Tag Archives: Idle No More
Iron County Forestry, July 16, 2013. Photo: Barbara With

Iron County Insurance Won’t Cover LCO Eviction

December 13, 2013 by Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble The Iron County Board has canceled its discussion of the recommended eviction of the Lac Courte Oreilles Harvest and Education Learning Project from Moore Park Road at the upcoming December 17, 2013 meeting. According to HELP spokesperson Paul DeMain, the item was removed from the agenda […]

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Overpass Light Brigade, Madison WI on the eve of the legislature hearing the mining bill

Militarized Mining in Wisconsin

September 27, 2013  by Al Gedicks [This is a reprint of an article in Z Magazine  vol. 26  no. 10, October 2013, copyright Al Gedicks.] Armed guards protecting extractive resource operations is not an uncommon sight in Central and South American countries where there is growing community resistance to ecologically destructive mining and oil projects. As […]

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The listening session was opened by drumming and dancing from members of the Bad River and Red Cliff bands of Lake Superior Chippewa.  Jackie Rose, Esie Leoso and Edith Leoso are seen dancing while band members drum.

Ashland Listening Session Sends Strong Message: “There Will Be No Mine”

February 12, 2013   by Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble A microcosm of the global struggle for clean water and land played out in northern Wisconsin last weekend at a listening session held in Ashland concerning SB1/AB1, the new Republican-sponsored mining bill. Impassioned testimony on behalf of the water and Lake Superior was given for […]

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Stop Abusing Rights of Native Sovereign Nations

[The following is a letter written by Lake Superior Chippewa Bad River Band Chairman Mike Wiggins, Jr. to Senate Committee on Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining, and Revenue Chairman Tom Tiffany explaining what government-to-government relations between sovereign entities entails. Click here for a review of the history of the mining bill in question. -Editors] February 1, […]

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Patricia K Hammel MC'd the Protest Wisconsin's Waters rally and later burned sage at WMC 1/26/13

Not on Our Land, Not in Our Lifetime: Protesting Mining Legislation in Wisconsin-January 2013

January 29, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam. The rapid introduction of a mining bill in the new 2013 legislative session has brought a swift response from the anti-mining community. Activists, fueled by the energy of sovereignty of #IdleNoMore, came together quickly at hearings and protests to call attention to the one player in this struggle with […]

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