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Rally Images: UW Faculty, Staff, Students Oppose Walker’s Budget Cuts

February 14, 2015  By Nicole Desautels MADISON — A group called UW Faculty Organizing for Change held a ‘Stop the Cuts — Save the UW’ rally in bitterly cold weather on Library Mall this afternoon to protest Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed budget cuts to the UW System. PHOTOS BY NICOLE DESAUTELS Advertisements

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Wisconsin Pushing for Slave-Wage Labor Force

– March 6, 2014 by Nicole Desautels Citizens showed up in droves March 3 to testify against SB 626, an anti-living wage bill introduced by Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and co-sponsored by Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield). The bill prohibits living wage ordinances in any city, village, town or county which receives state funds. Highlights […]

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My Name is Ron Johnson, I Run From Wisconsin

By Nicole Desautels November 1, 2013  – In what appears to be an effort to avoid facing his Madison area constituents, Sen Ron Johnson (R-) held what he considered a “public listening session” with a handful of people in a little-publicized meeting orchestrated by Camille Solberg, Johnson’s Central Wisconsin Regional Director. Fewer than a dozen […]

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Madison Firefighter Arrested for Attending Solidarity Sing Along

August 19, 2013  by Lady Forward ………………….. Madison firefighter Ted Higgins was handcuffed and arrested in the Wisconsin Capitol today for participating in the Solidarity Sing Along. “Our union brothers and sisters from Local 311 came down to sing in solidarity with the workers,” said Higgins. “They’ve already taken away the voice in the workplace […]

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What Did YOU Do on Your Summer Vacation?

August 14, 2013  by Lady Forward     The woman being arrested in the video, AFSCME Assistant Director Jana Weaver, had this to say about the Solidarity Sing Along: “The SSA has a special spot in my heart. I was by no means an every day singer but when my schedule would allow, I would […]

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Vietnam War Veteran Arrested in Wisconsin Capitol While Standing Up for Free Speech

August 7, 2013  by Lady Forward Mike Hearington, a Vietnam War veteran with Veterans for Peace, was arrested over the noon hour for participating in the Solidarity Sing Along. Capitol Police took a large white Veterans for Peace flag from Harrington’s hands and rolled it up. They handcuffed Hearington and marched him out of the […]

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“Raging Granny” Arrested for Singing in Wisconsin Capitol

Marie Martini, a member of The Raging Grannies of Madison, and Margit Moses, of Madison, were arrested by Capitol Police for singing in the rotunda today over the noon hour. The arrests took place during a rousing rendition of “Bring Back Wisconsin to Me,” which is sung to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over […]

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“Am I Breaking a Rule? Am I Breaking a Law? What About My Activity is Illegal?”

By Lady Forward and Jason Huberty Last Friday, Jason Huberty, a free speech advocate and outspoken critic of Capitol Police Chief David Erwin’s two-month-long crackdown on dissent, took to chalking a message on the public sidewalk in front of the Capitol: “Wisconsin State Constitution, Article I, Sec 4, Freedom of Speech Shall Never Be Abridged.” […]

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Walker on HUD Letter: Nothing to See Here… Move Along

By Hematite and Lady Forward Nothing to look at here. It’s just routine. HUD is worried about things that go way back ten years. It’s hard to figure out what HUD wants. We get these letters all the time. They go way back ten years. Back to the previous administration. Way back ten years. It’s […]

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