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Water People Unite: Reflections on Ice

Driving up highway 13 the other night, just north of Washburn, WI, you might have seen a strange sight if you looked through the willow and dogwood and cattails and reeds towards the beach. Weird lighted letters were dancing down the coast, lining up on the sand bar where the Sioux River cuts into the … Continue reading Water People Unite: Reflections on Ice

Light for Wisconsin’s Immigrant Community

Republicans in Wisconsin reintroduced a law that was defeated last year by a popular uprising called the #DayWithoutLatinos. The legislation would deputize public employees, local police, and sheriffs to act as immigration agents: This hateful legislation is a retread of what our community defeated last year. This bill aims to turn local government employees and … Continue reading Light for Wisconsin’s Immigrant Community

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

A Year of Water and Indigenous Struggle

This has been a year of intense activism focused upon water and indigenous rights in general, and we at the Overpass Light Brigade have tried to use our visibility to give focus to these issues. Last January hit hard and cold and the freezing weather was a match for the frozen hearts of our state … Continue reading A Year of Water and Indigenous Struggle

Sacred Stone and Peaceful Resistance

Since our visit to Sacred Stone Camp, we have been highlighting news and pictures of the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance fight on our Facebook page and in this blog. People are obviously hungry for news about this movement, but we were surprised to see our “total reach,” a barometer of Facebook’s algorithmic dispersal of pages … Continue reading Sacred Stone and Peaceful Resistance

Overpass Light Brigade Releases Newest Movie, “We Are Water”

“We Are Water” in multiple languages, as expressed in this new video collaboration between Minnesota filmmaker Dusan Harminc and the Overpass Light Brigade. We’ve been shooting this for the last month in various locations throughout Wisconsin, and hope to highlight the power and beauty of the natural environment. Think of it as a “love song to … Continue reading Overpass Light Brigade Releases Newest Movie, “We Are Water”

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

Save the Marfa Mystery Lights

Guest blog written by: Alyce Santoro The Marfa Mystery Lights are a world-renowned phenomena that occasionally appear as glowing orbs in the remote grasslands of far West Texas, not far from the US/Mexico border, the Big Bend National Park, and the town of Marfa, known as the location for the 1956 film “Giant” and as an enclave … Continue reading Save the Marfa Mystery Lights

Detroit Light Brigade & the “Arrest Snyder Road Trip”

You turn on your tap and orange colored rusty crud comes out. It smells bad and tastes worse. You’ve been told not to drink it, not to bathe in it, not to wash dishes in it, yet there are few alternatives. Worse, you now understand that it is laced with lead, leached from pipes due to … Continue reading Detroit Light Brigade & the “Arrest Snyder Road Trip”

Not in Our Names: Jewish Voice for Peace Greets AIPAC in Milwaukee

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