Tag Archives: We Shall Overcome

How Can We Keep from Singing

For two and a half years singers have been meeting at the Wisconsin Capitol rotunda to sing songs of protest against the Scott Walker administration and the slew of conservative legislation that has passed with the right-wing control of the … Continue reading

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Song of Protest

This week marks two years that I have been going to the Wisconsin Capitol to sing four verses of “We Shall Overcome” to protest the Walker administration and the takeover of our state by corporations. I try to make it … Continue reading

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We Are Still Here

Just over two years ago Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker introduced his “budget repair” bill which pretty much gutted the strength of public employee unions. It also allowed the state to sell heating plants and other state property to whomever they … Continue reading

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On Reading the Constitution Day (or Wisconsin Irony Day)

September 17, 2012 Dear Governor Walker, I will be stopping by the Wisconsin Capitol again this afternoon as I have done almost every day since March of 2011 to sing four verses of “We Shall Overcome” in the rotunda.  But … Continue reading

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Keep Fighting

Last Tuesday’s recall election was not the end of the world and it was not the end of the Wisconsin Uprising.  As devastating as it felt at the time it was in retrospect simply the beginning of the next phase.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Singing for Justice

When I first convinced a couple friends to join me in a few verses of “We Shall Overcome” on the first floor of Wisconsin’s Capitol I did not know that I was about to embark upon a year-long commitment to … Continue reading

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