Steve Hanson's blog /blog/3 en FightingBobFestNorth 2013 /content/fightingbobfestnorth-2013 After a great deal of discussion we have decided that there will be no FightingBobFestNorth in Chippewa Falls for 2013. We're sorry that this is going to be the case, but we encourage you to continue fighting the good fight in Northern Wisconsin.&nbsp; We're not closing the door on BobFestNorth - but for the moment we're taking a year off.<div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 18:42:11 +0000 Steve Hanson 65 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org John Nichols closes FightingBobFest North 2012 /content/john-nichols-closes-fightingbobfest-north-2012 <div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-videofield"> <div class="field-label">Video:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div class="emfield-emvideo emfield-emvideo-youtube"> <div id="emvideo-youtube-flash-wrapper-1"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="338" width="530" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/wiYZjHJdPmc&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="emvideo-youtube-flash-1"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/wiYZjHJdPmc&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> </object></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Thu, 24 May 2012 17:05:50 +0000 Steve Hanson 64 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org Breaking - Mahlon Mitchell at FightingBobFest North! /content/breaking-mahlon-mitchell-fightingbobfest-north <p><img src="/sites/default/files/u3/Mahlon%20Mitchell.jpg" alt="Mahlon Mitchell" width="225" height="150" style="float: left;" />Mahlon Mitchell has just agreed to be a speaker at FightingBobFest North. Mitchell is the Democratic candidates for Lieutenant Governor, and will speak in the afternoon session at FightingBobFest North..&nbsp; We're happy to welcome Mahlon Mitchell to our roster of progressive speakers.</p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Wed, 16 May 2012 15:05:18 +0000 Steve Hanson 63 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org Live Streaming from FightingBobFest North /content/live-streaming-fightingbobfest-north <p>We will attempt to do some live streaming from FightingBobFest North. We can't make any promises, and this won't be a very good replacement for actually being there.</p> <iframe src="http://www.ustream.tv/embed/8333572" width="500" height="305" scrolling="no" frameborder="0" style="border: 0px none transparent;"></iframe><br /><a href="http://www.ustream.tv/" style="padding: 2px 0px 4px; width: 400px; background: #ffffff; display: block; color: #000000; font-weight: normal; font-size: 10px; text-decoration: underline; text-align: center;" target="_blank">Free live streaming by Ustream</a><div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Mon, 14 May 2012 19:04:05 +0000 Steve Hanson 61 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org Booths at FightingBobFest North /content/booths-fightingbobfest-north <p>As of today, these are the vendors and groups who will have boots at FightingBobFest North:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Center for Media and Dem. (PRWATCH)<br />Chippewa Valley Alternative Energy<br />Chippewa Valley Civil Liberties Union<br />Credo Super PAC<br />Cut From Plain Cloth<br />Democratic Party of Chippewa, Dunn, and Eau Claire Counties<br />Eau Claire NORML<br />Echo Valley Hope, Inc.<br />Fair Wisconsin<br />FightingBobFest North Merchandise<br />Greater West Central Area Labor Council<br />Heart of the Sky Fair Trade<br />JONAH (Joining Our Neighbors Advancing Hope)<br />Northern Sun<br />Organizing for America<br />Planned Parenthood Advocates of WI`<br />Progress Media<br />Rainbow Book Cooperative<br />Save the Hills Alliance<br />Sierra Club of WI - John Muir Chapter<br />Tammy Baldwin for U.S. Senate<br />The Purple Tree<br />Uppity Wisconsin/Netroots Wisconsin<br />Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort - Education Fund<br />Wisconsin Democracy Campaign<br />Wisconsin Farmers Union<br />Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice<br />Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group (WISPIRG)<br />Writers Ink</strong></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="/content/booths-fightingbobfest-north" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Mon, 14 May 2012 15:11:50 +0000 Steve Hanson 59 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org John Nichols at FightingBobFest North /content/john-nichols-fightingbobfest-north John Nichols delivers the last regular speech at FightingBobFest North last year.&nbsp; This was a great crowd please, and a good example of the kind of thing you willl see this year.&nbsp; John has just agreed to return to speak in 2012.