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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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Eight Arrested Storming WI Senate Over Mandatory Ultrasounds

By Leslie Amsterdam June 21, 2013 Eight citizens were arrested and cited for Disorderly Conduct Thursday June 20, after they stormed the Wisconsin State Senate budget debate, demanding that legislators focus on jobs, not on women’s reproductive rights. The protest occurred as several spectators in the observation gallery chanted, “Focus on jobs, not our vaginas”, […]

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Walker’s Back Alley Proclamation

January 21, 2013   by Rebecca Kemble Last November Scott Walker avoided several direct questions about his support for Wisconsin Right to Life policy agenda with a statement about how his administration has turned the state budget around and added, “I think people want us to focus on creating more freedom and prosperity for people in […]

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Integrity: The Child Scott Walker Left Behind

[Editor’s note: What follows is one woman’s account of the Scott Walker she knew at Marquette University. To the extent possible we have verified its accuracy, including the accuracy of details not printed here in order to protect the identities of the people involved. All of the elements are consistent: the principals were at Marquette University […]

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Women (and Men) Unite Against the War on Women

MADISON —  “Attention 2012 candidates: I’m watching. And I will vote!” That is the sentiment sweeping the nation during this election year. On Saturday, April 28, women rallied to defend their rights at events held in cities across the country. From Anchorage, Alaska, to Tallahassee, Florida, from Honolulu, Hawaii, to Concord, New Hampshire, Americans came […]

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Kleefisch on the “Women Who Are Aborted”

Madison —  Whatever one’s views are on abortion, most people would agree that, logically speaking, the best way to reduce the abortion rate (and teen pregnancy rate) in the state of Wisconsin would be to provide comprehensive education on how to prevent unintended pregnancies as well as to make contraceptives affordable and widely available. But […]

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Romney Holds “Town Hall” at Marriott Hotel for Hand-Selected Town Members

Middleton, WI — At a town hall meeting held at the Marriott Hotel in Middleton, Wisconsin on Sunday, Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan spoke before a group of invited guests — all of whom had been required to RSVP ahead of time and to show identification at the door in order to be […]

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Law Passes Threatening Abortion Providers with Felony

Madison – March 16, 2012 A bill dictating how a woman consults with her doctor when seeking an abortion passed in the Wisconsin Assembly yesterday. Dramatically titled the ‘Coercion and Webcam Abortion Prevention Act’, SB 306 was co-authored by Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) and Rep. Michelle Litjens (R-Oshkosh). As Rebecca Kemble noted in her recent […]

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Laundry List of Last Ditch Legislation Passed by WI Assembly – Part One

Between 10am and 3pm on the last day of the legislative session, the WI Assembly passed the following bills.  Dozens more controversial proposals have yet to be debated: SB 395 expands the definition of “homebrewing” for tax exempt purposes and allows home brewers to enter their products in public competitions, tasting and other events. SB […]

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War on Women – and Reality – Advances With Repeal of Healthy Youth Act

In the dead of night, the Wisconsin Assembly passed SB 237, a bill that restricts teenagers’ access to medically accurate information about human sexuality. The bill would destroy what some characterize as the “gold standard” for human sexuality education in public schools by eliminating all references to contraception, and requires schools to teach that abstinence […]

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