Archive | 2019

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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Wisconsin Democrats sign on to support Trump Administration energy policies

September 30, 2019 by Barbara With Five Wisconsin Democrats have signed on to support SB 386 and AB 426, what have been dubbed the “Anti-Protestor Bills” and are being pushed by the Trump Administration. Read about the details here. Sens. Janet Bewley (25) and Patty Schachtner (10), and Reps. Christine Sinicki (20), Don Vruwink (43) […]

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What happens if Enbridge Line 5 breaks

September 27, 2019 by Barbara With With the growing concern about deteriorating Enbridge pipeline Line 5 running through the Bad River Indian Reservation, many are wondering what exactly would happen if the pipeline breaks. Enbridge, operating without a permit and being sued by the Bad River Tribe to decommission the line before something catastrophic occurs, […]

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ACTION ALERT: Tell Wisconsin Democrats to withdraw from Anti-Protesting Bill

September 25, 2019 by Barbara With ACTION ALERT: A public hearing will be held on Thursday, September 26 in Madison for AB 426, the Assembly version of the controversial Anti-Protester Bill. Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 417 North, beginning at 11 AM before the Energy and Utilities Committee.  Read about the background of the bill here. […]

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Bewley and other Dems sign onto unconstitutional ALEC anti-protesting bill

September 24, 2019 by Barbara With Sen. Janet Bewley (D-25), along with four other Wisconsin Democrats, have signed on to co-sponsor SB 386, dubbed the “Anti-Protestor Bill.” SB 386 expands on original legislation that was passed in 2015, (which Bewley voted against and which was based on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) model legislation) that […]

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Bad River Band requests Enbridge Line 5 cessation of oil flow

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 22, 2019 Mashkiiziibi (Bad River) Band requests Enbridge line 5 cessation of oil flow Bad River Tribe discovers 48 feet of line 5 uncovered and significant stretch unsupported at Denomie Creek Watershed site slope #18 at Odanah, WI Odanah, Wl, August 22, 2019- On August 21, 2019, Bad River Natural […]

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La Pointe passes resolution supporting the shut down of Enbridge Line 5

 August 28, 2019 by By Barbara With In a stunning show of support for the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, the Town of La Pointe Board of Supervisors unanimously voted last night to pass “Resolution 2019-0827 Enbridge,” denouncing Enbridge Line 5 and all pipelines in the Great Lakes, and standing by Bad River […]

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Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Sues Enbridge to Remove Line 5

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Kim Swisher July 23, 2019 Kim Swisher Communications kim@kimswisher.com (715) 437-0465 Mashkiiziibi (Bad River) Band files suit against Enbridge Tribe asserts invaluable resources at stake and calls for stopping operation and decommissioning of Line 5 at Bad River, WI Odanah, WI, July 23, 2019-The Bad River Band of Lake […]

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