Category Archives: education

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

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 assembled for a recent … Continue reading Cold Feet, Warm Hearts: Reflection on Women’s March

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

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 and slick performance of … 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

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 on Friday, June 24. … Continue reading Overpass Light Brigade Holding “We Are All Oaxaca! Todos Somos Oaxaca!” Vigil in Milwaukee | 6/24

Student Coalitions Rise Against Trump Hate

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 be appearing in a … Continue reading Student Coalitions Rise Against Trump Hate

The Unsanctioned CTU Strike Action Nobody Told You About

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 CTU’s call to action. … Continue reading The Unsanctioned CTU Strike Action Nobody Told You About

Milwaukee Has Had Enough of Chris Abele

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 $200 million in deferred … Continue reading Milwaukee Has Had Enough of Chris Abele