Madison Protesters Hold NOLA-Inspired Funeral Procession

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Yesterday afternoon, Elizabeth DiNovella of The Progressive magazine shot this video of a New Orleans-like musical funeral procession in downtown Madison. Demonstrators chanted “Scotty, open up the door!” in reference to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s move to close the Wisconsin State Capitol and curb visible opposition inside the “people’s house” to his union-gutting legislation.

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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