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The action is just starting to get going in the Occupy Madison endorsed Solidarity Sing Along standoff in the Wisconsin Capitol.

The hashtag is #WIsing, and @legaleagle is already livetweeting. I'd keep an eye on online organizers @bluecheddar1 @batmanWI and then official accounts @SolidaritySing @OccupyMadison99 too.

And here is a UStream channel that @annelyttle says will begin at 12:00pm CST / 1:00pm EST.

Stay tuned...

Originally posted to HarryWaisbren on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 09:21 AM PST.

Also republished by Badger State Progressive.

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  •  Tipped, recced and republished to (2+ / 0-)
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    Polly Syllabic, Evolutionary

    I started with nothing and still have most of it left. - xxdr zombiexx

    by ruleoflaw on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 09:28:49 AM PST

  •  Listening in now (4+ / 0-)

    The gang is warming up in front of the capital.  They just practiced "Walker Blunderland."  I'm impressed with the harmony!

  •  I'm singing along 1,000 miles away (3+ / 0-)

    Can you hear me?

    A large number of singers. Impossible to estimate the number by watching a hand held video camera. So far, no law enforcement has been seen according to MadtownAnnie who is broadcasting the live feed.

    'Tis the season to recall you....
    Fa la la la la la la la la..

    Recall Walker Christmas ornaments. Very attractive, I must say.

    "We don't need a permit to sign in our own house" - protest sign

    On, Wisconsin!

    "All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats" - Groucho Marx

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 10:33:13 AM PST

    •  I saw a tweet saying it's 500+ (2+ / 0-)
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      GrumpyOldGeek, buckybadger1988

      Truly an amazing action so far!

      My favorite part is the chant that "we never left!"

      •  There were a few Capitol Police present (3+ / 0-)

        and hanging out in the hallways. They weren't busy at all.

        I noticed several TV cameras and a significant number of legal observers, too. I am very glad that the ACLU is making its presence known. I saw several folks displaying press credentials, too.

        MadtownAnnie estimated about 200-300 inside but said that it was too hard to tell. She's certainly right about that. There were many people in the various hallways and alcoves. Others were present in the balconies and hallways at the higher level.

        Yeah. "We never left" has been a persistent chant that points out one of Snotty's persistent lies. I like this one, too.

        "I'm dreaming of a new gov'nor" has a rather pleasant tone, don't you think?

        The more Solidarity Singers, the better.

        Just right, Mad friends. Just right.

        "All people are born alike - except Republicans and Democrats" - Groucho Marx

        by GrumpyOldGeek on Mon Dec 19, 2011 at 11:21:03 AM PST

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  •  Need your first hand account for history (2+ / 0-)
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    emal, stcroix cheesehead

    Harry - and anyone else who participate in the Solidarity Sing Along - please help build an historical record of this situation.

    I to live in Wisconsin (a suburb of Madison) and have been to some of the Sing Alongs (I hope to get down there tomorrow). When Walker (and company) took over Wisconsin I was motivated to start an on-line site for the PEOPLE. One of the main emphasis at WE are the Democracy is our PEOPLE's Living History Project.

    Specific to this email is a documentation thread entitled: New and Improved Method for Silencing Dissenting Voices:

    I began documenting Walker's new rules for Capitol Protests, but the documentation is sorely lacking without first-hand accounts. Specifically, it would be fantastic to have personal accounts from people detailing why they participate in Solidarity Sing Along? What do they want their children and grand-children and great grand-children to know about Solidarity Sing Along? So... I am emailing you to request two things:

    Please consider leaving your own 1st hand account of living history within the New and Improved Method for Silencing Dissenting Voices thread? Why do you participate? What message do you want to leave for future generations about the Sing Along, about your participation?

    Please invite others who regularly attend the Sing Along to also leave their first hand account of living history in this documentation thread?

    As you know - we are living in historic times. One of the reasons I've started the PEOPLE's Living History Project is because WE the PEOPLE should chronicle our own history, while the memories are still fresh and the documentation is still easily accessed on the internet. I hope you'll give some serious consideration to participating in this project.

    In Peace - Rose

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