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Diaries from Standing Rock: “Extreme Human, Civil and Treaty Rights Abuses Are Happening”

October 27, 2016 by Lori Liddell Out of the Police State, almost. North [Dakota is really North] Alabama. I didn’t post from the camp because of data mining by the authorities. Our fully-charged phones drained very quickly and when there was action no one’s phones worked due to jamming. Everything I said to you about what’s […]

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Wonder Why Presidential Candidates are Silent on Standing Rock? Follow the Money

October 27, 2016 by Barbara With Wonder why presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are not speaking up on the crisis at Standing Rock and climate change? Let’s follow the money. According to ABC News, Trump has $1 million dollars invested in Energy Transfer Partners. The Dallas-based corporation’s subsidiary Dakota Access is pushing their […]

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An Urgent Plea: Dangerous Human Rights Crisis Taking Place Now at Standing Rock

October 25, 2016 by Rebecca Kemble A few days ago, I received an email from a First Nation’s woman, a member of the Hunkpapa and Mnicoujou bands of the Lakota. She had heard I had been arrested at Standing Rock, and was writing to send me prayers and beg for help. With her permission I am publishing the emails and […]

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Winona LaDuke: Indigenous law, rights of nature, and how they become public policy

October 20, 2016 by Barbara With On October 14, 2016, Honor the Earth Executive Director Winona LaDuke was keynote speaker at the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin which also hosted the Traditional Ecological Knowledge Conference (TEK). Here she talks about Indigenous law, the rights of nature, and […]

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Winona LaDuke: Standing Rock is a Crisis of Civil Society

October 19, 2016 by Barbara With On October 14, 2016, Honor the Earth Executive Director Winona LaDuke was keynote speaker at the DB Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin. Here she explains how the stand-off at Standing Rock, North Dakota is a crisis of civil society, rogue regulatory systems, […]

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An aerial view of the Rio Doce (Doce River), which was flooded with mud after a dam owned by Vale SA and BHP Billiton Ltd burst, at an area where the river joins the sea on the coast of Espirito Santo in Regencia Village, Brazil, November 23, 2015. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

When it comes to the water, Hillary Clinton is dead wrong

May 1, 2016 by Barbara With The 2016 race for the Democratic presidential nomination is proving to be rip-tear-claw between those who demand “vote-blue-no-matter-who” party loyalty and those refuse to vote the lessor of two evils and won’t stand with Hillary. To understand why so many won’t back Clinton if she wins the democratic nomination, one must look past […]

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Penokee Gold® Maple Syrup is being test marketed in northern Wisconsin as an alternative economic development strategy to replace iron ore mining. Photo: Paul DeMain

Gold Discovered In the Penokees

April 22, 2015 by Barbara With Upson, Wisconsin – Paul DeMain, spokesperson for the Harvest Education Learning Project (HELP) in the Penokee Hills of Iron County, Wisconsin said the recent discovery of gold in the hills “will help create another revenue stream for local family incomes and make a huge difference in family nutrition.” DeMain […]

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Giant open-air cesspool from a CAFO featured in Mark  Devries' drone video of a factory farm.

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) threatens Lake Superior; Citizens take action

April 21, 2015 by Mary Doughtery Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) was a foreign word in the Lake Superior Basin prior to the summer of 2014. Today the residents of Bayfield County know many new terms: nutrient management plans (NMP), best management practices, manure lagoons, gestation crates and animal units. As the community learned about these things, […]

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Annual County Conservation Congress Meetings April 13

April 10, 2015 by Barbara With On Monday, April 13, 2015, the annual Spring Conservation Congress hearings will take place across the state. Each hearing—one in each county—begins at 7:00 PM. Citizens concerned about Wisconsin natural resources have an opportunity to provide input by voting on a variety of issues and testifying on proposed rule changes relating to […]

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Billionaire Chris Cline can’t afford Iron County lease payment

February 1, 2015 by WCMC On January 30, 2015, the Northland News Center reported that Gogebic Taconite, which is financed by Chris Cline of North Palm Beach FL, had not paid their $10,000 lease payment for land essential for the construction of their proposed open-pit mountaintop-removal iron ore mine in Wisconsin’s Iron County. According to the […]

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