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Swarm: A Roving Caravan Strategy for Crushing Snakes and Other Capitalist Parasites

Editor’s Note: This zine is an excellent read, and we encourage you to study it thoroughly. However, we’d also like to point out that the fossil fuel industry is not dying—it’s unfortunately very robust and growing. We say this only because our strategies must be based on realism, and our realism leads us past non-violent … Continue reading Swarm: A Roving Caravan Strategy for Crushing Snakes and Other Capitalist Parasites

33 Days on Twin #66: Walking the Enbridge Pipeline

By Sacred Water Sacred Land Sacred Water Sacred Land is sponsoring a tar sands awareness walk through Wisconsin along Enbridge’s proposed Twin Line #66 starting with a kick-off event in Delevan or Walworth on June 8th. 33 Days on Twin #66, a Sacred Water Sacred Land sponsored walk, begins at the entry point of the … Continue reading 33 Days on Twin #66: Walking the Enbridge Pipeline

Pipeline 61 worse than Keystone XL

Writer Carl Sack has written a great piece revealing the history of Pipeline 61, arguably more destructive and threatening than the Keystone XL. As this pipeline courses through Wisconsin and ends in Illinois, we hope people will become aware of the threat it poses to communities along it’s path. Please check out this powerful story by Carl. … Continue reading Pipeline 61 worse than Keystone XL

Gogebic Taconite hires private paramilitaries to keep protesters off mine site

By Stephen C. Webster / The Raw Story Heavily-armed, masked paramilitary forces descended upon the Gogebic Taconite mining site in Wisconsin over the weekend, much to the chagrin of local residents and elected officials. “I’m appalled,” state Sen. Bob Jauch (D) told The Wisconsin State Journal on Monday. “There is no evidence to justify their … Continue reading Gogebic Taconite hires private paramilitaries to keep protesters off mine site

Press Release: Mountain-Top Removal Mining: Now Threatening Wisconsin!

By Thistle Pettersen and Beth Ulion / Deep Green Resistance A proposed iron mining effort would create the largest open pit mine in the world in northern Wisconsin.The 22,000 acres of mountain-top removal-style strip mining would potentially dump millions of tons of waste rock into the headwaters of the Bad River, polluting everything downstream including … Continue reading Press Release: Mountain-Top Removal Mining: Now Threatening Wisconsin!

The Corporate Rot Eats Away at Wisconsin

from The Progressive The corporate coup d’etat in Wisconsin is harder to ignore since June 5 when Scott Walker was deemed winner of the recall election. The veil is being lifted on the identities of the people who have their hands on the levers of power in the state and the economic interests they represent. Gogebic … Continue reading The Corporate Rot Eats Away at Wisconsin

DNR Backed Off Violations

from http://www.mkeriverkeeper.org/ May 10, 2012 It appears influence peddling is alive and well in Wisconsin.  See the article below about one of the Governor Walker’s top appointed officials at the WDNR stepping in to let a polluter off the hook for over $37,000 in fines. Governor Walker has praised his appointees’ approach, stating that, “increasing compliance and decreasing the … Continue reading DNR Backed Off Violations

Sand mining for fracking industry devastating Wisconsin farms and woodlands

from http://www.ecowatch.org/ By Pilar Gerasimo The recent boom in hydrofracking for natural gas and oil has resulted in a little-reported side boom—a sand-rush in western Wisconsin and southeastern Minnesota, where we just happen to have the nation’s richest, most accessible supply of the high-quality silica sand required for fracking operations. Unfortunately, most of that silica … Continue reading Sand mining for fracking industry devastating Wisconsin farms and woodlands

From Endangered To Problem: Wisconsin Wolf Hunt To Begin Next Week, Minnesota Set To Host Its Own Hunt

from the Earth First! Journal Editorial Collective Following the removal of wolves from the federal endangered species list last month, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has announced that some residents will be able to hunt “problem” wolves by next week.  In little over a month the grey wolf’s designation in Wisconsin has moved from … Continue reading From Endangered To Problem: Wisconsin Wolf Hunt To Begin Next Week, Minnesota Set To Host Its Own Hunt

Gray Wolfs Delisted in Midwest, Wolf Kills to Begin Soon

from https://earthfirstnews.wordpress.com The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Wednesday that it was removing Endangered Species Act protections for the wolf in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan and portions of adjoining states. After the announcement, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ordered the state Department of Natural Resources to implement a state wolf management plan. Wolves – which can … Continue reading Gray Wolfs Delisted in Midwest, Wolf Kills to Begin Soon