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Top Republican Legislator Abandons Walker, Calls Him ‘Whack Job’

In an article issued by the Associated Press on Monday, Rep. Robin Vos (R-Rochester), Wisconsin State Chairman of ALEC, appears to be abandoning his support of Scott Walker just as the John Doe investigation into crimes committed by staff members during his tenure as Milwaukee County Executive looms ever closer to Walker himself. According to […]

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BREAKING NEWS: Wisconsin Mining Bill is Dead

March 16, 2013 by Barbara With According to the League of Conservation Voters, the controversial mining bill that passed through the Assembly but was stopped in the Senate is officially dead. A “public” hearing had been scheduled for Monday, March 19 in the Judiciary committee to discuss the consideration of the bill during a possible […]

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Leaders of the Wisconsin Indian Tribes. From Left: Left is Stewart Bearhart, (St. Croix) Bob Chicks, (Stockbridge-Munsee) Ed Delgago, (Oneida) Craig Corn, (Menominee) Mike Wiggins, (Bad River Ojibwe) Mic Isham, (Great Lake Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission) front is Tom Maulson (Lac du Flambeau) and Harold "Gus" Frank, (Forest County Potawatomi)

Corporate Press Misrepresents State of the Tribes Address as Pro-Mining

By Barbara With, photos by Rebecca Kemble Even as Jon Greendeer, president of the Ho-Chunk Nation, was delivering a wry but laser-sharp message during the Eighth Annual State of the Tribes address in Madison WI on Tuesday, the corporate press was preparing yet another propaganda story about mining. This time they were fabricating the tribes’ […]

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Large, Diverse Crowd Turns Out to Denounce Walker’s Policies

Madison — The crowd swelled to an estimated 65,000 on Saturday as citizens from across the state gathered on the Capitol Square to condemn Governor Scott Walker for his year of assault on all that Wisconsinites hold dear: Workers rights, education, healthcare, the environment, First Amendment rights, voters rights, public safety, women’s reproductive rights, human […]

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ACTION ALERT: Educate the public and our legislators on the misleading and dangerous new mining bill

February 20, 2012 by Barbara With Please read the shocking testimony that two area geologists gave at the public hearing on February 17, 2012 concerning the new Wisconsin mining bill. This information is confirmed by a geologist at Lawrence University. Then read about the subsequent discovery that the bill’s authors are trying to redefine science. […]

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MORE PROOF Mining Bill Is Fatally Flawed: Geologist from Lawrence University Confirms Sulfide Present Will Lead To Acid Drainage

February 20, 2012 Chairman Wiggins, Mr. Stoddard and Ms. Soltis, Thank you for your eloquent and authoritative statements at Wednesday’s hearing about the mining bill. I was at the [December 11, 2011 West Allis] hearing until 4 PM and had hoped to speak from my perspective as a ‘hard rock’ geologist. I am a professor […]

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BREAKING NEWS: WI Mining Bill Contains Erronenous Definition of “Sulfide Ore”; Opens the State to Irrepairable Damage

February 20, 2012 by Barbara With After shocking testimony last Friday by two scientists at a public hearing on Wisconsin’s new mining bill, another breathtaking discovery of what appears to be fraud on the part of the authors of the bill has uncovered a loophole of truly biblical proportions. This obvious attempt to re-write science […]

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Facade of “Responsible Mining” Crumbles; New Mining Bill Proven to Mislead the Public

February 18, 2012 by Barbara With After months of being told that GTAC’s plans to dig a four-mile open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Mountains can be done responsibly, two local scientists shatter that myth at a public hearing for Wisconsin’s new “ferrous mining bill.” After Sen. Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) dismantled […]

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