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October 18, 2014, By D.E Johnson • Scott Walker declined Medicaid funds, leading to a loss of over $206 million to the state of Wisconsin. This is federal money that originally came from Wisconsin through Medicaid taxes. Wisconsin Medicaid is now short $760 million. In addition, his cuts to BadgerCare have eliminated the health care coverage of […]

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Joe Rose Sr., Joe Rose Jr., Barbara With at a press conference in Mellen, Au 2013. Photo: Rebecca Kemble

EDITORIAL: Merry Christmas to GTAC and to all a no mine…

December 25, 2013 by Barbara With On October 11, 2011, Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams did an interview on the Wiseye.com program Newsmakers with Steve Walters. At minute 16, Williams waxes poetic, almost like the other woman fawning over jewels from a married lover. Here he crows about how the Republican leadership of Wisconsin came […]

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Ashland County Board Chair Pete Russo and Board Supervisor Charles Ortman at a press conference July 10, 2013 after GTac was caught employing a paramilitary militia in Arizona to patrol their drill sites in the Penokee Hills. Photo: Rebecca Kemble

Ashland County Board Chair Calls for Repeal of Mining Law

December 8, 2013 by Pete Russo and Charles Ortman [On December 7, 2013, in an editorial ran in the Ashland Daily Press, Ashland County Board Chair Pete Russo and Board Member Charles Ortman called for a repeal of Act 1, the new ferrous mining law that was written by Gogebic Taconite and passed into law […]

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The Penokee Hills above and strip mined land for iron ore in MN below. Photos by Joel Austin

This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man!

September 15, 2013  by Rob Ganson [This is the text of a speech given by Rob Ganson at the Sawyer County Democrats picnic on Saturday, September 14, 2013. As Rob took the microphone and stood reading his narrative, one of the plastic chairs about 20 feet in the west begin to move in his direction. […]

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WI Capitol Police Capt Lonergan  speaks into his shoulder communications devive as he directs the arrests of peaceful singers from a second floor balcony. Photo courtesy Leslie Peterson

The State of Wisconsin

August 18, 2013  by Dr. Margaret Rozga [This poem was written by Dr. Margaret Rozga inspired by the current crackdown on political dissent in the Wisconsin State Capitol, where peaceful singers are being arrested for singing in the rotunda without a permit. Dr. Rozga has published two books: Two Hundred Nights and One Day and Though I Haven’t […]

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Officer Syphard and two new hires. Photo by Craig Spaulding

Capitol Cop Throws Videographer to the Ground

August 5, 2013  by WCMC Wisconsin Capitol Police have been arresting people in the Capitol for singing their grievances against the Scott Walker Administration without a permit for the last two weeks. Today during one of the multiple arrests, Officer Michael J. Syphard grabbed videographer Arthur Kohl-Riggs and threw him to the ground without any […]

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Martina Rippon. Photo by Callen Harty

Speaking and Singing Truth to Power

July 18, 2013 by Martina Rippon [What follows are written comments submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Administration as part of the public input process on the promulgation of emergency administrative rules. - Editors] I am writing in support of the efforts of the Solidarity Sing Along to maintain citizen consciousness in Wisconsin and in […]

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Peace banner confiscated 2-6-13, photo by Erica Case

No Emergency Presently Exists

July 13, 2013  By Lisa Wells The Department of Administration held a public hearing on the emergency rule and proposed permanent rule to amend Chapter Adm 2 relating to Use of  State Buildings and Facilities.  You may submit your own comments, facts, opinions, and arguments to the DOA in writing as well.  Written comments may […]

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How many people in this photo are part of the same group and do they need a permit?  Photo: Leslie Amsterdam

Observations from Kissick v. Huebsch Et. Al.

April 18, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam It was an interesting day in Western Federal District Court in Madison on April 17 as University of Wisconsin-Madison Assistant Professor Michael Kissick and the ACLU of Wisconsin sought a temporary injunction against the Wisconsin Department of Administration and their State Facilities Access Policy, which mandates that groups of […]

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The Tyler Forks River with Carolyn Lake and the headwaters of the Bad River. This land is sacred ground for the Anishinaabeg, and provides the fresh water for the entire area. The mine will go directly in its path. Photo: Larry Kinnett

Mining Bill Fractures Community

March 3, 2013  By Maureen Matusewic [Maureen Matusewic grew up in Hurley, Wisconsin, and recently moved back there. -Editors] Dear Senators, The mining bill is sliding into the final stage. I have studied the earlier bill and this new one for hours. My representatives at the state level have turned from the people of this […]

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