<div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-videofield"> <div class="field-label">Video:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div class="emfield-emvideo emfield-emvideo-youtube"> <div id="emvideo-youtube-flash-wrapper-2"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="338" width="530" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/sPDwvvVfquI&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="emvideo-youtube-flash-2"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/sPDwvvVfquI&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> </object></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 17:34:51 +0000 Steve Hanson 54 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org FightingBobFest North 2012 /content/fightingbobfest-north-2012 <p>&nbsp;Media Advisory Questions:</p> <p>March 25, 2012 Jim Dunning, (715) 839-0039</p> <p align="CENTER"><strong>FightingBobFest North Returns to Chippewa Falls</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>(Chippewa Falls) – “We are the 99%” will be the theme for the 2012 FightingBobFest North as it returns to the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls on Saturday, May 19, 2012 for a full day of speakers, music and entertainment, along with artisan-style food and beverage. The public is welcome to attend this important organizing event! The event gates will open at 8:30 am.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>“FightingBobFest North” follows a longstanding festival tradition held in Baraboo and Madison, WI that brings today’s best progressive speakers to the Midwest to inspire local people to speak and act on critical problems that endanger important democratic principles. Dave Zweifel, Editor Emeritus of the Cap Times says that Bobfest is “a perfect place to remember Fighting Bob [LaFollette], who specialized in speaking at fairgrounds and parks around the state, urging the people to take their democracy back from the special interests.” Ed Garvey, the founder of the original Fighting Bob Fest, adds, “During this momentous time in Wisconsin politics, the need for conversations and clarity about how money influences elections, campaigns, and government in our state is greater than ever.”</p> <p></p><div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="/content/fightingbobfest-north-2012" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 15:55:47 +0000 Steve Hanson 53 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org Ed Garvey, Mike McCabe, and Ruth Conniff at last year's FightingBobFest North /content/ed-garvey-mike-mccabe-and-ruth-conniff-last-years-fightingbobfest-north Another blast from the past at last year's FightingBobFest North - We'll be adding more videos over the next few weeks.<div class="field field-type-emvideo field-field-videofield"> <div class="field-label">Video:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div class="emfield-emvideo emfield-emvideo-youtube"> <div id="emvideo-youtube-flash-wrapper-3"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="338" width="530" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/pmsQBfISNUU&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="emvideo-youtube-flash-3"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/pmsQBfISNUU&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> </object></div></div></div> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <div class="emvideo emvideo-video emvideo-youtube"><div class="emfield-emvideo emfield-emvideo-youtube"> <div id="emvideo-youtube-flash-wrapper-4"><object type="application/x-shockwave-flash" height="338" width="530" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/oA3-Mf2rDSA&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" id="emvideo-youtube-flash-4"> <param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/oA3-Mf2rDSA&amp;rel=0&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;playerapiid=ytplayer&amp;fs=1" /> <param name="allowScriptAccess" value="sameDomain"/> <param name="quality" value="best"/> <param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"/> <param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF"/> <param name="scale" value="noScale"/> <param name="salign" value="TL"/> <param name="FlashVars" value="playerMode=embedded" /> <param name="wmode" value="transparent" /> </object></div></div></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> Sat, 31 Mar 2012 18:26:48 +0000 Steve Hanson 51 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org Save The Date! /content/save-date FightingBobFestNorth 2012 -- May 19, 2012.&nbsp; Watch this space for further announcements.&nbsp; Another exciting possibility - a Netroots Wisconsin workshop day on May 20 - come to Chippewa Falls for a day of speeches and a day of workshops!<div class="og_rss_groups"></div> /content/save-date#comments Sun, 18 Dec 2011 17:33:36 +0000 Steve Hanson 46 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org Chippewa Falls Newspaper covers FightingBobFestNorth 2011 /content/chippewa-falls-newspaper-covers-fightingbobfestnorth-2011 <p><em>Still, the crowd at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair grounds in Chippewa Falls was not taking it sitting down. They brought the energy of recent political protests in Madison and recall petition drives with them.</em></p> <p><em>If there were a theme for this Fighting BobFest, it would be the ongoing battle of the common people, as the progressives see them, against the interests of corporations and the wealthy.</em></p> <p><em>Speaker after speaker, and display table after display table, touched on some element of the issue.</em></p> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="/content/chippewa-falls-newspaper-covers-fightingbobfestnorth-2011" target="_blank">read more</a></p> /content/chippewa-falls-newspaper-covers-fightingbobfestnorth-2011#comments Thu, 26 May 2011 16:04:27 +0000 Steve Hanson 45 at http://fightingbobfestnorth.org