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Wisconsin Gazette - - Opinion -

ROCK FOR RE­NEW­ABLES: The Mid­west Re­new­able En­ergy As­so­ci­a­tion lined up five mu­si­cal acts to play its En­ergy Fair in Custer, Wis­con­sin, June 15–17. The en­ter­tain­ment on the “Hu­man-Pow­ered Main Stage” in­cludes Peo­ple Broth­ers Band, GGOOLLDD, Patchouli & Terra Guitarra, Stan­ton West and Ga­lynne & Markon­drums. The fair also fea­tures more than 250 work­shops and 200-plus ex­hibitors. Con­nect: TheEn­er­gyFair.org

GLOBAL GATH­ER­ING: In­dige­nous peo­ples from around the world come to­gether June 28–July 1 for the 17th Pro­tect­ing Mother Earth Con­fer­ence fea­tur­ing work­shops, talk­ing cir­cles, evening so­cials, wa­ter cer­e­monies, farm tours and free camp­ing at Frank’s Land­ing near Olympia, Wash­ing­ton. The event is pre­sented by In­dige­nous En­vi­ron­men­tal Net­work and In­dige­nous Cli­mate Ac­tion. Con­nect: PME2018@ie­nearth.org

PEO­PLES CAM­PAIGN: Two months be­fore the midterm elec­tions, ac­tivists across the coun­try will “Rise for Cli­mate, Jobs and Jus­tice.” The mass mo­bi­liza­tion be­gins Sept. 8 with the Global Cli­mate Ac­tion Sum­mit in San Fran­cisco and will roll east across the United States. Con­nect: www.rise­for­cli­mate.org

A COM­MON CAUSE: In May, dozens of news an­chors on Sinclair Broad­cast­ing sta­tions were forced to read iden­ti­cal state­ments — warn­ing of “fake news” and back­ing up Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s anti-jour­nal­ist dem­a­goguery. Sinclair now wants to ex­pand by merg­ing with the Tri­bune Me­dia Group. Com­mon Cause is putting mas­sive pres­sure on Congress, state law­mak­ers and fed­eral reg­u­la­tors to block the mo­nop­o­lis­tic merger deal. Con­nect: com­mon­cause.org

STOP THE BACK 40: The Back 40 Mine would be deeper than Wis­con­sin’s tallest build­ing, pro­duce 70 mil­lion tons of acid-pro­duc­ing waste, con­sume 84 acres of land, be lo­cated 50 yards from the Menom­i­nee River and be op­er­ated by a com­pany that has never op­er­ated a mine. The Sierra Club John Muir Chap­ter says the mine has preliminary ap­provals by the state of Michi­gan, but it can­not move for­ward if there is not fund­ing and in­vestors be­hind it. So, the chap­ter is call­ing on you to call on in­vestors to back off the Back 40. Con­nect: www.sier­r­a­club.org/ wis­con­sin

TRACK TRUMP: Planned Par­ent­hood Ac­tion Fund and Planned Par­ent­hood Fed­er­a­tion of Amer­ica launched an in­no­va­tive new tool to track the ways the Trump-Pence ad­min­is­tra­tion has been strip­ping away re­pro­duc­tive health and rights. The tool in­cludes an in­ter­ac­tive web­site, a Chrome ex­ten­sion and easy ways to share in­for­ma­tion and take ac­tion. Con­nect: Track­ingTrump.org

Send an­nounce­ments to manag­ing edi­tor at Lisa Neff at lm­n­eff@wis­con­singazette.com.

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