14 Senators - a song by Ken Lonnquist (written 2-18-2011)
Tom Morello - Wisconsin Protests - Speech and Union Song - Madison, WI 2-21-11
Tom Morello, The Nightwatchman and from Rage Against the Machine - Wisconsin Labor Protests Feb 21st 2011
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Andina and Rich-Tell Me What Democracy Looks Like
Song written by Stephen Lee Rich, Sandy Andina, and Ingrid Frances Stark. Vocals: Sandy Andina, Ingrid Frances Stark, Jake Johnson, Stephen Lee Rich, and Tom Kastle. Percussion: Tom Kastle and Stephen Lee Rich. Photos of protesters by Ingrid Frances Stark. Animations and video by Stephen Lee Rich.
First Week of Protests, Accompanied by Johnny Cash's "God's Gonna Cut You Down"
Video and editing by Matthew Wisniewski
Begins with speech highlight by Bradley Whitford (West Wing actor, and Madison West High School graduate)
Tom Kastle: Whose House? Our House!
"In February, I was deeply moved by the fact that in spite of there being 13,000 Protesters at the Capitol, everyone was allowed to enter. I asked my girlfriend how this could be. She replied that the Capitol was 'our House.' When I returned from a road trip a couple weeks later I, and the rest of the public were all barred from entering Our House though lobbyists could enter without much problem. Walker had stolen the most profound Democratic feeling I've ever had. He had stolen Our House. The 'Whose House? Our House!' chants outside Our House grew as did the crowds (to over 100,000). I felt moved to write this song and ran to the studio, the next day, with some friends (Rich Baumann, Stephen Lee Rich, Ron Dennis, Mariah Clark, and Sarah Jack the creator of this video. Today, the Capitol is open as it should be, but vigilance is needed to make sure that this never happens again."
- Tom Kastle
Musical Satire: "Exposing the Wisconsin State Employee Riots"
Filmmaker Cometstarmoon offers this tongue-in-cheek commentary: "Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan blew the lid off the big cover up in Madison on Feb. 17. He said on Morning Joe that there were 'riots' in the city and that it's like 'Cairo.' He was right and I've spent the last week gathering footage of all the riots." A better way could not be found to illustrate the joyful and peaceful nature of how Wisconsin nice plays out in wholly non-violent protests.