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Retired Milwaukee Public School Teacher Sheila Plotkin testifies on AB1

“You’ll use the failures you engineered to justify an education-by-exclusion system at taxpayer expense. That is as transparent as it is dishonest.” – Testimony by Sheila Plotkin at the Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Education Public Hearing on AB 1, January 14, 2015.   January 16, 2016, By Sheila Plotkin Testimony by Sheila Plotkin at the Wisconsin Assembly Committee […]

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SOS Protect Our Water-Bodies on the Ice

March 10, 2014 by Leslie Amsterdam Almost 200 hundred men, women and children laid down on the ice of Lake Superior Sunday to spell the message “SOS Protect Our Water” with their bodies. The display, labeled “Bodies on the Ice”, was photographed aerially before the group stood up and joined hands, forming a large circle. […]

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Wisconsin Pushing for Slave-Wage Labor Force

– March 6, 2014 by Nicole Desautels Citizens showed up in droves March 3 to testify against SB 626, an anti-living wage bill introduced by Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and co-sponsored by Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield). The bill prohibits living wage ordinances in any city, village, town or county which receives state funds. Highlights […]

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My Name is Ron Johnson, I Run From Wisconsin

By Nicole Desautels November 1, 2013  – In what appears to be an effort to avoid facing his Madison area constituents, Sen Ron Johnson (R-) held what he considered a “public listening session” with a handful of people in a little-publicized meeting orchestrated by Camille Solberg, Johnson’s Central Wisconsin Regional Director. Fewer than a dozen […]

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Wis. Republicans Disregard Public Health and Safety in Favor of Frac Sand Mining

October 25, 2013  by Bruce Johnson [Bruce Johnson is a Supervisor on the Town of Pepin board and serves as the Pepin Plan Commission chair. -Editors] I travelled to Madison this week to present a unanimous resolution from the Town of Pepin Board opposing an attempt in the state legislature to preempt all local units […]

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WI Capitol Police Crackdown on Dissent: What You Wouldn’t Know From Reading Wisconsin’s Newspapers

August 28, 2013  by Harriet Rowan Since Wednesday, July 24th the Wisconsin Capitol Police have arrested over 150 people, issuing over 300 citations. The arrests have been made for participating in the two-year tradition of singing at the Capitol from noon to 1pm, called the Solidarity Sing Along, in a group of 20 or more […]

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Madison Firefighter Arrested for Attending Solidarity Sing Along

August 19, 2013  by Lady Forward ………………….. Madison firefighter Ted Higgins was handcuffed and arrested in the Wisconsin Capitol today for participating in the Solidarity Sing Along. “Our union brothers and sisters from Local 311 came down to sing in solidarity with the workers,” said Higgins. “They’ve already taken away the voice in the workplace […]

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The State of Wisconsin

August 18, 2013  by Dr. Margaret Rozga [This poem was written by Dr. Margaret Rozga inspired by the current crackdown on political dissent in the Wisconsin State Capitol, where peaceful singers are being arrested for singing in the rotunda without a permit. Dr. Rozga has published two books: Two Hundred Nights and One Day and Though I Haven’t […]

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What Did YOU Do on Your Summer Vacation?

August 14, 2013  by Lady Forward     The woman being arrested in the video, AFSCME Assistant Director Jana Weaver, had this to say about the Solidarity Sing Along: “The SSA has a special spot in my heart. I was by no means an every day singer but when my schedule would allow, I would […]

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GTac’s Militia Allowed to Operate Outside the Law in Wisconsin

August 12, 2013  by Barbara With According to an article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Governor Scott Walker’s office was in touch with the head of Bulletproof Securities before they entered the state and committed a felony by not securing proper licensing to carry machine guns in the Penokee Hills. An open records request to […]

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