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Why Standing Rock Still Matters

December 31, 2016  by Dena Eakles “Teach me how to trust my heart, my mind, my intuition, my inner knowing, the senses of my body, the blessings of my spirit. Teach me to trust these things so that I may enter my sacred space and love beyond my fear, and thus walk in balance with […]

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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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Give Thanks For Standing Rock-PHOTOS

November 24, 2016  By Leslie Amsterdam Our recent visit to Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota revealed the best and worst of humanity; the worst being the militarized, aggressive law enforcement efforts against unarmed, prayerful water protectors and the best, of course, being in the midst of so much […]

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#JusticeForTony photo art installation at the Social Justice Center extended

May 17, 2016 by Leslie Amsterdam #JusticeForTony, an intimate photographic art show currently installed at the Jackie Macauley  Gallery at the Social Justice Center has been extended through June 26, 2016.  The show documents the response of Tony Robinson’s family and the community to his killing by a Madison police officer on March 6, 2015. […]

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Nevada Democratic Convention Voter Suppression Chaos Explained

May 15, 2016 by Barbara With Chaos broke out at the Nevada Democratic Convention Saturday as state Party Chair Roberta Lange seized control of the nomination process after a controversial enactment of special rules by the Executive Board of the Nevada Democratic Party several weeks prior. Members of the party tried to object to the rule changes, claiming that they were passed illegally […]

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Bernie Sanders rally, Sacramento, CA, 21,000 in attendance. Photo: @fastlife3o5, Twitter

Dear Super Delegates: Want party unity? Endorse Bernie Sanders

May 10, 2016 by Barbara With Dear 2016 Super Delegates, Tonight, Bernie Sanders won another primary, this time in West Virginia. As momentum continues to build for his campaign, so, too, grow the ranks of the disaffected who vow not to vote for Hillary Clinton. It should be clear to you and the Democratic National Committee that Hillary […]

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Clinton’s Democratic Party can’t defend democracy

May 6, 2016  by Joseph Skulan I do not believe that Donald Trump is insane, except in sharing the socipathology of all people who thrive in the current political world. I also don’t really want to see the country crash and burn as a prelude to something better, although I do think that we are […]

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Before there were Super Delegates: The Henry Wallace Story

April 16, 2016 by Barbara With The rise of independents Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders in this year’s presidential primary—both men are new to their respective parties—has created a dilemma for the party loyalists and their bosses. While the Republicans are frantically trying to hatch a plan to stop Trump, the Democrats have a device—superdelegates—specifically […]

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