|Edge of the Forbidden Zone |
in northern Wisconsin
Pete Rasmussen of the Penokee Hill Education Project, offers viewers a compelling narrative of the Wisconsin "Forbidden Zone," created by Wisconsin Republicans and Scott Walker for the Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) mining company in the middle of "the Penokee Range of Northern Wisconsin, home to a proposed massive open pit operation that threatens the water and treaty resources of the Ojibwe ceded territory." (Indian Country News)
For a stunning and powerful video, see Paulette Moore's videos.
GTAC wants to slash open the largest open pit mine in the world in pristine northern Wisconsin, poisoning an entire ecosystem.
New York Times calls the proposed GTAC mine, "The Fight for Wisconsin’s Soul."
A corrupt Wisconsin District Attorney, Martin Lipske, wants to prosecute a mining protester with a felony crime for allegedly setting foot in the deserted, snow-laden Forbidden Zone in the middle of January 2015.
This writer has listened to and interviewed 1,000s, and I have never spoken with such a repulsive piece of human garbage as Martin Lipske.
The snowshoe trek, (there is a lot of snow in northern Wisconsin), began with "the Lac Coutre Oreilles band of Ojibwe Indians [which] established the Harvest Education Learning Project (HELP]: A five-acre camp in the Penokee Hills of Northern Wisconsin. The group joined local, national and international activists protesting the development of the worlds largest open-pit mine in pristine forest," said Wisconsin resident, Brad Geyer.