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Wildlife biologist Gerggory Jennings shows off a new sign he created for the Penokee Hills Heritage Park Facebook Page, with Paul DeMain.

Penokee Water Protectors Still Patrolling the Hills

February 19, 2017 by Barbara With Water protectors in the Penokee Hills in northern Wisconsin convened yesterday to celebrate the anniversary of stopping the construction of a 22-mile open-pit mountaintop removal iron ore mine in the watershed of Lake Superior. In 2011, lawyers for mining company Gogebic Taconite (GTac) were allowed to re-write Wisconsin mining […]

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February 1, 2017 eviction of Last Child Camp. Photo courtesy of Redhawk, Standing Rock Rising.

Trump Regime Targets Water Protectors in Camp Eviction

February 2, 2017 by Barbara With Seventy-six water protectors were arrested yesterday near the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers when they refused to leave the newly established Last Child camp. Last Child Camp moved across the road from Oceti Sakowin, which is being vacated due to the high potential for spring flooding. Chase Iron Eyes was […]

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John Bolenbaugh speaking to a full house at the Black Cat Cafe in Ashland, January 9, 2017. Photo: David Joe Bates

Battle Heats Up Over Enbridge Pipelines in the North

January 12, 2017 by Barbara With Enbridge whistleblower John Bolenbaugh made a series of appearances around Lake Superior this week, speaking about his experiences with an Enbridge oil spill in Kalamazoo, Michigan in 2010. Bolenbaugh’s truth-telling forced Enbridge to re-clean several dozen areas that had been approved as 100% clean by Enbridge, the EPA and the Michigan Department […]

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John Bolenbaugh. Photo: helppa.org

Enbridge whistleblower John Bolenbaugh brings his message to Lake Superior

January 4, 2017 by Barbara With Click HERE to RSVP to events John Bolenbaugh is coming to the Chequamegon Bay area for a two-day intensive to share his experiences as a former clean-up worker for S.E.T Environmental and to tell the story of how he became a whistleblower for the largest tar sands oil spill in North American […]

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Water protectors being tear gassed. Photo: Adam Alexander

Is Justice Possible in North Dakota?

December 30, 2016 by Barbara With and Rebecca Kemble As the trials for the water protectors opposed to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) proceed in Mandan, the question becomes, is it possible for justice to be served in North Dakota? Consider the facts: According to Angela Bibens, an attorney from Colorado and a member of the Water […]

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North Dakota’s Legal Crisis

December 30, 2016 by Barbara With On December 14, 2016, nine law firms licensed to do business in North Dakota petitioned the North Dakota Supreme Court. Their question to the court was, “Do the Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution, as well as Article I, § 12 of the North Dakota Constitution, […]

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A Canada goose in the Kalamazoo River on July 27, 2010, following the oil spill. Photo by Jonathon Gruenke | Kalamazoo Gazette file

Enbridge Line #5 Pipeline Threatens Great Lakes; Public Comment Needed

December 27, 2016 by Barbara With The US Forest Service is accepting public comments until January 6, 2017 regarding the permitting of the portion of Enbridge Energy Partners pipeline Line #5 that runs through the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest north of Highway 2 in Bayfield County, Wisconsin. The permit includes 11.5 miles of pipeline and spans roughly […]

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Pow wow at Standing Rock, honoring the veterans with a feather ceremony. December 6, 2016 Photo: Kellie Stewart

From Offense to Prayer: Vets change their mission at Standing Rock

December 8, 2016 by Barbara With When veterans Wesley Clark Jr. and Michael Wood Jr. organized Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, a deployment document was created and distributed through social media. In it were instructions for veterans to meet up at Cannon Ball, North Dakota on December 4, 2016 and stand as protectors of the water protectors there. […]

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Wesley Clark Jr Apologizes to Leonard Crow Dog for US Military Treatment of Indigenous People

December 5, 2016 by Barbara With On December 4, 2016, veterans from all across the country began arriving at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in a gathering organized by Wesley Clark Jr, veteran and son of Wesley Clark, former Supreme Allied Commander Europe NATO. The mission was to protect and serve the water protectors camped out along […]

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Unions Stand with Standing Rock

November 16, 2016 Madison Local 236 Union recently traveled to Standing Rock to show their support for the Native Americans who are standing up against the Dakota Access Pipeline. They did so in spite of the fact they did not have the backing of the heads of the Unions. This put them at risk. Laborers Union International, better known […]

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