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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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Unions Stand with Standing Rock

November 16, 2016 Madison Local 236 Union recently traveled to Standing Rock to show their support for the Native Americans who are standing up against the Dakota Access Pipeline. They did so in spite of the fact they did not have the backing of the heads of the Unions. This put them at risk. Laborers Union International, better known […]

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The Power of the Sacred Lakota Prayer

November 5, 2016 by Barbara With It’s been eight months since LaDonna Brave Bull Allard opened her land on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation to establish the Sacred Stone Camp as a way to defend her people and their water against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) using sacred Lakota prayers. Allard is the tribe’s Historic Preservation […]

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Repression, Resilience & Solidarity: The 4th Precinct Shutdown

Remember, human rights are your rights!

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“We’re Still Here: Love in the Wisconsin Uprising” Kickstarter Campaign in Full Swing

November 20, 2014 by Leslie Amsterdam The Wisconsin Citizens Media Cooperative formed in 2011 to report on legislative and political activities in Governor Scott Walker’s Wisconsin. The tireless efforts of a small, but dedicated group of reporters, writers, photographers and editors produced countless news stories on diverse subjects that were largely ignored by mainstream corporate […]

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SOS Protect Our Water-Bodies on the Ice

March 10, 2014 by Leslie Amsterdam Almost 200 hundred men, women and children laid down on the ice of Lake Superior Sunday to spell the message “SOS Protect Our Water” with their bodies. The display, labeled “Bodies on the Ice”, was photographed aerially before the group stood up and joined hands, forming a large circle. […]

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Citizens to Challenge Mining Laws

Press Release February 14, 2014 For More Information Contact: Barbara With – 715- 209 5471 Paul DeMain – 715-558-2991 Wisconsin Citizens Target Illegal Mine Company Pandering Moore Park Siding, Wisconsin – Wisconsin citizens working to protect the pristine environment of the Penokee Range in Northern Wisconsin from morally illegitimate mining exploration and socially unacceptable environment degradation will gather on Sunday, February […]

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A Look Inside 2013: Photographs From Wisconsin

December 31, 2013 By Leslie Peterson 2013 was another busy year for Wisconsin activists. Almost three years have passed since the huge protests over collective bargaining rights for public sector workers engaged the state and the rest of the world in February 2011. This collection of images proves “Yes, that really happened.” All images ©Leslie […]

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Editorial: More Citizens Demand Repeal of Wisconsin Mining Law

December 20, 2013 by WCMC guest The following letter appeared in papers around the state, with over 100 signatures from elected officials, business owners and residents, and came from Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and throughout Wisconsin. Please leave your name and location in the comment section below if you agree. Dear Editor According to Sen. Scott Fitzgerald […]

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Penokee Hills Education Project Takes Anti-Mining Message to Hurley

July 3, 2013  By Rebecca Kemble On Monday, July 1, 2013 members of the Penokee Hills Education Project and their supporters held a press conference in downtown Hurley, Wisconsin. The event was scheduled an hour and a half before the Iron County Zoning Committee’s public hearing on a proposed mining ordinance. It was slated to […]

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