Uppity Wisconsin

The Real Cost of Fracking

Tue, 10/28/2014 - 2:00pm


(see the attached announcement regarding this local opportunity)

Join a discussion at the Town of Howard Town Hall  in Chippewa County on Tuesday, October 28th from 3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.


Dr. Michelle Bamberger and Dr. Robert Oswald, will be have an informal discussion on their new book, The Real Cost of Fracking. Michelle is a doctor of veterinary medicine and Robert is a professor of molecular medicine at Cornell University in New York and they have a specialized interest in hydraulic fracturing and its impacts on animal and human health.

Dr. Michelle Bamberger and Dr. Robert Oswald will also be in LaCrosse on Monday, October 27. I have attached the posters announcing their lectures and book signing there. Please check out the information regarding their work on the attached files.

UW Stout Sustainability Day and showing of film Damnation

Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:30pm

Stout sustainability day featuring a showing of the film Damnation. This award winning film explores the environmental toll from obsolete dams across the United States, Beautiful and highly recommended.  Details at https://www.facebook.com/events/295760873956120/


210 Applied Arts Building.

Wisconsin Rising on WYOU

Sat, 10/25/2014 (All day)

WYOU Channel 991, Madison Community Access Television presents...

“Wisconsin Rising,” a documentary by Sam Mayfield

Saturday, October 25, ALL DAY!

This documentary tells the story of how Wisconsin became a testing ground for the nation with the 2011
protests against Governor Scott Walker’s ‘Budget Repair Bill’ that led to the creation by the people in
Wisconsin of the largest sustained workers’ resistance movement in American history. Starting Friday, October
24 at midnight the hour long documentary will continuously play until Saturday, October 25 at midnight on
Madison Cable Access Channel 991

Full details in PDF attachment below:

Save The Hills Annual Meeting Menomonie

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 1:00pm


Wisconsin Waters:

Ground Water and Surface Water Concerns

Saturday, October 25, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Veteran’s Center of Menomonie

E4710 Co. Rd. BB, Menomonie, WI

(1 mile North of I-94 on State Hwy. 25)


Badgercare Referendum presentation for Dunn County

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:00pm

A presentation on the referendum question concerning BadgerCare that will appear on the ballot in the Nov. 4 general election in Dunn County. Presented by Kevin Kane of Citizen Action

Referendum Forum in Eau Claire

Wed, 10/15/2014 - 6:30pm

The Alliance for Strong Communities presents a forum on the two referendum questions Eau Claire County residents will vote on in the Nov. 4th Election.

Glenwood City Sand Mine Rally

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 5:30pm
We here in GC continue to fight and are organizing a rally at our next City Council meeting Monday Sept. 8th at 530. We have connected with a group We are Wisconsin who is very active in helping folks that have been railroaded by this industry....they are kind of making GC a poster child as to how a town can be divided, how they bulldoze and buy out the votes, and how most of our concerns have gone unaddressed....

Conservation Rally for Jeff Smith

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 6:00pm

With special guest Duke Welter.   Joint fellow conservationists at Simply Dunn for an evening of good food and wine. Flyer attached.

Community Rights Workshop Augusta, WI

Sat, 09/20/2014 (All day) - Sun, 09/21/2014 (All day)

Community Rights Workshop
Lecturer: Paul Cienfuegos, http://paulcienfuegos.com/
(Sponsored locally by CES, Citizens for Environmental Stewardship)
Community Rights are about the inherent right of a local majority of residents to protect the health and welfare of their local communities. This can apply to:
- land use and property values
- water protection
- air quality
More than 160 communities have passed legally binding, locally enforceable ordinances – each of which defines what the community wants, reins in corporate so-called “rights,” and stops legal but harmful corporate activity dead in its tracks.
We the People Are More Powerful than We Dare to Believe
First Steps in Dismantling Corporate Rule
WE INVITE YOU to register for our Community Rights Workshop being offered:
September 20 & 21, 2014 (Sat. & Sun.)
8:30 coffee, tea, cocoa light food, 9am promptly – 6pm Augusta Community Center, 601 Main St, Augusta, WI
Donation: $50-$150 per person. Lunch, snacks, and drinks provided. Larger donations will help to defray costs for those with fewer resources. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Prior registration is required, and seating is limited to 30. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP!

