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Paradise (northern version)

In Wisconsin there has been a big battle over opening up land in the Penokee Hills just a few miles from the Bad River band’s sacred rice beds, and just south of Lake Superior. The state legislature passed a bill … Continue reading

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We Are Still Here

Just over two years ago Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker introduced his “budget repair” bill which pretty much gutted the strength of public employee unions. It also allowed the state to sell heating plants and other state property to whomever they … Continue reading

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Keep Fighting

Last Tuesday’s recall election was not the end of the world and it was not the end of the Wisconsin Uprising.  As devastating as it felt at the time it was in retrospect simply the beginning of the next phase.  In fact, … Continue reading

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Recall

The Wisconsin Assembly Republicans have now introduced a Constitutional amendment to change recall law.  This has been talked about for a while but Assemblyperson Robin Vos finally sponsored it and brought it to the floor.  It should be no big surprise … Continue reading

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Letter to Senator Dale Schultz on the Mining Bill

Dear Senator Schultz,      I do not currently live in your district, but I grew up in southwestern Wisconsin, in the lead and zinc mining town of Shullsburg. Much of my family is still there, including my mother, brother, niece, … Continue reading

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