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1 year ago

“Call” Readers Write — Memories of My State Capitol

http://www.thedailycall.org/?p=48442

 

Posted on by markt

I can’t tell you how bothered I am at these Nazi tactics of arresting anyone and everyone at the Capital for nothing except expressing their rights as citizens…!

Can you imagine the reaction to this Gestapo calling themselves ‘Capital police’ if they had attempted this in the late 1960′s or 70′s…!

And the fact that it has now gone on as long as it has … without any serious legal challenge … much large scale protests over freedom of speech, citizen rights, etc. really puzzles me. Where is Russ Feingold …. and up until the DC this morning [8/23], I was also going to say where is John Erpenbach …? !

I am almost despondent at what has happened to my Wisconsin … remembering all the happy years I had as a youth … literally running freely, in and around, the Capital … without a care in the world … knowing I had unbridled, exuberant, youthful freedom of expression in MY state Capital … and I had nothing to fear…!

– Gary Ebben

Rio de Janeiro,  Brazil

 

 

Sen. Jon Erpenbach Goes to Bat for Capitol Protesters
1 year ago

Sen. Jon Erpenbach Goes to Bat for Capitol Protesters

 http://www.thedailycall.org/?p=48395

 

Sen. Jon Erpenbach Goes to Bat for Capitol Protesters
YES!!!
1 year ago

I wish I was there and I hope this spreads to every state and FAST!

Our Consitiution and Bill of Rights are crumbling with every arrest, but what the govt doesnt get is that so many feel they have nothing to live for, so they dont care about being arrested and that will only increase the movement! So far Ive heard of Wisconisin and North Carolina protests on a regular basis.

Are there any others?

Thanks for this group!

HERE COME THE RAGING GRANNIES!!
1 year ago

http://raginggrannies.madisonwi.us/ The Raging Grannies of Madison began as a project of the Madison chapter of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF),

 first singing to the crowds of Madison WI anti-war protesters in the fall of 2003

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http://raginggrannies.madisonwi.us/about.htm

 

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Journalist, Madison alder arrested as Wisconsin Capitol police broaden crackdown http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=40686

 

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Wisconsin lawmaker Sondy Pope threatened with arrest at Capitol for observing Solidarity Sing Along http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=40587

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Progressive editor Matt Rothschild, 17 others arrested for using cameras in Wisconsin Assembly gallery http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=35087

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Are Wisconsin Assembly Republicans stifling free speech at the Capitol? http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=35023

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Tensions escalate at Wisconsin Capitol as police commence new round of Solidarity Sing Along arrests http://www.thedailypage.com/daily/article.php?article=40474

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1 year ago

30 Arrested in Wisconsin State Capitol for Singing Against Governor Walker http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10518

 

A collection of photos by Jenna Pope http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1682#.UgUbAOUo7b3

 

Rebecca Kemble ‏@rebeccakemble  11h  197 citations 7 misdemeanors 104 people: Capitol Arrests Continue as Solidarity Sing Along Grows http://wp.me/p2AlLW-3to  #wiunion #freespeech

 

rebeccakemble Rebecca Kemble  19h 

Zoltán Grossman among the first #wiunion defenders to be arrested. pic.twitter.com/H1FqBS4cJV

 

bluecheddar1 ‏@bluecheddar1  1h  Thursday was Day 9 of mass arrests in the Wisconsin Capitol. At least 18 citations given to singers. http://j.mp/1cOQEh5  #wiunion

 

No shooting video at protest? Police may block mobile devices via Apple September 05, 2012 http://rt.com/news/apple-patent-transmission-block-408/ #BeingWatched #ByNSA #BeforeSnowden

 

 

1 year ago

Video: Grandma and Grandpa Visit The Wisconsin Capitol (Welcome! Now GTFO! OR GET ARRESTED!) http://rocknetroots.blogspot.com/2013/08/video-grandma-and-grandpa-visit.html

 

Wisconsin Capital Protesters Defiant Amid Countless Arrests (VIDEO) http://samuel-warde.com/2013/08/wisconsin-capital-protesters-defiant-amid-countless-arrests-video/

 

PROTECT FREEDOM OF SPEECH AND ASSEMBLY IN WISCONSIN http://solidaritysingalong.org/

 

 

Video: Grandma and Grandpa Visit The Wisconsin Capitol (Welcome! Now GTFO! OR GET ARRESTED!) http://rocknetroots.blogspot.com/2013/08/video-grandma-and-grandpa-visit.html

 

 

Dozens say they're not guilty in state capitol sing-alongs http://www.620wtmj.com/news/local/Dozens-say-theyre-not-guilty-in-state-capitol-sing-alongs-219130501.html

 

Reps. Sargent and Berceau request that Wisconsin Capitol Police release communication transcripts http://www.bluecheddar.net/?p=34789

 

 

69 yr-old Wisconsinite [Black Earth] threatened with arrest for watching singers: http://youtu.be/tj8LIKblgt0  #wiunion

 

Capitol Cop Throws Videographer to the Ground http://wcmcoop.com/2013/08/05/capitol-cop-throws-videographer-to-the-ground/

 

 

Capitol Arrests Continue as Solidarity Sing Along Grows http://wcmcoop.com/2013/08/08/capitol-arrests-continue-as-solidarity-sing-along-grows/

