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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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The Power of Julian Assange

May 24, 2019 by Barbara With On November 5, 2016, Wikileaks co-founder Julian Assange gave an interview with his partner John Pilfer to address the content of the Hillary Clinton emails that Wikileaks had published. The general election was three days away, and Assange spoke of the enormity of what was uncovered in those emails. […]

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Why the 2016 rigged Democratic primary isn’t going away

May 21, 2019 by Barbara With In July 2016, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) was caught rigging the Democratic primary in favor of Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders. On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and three other top DNC officials were forced to step down when Wikileaks emails […]

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Madeline Island Jingle Dress Dancer travels to Madison to dance at the capitol

March 27, 2019 By Barbara With On March 26, 2019, the Madeline Island Jingle Dress Dancer appeared in Madison on her first visit to the capitol to promoting healing. She was invited by WISDOM, a grassroots organization comprised mostly of religious congregations of many denominations, which works to have a common voice on issues of […]

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6th Anniversary of the “(Un)Forbidden Zone” of Northern Wisconsin

February 17, 2019 by Barbara With On Sunday, Feb. 24, people from around the state will gather once again in the Penokee Hills of northern Wisconsin to celebrate what was once designated “The Forbidden Zone” by the state legislature. For the sixth consecutive year, water protectors will snowshoe to the top of the hill at […]

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