On Monday, December 19th, there will be something to watch carefully, per Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice. At the Wisconsin Capitol, a Solidarity Sing-Along will take place, but this will be the first time that such an event will occur since (hopefully soon-to-be-recalled) Governor Scott Walker’s new policy.
You remember that, right? It “would require demonstrations inside the Capitol of four or more people to request permits of the state 72 hours in advance, and could require protest groups to reimburse the state for the cost of policing them, at a cost of $50 per officer per hour.”
Requiring payment for First Amendment rights, how democratic of him!
This dictatorial move by Scott Walker has already been asserted to be unconstitutional [...]
The restrictions are being taken as a direct response to the ‘Solidarity Sing Along’, which has gotten under Walker’s skin to say the least. … [E]very day since the mass protests started dying down there has been an average of 50-100 Wisconsinites who go back to the site of the occupation to use song in a continuous action against Governor Walker. [...]
It will represent a similar standoff that we have been seeing across the country (and world) with the movement stemming from Occupy Wall Street, and which we likewise saw consistently at the State Capitol occupation last spring.
I love that singing in the Capitol gets under Walker’s skin. I think they should gather at his office door and sing this over and over and over again, just to see how long it would take for him to go completely bonkers (not much of a leap):