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Sean Kennedy

A month after the deadly shooting that killed 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, thousands of Madison-area students rally to demand gun control and measures to improve school safety. more

Mar 14, 2018 5:37 PM News

When popular culture starts to mimic Trump, declaring “both sides” are bad, it adds another dangerous layer to our already-toxic political discourse about violence, race, and law. more

Feb 20, 2018 5:00 AM Democracy in Crisis


Robyn Vining

Madison hosted one of the largest rallies last year to coincide with the national Women’s March, but not this year. Organizers instead held rallies in other cities to highlight the struggles and successes of people of color and elevate youth. more

Jan 25, 2018 5:00 AM Opinion


John Wolf and Heiner Giese

It was a transformative event that shaped UW-Madison and the entire community. Now, 50 years later, people who witnessed the Dow Chemical protest are preserving their memories through an oral history project. more

Oct 26, 2017 5:00 AM Snapshot


Christoher Guess

When protesters moved into the state Capitol in 2011, it was more than a protest of Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial collective bargaining bill. It was also a symbolic affirmation of the ideal of self-government. more

Jun 29, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Cover Stories


Justin Sprecher

International Women's Day rally at the Capitol Mar. 8, 2017. more

Mar 8, 2017 12:45 PM Photo Galleries

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    Michael T. Sullivan

    In the aftermath of the Tony Robinson shooting, protests in Madison have been peaceful.