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Posted by Nikolina Lazic on June 15, 2011
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Thursday, June 16, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Marches begin at Walkerville on Capitol square

Posted by Eric Carlson on June 15, 2011

Dozens of Walkerville activists marched from the Wisconsin state Capitol to Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Mike Huebsch's offices at noon on Wednesday, June 15, to protest the former GOP state representative's archaic Capitol security measures.

Posted by Brendan Fischer on June 15, 2011

In the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision reinstating Governor Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining plan, the Court's conservative majority not only neutered the Open Meetings Law, but in its rush to make a decision before legislative Republicans acted on threats, the Court overreached and potentially eviscerated the meaning of Article IV, Section 10 of the Wisconsin Constitution.

Posted by Nikolina Lazic on June 15, 2011
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm

5:00pm (King Street):Rally for a People's Rights Agenda! REJECT Walker's Corporate Agenda!

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Capitol - King Street Side

Posted by Nikolina Lazic on June 15, 2011
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

12:00 p.m. briefing and program to be developed on the day's theme at Capitol Square - State Street Side

Posted by Nikolina Lazic on June 15, 2011
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Capitol Rallies with the People's Rights Campaign

NOON (State Street): Whose house? Our house! March to demand the State Capitol be returned to the people of Wisconsin by making the building fully accessible and open to the public.

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Capitol Square - State Street Side

Posted by Nikolina Lazic on June 14, 2011
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Wednesday, June 15, 2011 - 12:00am to 11:30pm

Posted by Anne Landman on June 14, 2011

Filmmaker Robert Greenwald and his company Brave New Films have launched a new website that encourages visitors to comment on what they think has been left out of a new documentary movie about Sarah Palin. The website allows visitors to put words in Sarah Palin's mouth. Filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon created the two-hour-long, pro-Palin film, titled "The Undefeated," in response to what he feels is negative treatment Palin has received in the media. Bannon's movie portrays Palin as a martyr. The casting of Palin as a victim of repeated baseless attacks is punctuated by a scene showing a pack of lions tearing apart a zebra and another showing a man being buried alive. When people point out Palin has actually been defeated in a number of elections, Bannon says, "I want people to come out of this movie arguing and debating. That's what I want." The film premieres Friday, June 17, in Minneapolis. The winner of Greenwald's "edit Sarah Palin's film" contest will get a collector-edition Sarah Palin bobblehead doll dressed in army fatigues and holding a rifle.

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Posted by Eric Carlson on June 14, 2011

Republican state lawmakers announced on Monday their decision to introduce Governor Scott Walker's controversial collective bargaining measure as a budget amendment during Tuesday's extraordinary session, despite unfinished Wisconsin Supreme Court deliberations on the proposal.

Up Your But-get Walker signTuesday's legislative activity promises to rouse the residents of Walkerville, the new tent city surrounding the capitol. State Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs said authorities are planning for increased crowds, and the Wisconsin Education Association Council has urged its 98,000 members to descend on Madison's Capitol Square, to protest a budget that guts public schools, strips workers of their rights and erodes our state's quality of life."

Posted by Anne Landman on June 10, 2011

PrivacyThe Center for Media and Democracy has joined a coalition of privacy, consumer and civil rights organizations in signing onto comments from the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) (pdf) opposing a proposal by the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) to expand "E-Verify," a national internet-based employment verification system that lets employers check citizenship status and verify employment eligibility of people applying for jobs. DHS plans to integrate records from state motor vehicle agencies' systems and change the verification process to include validation of a driver's license, driver's permit or ID card from a state or local jurisdiction. Groups signing onto EPIC's comments say the DHS proposal to integrate driver's license information into Homeland Security's database is unlawful and is very similar to the REAL ID Act of 2005, which established new federal standards for state-issued driver's licenses and other ID cards. Some states have declined participate in the REAL ID Act. EPIC and other groups oppose provisions in the DHS proposal that would, for example, allow DHS to distribute E-Verify records to public and private parties, and disclose E-Verify data "to the news media and the public" with just a vague exception for any "particular case [that] would constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy."

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