Solar Sauk County program reaches program milestone, makes solar even more affordable

Baraboo, WI - May 8, 2018 - The Solar Sauk County program has reached its first benchmark of 50 kilowatts (kW), triggering savings that apply to everyone who goes solar through the program. The program, which began in March, allows individual home and commercial property owners to access lower prices for solar installations through the power of volume purchasing. As such, at each interval of 50, 125, and 200 kW of solar capacity that the program participants collectively achieve, the price of solar is reduced. 

ACT NOW to STOP the bad Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act!

Dear Friend, 

Mayday! Mayday! We must ACT NOW to STOP the bad Nuclear Waste Policy Amendments Act (HR-3053)—coming to a vote in Congress in the next several days. This legislation puts thousands of our communities at risk with decades of deadly radioactive waste shipments. 

Send a letter, sign the petition – and, most importantly, also make a CALL to your US Representative in Congress—TODAY.

Defending Against The Back Forty Mine

Daniel Blondeau’s claim that the Back Forty project will not disturb the cultural resources of the Menominee Nation or pollute groundwater or surface waters next to the Menominee River has no basis in science, law or common sense. To read the rest of this response, the article, and what Daniel Blondeau of Aquila Resources had to say, go to https://www.greenamerica.org/drinking-water-risk/back-40-miner-res

40 Days of Direct Action

Timeline and Description of 40 Days of Direct Action In the spring of 2018 the Campaign will launch by engaging in 40 Days of Moral Action across the nation.

Plowshare’s 2018 Peacebuilder Award Recipients

Plowshare’s 2018 Peacebuilder Award Recipients

Annual Peacebuilder Award is presented to groups and individuals who have made significant contributions to peace and/or social justice in Southeastern Wisconsin by enhancing understanding and cooperation among people from diverse ethnic, religious, racial and/or socioeconomic backgrounds.  The Peacebuilder Award, named in honor of peace and social justice advocate and Plowshare co-founder Kate Delaney Jolin, was initiated in 2014.  In conferring this award, Plowshare seeks to enhance community awareness of the work that is being done by local groups and individuals to "make peace relevant to the world around us."

Vote No April 3rd!

Politicians want to eliminate our state's fiscal watchdog. We must stop them. On April 3, Wisconsin voters will be asked if they want to eliminate the office of the Wisconsin State Treasurer from our Constitution. This would make us the only state in the U.S. not to have a Treasurer or an equivalent watchdog office. This is an assault on our constitution and democracy. This will impact every Wisconsinite. Learn how it will impact you.

WDNR Says Dredging Will Restore Health of Gruber’s Grove Bay

CSWAB VICTORY!

WDNR Says Dredging Will Restore Health of Gruber’s Grove Bay

It's Time We Occupied Congress

Joy First January 15, 2018

As I entered my jail cell at Capitol Police Headquarters in Washington, DC, I sat down on the cold steel bench and looked around thinking - here I am again. My eyes came to the mirror above the toilet and I noticed the word “occupy” scraped into the glass and it brought a smile to my face. I thought someone was here before me, someone who cared about the same things I cared about, someone who thought the way I thought, someone who, like me, was doing what they could to try to make the world a better place.

Anti-BDS bill in WI Legislature: Public Hearing at 10 am on WED JAN 17 at the Capitol: Need attendees!

The anti-BDS bill pending in the WI legislature has been scheduled for a public hearing this Wednesday, Jan. 17 beginning at 10 am in Room 300 Northeast.

This is the bill that seeks to prohibit supporters of BDS from doing business with state or local governments.

Here is a link to the original bill: http://docs.legis.wiscon sin.gov/2017/related/proposals /ab553

Calling Baldwin: Tell the US not to recognize election results in Honduras!

On Sunday night, the Honduran election authorities declared current President Juan Orlando Hernandez the winner of the contested November 26th elections despite credible allegations of massive fraud and protests across the country demanding the popular will be respected. Today, roads all over Honduras are blocked in protest as people refuse to accept what is seen as a blatent attempt to steal the elections.

Health/mortality implications of PM 2.5 and ozone on "seniors"

Click here to read a recently published article in the New England Journal of Medicine regarding the health/mortality implications of PM 2.5 and ozone on "seniors". The study is well designed, extremely large, and statistically significant.

“We are Killing Terrorists” and “Attack We Will”- Trump’s Most Vicious Racist Rant

On Monday, August 21, President Donald Trump delivered a prime-time speech almost shocking in its ordinariness. It was such an address as either of his immediate predecessors, George W. Bush or Barack Obama, could easily have given over the previous decade and a half. While hinting at nebulous new strategies and ill-defined new metrics to measure success, President Trump announced that the 17 year old war in Afghanistan will go on pretty much as it has. And the establishment breathed a sigh of relief.

Talk Nation Radio: Kathy Kelly on Stopping Permanent War

During each of 20 trips to Afghanistan, Kathy Kelly, as an  invited guest of the Afghan Peace Volunteers, has lived alongside ordinary Afghan people in a working class neighborhood in Kabul. She and her companions in Voices for Creative Nonviolence believe that where you stand determines what you see.” In June, 2016, Kathy participated in a delegation that visited five cities in Russia, aiming to learn about Russian opinions regarding NATO exercises taking place along their border. Kelly has joined with activists in various regions of the U.S.

Action & Petition: End the Funding for War

JOIN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN FOR NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE IN

RIVERS OF BLOOD II     JULY 12, 2017

An action of nonviolent civil resistance to call on Congress to

stop funding war causing rivers of blood to flow through the US Capitol