Tag Archive for Madison

Nobody Buys DOA Disinformation at Wisconsin Capitol

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About 30-50 people gathered in the Capitol building’s basement this morning to question Chief Tubbs and a Department of Administration rep. on a new policy that will — among other things — force protesters at Wisconsin’s Capitol building to pay for additional law enforcement and treat groups of 4 or more people as “rallies”. DOA’s more »

The whole Glenn Grothman thing

A shot of Glenn Grothman scolding gay marriage supporters, calling them the "hard, anti-Christian left" who were "afraid of the truth." frm Wispolitics.com

I almost missed this nice interview of Al Schumacher, superintendent of Madison’s streets department. Check out this part: CT: How about the whole Glenn Grothman thing? AS: Oh, Glenn Grothman doesn’t bother me. Glenn Grothman is Glenn Grothman. He’s out there. We’d like to plow Glenn Grothman’s car in on the Square. (Laughs.) No, we more »

Celebrate Wisconsin values and join in the recall with public safety workers: Saturday Dec. 3rd in Madison

Image from eaghra I was one of the thousands effusively thanking firefighters and police officers for standing in solidarity with all workers in Madison’s protests. They were there despite the fact that Walker’s attack didn’t focus on them. Now you and I have a chance to thank public safety employees again for keeping the faith more »

Black Friday Means Recall Friday in Madison, Wisconsin

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Today while some Americans celebrated the 20th annual “Buy Nothing Day”, avid recall volunteers took advantage of the Black Friday shopping traffic. I checked out a few of these spots in Madison and a couple regular haunts but there was no drama to report –unless you count the occasional middle finger salute from a passing more »

Madison Police: Providing a Safe Place for Democracy

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Recently we’ve seen a lot of iconic images of police brutality against peaceful protesters from all over the country. From New York City to Tampa to Denver to Oakland and Davis, California, police are apparently under the illusion that violence is an appropriate response when the people exercise their constitutional right to free speech and more »

200th Solidarity Sing Along Celebration Videos

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Here are my videos of the 200th Solidarity Sing Along Celebration from Nov. 3rd at the High Noon Saloon. You’ll see the Forward Marching band, the Madtown Liberty Players, Chris Reeder the faithful song leader for the Solidarity Sing Along group and hundreds of people who packed the place. We were just as happy as more »

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Statement on Camera Arrests in Capitol Building

Image from puroticorico of flickr. Creative Commons Use.

From WFIC The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council is deeply concerned about the arrests of citizens for filming the Wisconsin Legislature, a right expressly afforded by the state’s Open Meetings Law. “These arrests appear to violate the spirit and the letter of the Open Meetings Law which, ironically enough, was passed by the Wisconsin state more »

A day without rights in the Wisconsin State Assembly

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Video and text below are from Arthur Kohl-Riggs. Keep up with developments on this story at Arthur’s facebook page Shit Scott Walker is Doing to My State Backup link to video-A day without rights in the Wisconsin State Assembly Originally a video very similar to this one was posted on youtube but WisEye reported reported more »

A Solemn Vigil for Tibet in Madison

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Mike and I were driving across State Street as a small crowd of people stood silently waiting to walk across. Before I noticed their banners I was struck by their solemn faces and stillness. I only saw “Tibet” on their large banner as we were almost out of sight. We doubled back. While this group more »

The blue cheddar daily 09 27 11

A beautiful image from Dave Hoefler.

I’m going to try this new thing I’ll call a “daily” – an assemblage of the thoughts and photos and newsbits I’ve had that may or may not have been collected before because they weren’t enough, in my opinion, for a full-on blog post or something. I can already tell this is going to be more »

Fighting Bob Fest Number Two: A post by micwazoo

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This is a guest post by @micwazoo a must-follow guy on twitter. He’s from Marshfield, Wisconsin. If you’d like to see the speeches he mentions, several of them are available at this post of mine and directly through ontheearthproduction on YouTube. I always like to reflect on events after I attend them, and again after more »