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Stop Using Armed Guards to Scare Environmental Activists ! PLEASE SIGN ! !


Environment  (tags: environment, destruction, habitat, nature, protection )

Cher
- 418 days ago - forcechange.com
The mining company Gogebic Taconite has recently deployed armed security forces around their Wisconsin mine sites. This use of armed guards is in response to a protest in which a camera was taken from an employee. Yet these aren't just your regular



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Christeen Anderson (490)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:18 am
Signed.
 

wendy kelly (143)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:24 am
signed noted and shared , thanks
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:26 am

Your signature has been recorded. Right to assemble and the right to protest the government - both in the constitution. The terrorist are wrapping in masks and carrying loaded weapons. More asshats.
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:27 am

*wrapped* but I think the implication was clear.
 

Pat B. (354)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:28 am
TY,Cher.Done.
 

Mike S. (86)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:30 am
SS&N. Thank you Cher.
 

Ben Oscarsito (338)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:31 am
Done!
 

KAREN G. (232)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:48 am
S&N TY CHER
 

Natasha Salgado (519)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:48 am
Just creepy...S+S-thx
 

Joe R. (189)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:02 am
Thanks Cher. Signed and noted.
 

jeanne schreurs (204)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:11 am
Your signature has been recorded

WHo's behind this??
It's crazy
 

Ljiljana Milic (100)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:25 am
QftP: "Yet these aren’t just your regular private security guards: they are wearing camouflage and brandishing assault rifles along with other weapons. Their faces are covered with masks. They are “Bulletproof Security,” based in Arizona"
Signed & Noted & Thank you Cher.
 

Mary T. (295)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:59 am
Signed & noted - thank you Cher
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:19 am
Noted and signed! Thank you Cher!
 

Monica T. (294)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:32 am
Done! Thanks Cher
 

Carol D. (109)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:36 am
done thanks
 

Debbie Williamson (266)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:38 am
Signed and noted. Thanks, Cher.
 

Lisa sick Windsor (154)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:05 am
Done!
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:07 am
Cowardly bastards!
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:36 am
petition signed
 

Barbara D. (73)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:39 am
NS&S. Your signature has been recorded
 

. (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:25 am
Signed and Noted.
 

Henrik Thorsen (28)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:50 am
Signed.
 

Julie E. (345)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 11:53 am
Noted, signed and shared.
 

. (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:21 pm
done. Armed guards are being used in the hope that no one gets to see the truth of what is going on.
 

Mike H. (221)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:38 pm
Noted and signed
 

Claudia O. (73)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:40 pm
Environmental activists are standing between us and the destruction of this planet. We simply must understand that when their civil rights are taken from them, we are all less safe and free in this country.
 

Constance F. (433)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:41 pm
signed and shared, thank you
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Michael M. (5)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:43 pm
Wow, these corporate pigs are afraid of the people.
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 12:45 pm
Thank you! (s, n, p, t)
 

Dori C. (17)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:07 pm
signed.
 

Jamie Clemons (280)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:13 pm
Don't know if it will do any good but I signed it.
 

naomi cohen (44)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:13 pm
done. thank you, cher.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:15 pm
In two words: Un. Constitutional.
 

Twyla Sparks (208)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:26 pm
noted and si
 

DAVID LAIRD (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:45 pm
SIGNED
 

Dianne D. (463)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 1:55 pm
signed
 

Andre Yokers (6)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:08 pm
I hope for no violence.
 

Dave C. (214)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:17 pm
done, plus one.
 

Apolonia Pl (400)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:25 pm
N&S...
 

Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:28 pm
I seen these goons, and there is parts of this story not being told in the media about these guards also. They were fully geared with better weapons then our military and they had really rare extreme hunting dogs. Not your typical retriever type dog, they were imported as in bear hounding dogs. At first when we encountered them at the motel, wasn't sure who they were. Actually thought they were there training for wolf- dog killing. Those dogs were just HUGE. And they had militia trucks and BIG wheel type equipment. WOW what a shock to find out those dudes were put in the woods against me and my Ojibwa family and anyone who wants to come and see the harvest camp or see what the G-Tac destruction of Lake Superior is doing!!! Absolutely Frightening, And then to think about it. My kids were in the woods right next to these guys..only about 100 yards away from them.. wrestling around, breaking sticks.. What if one of those guys thought they were being shot at???? ONE OF MY KIDS WOULD HAVE BEEN SHOT??? This is appalling and this mining company has already received 1.5 Billion (yes that's with a B) from Governor Scott Walker for destroying a Great Lake, soooo I guess that kind of money is worth killing over in any country...huh?
 

Marc P. (34)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:31 pm
Why SHOULDN'T these companies act like thugs? We have willingly surrendered our Right to bear arms. We allow the Government to openly spy on us without protest or complaint. We allow our politicians and the Supreme Court to turn its back on citizens and instead support big business and all-powerful government - Neither which give a rats rectum about the citizens of this country. We have abrogated our responsibility as citizens in every way. I get that people don't like violence and they don't like guns. But without guns, and the POSSIBILITY of violent protest these entities have absolutely NOTHING to fear and absolutely NO reason to adhere to the will of the people. We have willingly sold our country and our government to mega corps. We The People are no longer important because WE have NO money and the Corporations have ALL the money. I would suggest that if people don't like armed thugs wearing camouflage in their neighborhood the citizens should go disarm them. Of course that would require exactly what this nation is sorely missing at the moment: Courage, self-sacrifice, and the resolve to change the dynamic this country is currently embracing.
 

Michela m. (3925)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:34 pm
S&N
 

norma laborie (32)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:38 pm
signed
 

Mari 's (1364)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:47 pm
Are they serious!!!?? They are using armed guards to attack environmentalists! Use Armed Guards to protect the rainforests and illegal loggers NOT THE ONES protecting OUR NEST!!! Omg I seriously think people literally have brain damage from pollution!!!
 

Mari 's (1364)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:49 pm
1. Your signature has been recorded. Please spread the word: and shared on FB What is seriously wrong with these people!?!?!?!?!!!
 

James Doeppers (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:50 pm
Thanks
 

Lynne Buckley (0)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:51 pm
Signed
 

Nyack Clancy (435)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 2:54 pm
Signed-

I would not expect anything else from Scott Walker. No wonder Paul Ryan is so much at home in the state-
 

Mariette G. (150)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:07 pm
Your signature has been recorded. Thanks Cher!
 

Thomas P. (468)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:07 pm
Noted and signed...thanks Cher
 

Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:13 pm
I posted this to my tweeter followers... I will corrupt the "link" , just letting the kitties know, I actively pass on your stories to my followers, Stop Using Armed Guards to Scare Environmental Activists ! P... http://www.care2.c###### … #IdleNoMore #SavePenokee #WalkerWatch
 

Angeles Madrazo (292)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:16 pm
Signed!
 

Roxy H. (340)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:17 pm
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Nyack Clancy (435)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:19 pm
Now- this is a case, if they have done something illegal- there are definite grounds for a lawsuit
 

Nyack Clancy (435)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:21 pm
Not licensed in Wisconsin???????????????????????????????????
 

AniMae Chi (406)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 3:24 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
 

Barbara V. (51)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 4:00 pm
One of these days the GOP may rush through a new law stating that it is against the law to protest anything. Just give them time.
 

Eternal Gardener (743)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 4:10 pm
What does it say about these lovely mining gentlemen? Maybe that they are indeed greedy, remorseless, hardcore criminals....!?
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 4:40 pm
Signed. OMG, this is scary. I've given a bunch of green stars to my fellow Care2 members because y'all have said it so eloquently. The rats have entered the henhouse and we are in deep doodoo. We all need to keep vigilant and keep signing petitions or whatever we have to do to keep a some of our Constitutional rights before they're all taken away.
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 4:50 pm
Signed & noted. Thank you, Cher.
 