 

Wis. Legislators Observing Arrests in Capitol Rotunda Warned by Police http://wcmcoop.com/2013/08/08/wis-legislators-observing-arrests-in-capitol-rotunda-warned-by-police/

 

Vietnam War Veteran Arrested in Wisconsin Capitol While Standing Up for Free Speech http://wcmcoop.com/2013/08/07/vietnam-war-veteran-arrested-in-wisconsin-capitol-while-standing-up-for-free-speech/

 

“Raging Granny” Arrested for Singing in Wisconsin Capitol http://wcmcoop.com/2013/08/06/raging-granny-arrested-for-singing-in-wisconsin-capitol/

 

 

Capitol Cop Throws Videographer to the Ground http://wcmcoop.com/2013/08/05/capitol-cop-throws-videographer-to-the-ground/

 

Wisconsin Capitol Protesters Defiant Despite Growing Crackdown http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10550

 

100 Arrests At Wisconsin State Capital "Sing Along" Over Past Two Weeks http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10546

 

Wisconsin Capitol Protesters Defiant Despite Growing Crackdown http://therealnews.com/t2/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=31&Itemid=74&jumival=10550

1 year ago

Next Protest at the Governors Convention is Saturday. Tomorrow at 1:00p the group “Focus on Jobs, Not Vaginas!” has organized a “Welcoming Party” for Walker and the other GOP “Vagina Demagogues.” Join them @ 400 W. Wisconsin. The Facebook event page is right here. More photos from today’s protest can be found here. - See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/#sthash.v48p3GrT.dpuf

 

1 year ago

 

Police State

 

 

Ever since last Wednesday, when the recent string of arrests started, the numbers at the SSA have grown, but Wisconsinites need to come and voice their outrage (quite literally) with the group this week. They sing every weekday in the Capitol, except Friday, at noon and with close to 100 arrests and over 120 citations issued since last Wednesday, it’s time others start making their way to the Capitol to join these freedom fighters. - See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/fourth-day-of-arrests#sthash.yqWluUli.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

At www.solidaritysingalong.org you’ll find information about the history of the Solidarity Sing Along, why it’s participants are fighting to uphold the constitutionally guaranteed rights of freedoms of speech and assembly. 

You’ll also see how you can donate to help with court costs (not lawyers fees) for citizens arrested at Wisconsin State Capitol for SINGING, CLAPPING, HOLDING SIGNS, OR JUST OBSERVING the Solidarity Sing Along. No donation is too small… or too large. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

Photo album of arrests from today is here.

- See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/fourth-day-of-arrests#sthash.yqWluUli.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin Singers Arrested (Occupy)
1 year ago

Have To Post this! its a treasure!

 

Freedom Arrested

 

Madison, WI - Tomorrow the Solidarity Sing Along (SSA) will likely see it’s 100th person arrested for singing. Last week, close to sixty protestors were already handcuffed and hauled away for singing and today the single highest arrest total was reached, with thirty singers being taken to the basement of the Capitol and processed with $200 citations for singing without a permit. Yes, singing in their own Capitol Rotunda, without a permit as they have done since the Wisconsin Uprising began back in 2011. Recently though, Walker has stepped up his attacks on the group by passing new Capitol Rules that force groups of 20 or more to get a permit, which SSA participants have overwhelmingly voted against doing. After all, why should they have to ask for permission to protest their own government? - See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/fourth-day-of-arrests#sthash.yqWluUli.dpuf

 

Madison, WI - Tomorrow the Solidarity Sing Along (SSA) will likely see it’s 100th person arrested for singing. Last week, close to sixty protestors were already handcuffed and hauled away for singing and today the single highest arrest total was reached, with thirty singers being taken to the basement of the Capitol and processed with $200 citations for singing without a permit. Yes, singing in their own Capitol Rotunda, without a permit as they have done since the Wisconsin Uprising began back in 2011. Recently though, Walker has stepped up his attacks on the group by passing new Capitol Rules that force groups of 20 or more to get a permit, which SSA participants have overwhelmingly voted against doing. After all, why should they have to ask for permission to protest their own government? - See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/fourth-day-of-arrests#sthash.yqWluUli.dpuf

 

 

 

 

Raging Grannies

 

These recent arrests come on the heels of Walker arresting protestors for having tape placed over their mouths in a silent protest over a controversial mandatory ultrasound bill passed a month ago. - See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/fourth-day-of-arrests#sthash.yqWluUli.dpuf

 

 

 

Photos used courtesy of Leslie Amsterdam. Walker’s new rules also outlaw the use of chalk on Capitol grounds. Recently, an activist was actually tried and convicted of chalking on the Capitol grounds! - See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/fourth-day-of-arrests#sthash.yqWluUli.dpuf

 

 

 

 

 

Walker’s Capitol Police seem to be very much targeting activists with these arrests. The arresting routine has been very predictable. Groups of 2-6 officers meander their way through the singers, hand-picking the activists they deem worthy of arrest. They are also intimidating and threatening arrest of anyone who happens to be simply watching the Sing Along, as has happened to many tourists. - See more at: http://occupyriverwest.com/us/fourth-day-of-arrests#sthash.yqWluUli.dpuf