articles tagged "Jason Huberty"

An Update on the Gogebic Taconite

Friday, 6 December 2013 | A Public Affair
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What could an open-pit mine mean for the ecosystem of the Penokee Hills? Find out more about the controversial plans on this episode of A Public Affair. more »

Between a Rock and a Hard Place — Geologist Jason Huberty Speaks Out

Monday, 25 November 2013 | buzz
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Former WI Geological and Natural History Service geologist Jason Huberty talks about the political pressures that cost him his job. more »

Are Our First Amendment Rights in Danger?

Friday, 2 August 2013 | A Public Affair
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On Friday August 2nd, war veteran and Veterans for Peace activist Will Williams and Jason Huberty joined our host Esty Dinur early on in the show to talk about being arrested at the capital yesterday during the solidarity sing-a-long. Williams was not only arrested yesterday at the solidarity sing-a-long, but he was also injured from being pushed down the stairs at the capital. Huberty was also arrested at the capital yesterday for participating in the sing-a-long and for criminal trespassing. On the second part of the show, Adam Klasfeld of Courthouse News joined us from inside the the Bradley Manning trial to discuss his findings. James Goodale, who represented the New York Times when President Nixon attempted to stop the publication of the Pentagon Papers also joined the conversation about the future of investigative journalism. more »

GUILTY! Of Attacking The Sidewalk With Chalk.

Thursday, 16 May 2013 | buzz
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The kind that washes away and on a public sidewalk. Parents, tell your children to be careful of which sidewalk they choose to chalk on. The seemingly harmless animal your child loves to draw could conjure up a day in court and a hefty fine. The Madison Capitol Police are cracking down on chalk holders. Caught with powdery hands! more »

Jason Huberty – Wisconsin State Capitol

Thursday, 13 December 2012 | buzz
Solidarity Sing Along

On Thursday, December 13, our host Tony Castaneda speaks with “the most arrested man in Madison,” Jason Huberty. Jason, a political activist, has maintained a steady presence at the State Capitol, receiving 19 citations, around $200 per citation, till date. Although thirteen citations have been dismissed, there are still six that remain. Since July, 112 citations have been issued in total at the Capitol.   Jason explains what the presence around the capital is like. Since March 2011, a solidarity sing-along has taken place each weekday, either within the Capitol Rotunda or outside. The Department of Administration, which sets the rules for how the Capitol is run, has issued that groups of four or more must obtain a permit to hold an event inside the Capitol. Jason reports that there has been a drop in attendance at the Capitol since the new rules have been instated.   Jason explains the change that he has seen since people began protesting in March 2011, “People who came down last year in February and March, they saw a lot of cooperation between everyone who was down there. I’d say that’s still the case, but now, when you go to the Capitol, you don’t know whether or not you’re going to get a ticket, simply for being there. And that’s happened to several people who’ve never had police contact, not while they’re at the Capitol, they’ve just been there exercising their right to speech and peaceably assemble.”   They also discuss the amount of resources the state spends on ticketing and pursuing the individuals at the Capitol. Jason has observed at least ten police officers posted each day, monitoring the solidarity singers, four Department of Justice Attorneys General who are prosecuting the cases; twenty local lawyers and forty citizens involved with the cases. The National Lawyers Guild in Madison helps people find attorneys that are willing to help the individuals who have been cited. Since Chief Erwin has become the Chief of the Capitol Police, Jason says, the number police officers present at the Capitol to monitor the solidarity singers and protestors has grown.   A Bake Sale will be held this Saturday, December 15 at the fountain on State Street to help raise funds for the direct legal costs to those going to trial.   Visit the Facebook page – Solidarity Sing Along   Listen to the interview: more »

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