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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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Meet Command Central, the People in Charge of Wisconsin Voting Machines

By Barbara With, Marianne M. Moonhouse and John Washburn Command Central is one of Wisconsin’s leading vendors of voting machines and election supplies. They are distributors for Dominion Voting Systems, a privately-owned electronic voting equipment company. Founded in Canada in 2002, Dominion is now based in Denver, CO, since their acquisitions of Premier Election Solutions, […]

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Slow Times at Capitol High

On March 30th, directly after the recall of Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) was certified by the Government Accountability Board, a group of people, including a reporter and a videographer from The Progressive, went to Fitzgerald’s office to see if they could get a comment from him. Fitzgerald was not in. After getting a phone number […]

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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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Award-Winning Solidarity Sing Along Comes to Washburn, Wisconsin

Ever since the fateful day in February 2011 when Scott Walker unveiled his “Budget Repair Bill” which dismantled 50 years of collective bargaining and drew hundreds of thousand of people to protest at the capitol, Wisconsin has been at war. From the infamous fake David Koch phone call, to the Summer of Recalls when a […]

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As The Rotunda Turns: Episode #368 – Kerfuffle in The Capitol

“On the 15th of May, in the jungle of Nool, In the heat of the day, in the cool of the pool, He was splashing…enjoying the jungle’s great joys… When Horton the elephant heard a small noise.” On Friday, February 17, Reps. David Craig and Paul Farrow sent a letter to Department of Administration secretary Mike Huebsch. In […]

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Home is Where the Heart(Balloon) Is

Today marks a very special anniversary. On February 19, 2011, Capitol Balloon, a red mylar heart shaped balloon, floated up inside the Wisconsin State Capitol to begin a four and a half month residence under a ledge surrounding the mural ‘”Resources of Wisconsin”. Hearts play a significant role in the Wisconsin Uprising as February 14, […]

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Wisconsin Uprising Marks One-Year Anniversary

February 15, 2012 by Lady Forward Valerie Van Horn brought her crock pot to the rotunda on Tuesday to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the beginning of the Wisconsin Uprising. Shortly after the capitol occupation ended last winter, the Department of Administration came up with a list of items “prohibited” from the capitol. A foamboard […]

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