The GOP lame-duck measures drew hundreds of protesters to the Wisconsin State Capitol last night and more today. For some, it was their first-ever political protest, while for others it evoked the historic Act 10 demonstrations in 20-11. Protesters returned today as lawmakers convened for sessions that could go until midnight or beyond. Some even […]
For today’s episode, Allen chats with author and historian Stu Levitan about his new book Madison in the Sixties. They discuss how the political climate and resistance movements of the ’60s can have valuable lessons for our time as well, including the effects of urban renewal, race relations, the role of protesting and civil disobedience, and […]
The Vietnam War Program Series Film Screening and Discussion The Bombing of Sterling Hall Wednesday, December 6, 7-8 p.m. Verona Public Library The Sterling Hall bombing on the UW-Madison campus was a turning point in the Vietnam anti-war protests in Madison. On Wednesday, December 6, from 7 to 8 p.m., the Verona Public Library will […]
When Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker proposed repealing collective bargaining for public workers in 2011, or as he put it, “dropped the bomb,” he knew there would be a backlash. Even Walker though had to be surprised at the ferocity and intensity of the protests his Act 10 unleashed. What started as a Teaching Assistants Association […]
Like 2017, 2011 started out as a year of rebellion. By February of that year, hundreds of thousands had taken to the streets in such diverse places as Cairo, Egypt, Madrid, Spain and Madison, Wisconsin to protest austerity measures proposed by their governments. During those early months of 2011, a new tactic emerged: people engineered […]
MADISON (WORT) — Public testimony on Right-to-Work started Tuesday at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Dozens spoke out against the anti-union bill in front of lawmakers and thousands more showed up to protest Right-to-work.