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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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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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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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