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July 24: Line 5 Water Protectors Gathering

Bad River/Chequamagon Bay Watershed, Copper Falls State Park Picnic, Walk and Water Activities Saturday July 24th, 2021 ALL DAY Sorta Schedule Late morning, early afternoon as you come to Copper Falls State Park, stop at “The Bench” at the end of the Public Easement Conservancy Walkway and Bad River, north of Mellen just across the […]

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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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“Come pray like you pray;” Water protectors call for allies on the front lines

July 5, 2021Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble After white supremacists drop dynamite from a bridge near the Shell City Water Protector camp, Dakota Sundancer Hoka Wicasa calls for allies to come and stand between the indigenous and the Proud Boys and to come pray for the water. Shell City Water Protector camp is located at […]

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Let’s Talk About Cages: Biden’s Big Oil Boosters

March 10, 2020 by Barbara With Sen. Joe Biden has chosen Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) as his campaign co-chair. Even though his low-lying district in Louisiana would be most immediately impacted by climate change, Richmond has a long history of being beholding to the oil and gas corporations: Richmond, a member of the moderate New […]

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Living in the Age of Propaganda Part 1

By Barbara With Much has been written about Edward Bernays and the origins of propaganda. The word literally means that which is to be spread or promoted widely. Originating in the Catholic Church in the 1600s when the Congregation for Propagating the Faith was written to spread the Catholic faith, various forms of propaganda have […]

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Chippewa Federation Passes Resolution to Support Bad River’s Opposition to Enbridge Easements

September 30, 2019 by Barbara With The Chippewa Federation met today at Legendary Waters in Red Cliff, Wisconsin and passed a resolution to stand with the Bad River Band in their lawsuit against Enbridge: “A Joint Resolution from the Six Bands of the Anishinaabeg Territory Watersheds and Waters of Western Lake Superior; Bad River Band […]

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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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La Pointe passes resolution supporting the shut down of Enbridge Line 5

 August 28, 2019 by By Barbara With In a stunning show of support for the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Town of La Pointe Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last night to pass “Resolution 2019-0827 Enbridge,” denouncing Enbridge Line 5 and all pipelines in the Great Lakes, and standing by Bad River […]

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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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