Capitol May Be Harmful to Your Health

July 27, 2013  by wcmcoop A Lutheran pastor from Madison suffered cardiac symptoms while in police custody on Friday, July 26, after being arrested in the Wisconsin Capitol during what Capitol Police deemed an “unlawful assembly” of the Solidarity Sing Along. As the Rev. Carter Dary, 67, was being taken to the basement of the […]

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Mayor Dave Offbase Regarding Sing Along

July 26, 2013  by Karen Bassler [This is Karen Bassler’s response to former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s  recent column  in The Isthmus about the arrests of peaceful singers at the Wisconsin State Capitol. – Editors] Dave: I can no longer refer to you as Mayor Dave, or Citizen Dave, though up until yesterday I had been using both […]

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Letter to a Young Poet

July 21, 2013  by Rob Ganson My letter to a new friend, an amazing 13 year old poet. Dear Baby Girl, I’m sorry we couldn’t elect better leaders, that we let bottom feeders extract their cash from our mother’s womb with disregard for you. I’m sorry I let Monsanto poison your future and tar sands […]

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Singers on the Hill

July 19, 2013  By Rob Ganson They forsake the concrete cauldrons to sing… to bring the sky tidings of open eyes, hearts alive with the meat beat, the songs of life. It is not in the night sky to judge them, to strike at them with lightning or whirlwinds, not in the arms of their […]

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Speaking and Singing Truth to Power

July 18, 2013 by Martina Rippon [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] I am writing in support of the efforts of the Solidarity Sing Along to maintain citizen consciousness in Wisconsin and in […]

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The People’s Declaration

July 18, 2013 by Greg “Commissioner” Gordon [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] Good afternoon. My name is Greg Gordon. My friends call me Commissioner Gordon. I live in Waunakee. My speech is […]

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