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This is what creativity looks like, part XII: Jasiri X stands up for workers

Pittsburgh-based rapper Jasiri X sends some Steel City love to Packerland in the new video "American Workers vs. Multi-Billionaires," a hip-hop take on the war against the middle class, from the front lines in Madison. >More
 Protester threatens suicide as tensions rise during Capitol lockdown

How tense are things getting at the Wisconsin Capitol? At 11 a.m., a guy was sitting on a second-story ledge on the outside of the building, above the King Street entrance. Five members of the Capitol police surrounded him, but at a respectful distance, lest he slide off the ledge to his death. >More
 Public locked out of Wisconsin Capitol as demonstrations embark upon third week

On Monday morning, the Capitol was supposed to resume normal business hours, opening to the public at 8 a.m. But as week three of the protest began, protesters found themselves locked out of the building. >More
 Flash mob serenades Wisconsin Capitol with 'Do You Hear the People Sing' (video)

The ongoing protests against Gov. Walker's proposal to strip public employees and their unions of collective bargaining rights hit yet another high note today with a rousing rendition of "Do You Hear the People Sing?" from Les Miserables early Sunday afternoon inside the Capitol. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 15

 Protesters defy deadline, remain inside Wisconsin Capitol over Sunday night

At 3:30 p.m., there was an announcement over the loudspeaker that the Capitol would close soon. Rep. Brett Hulsey (D-Madison) urged the crowd to go: "Do the most important thing of this campaign, which is to follow me out the door at 4 o'clock." He was widely booed, and responded, "I'm not telling you what to do, I'm asking you." Some did leave at 4 p.m. But thousands stayed. >More
 Protesters plan to defy order to vacate Wisconsin Capitol

A showdown looms between police and protesters as the state tries to close the Capitol on Sunday afternoon and resume normal business hours. Since the protest began two weeks ago, protesters have been staying 'round the clock inside, sleeping on the floor. On Friday, the state Department of Administration announced it would shut the Capitol beginning at 4 p.m. for cleaning and reopen it at 8 a.m. Monday. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 14

 Embattled Walker stands up to aggressive questioning on Meet the Press

NBC's David Gregory interviewed Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Sunday's Meet the Press, pressing him on the union-curbing budget bill that has caused mass demonstrations at the Capitol. Walker deftly handled Gregory's aggressive questions by insisting on the reasonableness of his position. >More
 A visit to the Wisconsin Capitol, before the doors are barred

I just left the Wisconsin state Capitol. It was 5:30 p.m. exactly when I walked out the door. A half hour later, no one who wasn't already here would be allowed to enter. There was a long line coming in -- two of them actually, leading to doors on either side of the building. >More
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