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The gaming of the WI Democratic Party by Jason Rae and Nation Consulting

This is a post by another blogger who wishes to remain anonymous.  He entitled the piece, “How the Washington Generals learned to stop worrying and love the Harlem Globetrotters”. I opted for something more obvious. —————————————————-   Democracy – noun de-moc-ra-cy : a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting</b> : a country more »

Is Madison Mayor Soglin building a political wall against the Young, Gifted, and Black coalition?

Update: The resolution will not be discussed tonight.  The Mayor has decided to “file” this resolution without “Prejudice”.  Source   ————————————————————- (also – YGB meeting to get ready for city gov’t meeting tonight at City County Building on MLK: May 19 Community Control of the Police 4:30PM )   I am concerned that Mayor Soglin is cultivating a list of more »

It’s not too late to get some sweet Walker WEDC Welfare

#WiscoThugs

WI State Journal: Top Scott Walker aides pushed for questionable $500,000 WEDC loan WKOW: UPDATE: Eaton outsourcing WI jobs to Mexico again, despite getting $370K from WEDC Word is getting out that if you make the RIGHT right wing friend and give at least a $10,000 donation to Scott Walker’s campaign, then you too can become a member of more »

#TonyRobinson protests May 12 – 13, Madison, Wisconsin

Here are my photos and a good write-up from Socialist Worker. Since I left at 4PM, I didn’t know about this awesome crosswalk occupation: “Aware of the police demand to clear the streets, many youth protesters, mostly high school students of color, resorted to a tactic they had used before–legally crossing within the crosswalk from one more »

#TonyRobinson MADISON TUES.: DA announcement, press conference, march WEDNESDAY.: Black-OUT, Willy St. Co-op Closed

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Spread the word.  What you see here I have copied from facebook events.  Please check the event links before you go in case there are last minute changes or remarks.   —————————————————————————- PRESS CONFERENCE & MARCH: Stand With Tony “Terrell” Robinson’s Family, Following the D.A. Announcement facebook link Tuesday MAY 12, 4PM 1202 Williamson St. ******************************************************************* more »

Madison, WI: 1,500 people shut down major thoroughfare, marched to Governor’s mansion #justice4tony #BlackLivesMatter

At least 1,500 people took part in this rally and march. A majority of those in attendance were high school and college students of color. A minority of white residents of various ages also joined in taking the streets. Here’s the brief Reuters story. The WISN Channel 12 story. This includes helicopter footage, a live more »

Some News Made In Wisconsin: “Rules”, Turncoat beans, a Bitcoin Baron, Obama says #RTW is “inexcusable”, Walker’s trails behind libs

NY Times editorial team notices Wisconsin supreme court and the John Doe investigation: “This should not be a hard call, but under a pitifully weak rule in Wisconsin’s code of judicial conduct, judges do not have to recuse themselves over independent spending related to their campaigns.”   ———————— New “Right To Work For Less” bill is not more »

Tony Robinson: A few photos, thoughts, upcoming events #Justice4Tony #TonyRobinson #Madison #BlackLivesMatter

I attended a meeting sponsored by Young Gifted and Black at the YWCA yesterday morning and then marched from East Wilson, around the Capitol, down East Washington, and to the site of the killing of Tony Robinson on Williamson Street yesterday. It probably greatly inconvenienced some people that we took over East Washington both walking more »

Assorted things hitting the Wisconsin fan lately

Simply sharing a few readings today: The latest on privatization of care for the disabled from Senator Kathleen Vinehout. —————- From Walker budget removes “Wisconsin” from the UW: “They want the UW System to be a glorified technical school that produces workers for corporations, and not as a source of public good that provides research more »

Walker slips on Freudian ice in Florida

Walker begging for money is not exactly the newsiest portion of a February 28 New York Times article on “Rich Donors”. For years now Walker has been bee-lining to rich men in Palm Beach, Orange County, New York, and D.C. to play the martyr up against the big, bad unions who made him run through more »

“Shut It Down” or Submit: Photos, video, thoughts after Sat. 2/28 Labor Rally in Madison, WI

On Saturday labor leaders at the big staged microphone delivered speeches to between 3,000 and 5,000 Wisconsinites about maintaining the long fight to preserving worker rights, workplace safety, and “the middle class” and they called on their members to contact their legislators. Meanwhile, the rank and file in Wisconsin discusses the futility of showing up more »