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Give Thanks For Standing Rock-PHOTOS

November 24, 2016  By Leslie Amsterdam Our recent visit to Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota revealed the best and worst of humanity; the worst being the militarized, aggressive law enforcement efforts against unarmed, prayerful water protectors and the best, of course, being in the midst of so much […]

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#JusticeForTony photo art installation at the Social Justice Center extended

May 17, 2016 by Leslie Amsterdam #JusticeForTony, an intimate photographic art show currently installed at the Jackie Macauley  Gallery at the Social Justice Center has been extended through June 26, 2016.  The show documents the response of Tony Robinson’s family and the community to his killing by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015. […]

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Repression, Resilience & Solidarity: The 4th Precinct Shutdown

Remember, human rights are your rights!

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Eagle Scout Scott Walker Doesn’t Know How to Fold American Flag

  July 19, 2015  By Jason Huberty Scott Walker bragged on the campaign trail about folding the American flag like he learned as a Boy Scout. In fact, Walker screwed up on step 2, as can be seen in the screenshot image taken from the Boy Scouts of America website. The field of stars should remain visible on […]

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Family of #TonyRobinson Demands Justice From the Dane County DA

April 8, 2015 by Leslie Amsterdam On April 6, the family of slain teen Tony Robinson and their supporters marched from the house where he was killed to the offices of Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne to demand justice and an indictment for Matt Kenny, the Madison police officer who killed Robinson. The march […]

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In Living Color: Tony Robinson and Why #BlackLivesMatter Matters

by Ryan Wherley  March 12, 2015 To all those who chime in with “all lives matter” in response to the rallying cry that “Black Lives Matter,” in response to the police officer shooting of Tony Robinson last week, I have to say this in response to you: No fucking shit. Of course we know that all […]

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Madison Community Honors Slain Teen Tony Robinson

By Leslie Amsterdam, March 7, 2015 On Saturday, the Madison community honored slain teen Tony Robinson by marching from the City-County Building to a vigil at the scene of his death Friday evening. The unarmed, recent high school graduate was shot five times by a Madison police officer responding to a call on Williamson Street […]

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Scientist Suggests Using Metric to Evaluate Impact of UW Budget Cuts

  March 5, 2015 Dear Representatives, Senators, and Citizens of Wisconsin: I’ve been a publishing research physicist for twenty years, and there is an aspect of science that I am very proud of that I would like to share with you now. For over a century, science has realized that each of us has an […]

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MacIver Institute Asks: “Why Is ALEC Writing Wisconsin Legislation?”

March 2, 2015  By WCMC The MacIver Institute momentarily came to its senses and realized that the Wisconsin protesters got it right — representative democracy is dead. MacIver, the self-described “public policy think tank” that in 2011-2012 “teamed up with American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) member Americans for Prosperity to produce a multi-million dollar TV ‘issue […]

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Partisan Show OK for Coach Chryst but not Bucky Imitator?

By Bill Dunn, March 1, 2015 Is Wisconsin’s flagship university more concerned about protecting the reputation of its sports mascot more than the image of its head football coach? Did it quickly condemn one partisan appearance and give a pass to another? Is there a double standard at work for Buckingham U. Badger and Paul […]

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