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Wisconsin Pushing for Slave-Wage Labor Force

- March 6, 2014 by Nicole Desautels Citizens showed up in droves March 3 to testify against SB 626, an anti-living wage bill introduced by Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) and co-sponsored by Rep. Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield). The bill prohibits living wage ordinances in any city, village, town or county which receives state funds. Highlights […]

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GTac President Bill Williams talks to Linnea Schmid in a recent one-to-one meeting.

GTac Meeting Reveals Bill Williams Continuing to Mislead the Public

February 24, 2014 by Barbara With Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams, about to stand trial in Spain for crimes against the environment while overseeing operations of Cobre Las Cruces copper mine in Seville, recently claimed that the arsenic that has allegedly contaminated the aquifers of Seville was naturally occurring, and that the charges against […]

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GTac lobbyist Bob Seitz, President Bill Williams and Lobbyist Tim Meyers. Photo: Rebecca Kemble

GTac’s Bill Williams Indicted in Spain

February 19, 2014 by WCMC The Seville Office of the Environment has formally filed written charges, similar to an indictment, against Bill Williams for crimes against the environment and criminal damage to the public domain. The charges allege that Williams and his co-defendants, who were employed as managers at the Cobre las Cruces mine in […]

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Citizens to Challenge Mining Laws

Press Release February 14, 2014 For More Information Contact: Barbara With – 715- 209 5471 Paul DeMain – 715-558-2991 Wisconsin Citizens Target Illegal Mine Company Pandering Moore Park Siding, Wisconsin - Wisconsin citizens working to protect the pristine environment of the Penokee Range in Northern Wisconsin from morally illegitimate mining exploration and socially unacceptable environment degradation will gather on Sunday, February […]

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Michael Crute was arrested on July 24, 2013, for "unlawful assembly." Photo by Erica Case.

Judge Markson Declares Administrative Code Unconstitutional, Dismisses Charges

By Joseph Skulan and Jason Huberty February 5th, 2014 BREAKING NEWS Dane County Judge John Markson dismissed charges against political dissidents arrested during Scott Walker’s failed crackdown on unauthorized singing in the Wisconsin State Capitol. Defendants Michael Crute and John Bell, among others, had challenged the constitutionality of the emergency rules, arguing their First Amendment […]

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According to Americans Against the Tea Party, Social media strategist Kathy Stover-Kennedy, Freedom Industries CEO Dennis P. Farrell’s girlfriend spoke out on Facebook, saying that poor Denny has been receiving threats over his company’s lax, uncaring, and completely unfair treatment following the incident. She remarks on the backlash her beloved has received over his avoidance of publicly addressing the matter, saying that he “is not a spokesperson and has no desire to be.” She elaborates, indicating that he is too important to address such mundane matters as the poisoning of an entire population’s water supply himself in a Facebook post. Besides, according to her, there is no public danger for this “accidental” failure to identify what has been deemed a likely long-term leakage from a company tank.

200+ Demand: Repeal of Wisconsin’s Unjust Mining Law

January 19, 2014 by Barbara With Last week, 300,000 West Virginians lost their water. Hundreds of people went to emergency rooms, which also did not have water. A state of emergency has been declared. All because of “clean” coal. The toxin responsible was methylcyclohexanol, used for washing coal and one of the chemicals that killed […]

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Editorial: Penokee People Demand Repeal of Mining Laws

January 10, 2014 by Maureen Matusewic The Penokee Hills stand tall above Lake Superior, and cradle the rivers and streams of the Bad River Watershed. These waters, sacred and pure, are rare in our industrialized society. We, the Penokee People, are connected through our common belief that the future for all people is dependent on […]

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A Look Inside 2013: Photographs From Wisconsin

December 31, 2013 By Leslie Peterson 2013 was another busy year for Wisconsin activists. Almost three years have passed since the huge protests over collective bargaining rights for public sector workers engaged the state and the rest of the world in February 2011. This collection of images proves “Yes, that really happened.” All images ©Leslie […]

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Ecologistas en Acción in Spain discovered unpermitted wells had been drilled at Cobre Las Cruces mine while under the management of Bill Williams. Photo: Antonio Ramos

Ecologists in Action to Bill Williams: “You are a liar”

December 31, 2013 by Barbara With In an interview on WORT 89.9 on December 30, 2013, host Brian Standing and translator Martin Alvarado spoke with geologist Antonio Ramos, a member of the Spanish ecological federation Ecologistas en Acción (Ecologists in Action) who are helping to bring charges against Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams. Williams […]

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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

Editorial: More Citizens Demand Repeal of Wisconsin Mining Law

December 20, 2013 by WCMC guest The following letter appeared in papers around the state, with over 100 signatures from elected officials, business owners and residents, and came from Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and throughout Wisconsin. Please leave your name and location in the comment section below if you agree. Dear Editor According to Sen. Scott Fitzgerald […]

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