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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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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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No Reason to Change Capitol Rules

July 15, 2013  by Wisconsin State Assembly Representative Chris Taylor [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] Thank you for the opportunity to submit written testimony regarding the proposed revisions to Wis. Adm. 2. […]

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Gone to Trial for Holding a Sign?

July 14, 2013,  By Jeri Troia [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] My name is Jeri Troia. I live in Madison. I am a substitute teacher. I come to sing at the Solidarity […]

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Some Days I Cry While I Sing

July 14, 2013  By Tom Robson  [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. – Editors] SOME DAYS I CRY;  SOME DAYS I SING; SOME DAYS I CRY WHILE I SING Since the time I was a […]

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No Emergency Presently Exists

July 13, 2013  By Lisa Wells The Department of Administration held a public hearing on the emergency rule and proposed permanent rule to amend Chapter Adm 2 relating to Use of  State Buildings and Facilities.  You may submit your own comments, facts, opinions, and arguments to the DOA in writing as well.  Written comments may […]

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Walker Recruits DOJ in Escalating Clampdown on Dissent

By Nicole Desautels Schulte and Edward Kuharski It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. -Noël Coward Photo by Anton Podgaiko. On the same day that a Russian court found three women guilty of “hooliganism” and sentenced them to prison for a “punk prayer” stunt in which […]

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