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Wisconsin Update With Eyewitness Account

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The Governor of Wisconsin wants to clear demonstrators form the state Capitol building. Last night TPM reported:

Madison, WI — In a major victory for the protesters at the Wisconsin state Capitol — who were supposed to clear out at 4 p.m. CT today, but have remained inside in the hundreds — Capitol Police Chief Charles Tubbs has announced that those protesters still in the building will be able to stay the night.

Protesters will be able to sleep on the ground floor, as cleaning is done of the upper floors. Tubbs said there had been no decisions made yet on what the policy would be for successive nights.

“There will be no arrests, as we said before, there will be no use of force,” Tubbs said. “We want the people to continue to cooperate and work within the guidelines and the laws of the state of Wisconsin. So there’ll be no one asked to leave the Capitol tonight.”

Michael Perillo of the Peoria Area Peace Network was in Madison yesterday and here is what he saw:

Sun, February 27, 2011 8:07:30 PM
Protesters in Madison Capitol Building

I’m in Madison, WI right now. I left the Capitol building not too long ago after police gave the last warning for everyone to leave. I thought I wasn’t going to make it out. From what I’ve heard, the police decided not to arrest those who stayed behind to risk arrest. Instead, they are staying together as one. The police are even handing out bedding for the protesters to sleep on. I’m still trying to figure out in my head what I just saw. I will always remember what happened in that rotunda today, until the day I die.

I’m at a local radio station and using their computer. I have to leave in a hurry, but I just filmed a lot of what happened in the rotunda of the Capitol Building and will share more of it later this week. I have two of those videos posted at youtube. These activists are standing strong, and though it did get heated for a moment between the each other, there was no violence. Please circulate these videos.

Also courtesy of Michael, here are two videos of events in the capitol building.

Bruce Springsteen and Tom Merello played Madison a few days ago in support of the effort there. Here is a video of the two of them performing “The Ghost of Tom Joad” in 2009:

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February 28th, 2011 at 10:37 am

Arcade Fire and Friends

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Here’s a little bit of recent rock history; Bruce the Boss with Arcade Fire.

First, Keep the Car running

Next, State Trooper from the album Nebraska

How about Arcade Fire and U2 doing Love Will Tear Us Apart? Musta been a pretty big stage.

David Bowie with Arcade Fire dong Five Years from Ziggy Stardust I believe.

That Arcade Fire sure has a lot of friends n’est ce pas?

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November 4th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

This Land is Your Land…

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Happy 4th of July everybody!!


Bruce and Pete:


The Man in Black:

Los Lobos with Jerry Garcia and Bob Weir:

The Author:

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July 4th, 2010 at 9:20 am