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Rebecca Kemble

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Rebecca Kemble, alderman for Madison Wisconsin District 18, is a freelance writer who writes for The Progressive magazine.  She is also the President of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the President of CICOPA North. America, Vice-President of CICOPA Americas and serves on the Executive Committee of CICOPA worldwide. She received her Bachelors Degree from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, and her Masters Degree and PhD (a.b.d.) in Anthropology and African Studies from the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Rebecca is a worker-ownerer of Union Cab Cooperative where she has worked since 2000 as a night shift taxi driver as well as a mediator. She is also a founding member, writer and editor in the newly-formed Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative.

This is about unprecedented indigenous unity as people gather in prayer and ceremony to stand for their lives, our lives, for the life of everyone downstream. more

Nov 23, 2016 3:37 PM Dispatches 5 Comments

How one progressive responds to the pressure of loyalty to a party she no longer belongs to. more

Jun 20, 2016 4:35 PM Magazine 6 Comments

I overheard one Republican legislators say to a staffer:"We just made one of the most unbelievable, colossal mistakes in history." more

Oct 26, 2015 6:08 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

It was a banner week for the billionaires who have invested in Governor Scott Walker, the Wisconsin state legislature and the Wisconsin Supreme Court. more

Jul 21, 2015 5:56 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

Yesterday my daughter and hundreds of her classmates at Madison East High School walked out of school and marched nearly three miles to the Wisconsin State Capitol in honor of Tony Robinson, the nineteen-year old mixed race boy who was shot... more

Mar 10, 2015 2:56 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

Wisconsin became the twenty-fifth "right-to-work" state this morning after an all-night State Assembly hearing. Image credit: Rebecca Kemble more

Mar 6, 2015 6:29 PM Dispatches 1 Comments

As of this writing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has yet to formally declare his bid for President in 2016, but that hasn’t stopped him from campaigning for it. Arguably, he’s been campaigning for President ever since winning his first el... more

Feb 9, 2015 8:50 PM Dispatches 12 Comments

“My son and his school are not for sale,” said Peg Randall Gardner of Milwaukee, ten hours into a hearing on AB1, Wisconsin’s latest school privatization bill. “These are real children living real lives in the classrooms of our state, and it’s th... more

Jan 24, 2015 5:31 AM Dispatches

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker hit a new low in political theatre last night at his 2015 State of the State address. Image credit: Rebecca Kemble more

Jan 14, 2015 1:58 PM Dispatches 5 Comments

As Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated legislature took their oaths of office on Tuesday promising to extend their austerity and privatization agendas, a group of young Madison activists swore oaths as leaders in th... more

Jan 7, 2015 4:45 PM Dispatches 3 Comments

They've been seducing city governments for the past year. Image credit: Lyft more

Nov 19, 2014 5:20 PM Magazine 4 Comments

During this week marked by Columbus Day, indigenous people show us the way forward. more

Oct 14, 2014 10:08 PM Op-Eds 1 Comments

At a swank club in Madison, Walker supporters get an earful. more

Aug 30, 2014 6:25 PM Dispatches 6 Comments

The Gogebic Taconite company got what it wanted by throwing money around, with Walker's help. more

Aug 27, 2014 3:07 PM Op-Eds 3 Comments

Wisconsin governor Scott Walker opened his 2014 reelection campaign this morning in typical fashion: at a campaign donor’s private business with a handpicked audience and select members of the press. Information about the location was not availab... more

Apr 15, 2014 11:40 PM Dispatches 2 Comments

Across the country, corporate profiteers are pushing legislation at the state level that would ban local governments from enacting ordinances that pay higher than the minimum wage. They don’t want local taxpayers to be allowed to ensure tha... more

Mar 7, 2014 5:43 PM Dispatches

As the unethical and possibly illegal behavior of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his administration comes under public scrutiny with the release of documents relating to the first John Doe investigation, the creativity of citizens who ... more

Feb 26, 2014 3:51 PM Dispatches

In the year 2000, a spiritual elder of the Ojibwe tribe in Northern Wisconsin warned of massive water pollution and shortages of clean water in the years to come. "What are you going to do about it?" he asked Josephine Mandamin, an Ojibwe g... more

Feb 10, 2014 9:05 PM Dispatches

In the year 2000, a spiritual elder of the Ojibwe tribe in Northern Wisconsin warned of massive water pollution and shortages of clean water in the years to come. "What are you going to do about it?" he asked Josephine Mandamin, an Ojibwe g... more

Feb 10, 2014 9:01 PM Dispatches

Over 100 people showed up to the Solidarity Sing Along in the Wisconsin Capitol on Thursday to celebrate a ruling by Dane County Judge John Markson that declared Governor Scott Walker's plot to have his critics arrested "unconstitutional on... more

Feb 7, 2014 1:30 AM Dispatches

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