WNPJ members make and comment on news

WNPJ members continue to make news! Please click on titles to read entire articles.

Dan S. Wang: Indie bookstores foster sense of community. The Capital Times, 3/20/13. Dan is board president of Rainbow Bookstore Cooperative, a WNPJ member group. (Photo: author Cecile Pineda (center) with Pam Kleiss (left) of Physicians for Social Responsibility - Wisconsin and Bonnie Urfer of Nukewatch (right), both WNPJ member groups)

Al Gedicks: Wisconsin is testing grounds for mining industry response to opposition. The Capital Times, 3/7/13. Al is executive secretary of the Wisconsin Resources Protection Council, a WNPJ member group. He is also the author of “Resource Rebels: Native Challenges to Mining and Oil Corporations."

John Kinsman: Did state lawmakers even read the mining bill?  The Wisconsin State Journal, 3/15/13. John is president of WNPJ member group Family Farm Defenders.

Mike Helbick: Cuts threaten Milwaukee, our economy. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 3/6/13. Mike Helbick is program director with Peace Action-Wisconsin, a WNPJ member group.

For-profit colleges put on notice. AFT On Campus, 3/1013. Two years ago Michael Rosen, president of AFT 212 at MATC (a WNPJ member group), spearheaded a campaign to oppose for-profit Everest College's plans to move into Milwaukee. Although the initial effort was not successful, many of Rosen's fears were born out and the city passed an ordinance limiting financial aid to for-profit enterprises. In addition,  Everest's parent organization "agreed to pay off all loans of students who dropped out of the college."