Tag Archives: free speech

Open records request reveals overwhelming opposition to lame duck session

October 14, 2019 by Erik Gunn This article was first published by the Wisconsin Examiner on September 3, 2019. Republican lawmakers who voted late last year to shackle the powers of incoming Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul did so despite thousands of messages from voters imploring them not to, newly revealed correspondence […]

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Janet Bewley betrays the water

October 21, 2019 by Barbara With The Senate hearing for SC386—the Anti-Protester bill—begins today, and one of the bills co-sponsors, Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Mason), will be listening to testimony from people from her district who will travel to the capitol to express their objections to the corporate bill. While many of the objections to the […]

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International Center for Not-for-Profit Law Brief: Critical Infrastructure Bills: Targeting Protesters through Extreme Penalties

October 17, 2019 REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE ICNL The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) works in the United States and around the world to promote a legal environment that advances the freedoms of association, expression, and assembly, thereby providing an enabling environment for civil society, civic participation, philanthropy, and civic space. They have […]

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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 II The Creeping “Friendly” Fascism of the Democrats

October 15, 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. During WWII, millions of Germans took up arms to directly carry out Hitler’s atrocious orders […]

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ACTION ALERT: Tell Wisconsin Democrats to withdraw from Anti-Protesting Bill

September 25, 2019 by Barbara With ACTION ALERT: A public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 26 in Madison for AB 426, the Assembly version of the controversial Anti-Protester Bill. Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 417 North, beginning at 11 AM before the Energy and Utilities Committee.  Read about the background of the bill here. […]

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A Look Inside 2013: Photographs From Wisconsin

December 31, 2013 By Leslie Peterson 2013 was another busy year for Wisconsin activists. Almost three years have passed since the huge protests over collective bargaining rights for public sector workers engaged the state and the rest of the world in February 2011. This collection of images proves “Yes, that really happened.” All images ©Leslie […]

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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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Veteran for Peace Threatened With Arrest for Observing Sing Along

August 13, 2013 by Norman Aulabaugh [The following letter was written by Veterans for Peace Member Norman R. Aulabaugh concerning his experiences at the Capitol during the Veterans for Peace convention last week. The author was a Lieutenant in the US Navy during the war in Vietnam and also challenged Paul Ryan for his congressional […]

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Capitol Arrests Continue as Solidarity Sing Along Grows

August 8, 2013  by WCMC More people, including veterans and a teenager, were arrested for singing out their grievances to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated state legislature in the Capitol rotunda today. The crowd chanted “Hero! Hero!” and “Shero! Shero!” as each person was picked off by groups of Capitol Police. Most continued […]

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