After weeks of media silence, with only whispers of “DAPL” or “Sacred Stone” or “Standing Rock” in social media and the alternative press, the Dakota Access Pipeline protest has hit the media with a loud bang. “Oil Pipeline Protest Turns Violent in North Dakota.” “Violence Erupts as Native Americans Resist Oil Pipeline.” “Violence Erupts At … Continue reading Report from DAPL Protest: Cannon Ball, North Dakota
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
“He who toils here hath set his mark,” says a motto carved into a large medallion at one of the many entrances to the vast Kohler corporate headquarters and manufactory in Kohler, Wisconsin. Our offer to bring a lighted message to the picket was readily received by UAW Local 833 Union President, Tim Tayloe, and … Continue reading Union Power
This guest blog was written by Rachel Ida of Jewish Voices for Peace – Milwaukee “The only recognizable feature of hope is action.” – Grace Paley On a brisk Monday evening, members of Milwaukee Jewish Voice for Peace, joined by our allies from Students for … Continue reading Not in Our Names: Jewish Voice for Peace Greets AIPAC in Milwaukee
What caused Wendell Harris to sell out Pulaski High School students, parents, community members, constituents, and public education supporters on Thursday night? Just one week ago, Wendell Harris was the only director on the school board’s Committee on Student Achievement and School Innovation to vote NO on a proposed co-location of the traditional public school … Continue reading Wendell Harris Set Our Public Schools Back to “Separate and Unequal”
We gathered on a hill overlooking the city of Milwaukee, a crowd in the park below leaving a lovely summer music event. A woman’s voice called out, “Say her name!” and the women who held the letters chanted “Tanisha Anderson, Rekia Boyd, Sandra Bland, Shelly Frey, Kayla Moore, Alberta Spruill, Michelle Cusseux, Shantel Davis, Alesia … Continue reading Illuminated Hashtag #SayHerName Beamed Over Milwaukee Skyline Music Series
We’ve been in the streets fighting the corruption of the Walker regime for four years, trying to inform the state and the nation about his sociopathic personality and failed Koch-driven policies. Here are just a few of the actions we’ve been involved with… .@GovWalker has led war on WI workers & has failed to … Continue reading Scott Walker in Lights
What does it say about us when we put to rest the Confederate flag, a notorious icon of hate, with such reverence usually saved for real heroes? The real hero here is obvious, and was arrested for her patriotic action.
Governor Walker’s state budget is a fiasco! It does not represent the interest of the state’s residents, but instead is a giveaway to special interests and is only being used as a launching pad for Walker’s presidential aspirations. He and his GOP controlled legislature are abusing the budget process to stick in a litany of … Continue reading The Walker Budget is a Fiasco
Hail no, Abele! We stood outside Abele’s luxury downtown condo Tuesday night to ask why he is not representing the will of Milwaukee and instead is only serving the needs of special interests. In the past several months and weeks he has… Accepted a role facilitating the takeover of five Milwaukee Public Schools each year, … Continue reading Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele Is Not Our King!