Forward Together Moral Week of Action

Wed, 08/20/2014 (All day) - Thu, 08/28/2014 (All day)


August 18, 2014

The Forward Together Wisconsin coalition will Stand Together to Challenge Injustice and Regressive Public Policies during a Moral Week of Action at the Wisconsin State Capitol  

Other States Are Holding Similar Campaigns across Nation

Madison, WI –The statewide coalition of religious, social justice and labor organizations, Forward Together Wisconsin, is mobilizing for a Moral Week of Action at the Wisconsin State Capitol from August 21–28 to stand up against the flood of regressive social policies pushed and passed by legislators in the past two years.

Across the nation, coalitions in other states will stand in solidarity with the Moral Week of Action by undertaking similar campaigns at their legislative houses to protest extremist lawmakers who champion laws that devastate the country’s most vulnerable communities.

“The policies and actions undertaken by the Wisconsin state legislature have set the stage for a path of pain and destruction that will be felt by the people of Wisconsin for years to come. Wisconsin, once a national leader in political reform and improving the human condition, has fallen short of the virtues of the Wisconsin Idea,” said Gregory Jones – NAACP Wisconsin State Political Action Chair.

Eau Claire showing of Citizen Koch - MORE TICKETS AVAILABLE!

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:30pm

Due to the very large number of tickets that have been sold for Citizen Koch, we have been bumped into a larger theater AGAIN!.  So - at the moment 57  35 tickets are available for the movie at http://www.tugg.com/go/ugln9b - note that tickets will be on sale till about 3 PM central time so please buy your tickets before that.

Uppity Wisconsin and Drinking Liberally Eau Claire invite you to a special one-night showing of Citizen Koch in Eau Claire.

In this searing exposé on the state of democracy in America and the fracturing of the Republican Party, Academy Award®-nominated directors Carl Deal and Tia Lessin (Trouble the Water; co-producers of Fahrenheit 9/11 & Bowling for Columbine) follow the money behind the rise of the Tea Party. CITIZEN KOCH investigates the impact of unlimited, anonymous spending by corporations and billionaires on the electoral process, featuring stories of life-long Republicans whose loyalty is tested when their families become collateral damage in the GOP fight to take organized labor out at the knees. Alternately terrifying and funny, CITIZEN KOCH is an essential and powerful portrait of our political times.

Q&A after the showing with Mike McCabe and others.

This is a showing in association with Tugg Inc. We will need to sell a minimum number of tickets to the film in advance for the showing to take place.  You must buy your ticket in advance on-line to attend. Tickets are now on sale at Tugg.

UNA-Wisconsin August 23rd Assembly in Northern Wisconsin: POSTPONED -

Sat, 08/23/2014 - 9:00am
Please note that this event has been postponed. It will be rescheduled at some date in the future.


More information at http://www.unawi.org/

For more information, or to RSVP, please write to unawisconsinattds [dot] net or call UNA-Wisconsin Division President John Quinlan at 608-213-8409, and watch this space for additional details, which will be posted soon. 
Please follow this link for more information on Palmquist Farm.

Fighting Bob Fest

Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:00am - 5:00pm

  Sept. 13, 2014 - Sauk County Fairgrounds in Baraboo, WI watch BobFest videos on YouTube

Jun 13, 2013
Come to the 13th Annual Fighting Bob Fest!

Return to the Grassroots!
Sept. 13 at the Sauk County Fairgrounds
in Baraboo, Where It All Began
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Kickoff even on Friday night, Sept. 12,
at the Barrymore Theatre in Madison,
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Join 5,000-10,000 activists in the biggest annual gathering of progressives in the country!

Fighting Bob Fest was founded by Ed Garvey, with the indispensable help of Sue and Tom Holmes.

Co-sponsored by The Progressive magazine and the Madison Capital Times.

Register here >>

Community Rights Workshop Ettrick

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 6:00pm

Becoming We the People

Community Rights Workshop

Lecturer: Paul Cienfuegos

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Community Rights are about the inherent right of a local majority of residents to protect the health and welfare of their local communities.  This applies to situations like frac-sand mining or hydraulic fracturing, where rule by the people is often ignored in favor of serving the needs of large mining /oil / gas corporations.


More than 150 communities have passed legally binding, locally enforceable Community Rights laws—each of which defines what the community wants, reins in corporate so-called "rights,” and stops legal but harmful corporate activity dead in its tracks. 


Prior registration is required, and seating is limited -- register ASAP!


Mini-Workshop Overview – Ettrick, WI

Kathleen Vinehout/Jeff Smith campaign event in Durand

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Join Kathleen Vinehout, Jeff Smith, and other Democrats from Pepin county and the area at a picnic event in the beautiful Durand City Park.  Burgers and Brats provided, bring a dish to pass if you can.

Event Poster
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