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Let It Shine

By Kathy Kelly, August 25, 2015

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna’; let it shine! Let it shine, let it shine, let it shine.’

Imagine children lustily singing the above lines which eventually became a civil rights anthem. Their innocence and happy resolve enlightens us. Yes! In the face of wars, refugee crises, weapon proliferation and unaddressed climate change impacts, let us echo the common sense of children. Let goodness shine. Or, as our young friends in Afghanistan have put it, #Enough! They write the word, in Dari, on the palms of their hands and show it to cameras, wanting to shout out their desire to abolish all wars.

Anglers upset by DNR's move to sell land with trout ponds

Anglers upset by Wisconsin move to sell 1,000 acres with ponds that sustain native brook trout by Associated Press

MILWAUKEE — Anglers are upset over a move by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources toward selling 1,000 acres of state-owned land that contain several spring-fed ponds with native brook trout populations.

Mother Earth is Weeping for her Children: The US Military Must Stop Environmental Ecocide

by Joy First, April 27, 2015

As I traveled to DC to risk arrest in an action organized by the National Campaign for Nonviolent Resistance (NCNR) I was feeling both nervous, but also knowing this is what I needed to be doing.  This would be my first arrest since I was arrested at the CIA in June 2013, and served a one-year probation sentence after an October 2013 trial.  Taking almost two years off from risking arrest helped me to really examine what I was doing and why, and I was committed to continuing to live a life in resistance to the crimes of our government.

My Five Days in "POD A" at the Juneau County Jail

Bonnie Block   Contact: blbb24@att.net

On April 1, 2015 a six person jury found me guilty of trespassing at the Volk Field Open House because I handed out leaflets with four questions about drone warfare in the parking lot of the Wisconsin National Guard Museum.  National Guard personnel deemed that “propaganda” sight unseen.  The result was my arrest, being charged with trespass, pretrial motions to greatly limit the evidence I could present to the jury and ultimately the trial.  The fine was $232 but I felt I couldn’t in good conscience pay it.

The Storm Is Over

by Kathy Kelly, April 11, 2015

Lightning flashed across Kentucky skies a few nights ago. "I love storms," said my roommate, Gypsi, her eyes bright with excitement. Thunder boomed over the Kentucky hills and Atwood Hall, here in Lexington, KY's federal prison. I fell asleep thinking of the gentle, haunting song our gospel choir sings: "It's over now, It's over now. I think that I can make it. The storm is over now."

I awoke the next morning feeling confused and bewildered. Why had the guards counted us so many times? "That was lightning," Gypsi said, giggling. The guards shine flashlight in our rooms three times a night, to count us, and I generally wake up each time; that night the storm was also a culprit.

Help With Conservation Congress Citizen Resolutions

Last year, dozens of citizens around the state introduced citizen's resolutions at the Conservation Congress spring hearings. The hearings take place every April at the same time in each county of the state and are a place for the public to be heard on conservation issues. They typically draw people with "hook and bullet" concerns, which makes it an important opportunity for reaching this influential constituency with education about environmental issues in the state that threaten the ecosystems that wildlife (and people) depend on.

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Six environmental groups on Wednesday asked the U.S.
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