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Anishinaabe Leader Winona LaDuke to appear in person on 4.4.22 for alleged “tresspass” during prayer intervention for Shell River last summer

April 3, 2022 Winona LaDuke, Line 3 Anishinaabe leader and co-founder and Executive Director of the environmental justice non-profit Honor the Earth will appear in person for an omnibus evidentiary hearing in Wadena, Minnesota, on Monday April 4 for allegedly “trespassing” with six other women during a Line 3 peaceful prayer intervention at the Shell […]

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The Wisconsin Senate & Assembly have passed the Riot Bill: Gov. Evers must veto it – contact him today!

February 1, 2022 Our constitutional rights are in danger – take action!  In October we told you about this incredibly bad bill that could put our members in jail, with huge fines, for peacefully protesting. In late January we warned you that it was suddenly up for a vote in both houses. On January 25,  […]

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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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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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Dozens of Indigenous Peoples and Allies Blockade Line 3 Man Camp, Continuing Fierce Ground Resistance

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEAugust 23, 2021Contact: giniw@protonmail.com (Backus, MN) This morning, nearly 30 Water Protectors locked to multiple blockades in front of a Line 3 man camp, drawing awareness to several sex trafficking rings busted during Enbridge’s invasion of Anishinaabe treaty territory to construct its tar sands expansion project. Over 700 Water Protectors have been arrested […]

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Park Rapids suspends Enbridge water withdrawal from city hydrants

August 19, 2021 By Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble Today, the city of Park Rapids, MN stopped selling municipal water to Precision Pipeline, a contractor for Enbridge, who is working on constructing the Line 3 pipeline across 1855 Treaty Territory. The city began selling water out of city fire hydrants earlier this summer to support […]

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Water Walkers headed for the Capitol: Why They Walk

August 12, 2021 Barbara With Water walkers bound for the Minnesota State Capitol left Backus, MN this morning after spending the night at the home of an ally along the route. The walk began last Saturday at the Fire Light Water Protector camp situated on the Mississippi River. Water protectors spent nearly three weeks camping […]

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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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EDITORIAL: The Snowflake Dilemma

March 6, 2020 by Scott Luedtke Ever wondered why Democrats are often labeled “Snowflakes?” As an independent leaning, recovering Democrat, let me give you my take. “Snowflake” — someone with an inflated sense of uniqueness, an unwarranted sense of entitlement, who is overly-emotional, easily offended, and unable to deal with opposing opinions. Prior to Super Tuesday, Joe […]

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World-wide journalists condemn court action against Julian Assange

February 20, 2020 1200 journalists from 98 countries have released a joint statement today in defense of Wikileaks publisher Julian Assange, in the lead up to proceedings in a UK court to extradite him to the United States to face the espionage charges. The court case begins on 24 February. This is the first time […]

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