Do the Right Thing

By Mark Smith, Oconto Stores out of numerous products. Churches and schools closed. Yet nationwide, there are a million+ people stuck in jails today, many only because they can’t afford bail. Another million+ are in prisons. Add in caged immigrants and asylum seekers. 10 million+ American citizens cycle through revolving-door jails every year, bringing big … Read more Do the Right Thing

Manitowoc factory CEO: How Trump ‘trade chaos’ kills jobs in Wisconsin manufacturing Sachin Shivaram

“While a handful of primary metal producers benefited from trade protections, the rest of us further down the supply chain faced higher costs that hurt our competitiveness vs. rivals from countries that have lower metal costs.” “Recession in the heavy manufacturing sector has dragged Wisconsin’s economic growth to among the slowest in the country.” For … Read more Manitowoc factory CEO: How Trump ‘trade chaos’ kills jobs in Wisconsin manufacturing Sachin Shivaram

Conservative or Unconcerned?

This Letter to the Editor ran in the Florence Mining News shortly after the County Board voted unanimously to make Florence County a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. This effort was pushed by the newly elected Republican sheriff who was quoted as saying he loves God and the second amendment. The same article claimed they were protecting gun … Read more Conservative or Unconcerned?

Resource-Voter Suppression

Can we stop the election from being stolen, yet again? How Trump’s going to steal the 2020 election Palast with KPFA’s Sabrina Jacobs, JAN 14, 2020, Greg Palast and Sabrina Jacobs for KPFA https://www.gregpalast.com/how-trumps-going-to-steal-the-2020-election/ Wisconsin 2020 Voter Purge “Elections officials sent the letters based on information compiled by the Electronic Registration Information Center, or ERIC, … Read more Resource-Voter Suppression

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Environment - PFAS

Environment PFAS Foam found on the banks of Starkweather Creek showed high concentrations of a contaminant called PFAS (photo by Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources) PFAS are considered ‘Forever Chemicals” which are being discovered in many parts of Wisconsin including Marinette, Rhinelander and Madison.  Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) are a large group of human-made … Read more Resource-Environment-PFAS

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Mining

Back 40 MineLinks to activist organizations Facebook sites Coalition to SAVE the Menominee River http://jointherivercoalition.org/ https://www.facebook.com/jointherivercoalition/ Citizens Against the Back Forty Mine https://www.facebook.com/nobackfortymine/ Menominee Indian Tribe No Back 40 Mine https://www.facebook.com/NoBack40Mine/ Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition – Mining Action Group http://savethewildup.org/ The Front 40 http://menomineeriver.com/how-can-i-help/about-the-front-40/ Wisconsin Resources Protection Council – Links to Organizations Opposing Sulfide Mining … Read more Resource-Environment-Mining

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Information on how the economy is really doing – factual articles not just talking points. There Are Economic Warning Signs for Trump in the Midwest By Ben Casselman and Karl Russell Dec. 16, 2019 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/12/16/business/trump-midwest-swing-jobs.html There are a number of interesting charts in the article.Jobs during Trump’s tenure – Dec. 2016 to Oct. 2019 Percentage … Read more Resource-Economy

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Environment

PFAS Contamination Links to information regarding Wiscosnin PFAS contamination sites https://brown.wiscdems.com/2019/12/23/resource-environment-pfas/ Link to information about the Back 40 Mine proposed on the Menominee River: https://brown.wiscdems.com/2019/12/23/resource-environment-mining/ Other reading resources: 95 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/climate/trump-environment-rollbacks.html   PFAS found in drinking water https://apple.news/AWwBVDPcwST6bZ2sQ6uf_9w Trump Removes Pollution Controls on Streams and Wetlands – The New … Read more Resource-Environment

Resource-Impeachment

Twitter thread from Barb McQuade addressing the various GOP defenses of POTUS. https://twitter.com/barbmcquade/status/1205353360825696256 @UMichLaw prof; legal analyst @NBCNews, @MSNBC; former US Attorney, national security prosecutor, Eastern District Michigan Here are the GOP defenses I have heard so far to articles of impeachment, along with the knee-jerk responses I have been shouting at my television. Defense … Read more Resource-Impeachment