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Video Released; Special Investigator Appointed in Pero Killing

November 17, 2017 by Barbara With KBJR6 TV released the video of the aftermath of the killing of 14-year-old Jason Pero on the Bad River Reservation on November, 8, 2017.  Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot Jason in front of his Grandparent’s house. The Bad River Tribe has requested that the US Department of […]

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Bad River Tribe Seeks Justice for Recent Tragedy

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- November 16, 2017 Bad River Tribe Seeks Justice for Recent Tragedy Odanah, WI – On November 15, 2017, The Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Ojibwe requested that the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice open a criminal civil rights and civil police misconduct investigation into an incident of […]

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Extrajudicial Killing: Why Police Can Commit Legal Murder

November 16, 2017 By Barbara With On November 8, 2017, 14-year-old Jason Pero was shot to death in his grandparent’s yard on the Bad River Reservation in northern Wisconsin by Ashland County Sheriff’s Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich. Jason was home sick from school and in his grandfather’s front yard when Mrdjenovich shot him dead. The deputy was […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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