Judy C. (106)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:15 pm
Signed. I posted some articles on this a while back. This is a travesty, and I'm glad to see this petition. Thanks Cher.
 

S J. (116)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:21 pm
Don't be scared by the practice, it's just stupid weapon and a coward.

Done, thanks Cher.
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:33 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Cher
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 5:59 pm
Noted, signed with anger, twittered and google shared. I too, live in WI, and this seriously pisses me off. Now they are arresting activists as well. Not only do we detest their use of armed forces, we detest your effin mines as well! Get the f..k out of WI and go contaminate your own damn back yard, and I do mean just your own back yard. Thanks for Chering and I feel for you big time Roxy!
 

Bartlomiej T. (307)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 6:02 pm
Signed and noted. Thank you, Cher.
 

Joy McR (131)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 6:12 pm
Signed and noted, thank you...
 

Jeanne Rogers (710)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 6:15 pm
Sadly, signed and noted.
 

mike Kowalchuk (40)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 7:29 pm
What next.... may be I should not have said that....
 

GGmaSheila D. (169)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:06 pm
Getting more dangerous out there. Signed and noted. Thank you.
 

Aurea Walker (201)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:08 pm
When I started reading the article I stupidly ASSuMEED (sic) this was happening in a 3rd world country, got to the fact that this was happening in WI and the light went on in my head, WE HAVE BECOME A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY! We are only #1 in military spending and military presence throught out the world. I am truly disgusted by what the fucorporations are doing to us and we are letting them! It is time for a revolution and take our country back from ALL corporate interest and place our rights into "we the citizens" this is why we must VOTE and hold our political/grifters to their promises! A very angry gray panther! Gun rights have nothing to do with this issue, people POWER! We will NOT EAT CAKE!
 

Hartson Doak (33)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:14 pm
The mining company must be afraid that public opinion is already against them. Why else would they go to heavily armed masked security? The Lone Range they are not.
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 8:46 pm
Indeed!
 

Sherri O. (257)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:15 pm
Signed. Thanks, Cher.
 

Esther Z. (101)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:15 pm
Noted and signed.
 

Chris W. (91)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 9:58 pm
caught this of tweet, thanks, more to this story. now Governor Walker wants the Ojibwa removed because they are terrorists and are scaring the armed militia. Yes they now have new armed masked men in the woods.
 

Steve S. (67)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:16 pm
done
 

Ruth M. (252)
Wednesday July 24, 2013, 10:49 pm
Done
 

Cheryl Ulrich (109)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:07 am
I signed petitions to recall this ass of a Gov. :( Wish we had succeded ...
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (383)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:31 am
Your signature has been recorded. Please spread the word
 

Inge Bjorkman (142)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:43 am
Is this deed legal? Guns and masks against the people.

Love, Peace and Understanding
 

Rehana VN (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:53 am
Authoritarian iron fisted rule. The politicians who r elected are bed buddies with these morons. Thats why the world has been turned on its head! Law & order has been booted for self enrichment.Its a "free for all". Shudder to think when & where this will all end.
 

Sherri G. (113)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:55 am
Watch closely because it can be in our neighborhood in a flash if we are not vigilent. You are right Kit what we do is protected by the constitution but that protection is only as good as those who choose to or choose not to honor it. Noted and signed TY Cher
 

Lona Goudswaard (68)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 1:57 am
S&N Images of a banana republic came to mind. Big money is above the law.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:40 am
Signed and noted, thanks.
 

Frances Darcy (218)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:51 am
done
 

Yvette S. (31)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:00 am
Noted and signed
 

Yvette S. (31)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:00 am
Thanks for sharing
 

Daniel Partlow (189)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:04 am
S&N
 

Franck R. (51)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:14 am
Done
 

Jeaneen A. (129)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:55 am
signed
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:02 am
done
 

Ludger W. (72)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 6:13 am
done
 

Ana F. (26)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:10 am
Signed!
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:27 am
Done.
 

