Tag Archives: Barbara With

Former pipeline inspector raises serious questions about the effectiveness of the current regulatory system

October 4, 2021 This article was first published on WatchtheLine.org. The author previously worked as a state pipeline inspector, working in conjunction with the Federal Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Agency (PHMSA). The author requested anonymity. I became a state pipeline inspector to protect the public. Inspectors are charged with inspecting each oil, gas and […]

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Locals reject Enbridge sponsoring Bayfield Apple Fest

October 3, 2021 Barbara With At today’s 59th celebration of the Bayfield, Wisconsin Apple Fest, local citizens were joined by water protectors from Minnesota and Michigan to make their voices heard rejecting Enbridge Energy as a sponsor for the event.

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Janet Bewley betrays the water

October 21, 2019 by Barbara With The Senate hearing for SC386—the Anti-Protester bill—begins today, and one of the bills co-sponsors, Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Mason), will be listening to testimony from people from her district who will travel to the capitol to express their objections to the corporate bill. While many of the objections to the […]

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Democratic Party of Wisconsin and their deep ties to Big Oil

October 20, 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. On Tuesday, October 22, a public hearing will be held in Madison for SB386, the Republican […]

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International Center for Not-for-Profit Law Brief: Critical Infrastructure Bills: Targeting Protesters through Extreme Penalties

October 17, 2019 REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE ICNL The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) works in the United States and around the world to promote a legal environment that advances the freedoms of association, expression, and assembly, thereby providing an enabling environment for civil society, civic participation, philanthropy, and civic space. They have […]

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Janet Bewley demonstrates how to be a corporate fascist

October 17, 2019 by Barbara With On October 15, 2019, the Price County Democrats hosted a “listening session” with Sen. Janet Bewley, currently co-sponsoring SB386, the “Anti-Protesting” bill written by Marcus Bentley, lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute. Based on the 2017 ALEC “Infrastructure Safety” model legislation, the bill is designed to criminalize protesters and protect […]

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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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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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