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Janet Bewley demonstrates how to be a corporate fascist

October 17, 2019 by Barbara With On October 15, 2019, the Price County Democrats hosted a “listening session” with Sen. Janet Bewley, currently co-sponsoring SB386, the “Anti-Protesting” bill written by Marcus Bentley, lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute. Based on the 2017 ALEC “Infrastructure Safety” model legislation, the bill is designed to criminalize protesters and protect […]

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The Corporate Fascism of Wisconsin Part 1: The Republicans

October 14, 2019 by Barbara With Corporate Fascism: When corporations collude with politicians to write and pass laws to benefit the corporations at the expense of the people, land, water, natural resources, communities, civil and human rights, and democratic process. In January 2011, Wisconsin experienced a hostile corporate takeover of the government. Funded by the […]

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OMG, Kooyenga!

  RELATED STORY: GOP rep had brush with law years ago; sign theft questions remain Gideon told the Israelites to blow their trumpets, sound a battle cry and light torches, simulating an attack by a large force. The Midianite army fled! By Bill Dunn Sept. 14, 2017 After Associated Press reporter Scott Bauer’s Sept. 1 tweet […]

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Penokee Water Protectors Still Patrolling the Hills

February 19, 2017 by Barbara With Water protectors in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin convened yesterday to celebrate the anniversary of stopping the construction of a 22-mile open-pit mountaintop removal iron ore mine in the watershed of Lake Superior. In 2011, lawyers for mining company Gogebic Taconite (GTac) were allowed to re-write Wisconsin mining […]

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Repression, Resilience & Solidarity: The 4th Precinct Shutdown

Remember, human rights are your rights!

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Scott Walker Throws Curve Ball with His Two-Minute ‘Kohl’s’ Pitch

July 17, 2015  By Lady Forward WISCONSIN — Scott Walker delighted the suburbanite crowd with his folksy, oft-repeated (even Jimmy Fallon had fun with it) “Kohl’s Curve” speech during his presidential campaign kick-off event at the Waukesha Expo Center on Monday. If this president thing doesn’t pan out for him, he has a bright future ahead of […]

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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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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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Capitol Protesters Bused to DOA Facility Without Being Charged, Released to Find Way Back in Bitter Snowstorm

By Jason Huberty, February 26, 2015 As Republicans rushed through a so-called “Right to Work” bill in the Wisconsin State Senate on Wednesday, some people were removed from the galleries for outbursts but not arrested, while at least two people were taken to an off-site Department of Administration processing facility and made to find their […]

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I❤️UW-Fourth Anniversary of Wisconsin Uprising

February 15, 2015 by Leslie Amsterdam Frigid temperatures with below zero wind chills did not keep several hundred citizens from celebrating the fourth anniversary of the I❤️UW rally of February 14, 2011, which ignited the Wisconsin Uprising. UW Faculty Organizing for Change hosted this year’s Stop the Cuts-SaveUW rally as a response to a proposed […]

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