On the latest Honor the Earth Environmental Features, Winona LaDuke speaks with Mike Wiggins, Tribal Chairman of the Bad River Band of Anishinaabe and Paul DeMain, editor of News from Indian Country in Hayward, Wisconsin (Oneida/Ojibwe), who both describe the destructive impacts of current mining attempts in Wisconsin by Gogebic Taconite, or GTAC, an iron-ore mining company based in Florida, which is facing fierce opposition from communities in and around Iron and Ashland counties in northern Wisconsin, including the Bad River Band.
A SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT TO STOP THE ENBRIDGE SANDPIPER PIPELINE
MAY 27TH AND 28TH DULUTH, MINNESOTA, AND MADELINE ISLAND, WISCONSIN. FEATURING RISING APPALACHIA, ANNIE HUMPHREY, CHARLIE PARR, AND INDIGENOUS ECONOMIST WINONA LADUKE
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Posted May 1, 2014 by Mark Taliano
Canadians are forever being informed, explicitly or implicitly, that the solution to the crisis of the day, or decade, is a freedom-sounding word called “privatization”. This, the free-marketeers tell us, will solve our problems.
The reality is invariably the opposite. “Privatization” – also known as bailed-out, highly subsidized corporatism – is in fact the problem, not the solution.
Furthermore, the crises being addressed are often manufactured for the express purpose of rolling out a parasitical regime of corporatization that profits from calamity, even as its “host”, the public, is fleeced.
Article by: DAVID SHAFFER , Star Tribune
In a new battlefront over energy policy, American Indian rights attorneys argued Wednesday before a Minnesota judge that historic treaties give tribes a say in where to build crude oil pipelines across land ceded by the Chippewa in the 19th century.
“Everybody has kind of forgotten what our rights are, and that is why we are here,” Frank Bibeau, an attorney for the Indian nonprofit group Honor the Earth, told an administrative law judge at a hearing in St. Paul.Read more
There’s a common answer that Mona Dohman, Minnesota’s public safety commissioner, gets when she asks local law enforcement officers and firefighters what public threat intrudes on their thoughts late at night and leaves them tossing and turning with worry.
After an ominous fireball bloomed in the winter skies near Casselton, N.D., in late 2013, it should come as no surprise that oil transport accidents have public safety officials on edge in a state that is not only crisscrossed by oil pipelines but that has become a virtual freeway system for crude carried by rail out of western North Dakota’s Bakken formation.Read more
On this week's Honor the Earth Environmental Feature, we look again at the Sandpiper proposed pipeline and the multiple forms of powerful opposition taking place, including Honor the Earth's multi-pronged approach to organizing.Read more