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Twenty years after MPCA refused to fund research on emerging contaminants, they ask businesses to monitor for PFAS

November 17, 2021 Barbara With According to a story in the Star Tribune, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) regulators are requesting that “a wide swath” of groups begin monitoring the state for PFAS, dangerous chemicals used across many industries that pose major threats to the environment and the health of humans and animals. This comes […]

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Editorial: Part II COVID in the age of mass formation

November 11, 2021 By Barbara With If you haven’t yet, listen to the interview about mass formation with Dr. Mattias Desmet, a Belgian professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University who also holds a masters degree in statistics: PART I HAS EVERYONE GONE INSANE? CHECK YOUR MASS FORMATION ONCE UPON A TIME, the U.S. had […]

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EDITORIAL: Has everyone gone insane? Check your mass formation

November 5, 2021 Barbara With Below is an interview with Dr. Mattias Desmet, a Belgian professor of clinical psychology at Ghent University who holds a masters degree in statistics. Please listen. LISTEN TO THE INTERVIEW HERE After noticing some anomalies in the statistical analyses being conducted during the early pandemic, Desmet became concerned by the […]

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People vs Fossil Fuels brings evidence of Enbridge destruction to Washington DC

October 13, 2021 Barbara With Video by Honor the Earth From October 11 through 15, 2021, thousands of people are taking action at the White House to participate in civil disobedience and demand that President Biden choose a side: People vs. Fossil Fuels. On October 12, hundreds of water protectors gathered in front of the […]

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Water Protectors demand Line 3 be halted pending a full Environmental Impact Statement

October 11, 2021 Barbara With Featured Photo: Climate Justice Committee On Tuesday, October 12, 2021 hundreds of Indigenous leaders and supporters will deliver a petition with one million signatures asking the Biden Administration to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline project pending a full environmental review. The gathering will begin at 1:30 PM ET […]

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Locals reject Enbridge sponsoring Bayfield Apple Fest

October 3, 2021 Barbara With At today’s 59th celebration of the Bayfield, Wisconsin Apple Fest, local citizens were joined by water protectors from Minnesota and Michigan to make their voices heard rejecting Enbridge Energy as a sponsor for the event.

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EDITORIAL: We are all connected, and we are all being threatened by Enbridge and the politicians who support them

October 2, 2021 Barbara With Dear friends and neighbors, As many of you might know, I spent this past summer at Shell City Water Protector Camp in northern Minnesota, taking a stand to protect the water there from Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline. The destruction this project has caused is a nightmare. While I […]

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Water Protectors gather in St. Paul to demand the shut down of Line 3

August 18, 2021 Rebecca Kemble On Monday, August 16 the Indigenous Roots Cultural Arts Center and the International Indigenous Youth Council organized an action at the Minnesota Governor’s Mansion and a march to Chase Bank. After an explanation of the meaning of the Nibi song from Sharon Day, Kalpulli Yaocenoxtli kicked off the march and […]

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Park Rapids City Council caught selling millions of gallons of city water to Enbridge without telling the public

August 13, 2021 Barbara With Kent Brock was one of several concerned citizens who testified at the Park Rapids City Council meeting Monday night to hold them accountable for selling millions of gallons of Park Rapids city water to Enbridge for use in their Line 3 project without oversight or public consent. (see video below) […]

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Water Walkers headed for the Capitol: Why They Walk

August 12, 2021 Barbara With Water walkers bound for the Minnesota State Capitol left Backus, MN this morning after spending the night at the home of an ally along the route. The walk began last Saturday at the Fire Light Water Protector camp situated on the Mississippi River. Water protectors spent nearly three weeks camping […]

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