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Arrestees are currently being held at Santa Rita Jail, 5325 Broder Blvd. Dublin, CA (925) 551-6500. The Justice for Alan Blueford Coalition is calling for the protesters immediate release and for A.G. Kamala Harris to address their demands.
More information: https://www.facebook.com/ABC4JUSTICE
From WI Jobs Now: https://www.facebook.com/wisconsinjobsnow
Wisconsin: ALEC and the GOP are trying to make all living wage laws in our state illegal. It’s a full-throated assault on local control. Please reach out to your reps and tell them to stand against AB 750: http://bit.ly/1ohbTh0
On Thursday, February 13 at 2:00 p.m. at the State Street entrance to the State Capitol, indigenous and non-native people will stand up, step forward and speak out against destructive sand and taconite mining in Wisconsin. Migizi Advocates for Turtle Island invites all people concerned with protecting Turtle Island or planet earth against permanent damage by mining in Wisconsin to join us after the State of the Tribes address by Menominee tribal chairman Craig Corn in the state legislature at Noon. Rally speakers will include Jon Greendeer, chairman of the Ho Chunk Tribe, Andi Cloud of Migizi Advocates, Barbara With of the Penokee Hills Education Project, Forest Jahnke of the Crawford Stewardship Project, and John Peck of Family Farm Defenders.
More than 60 operating mines blasting sandstone for hydraulic fracking, with dozens more in development, are changing the landscape of western Wisconsin and subjecting citizens near the open pit mines to silica dust, water pollution and life in an industrial zone. Sand mining spilled into the St Croix River, one of two wild and scenic rivers in Wisconsin resulting in fines, although lax regulations and abundant supply help make Wisconsin the largest source of frac sand in the U.S. Sand mining uses huge amounts of water and also threatens sacred sites of the HoChunk people. The proposed Gogebic Taconite mine in the Penokee Hills on Lake Superior’s doorstep is an assault on the Bad River Ojibwe, with the largest wetland estuary and remaining wild rice beds on the largest freshwater lake in the world. Despite the discovery of asbestos at the mine site, the passage of the law exempting taconite mining from most mining laws last year has paved the way for an irresponsible company whose president faces charges of poisoning an aquifer in Spain to open the largest open pit mine in the world in northern Wisconsin.
Stand with us on February 13 and send a message to our government–Protect our land, air and water from mining!
Madison Action for Mining Alternatives (MAMA)
UW, Milwaukee, Bolton Room 150, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public
4:30 p.m., 1503 West Hopkins, Milwaukee
Legislators in Madison have been circulating bills that would privatize dozens of schools and bankrupt our school district. These bills are NOT about improving our schools – they’re about taking our schools away from our community and families.
Join with parents, students, neighbors, educators and community members in support of public community schools like Hopkins Lloyd. We want real solutions that work for our kids and strengthen communities.
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