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Will Williams Falls While In Police Custody At WI Capitol 8.1.13

August 2, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam and Rebecca Kemble Longtime Madison peace activist Will Williams, 70, was arrested for singing over the noon hour at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday.  He fell on his back on a marble staircase en route to the basement police processing center while escorted by four Capitol police officers. […]

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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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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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Walker Quashes Dissent in Wis. Capitol

July 19, 2013  By Sue Breckenridge [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 wish to express my opposition to the rule changes to Admin 2. I realize that it is pointless for me […]

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The Rule Is Unsound And Should Not Be Implemented

July 17, 2013  By Linda Roberson [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] Thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my thoughts about the proposed “emergency” revisions to Ch. Adm. 2. My […]

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Scott Walker Won’t Be Governor Someday

July 16, 2013  By Paula Mohan [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 testified at the public hearing on Friday and would like to supplement those comments with this written testimony. There is […]

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