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Student walkout March 9, 2015

#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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Tony Robinson memorial at the house where he was killed.

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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Andrea Irwin and her son, Tony "Terrell" Robinson Jr. at his High School graduation.

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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Scott Walker says destroying nurses’ unions in 2011 prepared him to take on Putin

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So God Created Man in His Own Image

A Touch of Evil


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Scott Walker hates Wisconsin.

Scott Walker Hates Wisconsin

  Sign seen at the “Stop the Cuts – Save UW” rally held on the Library Mall on February 14, 2015.

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RESIST with Overpass Light Brigade in Madison Wisconsin December 28, 2014

“We’re Still Here: Love in the Wisconsin Uprising” Kickstarter Campaign in Full Swing

November 20, 2014 by Leslie Amsterdam The Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative formed in 2011 to report on legislative and political activities in Governor Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. The tireless efforts of a small, but dedicated group of reporters, writers, photographers and editors produced countless news stories on diverse subjects that were largely ignored by mainstream corporate […]

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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:

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Three of these citizens received citations for holding up signs and t-shirts during a Red Cross blood drive in September. Signs and t-shirts are extremely protected First Amendment speech and all have requested jury trials. Photo credit:  Leslie Amsterdam

November 27, 2012

Read the latest about the Capitol crackdown:

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Franjo Mastoric and a fellow Occupy Madison camper are escorted off the grounds of Lake View Hill Park by Dane County Sheriffs deputies during the eviction of the Occupy encampment on Tuesday morning by County Parks and Sheriffs staff. The camp was moved out to Token Creek Park involuntarily 2 days before Thanksgiving. Token Creek Park is located north of Madison and is not considered an appropriate location for the group as there is no access to public transportation or community services. Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

November 21, 2012

Read more about the eviction and move to Token Creek here:

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