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A nasty mining bill passed Wisconsin's Republican controlled Senate the other night. You can read about that here. It is clear that this bill, which was specifically written by the very company that ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 40 comments on Fri Mar 01, 2013 at 02:40 PM PST with 139 Recommends
The snow began yesterday at about 3:00 in the afternoon. It started coming down hard, so hard that at 4:00 I hemmed and hawed about the trip 70 miles due west to Madison. We were slated to bring an ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 23 comments on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 02:59 PM PST with 50 Recommends
The rightwing wet-dream of our wetlands' scream works it way through the Koch held hostage state of Wisconsin. We in the Overpass Light Brigade have been working with environmental and indigenous ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Feb 13, 2013 at 03:34 PM PST with 90 Recommends
Milwaukee's noted civil rights activist, Father James Groppi , was receiving a posthumous MLK Heritage Award today at the Wisconsin State Capitol. His wife, Dr. Margaret Rozga, also a renowned ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 47 comments on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 09:09 PM PST with 249 Recommends
Light Brigade Maryland (LBM) enjoyed fun and exciting energy leading up to the November 2012 election. Using light panels to spell out positive messages relating to saving the Civil Marriage ...
by Jacovisio
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 05:28 AM PST with 8 Recommends
UPDATE: OLB made the New York Times. (h/t to marigold for letting us know!) Things were happening pretty fast at the Kenosha, Wisconsin, SuperCenter last night. The massive parking lot was filling ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 69 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 09:25 AM PST with 369 Recommends
Come join us as we support the Walmart Walkouts around the country. Find locations of protest actions near you, or better yet, make some disturbance theater of your own! Carry some signage, pass ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 29 comments on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 04:37 PM PST with 36 Recommends
The situation at the homeless camp was complicated. We had been contacted the day before with an SOS. The homeless encampment was being evicted and the people involved had pretty much exhausted ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 14 comments on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:00 AM PST with 34 Recommends
Nearly a year ago, I wrote a pair of diaries about the passing of this guy , who was married to this lady . Frank died on the day before ...
by ruleoflaw
Comment Count 38 comments on Fri Nov 23, 2012 at 08:00 PM PST with 90 Recommends
The Overpass Light Brigade is a Milwaukee, WI, creative activism group that was forged in the Walker recall. We've grown since then, with over a dozen national chapters and some large scale ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 62 comments on Sun Nov 04, 2012 at 07:19 PM PST with 360 Recommends
In Milwaukee, the Overpass Light Brigade responds with its signature approach to billboards designed to intimidate minority voters. Some belated but welcome news on ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 100 comments on Mon Oct 22, 2012 at 11:23 AM PDT with 106 Recommends
Welcome to Bainport, across the road from the Sensata factory in Freeport, Illinois Awesome photography courtesy of ...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 76 comments on Sat Oct 20, 2012 at 11:06 AM PDT with 170 Recommends
People are camping out under the stars in Freeport, Illinois. Unfortunately, it's not for fun. This rural area is now home to 175 people who will be out of work by Christmas of 2012 and they are ...
by Wendi Kent
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Oct 14, 2012 at 07:49 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
It all seems so abstract until you start talking to people. That just what we did when the Overpass Light Brigade visited Bainport, IL., a protest tent-city that has been set up across from a ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 75 comments on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 09:35 PM PDT with 254 Recommends
Note: I am reposting this diary that was originally posted on Sept 30th. It didn't go very far at the time. People are now paying attention to the Sensata story. Bainport is major national news, and ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 29 comments on Sat Oct 13, 2012 at 12:04 PM PDT with 89 Recommends
The horns start blasting immediately upon ascending the circular ramp to the crumbling overpass over I-894. Badscience is a stickler for letter spacing, so she goes about her work of fine-tuning. I ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 14 comments on Fri Aug 31, 2012 at 07:48 AM PDT with 48 Recommends
When the police response to a peaceful OLB action last Friday night swelled into a full force tactical deluge , we were a bit perplexed. Why the storm troop tactics? Who called it in? What was it ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 36 comments on Tue Aug 28, 2012 at 09:05 AM PDT with 92 Recommends
I wish I could stand right next to you on a bridge. We'll hold the lighted letters together, chat amiably about politics, gardens, schools, neighborhoods, as traffic roars through the dark warm ...
by noise of rain
Comment Count 42 comments on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 04:27 PM PDT with 181 Recommends
The protest-encampment known as Bainport is in its 51st day today. We took our third trip there last night. We wanted to join the big Halloween theme party. Vultures. The night belonged to vultures.
by noise of rain
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Nov 01, 2012 at 08:01 PM PDT with 37 Recommends
Something about last night's message sure got under someone's skin. Perhaps someone powerful. Perhaps someone with skin in the game who isn't in the public eye. Or perhaps someone in law enforcement ...
by badscience
Comment Count 39 comments on Sat Aug 25, 2012 at 11:19 AM PDT with 70 Recommends