“A typical liberal may recognize contributor names on the cover like the Yes Men and Billionaires for Bush, but the guts of the book also nod to IWW, Earth First! and Otpor.”Cole Wardell
The Overpass Light Brigade was forged in the Wisconsin Uprising of 2011, and at first focused upon the campaign to recall right-wing governor Scott Walker. Out of that regional action the international Light Brigade Network was formed, and is behind the national coordination of messages such as the WALKOUT ON WALMART campaign, the complex TAX EVADERS protest of corporate welfare, and STOP KEYSTONE XL, among others. The Overpass Light Brigade is managed by cofounders Lane Hall and Lisa Moline, along with Joe Brusky from Occupy Riverwest. Additionally, network members frequently collaborate with other social justice groups including Planned Parenthood, Voces de la Frontera, Veterans for Peace, environmental organizations, anti-violence groups, and labor and teacher’s unions.