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Civil disobedience planned for Honor the Treaties rally in St Paul August 25

August 11, 2021 Barbara With Just as Enbridge races to complete Line 3, Water Protectors are continuing to fight. Earlier today, the Giniw Collective shut down Line 3 along the Shell River. Water walkers left the upper Mississippi on Saturday, headed to St. Paul. They plan to arrive on August 25 to converge on a […]

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DNR Pulled Enbridge Permits in Northern MN in June; Company continues to work

July 17, 2021 Barbara With On Friday, July 16, the Minnesota DNR released copies of the suspension of permits issued to Enbridge as early as June 22, including suspending their permits in the Mississippi River-Brainerd, Pine River, St. Louis, and Crow Wing watersheds. Meanwhile, water protectors who have been observing Enbridge activity say they appear […]

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International Center for Not-for-Profit Law Brief: Critical Infrastructure Bills: Targeting Protesters through Extreme Penalties

October 17, 2019 REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE ICNL The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) works in the United States and around the world to promote a legal environment that advances the freedoms of association, expression, and assembly, thereby providing an enabling environment for civil society, civic participation, philanthropy, and civic space. They have […]

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LCO and Sawyer County Democrats pass No SB386/AB426 Resolution; Send to Bewley and Meyers

October 17, 2019 by Barbara With On September 25, the Democratic Party of Sawyer County and the LCO Reservation of Wisconsin passed a resolution to oppose SB386/AB426, the Anti-Protesting bill written by a lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute (API) and currently being co-sponsored by five Wisconsin Democrats: Senators Janet Bewley (D-Mason) and Patty Schachtner […]

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Janet Bewley demonstrates how to be a corporate fascist

October 17, 2019 by Barbara With On October 15, 2019, the Price County Democrats hosted a “listening session” with Sen. Janet Bewley, currently co-sponsoring SB386, the “Anti-Protesting” bill written by Marcus Bentley, lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute. Based on the 2017 ALEC “Infrastructure Safety” model legislation, the bill is designed to criminalize protesters and protect […]

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The Corporate Fascism of Wisconsin Part II The Creeping “Friendly” Fascism of the Democrats

October 15, 2019 by Barbara With Corporate Fascism: When corporations collude with politicians to write and pass laws to benefit the corporations at the expense of the people, land, water, natural resources, communities, civil and human rights, and democratic process. During WWII, millions of Germans took up arms to directly carry out Hitler’s atrocious orders […]

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The Corporate Fascism of Wisconsin Part 1: The Republicans

October 14, 2019 by Barbara With Corporate Fascism: When corporations collude with politicians to write and pass laws to benefit the corporations at the expense of the people, land, water, natural resources, communities, civil and human rights, and democratic process. In January 2011, Wisconsin experienced a hostile corporate takeover of the government. Funded by the […]

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What happens if Enbridge Line 5 breaks

September 27, 2019 by Barbara With With the growing concern about deteriorating Enbridge pipeline Line 5 running through the Bad River Indian Reservation, many are wondering what exactly would happen if the pipeline breaks. Enbridge, operating without a permit and being sued by the Bad River Tribe to decommission the line before something catastrophic occurs, […]

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ACTION ALERT: Tell Wisconsin Democrats to withdraw from Anti-Protesting Bill

September 25, 2019 by Barbara With ACTION ALERT: A public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 26 in Madison for AB 426, the Assembly version of the controversial Anti-Protester Bill. Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 417 North, beginning at 11 AM before the Energy and Utilities Committee.  Read about the background of the bill here. […]

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Bewley and other Dems sign onto unconstitutional ALEC anti-protesting bill

September 24, 2019 by Barbara With Sen. Janet Bewley (D-25), along with four other Wisconsin Democrats, have signed on to co-sponsor SB 386, dubbed the “Anti-Protestor Bill.” SB 386 expands on original legislation that was passed in 2015, (which Bewley voted against and which was based on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation) that […]

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