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Scott Walker says destroying nurses’ unions in 2011 prepared him to take on Putin

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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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Mayor Dave Offbase Regarding Sing Along

July 26, 2013  by Karen Bassler [This is Karen Bassler’s response to former Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz’s  recent column  in The Isthmus about the arrests of peaceful singers at the Wisconsin State Capitol. – Editors] Dave: I can no longer refer to you as Mayor Dave, or Citizen Dave, though up until yesterday I had been using both […]

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It All Comes Down to This: A Love Letter to the Wisconsin Movement

By Ryan Wherley 3:00 AM, Madison —  In approximately four hours the polls will open for business and droves of Wisconsinites will descend upon their local libraries, churches, town halls and community centers to determine the fate of the state I have loved so dearly since I was a little boy. For nearly sixteen months, […]

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The Last 15 Months Through My Eyes

The time has come. We will know our fate soon. The June 5 recall election is almost here and some of us have been fortunate enough to spend many hours documenting some of the scenes of the Wisconsin Uprising. It’s been a long 15 months. I’ve broken my camera, my bank account, several relationships and […]

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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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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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A Genuine Candidate for the May 8 GOP Primary!

There is no such thing as “normal” in politics. What is “normal,” anyway, and who defines it? Whatever “normal” is, it has hit a new low under the Walker regime. Honesty in elections has completely gone out the window. Just check out the Republican strategy for attempting to nab the election in the governor’s race. […]

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Got Racism? Romney Does.

By Edward Kuharski As the Tuesday presidential primary election approached, Republican candidate Mitt Romney made two campaign appearances (using the term loosely) in the Madison area. Saturday’s was an appearance of approx. 1.5 seconds each on arrival and on departure from the Walker campaign’s Fitchburg “Victory Center” boiler room. It was oddly reminiscent of a […]

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Large, Diverse Crowd Turns Out to Denounce Walker’s Policies

Madison — The crowd swelled to an estimated 65,000 on Saturday as citizens from across the state gathered on the Capitol Square to condemn Governor Scott Walker for his year of assault on all that Wisconsinites hold dear: Workers rights, education, healthcare, the environment, First Amendment rights, voters rights, public safety, women’s reproductive rights, human […]

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