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Armed Military-Style Guards Patrol Large Mine in Wisconsin

Environment  (tags: Penokee Hills, Wisconsin, environment, mercenaries, militarism, Gogebic Taconite (GTAC), huge planned mine, taconite )

- 1688 days ago -
Dear Neighbors -- GTAC now has men in military fatigues with automatic weapons in the Penokee Hills- lands that you have legal access to as they are in Managed Forest status. IS THIS THE KIND OF BUSINESS we want in our community?

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Roxie H (350)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:26 pm

Roxie H (350)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:29 pm
Beautiful.... sending this out to many orgs my dear... it will go viral.. give it a couple hours thanks hun

Terry V (30)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 6:31 pm
Now what is Walker up to I wonder???

Rose Becke (141)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 7:00 pm

Edo R (71)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:42 am
Thanks for sharing

Christeen A (376)
Monday July 8, 2013, 4:11 pm
Heck no, we don't want or need this for any reason.

Cheryl B (21)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 10:53 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 6:19 pm
"David Soumis writes on the Popular Resistance Facebook Page:

2fand in Wisconsin, where we are going to stop the opening of one of the biggest open pit mines in North America, in a pristine area of the country, tribal lands, with the watershed flowing into the largest wild rice bed in North America, and then into Lake Superiorů.the Penokee Hills, GTAC is hiring mercenaries."

This is insanity!

Katie & Bill D (107)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 7:32 pm
Ruining the Environment!! Wisconsin is so Beautiful! Just Awful for this to happen!!!

Helen Porter (39)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:14 pm
Criminal invaders rapeing Mother Earth.


Veselin Varbanov (23)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 11:31 pm
No, this is not "THE KIND OF BUSINESS we want in our community?" !

GGmaSheila D (194)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 12:27 am
Are armed militia allowed anywhere without express permission from the government - the Feds?? I am so sick and tired of these mining companies getting away with anything they want - taking, but never putting back anything, leaving the land pitted and useless for anything, polluting the water, of which we have a finite amount...When will it stop?? Probably when there is no more land and water they can pollute.

Frances Darcy (170)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 2:44 am

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:34 am
Reminds me of stories I read in books about the 1920's, Companies used armed guards to crackdown on strikers and actually shot them. Companies but be starting to realize that they are losing and environmentalists are winning. I have heard environmentalist being called not just terrorist but communist. In today's wold i do not believe they would actually start killing people, the news would get out and there would be even more protests. Peole do not scare like they did in the 20's when they were use to compamnes owning them.

Sharon W. (4)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 2:28 pm
What the heck might be in there??
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