University of Wisconsin’s Response to FOIA Request Emphasizes Importance of Academic Freedom

By: Saturday April 2, 2011 11:30 am

The University of Wisconsin issued two documents in response to the request for Professor Bill Cronon’s emails: a message from the Chancellor, and a letter from the General Counsel to WI’s GOP.


Late Night: ‘And That’s How I Know That It’s Time to Be Brave’

By: Monday February 28, 2011 8:00 pm

This house was open. This house was everybody’s, belonged to anybody who opened the door that day, anybody who could come and stay. And Governor Walker locked it down. Locked it away. Bolted it shut. They’re rifling through purses now, scanning briefcases. You have to take off your coat to come in. You have to wait in line.

Did Protestors Call Walker’s Bluff? No Arrests in Wisconsin Capitol

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 4:15 pm

We just spoke with David Dayen in the Capitol – from all appearances, Capitol police are NOT removing the protestors who remain in the building. For the moment, 35 minutes after the supposed clearing of the Capitol Building, the police have no orders to move people, and the protestors aren’t going anywhere.

Live Updates: Police to Clear Protestors from Wisconsin Capitol Building

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 1:57 pm

I’m collecting live coverage of events as police prepare to clear out the Wisconsin Capitol Building in Madison, WI on the 14th day of protests against Gov. Scott Walker’s union-busting bill. Police are scheduled to remove protesters at 4:00 p.m. CST, with several dozen planning to be arrested in civil disobedience.

You should also check out David Dayen’s latest post from inside the Capitol with videos of protesters (also collected below).

Multiple Protesters Detail Plan to Engage in Nonviolent Civil Disobedience, Refuse to Leave Building

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 1:51 pm

Multiple leaders of the faith community, students, union members and activists plan to refuse to leave the Capitol building today at 4:00pm, engaging in nonviolent civil disobedience. This could result in people being physically carried out of the building at 4:00 p.m. local time.

Union Actors Come Out in Solidarity With Public Employees in Wisconsin

By: Sunday February 27, 2011 7:30 am

MADISON, WI (FDL) – As you may know by now, as many as 100,000 people gathered in Capitol Square in Madison yesterday for a rally for workers’ rights (the media really doesn’t want to give those 6-figure numbers, so more commonly we’ve seen 70,000, but I heard the Madison Police spokesman utter 100,000 personally). I understand that if your media diet is restricted to the cable nets, you may not have heard the news, but there’s plenty of great coverage elsewhere. Most important, the people of Wisconsin know what happened in their state yesterday. And regardless of the publicity, what’s happening here has sparked a new conversation around the country about the basic rights of workers and the importance of organized labor.

Late Night: You’ll Never Eat Dinner in This Town Again

By: Friday February 25, 2011 8:00 pm

Sometimes, it’s good to leave detached, cerebral meta-analyses of politics aside and just get a taste of public opinion being expressed the old-fashioned way.

Wisconsin Senator to Walker: “Tape Would Make Richard Nixon Blush,” You “Should Resign”

By: Thursday February 24, 2011 6:27 am

Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter asks Gov. Walker to resign because of what was revealed on the fake Koch call.

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