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Dylan, a new short film by Emmy award-winning filmmaker director Elizabeth Rohrbaugh based on her interviews with childhood friend Dylan Winn Garner, aims to show transgender kids that they're not alone. more

May 29, 2015 5:37 PM Dispatches

Marchers took to the streets in Madison today to demand racial justice after District Attorney Ismael Ozanne announced yesterday that Officer Matt Kenny would face no charges in the shooting death of Tony Robinson Jr. more

May 13, 2015 7:29 PM Dispatches

Preregistration is now open for Fighting Bob Fest 2015! more

May 12, 2015 1:24 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

It was education and punk rock that brought Randy Hurley and Tim Slekar together, as college freshmen with a mutual love for Husker Du and The Sex Pistols. Thirty years later, they’re finding punk rock is a surprisingly great tool in the fi... more

Apr 22, 2015 4:59 PM Public School Shakedown 3 Comments

When we hear stories about domestic violence, one question seems to rise to the surface again and again: If the abuse is so bad, why didn’t she leave? more

Apr 14, 2015 1:04 PM Dispatches 6 Comments

The Progressive is fortunate to have footage of speeches and interviews featuring prominent activists, writers, and leaders from Naomi Klein to Kevin Alexander Gray among its archives. In partnership with On the Earth Productions, we present this... more

Apr 9, 2015 7:16 PM Magazine

Tony Robinson, an unarmed nineteen-year-old, was shot dead by a Madison police officer late Friday night in Madison's Willy (Williamson) Street neighborhood. Image credit: Rebecca Kemble more

Mar 9, 2015 8:11 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has fully embraced his role as a union buster; in fact, Wisconsin could become the 25th right-to-work state as soon as this week. Ruth Conniff joined Ed Schultz on The Ed Show to discuss Walker's approach and what ... more

Feb 24, 2015 4:35 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Scott Walker's been tugging at conservative heartstrings with a story about a teacher who supposedly got fired despite being named "teacher of the year." more

Feb 18, 2015 10:42 PM Dispatches

The Wisconsin Idea, encouraging a cooperative relationship among citizens, policymakers and our great public university system, made Wisconsin "a laboratory of democracy" and the birthplace of progressive legislation from workers' compensat... more

Feb 6, 2015 8:37 PM Magazine 1 Comments

As his possible presidential campaign heats up, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is planning a cut to the University of Wisconsin that could be the biggest in the system's history, even as he drops hints left and right that he's eyeing the W... more

Feb 3, 2015 4:03 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

"It’s turning us into individuals who devote our lives to achieving a rank." more

Jan 15, 2015 8:35 PM Op-Eds 6 Comments

Progressive editor Ruth Conniff on MSNBC discusses Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's presidential ambitions and his first bold move of the new term: a bill to seize control of public schools. Image credit: Jason Huberty. more

Jan 15, 2015 1:53 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

A self-described atheist, Brinkman considers the planet a precious and fleeting commodity, in part due to his upbringing among environmental entrepreneurs in rural British Columbia. A rational reverence for the natural world figures promine... more

Jan 5, 2015 3:10 PM Dispatches

Dubbed “Ferguson to Madison,” the rally drew striking social parallels between the two cities. more

Nov 26, 2014 3:43 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

On November 20 every year for the last fifteen years, transgender people gather for vigil ceremonies to acknowledge and name those who have lost their lives to anti-transgender violence in an event known as the International Transgender Day... more

Nov 20, 2014 3:07 PM Dispatches

Yesterday the U.S. Senate narrowly defeated a bill that would approve construction on the Keystone XL pipeline. more

Nov 19, 2014 8:39 PM Dispatches

By Julia Burke Ali Abd ElRahman believes the United States has the potential to take a leadership role in food sovereignty issues worldwide. more

Oct 23, 2014 5:19 PM Dispatches

A fun event ridiculed reactionaries and upheld women's reproductive rights. more

Sep 29, 2014 9:42 PM Dispatches

An estimated 700 people attended a free clinic at Alliant Energy Center on Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin. more

Aug 11, 2014 3:02 PM Dispatches

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