Aaron Bouchard (130)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:33 am
signed and noted thanks
 

Hugo L. (267)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:37 am
Noted & signed, thanks Cher
 

. (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 7:38 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Cher. Environmental activists should be able to do their work in peace.
 

Jan Garen (76)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 9:53 am
Signed and noted and reposted. What strange notion gives you the idea Dsangdhw that we are remotely interested in your advertising?
 

Sara P. (57)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 10:39 am
Done, thanks Cher.
 

Debra Tate (17)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:02 am
Signed and noted!
 

David R. (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:22 am
Signed! Just what we need is more idiots with guns running around.
 

Victoria Pohrebna (269)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:27 am
Signed.
 

Kimberly B. (120)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 12:21 pm
Signed and noted, thank you Cher.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 3:05 pm
Thank you.
 

Aileen AWAY P. (33)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 4:14 pm
Noted and signed, Thank you for sharing.
 

Joan AWAY McAllister (1084)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 5:30 pm
N & S. Thanks Cher
 

Winn Adams (192)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 8:17 pm
Signed
 

Michael M. (58)
Thursday July 25, 2013, 11:03 pm
Observing the comments I once again realise that most people who are interested in saving what is left of the natural world are rather Naive.

Did none of you know that the FBI has kept close tabs on ALL environmental organisations for decades, and that they have targeted some with sting operations putting principled kids in jail for more than 20 year sentences?
Do you know what I mean by sting? I mean inserting an undercover agent provocateur in who arouses people to do illegal things they would not normally have considered or accepted doing, and then f course arresting them and trying them in a court of law with as much publicity a spossible , and making them examples to suppress even those who act only legally or in peaceful civil disobedience?

Are you all so unknowing as not to have known that this tactic is decades old, has just kids in prison for 17 to 20-odd years/


the false information FBI and other policing groups have unethically lied to the media about is clear to those who have experienced it, and there is a little literature outlining a number of cases.

There are websites outlining events and prisoners - I was looking for some but I erase things from my computer.
 

. (0)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:09 am
Signed and noted - thank you Cher
 

Susan B. (64)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:03 am
Signed
 

linda newman (2893)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:13 am
noted and signed
 

Carol Bischoff (378)
Friday July 26, 2013, 4:48 am
Noted and signed.
 

Ana R (220)
Friday July 26, 2013, 5:44 am
S@N
Thank you, Cher.
 

Maria S. (102)
Friday July 26, 2013, 8:57 am
Your signature has been recorded
Thanks Cher!
 

Marija Mohoric (50)
Friday July 26, 2013, 10:01 am
n/s
 

Tom Tree (254)
Friday July 26, 2013, 12:04 pm

W T F !!

This is outrageous!

Signed, Noted & Shared !!
 

Sonia Minwer Barakat Reque (51)
Friday July 26, 2013, 2:31 pm
S&N
 

ER C. (65)
Friday July 26, 2013, 6:56 pm

The last paragraph on Forcechange's article:

"The use of aggressive scare tactics against peaceful protestors is a step towards thuggery, and the use of excessive armed personnel only worsens an already tense situation."

ABSOLUTELY & SO OBVIOUSLY TRUE !

UH DUH, I'M A WANNA BE THUG
 

ER C. (65)
Friday July 26, 2013, 7:00 pm

OH, I FORGOT......SIGNED & SHARED
 

Arild Warud (164)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 3:28 am
Signed,TY Cher.
 

Kathleen R. (138)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 8:39 am
signed & noted
 

ER C. (65)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 10:50 am

MICHAEL M. HEY ! GREAT COMMENT ! ! !

THE COMMENT YOU MADE ON THE FBI SOUNDS A LOT LIKE THE

GESTAPO : ( SECRET STATE POLICE ) SECRET POLICE OF NAZI GERMANY
 

janet f. (29)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 11:47 am
signed
 

Sheila D. (25)
Saturday July 27, 2013, 7:43 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Cher.
 
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