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BREAKING: Michigan Water Protector Shuts Down Line 5

October 19, 2021 Video: @UpHellsCreek and Facebook: Up Hell’s Creek Camp.  This morning, in accordance with Governor Whitmer’s order to shut down Enbridge’s Line 5, a Michigan water protector has taken direct action to shut down the tar sands oil pipeline.  Whitmer herself has stated, “Enbridge has imposed on the people of Michigan an unacceptable […]

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New Wisconsin protest bill redefines “riot” and creates harsh new penalties for exercising freedom of speech

October 17, 2021 A new “Riot Bill” in Wisconsin would redefine the term “riot” under Wisconsin law so that peaceful protestors could face steep penalties for just being in the same place as someone else committing a disturbance (see bill below). It has already passed the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Judiciary and Public Safety, and […]

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Rights of Nature: Giving Voice to the More-Than-Human

August 10, 2021 By Chelsea Fairbank and Barbara With On June 4, the Minnesota DNR unilaterally granted the controversial Enbridge Line 3 tar sands pipeline project a Water Appropriation Permit Amendment, increasing the initially permitted volume of water ten-fold, from 510.5 million gallons to 4.98 billion gallons. On August 4, Tribal Court of the White […]

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Dear Bernie, There’s Something We Simply Cannot Do Without You

March 22, 2020 by Deborah Ierace Dear Bernie, Firstly, thank you so much for all you have done for the world. I want to say how much I respect you. As your campaign slogan so well explains, it’s “Not Me. Us.” Today I’m compelled to write to you about us. I can’t tell you how desperate the […]

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Open records request reveals overwhelming opposition to lame duck session

October 14, 2019 by Erik Gunn This article was first published by the Wisconsin Examiner on September 3, 2019. Republican lawmakers who voted late last year to shackle the powers of incoming Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul did so despite thousands of messages from voters imploring them not to, newly revealed correspondence […]

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Six Arrested Protesting Pipeline Construction in Wisconsin

August 29, 2017  by Tara Houska Today, six water protectors were arrested in Douglas County, Wisconsin, while engaging in peaceful non-violent direct action to stop construction of the Line 3 pipeline project. One water protector, Alexander Good-Cane-Milk (Yankton Sioux Tribe), locked his body to construction equipment while a dozen others provided support and protection via […]

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Town of Bridge Creek Capitulates to Mining Company Again

August 6, 2017  by Christine Yellowthunder Sand mines will never repair nor compensate for the damages they impose on local government and communities. Trust in local government is dissolving at statements that “their hands are tied” when it comes to enforcing the town’s ordinances. The Town Board of Bridge Creek held a Special Meeting on […]

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Why Standing Rock Still Matters

December 31, 2016  by Dena Eakles “Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond my fear, and thus walk in balance with […]

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The Uber Bill and the Politics of Coincidence

February 7, 2016 by By Fred Schepartz Sometimes a coincidence is just a coincidence. Other times, when one connects the dots, where there is smoke, there is, in fact, fire. Such is the case of the Rideshare bill that passed both houses of the Wisconsin legislature and was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker […]

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Repression, Resilience & Solidarity: The 4th Precinct Shutdown

Remember, human rights are your rights!

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