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Bill Williams’ Spanish Mistake Is Wisconsin’s Nightmare

November 30, 2013 by Joseph Skulan and Barbara With Gogebic Taconite (GTac) President Bill Williams will likely be brought to trial in Spain for his part in the environmental crimes allegedly committed by the Cobre Las Cruces (CLC) mining operation while he was a senior manager of the company, according to court documents obtained from Ecologistas en Acción (EIA).  […]

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Spanish Trial Of GTAC Bill Williams All But Certain

November 29, 2013 by WCMC WCMC has obtained information from the Spanish organization pressing charges against Bill Williams, President of Gogebic Taconite (GTac), for alleged crimes perpetrated while he was director of the Cobre las Cruces copper mine in Spain. Ecologistas en Acción (Ecologists In Action) are seeking information on Williams’ current whereabouts to pass on to […]

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UPDATED: Journalist and Public Blocked from Open Meeting

September 5, 2013  by Nicole Desautels and Rebecca Kemble The Wisconsin State Senate Committee for Workforce Development, Forestry, Mining and Revenue passed SB 278 on a party line vote this morning. The bill allows Gogebic Taconite to close off 3,500 acres of Managed Forest Land for public access immediately upon enactment of the law without […]

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Capitol Arrests Continue as Solidarity Sing Along Grows

August 8, 2013  by WCMC More people, including veterans and a teenager, were arrested for singing out their grievances to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and the Republican-dominated state legislature in the Capitol rotunda today. The crowd chanted “Hero! Hero!” and “Shero! Shero!” as each person was picked off by groups of Capitol Police. Most continued […]

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Capitol Cop Throws Videographer to the Ground

August 5, 2013  by WCMC Wisconsin Capitol Police have been arresting people in the Capitol for singing their grievances against the Scott Walker Administration without a permit for the last two weeks. Today during one of the multiple arrests, Officer Michael J. Syphard grabbed videographer Arthur Kohl-Riggs and threw him to the ground without any […]

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Will Williams Falls While In Police Custody At WI Capitol 8.1.13

August 2, 2013  by Leslie Amsterdam and Rebecca Kemble Longtime Madison peace activist Will Williams, 70, was arrested for singing over the noon hour at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday.  He fell on his back on a marble staircase en route to the basement police processing center while escorted by four Capitol police officers. […]

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Exercising Rights in Capitol May Be Harmful to Your Health

July 27, 2013  by wcmcoop A Lutheran pastor from Madison suffered cardiac symptoms while in police custody on Friday, July 26, after being arrested in the Wisconsin Capitol during what Capitol Police deemed an “unlawful assembly” of the Solidarity Sing Along. As the Rev. Carter Dary, 67, was being taken to the basement of the […]

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Will “Good Baby” Gruber’s testimony transcribed

July 13, 2013 On July 12, 2013, Will “Good Baby” Gruber evoked the jazz poetry of the Beat Generation at a public hearing on emergency rules at the Capitol. WCMC transcribed Will’s testimony because it’s just that awesome. Enjoy. yay good babies SWEEEET hi William Gruber I just got done with five charges they’re giving […]

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama’s Address to the Wisconsin State Legislature

May 20, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble and Leslie Amsterdam The following is a transcript of the speech given by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama to a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature on May 14, 2013. Click here for a link to the video: According to my own experience to stand a little […]

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Mining Company Has No Answers for Iron County Residents

May 1, 2013  by Rebecca Kemble On Tuesday, April 23 the Iron County Board held a question and answer session with Gogebic Taconite (GTac) personnel concerning the four-phase, 22 mile long open pit taconite mine they plan to develop in Iron and Ashland Counties. Despite the requirement that questions from Iron County residents had to […]

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