“People are asking for real, substantive changes and the city is responding,” said Madison mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway. “Today, Madison city and school district leaders agreed to end the contract for school resource officers, known as SROs-the police officers that are stationed in high schools-calling for a new approach to managing conflicts in our schools and […]
During last night’s protest, attendees stood in silence for eight minutes to mourn the death of George Floyd. They congregated on the steps of the capitol building, and set up a memorial to multiple victims of police violence at the center of the protest. The protest flipped between solemn memorials, an open mic night for […]
Since the murder of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis on Monday, May 25, there have been protests in cities all over the country demanding racial justice and an end to police brutality. Madison has seen daily protests taking place since last Saturday, and there has been a lot of discussion about […]
Today marked Madison’s fourth day of protests against police violence, particularly against people of color. Earlier this afternoon, protesters met downtown at the Dane County Jail before blocking traffic on the Beltline and John Nolen Drive. There, protesters slowed, blocking traffic for about an hour. The caravan continued to the house of Dane County Sheriff […]
Jan Miyasaki talks with M Adams, co-founder of Madison’s Black Lives Matter and Co-director of Freedom, Inc, about that group’s activities of looking at new definitions and solutions to ending violence against women, gender-non-conforming and transgender folks and children.
Jan Miyasaki talks with M Adams from Freedom Inc about young activists’ reactions to the elections — and are later joined by Kevin Alexander Gray, regular contributor to Counterpunch and The Progressive, and author of “Killing Trayvons: An Anthology of American Violence“. Together they discuss the failure of neo-liberalism and the need for organizing at […]