Now more than ever, clean water is being threatened. Phosphorus from farming, pesticides, chlorides from street runoff, high capacity wells, and water privatization all threaten our water source. Liz Wessel from the Wisconsin John Muir chapter of the Sierra Club talks about the threats and Mark Miller’s proposed “sustainable water act”.
Knowing the history of labor movement helps to invigorate today’s activities, according to Ron Kent, editor of the International Labor History Association. The South Central Chapter of AFSCME is hosting a series of historical films each month, March through May, and Ron talked to Jan Miyasaki about these activities.
Being a women’s activist in the Middle East is not easy, but Fatima Outaleb from Morocco has made it her mission. Founding member of the Union of Women’s Action (Union de l’Action Féminine) as well as founding member of KARAMA, with a goal of advancing women’s participation, security, and rights in an Arab world, she […]
Printmaker Lesley Ann Numbers has a busy spring ahead of her. She’ll be participating in this Saturday’s Print and Resist Zine Fest. As April’s Artist in Residence at the Madison Central Library, she’ll be inhabiting the library’s Bubbler Room for the month and organizing and presenting a half dozen workshops. She’ll also be presenting a […]
The Trump Administration has made no secret of its disdain for the American news media. Last week, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson broke with tradition by inviting Fox News … and only Fox News… to cover a recent meeting at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. On his trip to South Korea, Tillerson allowed only one reporter, […]
Since the election of President Trump, the American Civil Liberties Union has experienced a surge of membership and donations across the country. The ACLU reports that it has collected over $80 million since November. As it nears it’s 97th birthday, the civil rights advocate finds itself with plenty of work to do. Here in Wisconsin, […]