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Help WCMC Cover the North Dakota Water Protectors Trials: Donate Here

December 30, 2016 by WCMC The trials of the 500+ Standing Rock water protectors arrested over the past several months have begun in Mandan, North Dakota. There is serious concern over the legal crisis that is happening there. Wisconsin Citizens Media Coop would like to cover the water protectors’ trials, and conduct an in-depth investigation […]

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#JusticeForTony photo art installation at the Social Justice Center extended

May 17, 2016 by Leslie Amsterdam #JusticeForTony, an intimate photographic art show currently installed at the Jackie Macauley  Gallery at the Social Justice Center has been extended through June 26, 2016.  The show documents the response of Tony Robinson’s family and the community to his killing by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015. […]

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UPDATED: Democratic Party of Wisconsin helps billionaires channel donations to Clinton campaign

April 7, 2016 by Rebecca Kemble and Barbara With Documents obtained from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) website show that the Democratic Party of Wisconsin (DPW) has been used as a conduit to pass $207,000 from the Hillary Victory Fund (HVF) back to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as a way to allow Clinton’s billionaire […]

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UPDATED President Walker Primer: 4 things you should know about Scott Walker before it’s too late

Since this story was first published in February, Scott Walker has continued the patterns of deceit, corruption, and vindictiveness described in the original article. Most noticeable is his failed effort to enact what would have amounted to a “Wisconsin State Secrets Act,” and his subsequent clumsy attempts to deny responsibility.

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HELP WANTED: European Partners to Monitor Scott Walker

February 27, 2015  by WCMC WCMC is looking for European partners to monitor Scott Walker during his upcoming trip to Germany, Spain, and France. We want to know where he goes, who he sees, and what he does, especially outside of publicity events staged for the US press. We particularly want to know who is […]

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GTac’s Bill Williams Indicted in Spain

February 19, 2014 by WCMC The Seville Office of the Environment has formally filed written charges, similar to an indictment, against Bill Williams for crimes against the environment and criminal damage to the public domain. The charges allege that Williams and his co-defendants, who were employed as managers at the Cobre las Cruces mine in […]

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Iron County Insurance Won’t Cover LCO Eviction

December 13, 2013 by Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble The Iron County Board has canceled its discussion of the recommended eviction of the Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest and Education Learning Project from Moore Park Road at the upcoming December 17, 2013 meeting. According to HELP spokesperson Paul DeMain, the item was removed from the agenda […]

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An Open Letter to the Press Regarding GTAC

December 3, 2013 by WCMC A version of the following letter was composed by Dr. Joseph Skulan, who has been covering the 22-mile open-pit mountaintop removal iron ore mine being proposed by GTac in the Penokee Hills and is a member of WCMC. The letter was sent to a contact in the Wisconsin press, but […]

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Letter to Spain: An introduction to GTac’s proposed Penokee Hills iron mine

December 2, 2013 by Joseph Skulan (Note: Recently a correspondent in Spain asked me to explain GTac’s plans to mine iron in the Penokee hills of northern Wisconsin, and the issues surrounding these plans. Believing that my reply to his request could serve as a useful introduction to the Penokee mine issue for people unfamiliar […]

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Bill Williams’ Spanish Mistake Is Wisconsin’s Nightmare

November 30, 2013 by Joseph Skulan and Barbara With Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams will likely be brought to trial in Spain for his part in the environmental crimes allegedly committed by the Cobre Las Cruces (CLC) mining operation while he was a senior manager of the company, according to court documents obtained from Ecologistas en Acción (EIA).  […]

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