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Disarm the NRA

Share Tweet Google Plus Even with snow predicted, we knew that we would get Holders of the Light to come out last night in order to display a message against the stranglehold regarding access to high-power military-grade weaponry that the NRA has on this country. We don’t need here to outline the absolute lunacy of … Continue reading Disarm the NRA

Cold Feet, Warm Hearts: Reflection on Women’s March

Share Tweet Google Plus Editor’s Note: OLB invited poet and activist Margaret Rozga to reflect on her experience in DC at the women’s march, which she attended with her daughter, Christine Groppi. The following is her account of the march, among other points of resistance and solidarity that fill her life. As a small group … Continue reading Cold Feet, Warm Hearts: Reflection on Women’s March

Hate’s Insidious Face: UW-Milwaukee and the “Alt-Right”

Share Tweet Google Plus Last night, Milo Yiannopoulos’s “Dangerous Faggot Tour” came to UW-Milwaukee, hosted  by a student front group, also responsible for the somewhat lame exercise in neo-McCarthyism, the “Professor Watchlist.” For over a month, faculty, staff and students have been expressing concern about the known dynamics of Milo Y, a kind of sly … Continue reading Hate’s Insidious Face: UW-Milwaukee and the “Alt-Right”

Overpass Light Brigade Holding “We Are All Oaxaca! Todos Somos Oaxaca!” Vigil in Milwaukee | 6/24

Share Tweet Google Plus MILWAUKEE – (June 24, 2016)–The Overpass Light Brigade will be joining together with public education supporters for a night-time action/vigil outside the Milwaukee Mexican Consulate Friday, June 24 at 8:30pm in support of teachers striking for public control of schools in Oaxaca, Mexico. Media outlets are invited to cover the event … Continue reading Overpass Light Brigade Holding “We Are All Oaxaca! Todos Somos Oaxaca!” Vigil in Milwaukee | 6/24

Student Coalitions Rise Against Trump Hate

Share Tweet Google Plus We arrived early to the eerily fortified University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee campus, cameras in hand. Police were everywhere, whole sections cordoned off with temporary metal barricades, motorcycle cops buzzed the neighborhood, and sniffing dogs, nose to the ground, moved in their purposeful patterns zigzagging their handlers behind them. Donald Trump would … Continue reading Student Coalitions Rise Against Trump Hate

The Unsanctioned CTU Strike Action Nobody Told You About

Share Tweet Google Plus There were two marches during the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) day of action on Friday. Everyone heard about the one that drew tens of thousands into the streets of Chicago to demand greater funding and accountability for the city’s public schools. Different community groups, organizations and ally groups also joined the … Continue reading The Unsanctioned CTU Strike Action Nobody Told You About

Milwaukee Has Had Enough of Chris Abele

Share Tweet Google Plus We greeted those arriving to the Music Under Glass event at the Mitchell Park Domes, Thursday night, to remind them that it was the current County Executive Chris Abele whose mismanagement put the future of this Milwaukee landmark in jeopardy. Unfortunately for Milwaukee, Abele’s destruction doesn’t end here. Milwaukee has over … Continue reading Milwaukee Has Had Enough of Chris Abele