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Northern Lights Task Force Torturing Water Protectors

August 23, 2021 Hubbard County Sheriff Cory Aukes and Investigator Bill Schlag began using pain compliance on unarmed, non-violent Water Protectors last week. They dislocated one person’s jaw. These brutal tactics come after use of less lethal munitions on unarmed, non-violent Water Protectors. All paid for by Enbridge. This is the legacy of Governor Tim WalzLt. […]

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Minnesota’s Anti-Protest Bill Details

July 8, 2021Barbara With According to US Protest Law Tracker, in January 2021, Minnesota started introducing six new anti-protest bills about the same time water protector camps began forming in order to protect the water being threatened by Enbridge Line 3. In November 2019, Wisconsin Gov. Evers signed a controversial similar bill in his state. […]

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Law Enforcement brings dogs to Red Lake Treaty Camp; bodies needed on the front lines

June 22, 2021By Barbara With Today the Pennington County Sheriff is trying evict the Red Lake Treaty Camp. The tribal council who approved the camp are asserting their sovereignty and treaty rights, trying to #StopLine3 from being pushed under the Red Lake River. The community depends on their clean water sources and has been vocal in their opposition […]

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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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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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Video Released; Special Investigator Appointed in Pero Killing

November 17, 2017 by Barbara With KBJR6 TV released the video of the aftermath of the killing of 14-year-old Jason Pero on the Bad River Reservation on November, 8, 2017.  Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot Jason in front of his Grandparent’s house. The Bad River Tribe has requested that the US Department of […]

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Bad River Tribe Seeks Justice for Recent Tragedy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- November 16, 2017 Bad River Tribe Seeks Justice for Recent Tragedy Odanah, WI – On November 15, 2017, The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe requested that the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice open a criminal civil rights and civil police misconduct investigation into an incident of […]

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Extrajudicial Killing: Why Police Can Commit Legal Murder

November 16, 2017 By Barbara With On November 8, 2017, 14-year-old Jason Pero was shot to death in his grandparent’s yard on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin by Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich. Jason was home sick from school and in his grandfather’s front yard when Mrdjenovich shot him dead. The deputy was […]

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