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WISCONSIN FAITH LEADERS STATEMENT ON IMPEACHMENT - January 15, 2021

We, the undersigned Wisconsin faith leaders, are profoundly disturbed by persistent attempts over the last two months to overturn the will of the people as expressed in the November election, which has been called “the most secure in American history.”[1] These efforts came to a head last week in the violent assault on the U.S. Capitol and our democratically elected leaders of all parties. As leaders of faith, we claim our role as part of our country’s moral conscience.

2020 was a dreadful episode of human rights violations

2020 is a dark closure to a dark decade in terms of realizing human rights and humanitarian law in the occupied Palestinian territories.

(submitted by Peregrine Forum)

 

Court Orders Veterans Affairs Department to Replace Flawed Science in Plutonium Disaster Case - Jan 1, 2021

BY JOHN LAFORGE - Nukewatch Wisconsin

Counterpunch January 1, 2021

 

Echo Valley Farm offers sustainable farming internships & longterm positions

Echo Valley Farm is offering long term or permanent positions for those ready for the challenges of living on a farming community. 

Beginning March 1, 2021 through October 2021

Gardening From Seed to Harvest 
This is an internship with the possibility of staying on at Echo Valley Farm.
Accommodations and meals will be provided. 

New Videos Available to Inform Workers of Their Rights and How to Keep Themselves Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

The Dignity at Work Coalition created videos in English and Spanish, designed to inform workers of their rights and the obligations of their employers to keep them safe during the pandemic. The coalition encourages local health departments, business groups, health providers, and others to share these videos widely. Spearheaded by Worker Justice Wisconsin and Voces de la Frontera, the videos are part of a larger effort to promote safety for low-wage and undocumented workers, who often are forced by economic necessity to return to work even under unsafe conditions.

PFAS Action Plan created - and State legislature wants to strip the DNR's ability to regulate

Wisconsin’s PFAS Action Council releases its PFAS Action Plan

https://www.safeskiescleanwaterwi.org/wisconsins-pfas-action-council-releases-its-pfas-action-plan/

 

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WPR : Lawmakers Seek To Strip DNR’s Ability To Regulate PFAS Foam Under Emergency Rule

Bill Limiting DNR Authority To Be Introduced In State Assembly, Senate

Wisconsin Democracy Campaign is hiring a Racial Equity and Economic Justice Advocate - apply by Dec 30

This Advocate will do research, writing, social media, and public speaking primarily about the ways in which the issues of racial equity and economic justice intersect with those of campaign finance reform, voting rights, and clean and open and representative government, where everyone has an equal voice. This Advocate will also participate in outreach and coalition work.

 

The Executive Director will supervise.

 

This is a full-time position with starting salary of $48,500

Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin sues National Guard over environmental review of F-35 projects

National Guard sued over environmental review of F-35 projects at Truax Field

Wisconsin State Journal - December 7, 2020 | Chris Hubbuch

A group opposed to basing F-35 fighter jets in Madison is suing the National Guard over its environmental review of construction to prepare Truax Field to host the new planes.

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