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Michelle Shocked, Ryan Bingham fire up another huge Wisconsin Capitol protest

Another freezing cold Saturday afternoon, another enormous demonstration at the Capitol. In week three, the protest against Gov. Scott Walker's extreme budget-cutting, union-curbing proposals showed no sign of flagging, especially with passionate guests like Ryan Bingham, Michelle Shocked and Michael Moore on hand to whip up the crowd. >More
 Michael Moore to Wisconsin protesters: 'Don't give up!'

By now, it's unlikely that anyone besides Scott Walker would dispute that the protests at the Wisconsin state Capitol have energized the labor movement, as well as citizens throughout the state and nation. What became clear during raconteur Michael Moore's 30-minute talk this afternoon is that these events have also radicalized the public, in ways no one anticipated and those in power should perhaps fear. >More
 This is what creativity looks like: Chad Vader covers the Wisconsin protests

Beloved local online celeb Chad Vader, the Sith sibling who works at Empire Market, a grocery store that looks remarkably like a certain co-op on Willy Street, weighs in on the nearly three weeks-long series of "insane, violent" protests at the Wisconsin Capitol as a Fox News correspondent in a new video, exposing the preponderance of raised fists, palm trees, and puppies being used as human shields. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 20

 Subdued atmosphere at Wisconsin Capitol as week winds down

The air inside the Capitol felt a little heavier Friday afternoon, as if the crowds of demonstrators had paused to catch their collective breath after two weeks of cheering themselves hoarse by day and camping on a hard marble floor at night. Gone were the drum circles, the boisterous chants, and the dancing protesters at the heart of the Rotunda. In their place was open space, an abundance of lingering signs, and a conversational buzz best described as somewhere between mellow and melancholy. >More
 Wis. DOA head hopes Capitol 'does not see constant demonstrations' soon

Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs and his boss, Mike Huebsch, secretary of the state's Department of Administration, held a news conference in the Capitol Friday afternoon, to give details on ongoing access to the building and address problems that have happened, including a discovery of live ammunition at the building Thursday. >More
 Jesse Jackson invokes Martin Luther King Jr. in a blockbuster speech to Wisconsin protesters

Jesse Jackson returned to Madison for the third time in two weeks to hurl thunderbolts at Gov. Scott Walker's union-busting budget bill. Jackson gave a hastily arranged speech to city employees on the steps of the City County Building, invoking Martin Luther King Jr.'s crusade for Memphis workers just before his 1968 assassination. >More
 Isthmus, Wisconsin Associated Press sue Gov. Scott Walker over access to emails

Isthmus newspaper and the Wisconsin Associated Press today filed a lawsuit against Gov. Scott Walker over his office's failure to respond to open records requests regarding emails received by his office. >More
 Live-blogging Scott Walker and the public employee unions, Day 19

 Protesters vacate Wisconsin Capitol, seeking to foil Scott Walker

In the end, the group's decision was swayed because of what it felt Scott Walker wanted. About halfway through an hour-long discussion among the throng of protesters gathered inside the state Capitol Thursday night, a young man took his turn at addressing the group. "Think about Scott Walker," he said. "What would he want us to do -- stay and be arrested or walk out in solidarity? >More
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