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“We’re Still Here: Love in the Wisconsin Uprising” Kickstarter Campaign in Full Swing

November 20, 2014 by Leslie Amsterdam The Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative formed in 2011 to report on legislative and political activities in Governor Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. The tireless efforts of a small, but dedicated group of reporters, writers, photographers and editors produced countless news stories on diverse subjects that were largely ignored by mainstream corporate […]

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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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“Raging Granny” Arrested for Singing in Wisconsin Capitol

Marie Martini, a member of The Raging Grannies of Madison, and Margit Moses, of Madison, were arrested by Capitol Police for singing in the rotunda today over the noon hour. The arrests took place during a rousing rendition of “Bring Back Wisconsin to Me,” which is sung to the tune of “My Bonnie Lies Over […]

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UPDATE: Rep. John Nygren Drinks the Mine Water

February 27, 2013 by Barbara With Last night at Inn on the Park, WCMC caught up with Rep. John Nygren (R-89) and had some conversation about mining and water.  He begins by telling us we have nothing to worry about, but by the end, we are told we have good reason to worry. I believe […]

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A Color Coded Timeline for September Capitol Citations

Photos by Leslie Amsterdam, Lisa Wells, Rebecca Kemble, Callen Harty, Dawn Henke, and Erica Case. In the month of September 2012, the Capitol Police issued 59 citations to 22 citizens for exercising their rights to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly. The timeline above illustrates what those who come to the Capitol already know: that […]

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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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The Press and the Protester

It is impossible to understand what is happening in Wisconsin without understanding the intensity of popular opposition to Scott Walker and his policies, and the impatience many of Walker’s opponents have to traditional modes of political expression. Rather than rely on the often timid and half-hearted efforts of Democrats to resist GOP assaults, many have […]

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Top Republican Legislator Abandons Walker, Calls Him ‘Whack Job’

In an article issued by the Associated Press on Monday, Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Wisconsin State Chairman of ALEC, appears to be abandoning his support of Scott Walker just as the John Doe investigation into crimes committed by staff members during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive looms ever closer to Walker himself. According to […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Wisconsin Mining Bill is Dead

March 16, 2013 by Barbara With According to the League of Conservation Voters, the controversial mining bill that passed through the Assembly but was stopped in the Senate is officially dead. A “public” hearing had been scheduled for Monday, March 19 in the Judiciary committee to discuss the consideration of the bill during a possible […]

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Leaders of the Wisconsin Indian Tribes. From Left: Left is Stewart Bearhart, (St. Croix) Bob Chicks, (Stockbridge-Munsee) Ed Delgago, (Oneida) Craig Corn, (Menominee) Mike Wiggins, (Bad River Ojibwe) Mic Isham, (Great Lake Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission) front is Tom Maulson (Lac du Flambeau) and Harold "Gus" Frank, (Forest County Potawatomi)

Corporate Press Misrepresents State of the Tribes Address as Pro-Mining

By Barbara With, photos by Rebecca Kemble Even as Jon Greendeer, president of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was delivering a wry but laser-sharp message during the Eighth Annual State of the Tribes address in Madison WI on Tuesday, the corporate press was preparing yet another propaganda story about mining. This time they were fabricating the tribes’ […]

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