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Solidarity Sing-Along

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:27 am
by Shorty
Will they get four more years?

Solidarity Sing-Along celebrating 7 years of protesting Scott Walker ... 3BEF2C94B1

"a sing-along regular, sought recognition from the Guinness Book of World Records for staging the world’s longest-running protest but was denied. “Unfortunately we cannot accept your proposal due to the sensitive nature of the activity and the inherent difficulty in defining what constitutes a ‘protest,’ ” the organization wrote in its denial.

Matthew Kearney, a postdoctoral fellow who completed his dissertation at UW-Madison last year on the Wisconsin Uprising of 2011, called the response from Guinness interesting. He was puzzled that Guinness called the activity “sensitive,” since the Capitol building is intended for public use. “People are supposed to assemble there, and singing in public is legal. There’s a reason that so many charges against participants were dismissed,” said Kearney, who has participated in the sing-along over the years, but was never ticketed.

Guinness had a point, however, when it called “protest” hard to define, he said. “They do break every day and come back the next day, unlike the Capitol occupation in February and March of 2011, which was continuous around the clock,” Kearney said."

Re: Solidarity Sing-Along

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:19 am
by Shorty
Is it over? Darn!

"The happiness is indescribable. The end is near. Tony Evers will be sworn in as Governor of Wisconsin in January. Thank you everyone for sticking with us for nearly 8 years! We will continue to sing at the Capitol for now and we will be there for at least one day longer than Scott Walker is governor. As a friend just posted, we can now say that Scott Walker is the worst EX-Governor ever." ... uU&fref=nf

Re: Solidarity Sing-Along

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:31 am
by gozer
are they going to gather the first monday in january 2019 or whenever and sing that "hej hej hej good-bye" song

he dosen't love citizens
not the way evers loves citizens
if he did
he wouldn't scapegoat the poor
he may have gotten 50 000 votes for prez
but evers is ready to fix things . . .

Re: Solidarity Sing-Along

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:33 pm
by Shorty
"Thank you to everyone who has ever sung along at the Capitol, or sung along at home, or posted a supportive comment. It has been a wild ride so far. If you stayed up late and followed the election results the other night, you know how thrilling it was to see victory suddenly appear as if by magic. But it wasn’t magic. It was years of hard work by hundreds of thousands of people across our state, many of whom would take a break on a weekday lunch hour to connect with others, recharge their spirits, and cast their voices up, into the people’s chamber. Those voices will echo there as long as our beautiful Capitol remains standing. A lot of people didn’t understand our urge to sing in protest, but a lot more did. There will never be another period of history quite like the past 8 years in Wisconsin. You were part of it. Tell your children and your children’s children about it. We will post some memories on this page over the next few weeks. Please indulge us as we keep moving forward together."

Re: Solidarity Sing-Along

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:25 pm
by Shorty
Not intimated? Still lying.

Walker says he never heard daily protest songs in Capitol ... /965195014

"But he says he also intentionally avoided interacting with them. Walker says, "It wasn't because I was intimidated. It just didn't make any sense to go create controversy.""

Re: Solidarity Sing-Along

Posted: Fri Jan 04, 2019 3:47 pm
by gargantua
I wouldn't make a point of hanging around people who disliked me that much either. I think most people avoid unpleasant situations if they can. It has nothing to do with intimidation most of the time.