Wisconsin Assembly Members Bring Democracy to the People


Banned from entering the Wisconsin State Capitol this week — as upstart Republican Governor Scott Walker’s assault on workers’ rights, and effort to control the message inside the “people’s house,” have taken an autocratic turn — demonstrators were nevertheless able to meet with their Democratic Assembly members, some of whom moved their desks and chairs outside the Capitol today. Photo courtesy of MissPronouncer.

Jacob Wheeler

In addition to shooting videos for The UpTake, Jacob Wheeler is a contributing editor at the progressive political magazine In These Times, publishes the Glen Arbor Sun in his native Michigan, and authored "Between Light and Shadow," a recent book about the Guatemalan adoption industry. Wheeler's stories have appeared in such magazines as the Utne Reader, Earth Island Journal, Rotarian and Teaching Tolerance magazine, and newspapers including the San Francisco Chronicle and Christian Science Monitor. He speaks fluent Spanish, German and Danish.

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