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GOP + DNC = Ultimate Party Unity

March 21, 2020 by Barbara With Corporate Fascism: When legislators collude with corporations to write bills and pass laws that benefit the corporations at the expense of the land, water, air, economy, and the life, liberty, health and happiness of We the People. Those of us who lived through the Wisconsin Uprising in 2011 witnessed […]

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EDITORIAL: ObamaBiden: No Change to Believe in

March 20, 2020 by Michael Mertes   For those of us who felt quite optimistic voting for Obama/Biden in 2008, I’d like to reminisce. Remember what you expected and thought you were getting? A strong young President who “wasn’t Bush” with new ideas and some “Hope” for sanity and justice in the future. The torch […]

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Let’s Talk About Cages: Biden’s Big Oil Boosters

March 10, 2020 by Barbara With Sen. Joe Biden has chosen Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA) as his campaign co-chair. Even though his low-lying district in Louisiana would be most immediately impacted by climate change, Richmond has a long history of being beholding to the oil and gas corporations: Richmond, a member of the moderate New […]

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The Hope of #NotMeUs

March 8, 2020 by Barbara With I am a healthy, white, 65-year-old woman of privilege. I have no children or grandchildren and live a happy life. I own my home where I have clean water, food on the table, Medicare, and make a living wage. This makes me privileged. Compared to the struggling families around […]

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Open records request reveals overwhelming opposition to lame duck session

October 14, 2019 by Erik Gunn This article was first published by the Wisconsin Examiner on September 3, 2019. Republican lawmakers who voted late last year to shackle the powers of incoming Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul did so despite thousands of messages from voters imploring them not to, newly revealed correspondence […]

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Janet Bewley betrays the water

October 21, 2019 by Barbara With The Senate hearing for SC386—the Anti-Protester bill—begins today, and one of the bills co-sponsors, Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Mason), will be listening to testimony from people from her district who will travel to the capitol to express their objections to the corporate bill. While many of the objections to the […]

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International Center for Not-for-Profit Law Brief: Critical Infrastructure Bills: Targeting Protesters through Extreme Penalties

October 17, 2019 REPRINTED WITH PERMISSION FROM THE ICNL The International Center for Not-for-Profit Law (ICNL) works in the United States and around the world to promote a legal environment that advances the freedoms of association, expression, and assembly, thereby providing an enabling environment for civil society, civic participation, philanthropy, and civic space. They have […]

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Hearing scheduled for Anti-Protester Bill: Tuesday, Oct. 22, 10:00 AM 330 Southwest

October 17, 2019 by Barbara With The Wisconsin Senate has scheduled a public hearing for SB 386, the Anti-Protester Bill being co-sponsored by five Democrats.  Written by American Petroleum Institute lobbyist Marcus Bentley, SB 386 is based on ALEC “Infrastructure Safety” model legislation and makes trespassing on an energy provider’s property/easement or destroying their property […]

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LCO and Sawyer County Democrats pass No SB386/AB426 Resolution; Send to Bewley and Meyers

October 17, 2019 by Barbara With On September 25, the Democratic Party of Sawyer County and the LCO Reservation of Wisconsin passed a resolution to oppose SB386/AB426, the Anti-Protesting bill written by a lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute (API) and currently being co-sponsored by five Wisconsin Democrats: Senators Janet Bewley (D-Mason) and Patty Schachtner […]

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Janet Bewley demonstrates how to be a corporate fascist

October 17, 2019 by Barbara With On October 15, 2019, the Price County Democrats hosted a “listening session” with Sen. Janet Bewley, currently co-sponsoring SB386, the “Anti-Protesting” bill written by Marcus Bentley, lobbyist for the American Petroleum Institute. Based on the 2017 ALEC “Infrastructure Safety” model legislation, the bill is designed to criminalize protesters and protect […]

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