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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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Postal Press Association President Tony Carobine presents a check to Katy Reeder of the First Amendment Protection Fund.  Photo by Chaous

Postal Union Members Give Boost to Solidarity Sing Along

August 25, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble Members of the National Postal Press Association donated $1,000 to the First Amendment Protection Fund at their conference banquet on Saturday night. NPPA President Tony Carobine also announced that the American Postal Workers Union had pledged to donate an additional $4,000 to help defray court costs of people who […]

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GTac Lobbyists Tim Meyer and Bob Seitz, and President Bill Williams being questioned before the Iron County Mining Impact Committee and Iron County Board

GTac Claims Bulletproof Securities Cleansed Iron County Forest Land of “Illegal Camps”

August 19, 2013  By Barbara With Gogebic Taconite LLC (GTac) and their private militia Bulletproof Securities made the news again August 18 when WKOW’s Greg Neumann featured a 10-minute  advertisement for GTac featuring lobbyist Bob Seitz on “Capitol City Sunday.” When asked about the use of the unlicensed [at the time] Bulletproof Securities to protect […]

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Two young boys tape arrests in Wisconsin Capitol.

What Did YOU Do on Your Summer Vacation?

August 14, 2013  by Lady Forward     The woman being arrested in the video, AFSCME Assistant Director Jana Weaver, had this to say about the Solidarity Sing Along: “The SSA has a special spot in my heart. I was by no means an every day singer but when my schedule would allow, I would […]

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Bulletproof Security, operating illegally in Wisconsin. Photo: Rob Ganson

Bulletproof Securities To Be Allowed to Continue to Break the Law

August 7, 2013 by Barbara With Bulletproof Securities, the paramilitary militia illegally employed by Gogebic Taconite LLC (GTac) last month to guard their drill sites have been granted their operating permit for the State of Wisconsin. Despite an investigation into their illegal activities, they have been given the permits they did not apply for the […]

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Public School Advocates Say No to School Voucher Expansion

May 22, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble Earlier today a group of legislators and public school advocates delivered a wagon load of petitions to Governor Scott Walker and the Co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee urging them to remove school voucher expansion plans from the 2013-2015 state budget. They also called on the Joint Finance Committee […]

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EDITORIAL: How The Will of the People Becomes the Law of the Land

January 14, 2013   by Barbara With Maybe you all don’t remember Joe McCarthy‘s attempt to install a fascist government in the 1950s. Actors, politicians, average citizens were put on “watch lists.” They were banned from their trades because McCarthy and Company decided their exercising freedom of speech was “communist.” Now in 2013 it’s deja vu […]

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View of Lake Superior from the Penokee Hills. Photo:  Joel Austin

No Signs of Iron Ore Body Leaving Wisconsin

[This letter was penned by a resident of northern Wisconsin upon reading news that Scott Walker told a gathering of the Wisconsin Manufacutrers and Commerce that he would make it a priority to get a new mining bill passed by the legislature so that Gogebic Taconite mining company could begin plans to mine iron ore […]

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The Chalk That Broke Erwin’s Back

The Capitol Police delivered the most recent civic achievement award in person ringing the door bell at Jason Huberty’s home at 4:40 pm. The citation was issued for allegedly violating Administrative Code 2.07(2) “unlawful display” on November 16th, eleven days prior. The citation was not delivered by certified mail and marks the first home delivery since […]

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Fightin’ Bob La Follette Must Be Rolling in his Grave

By Rebecca Kemble Participants in the Solidarity Sing Along at the Wisconsin State Capitol are known for their creative song lyrics as well as their witty signs and banners. Today, on Halloween, they added masks and costumes to render their messages in defense of free speech and against the authoritarian rule of Scott Walker and […]

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