Shame on northern Michigan Democrats who have sold out to evil sulfide acid mining

Shame, Shame, Shame: A Message to northern Michigan Democrats who have lost their core values

One disillusioned Democratic supporter calls a spade a spade

If Northern Michigan Democrats get beaten by Republicans in this election they can only blame themselves for lowering their morals over Sulfide Mining and other core value beliefs.

I am voting for the Green Party candidates instead of Upper Peninsula (U.P.) Democrats to show my disgust. I know the Green Party candidates will not win but I am not going to vote for Democrats I do not respect.

Most Northern Michigan Democrats have sold out to the interests of Rio Tinto – and its mining subsidiaries like Kennecott Eagle Minerals.
And these same Democrats did not stand up for the Defenders of sacred Eagle Rock – where the Ojibwa religious site has been desecrated by an evil corporation – that also plans to soon dynamite through Eagle Rock.

Looking inside the evil Kennecott Eagle Minerals Sulfide Acid Mine in northern Michigan Oct. 15, 2010

The Devil's equipment at Kennecott Eagle Minerals. Photo by Greg Peterson

Sulfide mining is not in the best interest of the U.P. because it doesn’t offer long-term financial security and – at best – will leave millions of acres of nature unusable.

Millions of once-pristine acres filled with wildlife.

Acid Mining: 2002 pix Kongens Gruve silver mine in Kongsberg, Norway by Kjetil Bjørnsrud via Wikipedia

The Devil's Fiery Pits of Hell: Michigan Democrats who support the evils of Sulfide Acid Mining deserve what they get. Photo by Kjetil Bjørnsrud via Wikipedia.

Northern Michigan Democrats who are trading short-term self-enriching cash from Mining lobbyists – and possibly huge amounts of under the table cash – deserve to lose.

Even tho I detest Republican greed – its par for the Bush country club cronies – where trickle-down economics means watering on the poor.
Times are changing in the U.P. – when Michigan Democrats sit in the same sulfide acid bath as their Republican cohorts.

You are not fooling tradition core-value democrats.

As a correspondent for Indian Country Today – I sent a series of questions about sulfide mining to our sitting Governor and the seven candidates in the race for the state’s highest office before the primaries.

All confirmed getting the questions.

The questions included revealing all their financial connections to sulfide mining companies and their lobbyists – and their immediate family’s connections to sulfide mining interests.

All refused to comment. A clear “no” would have been easy but they refused to comment.

The Democrats could have sent an email stating there was no connection to Rio Tinto – but instead refused to answer.

The gates of evil Kennecott Eagle Minerals sulfide acid mine in northern Michigan Oct. 15, 2010

The Gates of Evil: Kennecott Eagle Minerals is raping the U.P. with the help of Democrats (and of course Republicans). Photo by Greg Peterson

A check of state records shows in past elections nearly all Upper Peninsula Democratic candidates received money – and some were wined and dined – by the Sulfide mining machine.

Upper Peninsulas judicial, business, media and political groups have been so poisoned by the sulfide mining cash – and promises of future cash – that they have sold out the environment.

A Kangaroo Court – presided over by Judge Kangas – refused to allow Eagle Rock defenders to present a proper defense during their misdemeanor trials. Why was that? Hmmmm.

It’s un-American for a Judge to prevent defendants from offering a real defense for their actions.

I encourage all Upper Peninsula residents who normally vote Democrat – to send a message to the Democrats who are trading the environment for short term cash.

Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs leads a protest at the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan Oct. 15, 2010

Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs at the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan

As environmental legend Lois Gibbs stated in her recent visit to Marquette – sulfide mining is “much, much more dangerous” than traditional iron ore mining.
Gibbs should know – she fought the chemical companies involved in the Love Canal environmental crimes.

In addition to their lack of moral action – I warn Democrats and others who support the rape of our Earth – to beware of their crimes in the spiritual realm.

On the same day that Kennecott ordered a heavily armed police raid on four peaceful campers at Eagle Rock – one of the company’s chief geologists was killed.

And in the epitome of heartlessness – Kennecott Eagle Minerals did not send its top people to that poor man’s funeral – instead they held a pro-acid mining forum in Marquette.

Collage: Michigan's Democrats sell-out to sulfide mining

Michigan's Democrats sell-out to sulfide mining

This was a man who had helped the company get ready for its billions in profits they will make while raping the U.P. wilderness. But the company threw him to the wayside like they do to our forests.

Those billions in nickel and copper profits will not stay in the U.P. – only few residents (politicians, business leaders and judges) will get rich – and certainly not the future employees who will work in dangerous, toxic underground mines that may take their lives.

Northern Michigan is on the precibus of an environmental disaster as dozens of sulfide mines will soon open across the Yellow Dog Plains and in the southern and western U.P.

May the Creator forgive us even tho we know what we do. But maybe we do not deserve to be forgiven.

Much like a mouth full of cavities – this moral decay by Upper Peninsula Democrats means they should be yanked out of office.

In the south in the 1970s – I knew some blacks who preferred to work for a racist boss than one who pretended to be liberal – and those friends said it’s because at least they know how to handle a racist instead of a faker.
I know how to handle corrupt Republicans – but I cannot trust Democrats who pretend to be honorable.

Three Brave Native American women start camp at Sacred Eagle RockIf you want to know about truly honorable people:

I salute three brave Baraga, MI women who set up the encampment at Eagle Rock after the Kennecott-ordered trespassing arrest of Cynthia Pryor of the Yellow Dog Watershed Preserve.

These honorable women who continue to fight sulfide mining are Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) members Charlotte Loonsfoot and Chalsea Smith, and Georgenia Earring of the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux tribe in South Dakota.

Loonsfoot is running for the KBIC Tribal Council – and she deserves to win.

A Special Shame on Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm and Actor Jeff Daniels – for claiming to love the Upper Peninsula – and standing by as the rape occurs.

And to heck with Michigan Democrats who are acting like Republicans.

By Greg Peterson, a proud opponent of the evils of sulfide acid mining and the morally corrupt corporations that bring their evil seed to the U.P.
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Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs leads a protest at the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan Oct. 15, 2010

Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs leads a protest at the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan during a visit to the Marquette area on Oct. 15, 2010. Photo by Greg Peterson

Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs leads a protest at the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan Oct. 15, 2010

Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs leads a protest at the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan near Big Bay, MI not far from Lake Superior tributaries on Oct. 15, 2010. Photo by Greg Peterson

Opponents of Sulfide Acid Mining former a prayer circle and sing with Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs who lead a walk to the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan Oct. 15, 2010

Opponents of Sulfide Acid Mining former a prayer circle and sing with Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs who led a walk to the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan near Big Bay, MI not far from Lake Superior on Oct. 15, 2010. Photo by Greg Peterson

Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs leads a protest at the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan Oct. 15, 2010

Love Canal fighter Lois Gibbs leads a protest at the gate of Kennecott Eagle Minerals in northern Michigan on Oct. 15, 2010. Photo by Greg Peterson

BEFORE THE RAPE:

Sacred Eagle Rock and the Yellow Dog Plains prior to rape by Kennecott Minerals.

Spring of 2010: Sacred Eagle Rock and the Yellow Dog Plains prior to rape by Kennecott Eagle Minerals. (Photos by Greg Peterson)

RAPE IN PROGRESS:

Collage: Kennecott Eagle Minerals Rapes the Yellow Dog Plains

Kennecott Eagle Minerals Rapes the Yellow Dog Plains with the Sulfide Acid Mine the evil corporation is building under a Lake Superior Tributary. Photos by Gabriel Caplett, Chauncey "Riverwalkerr" Moran and Greg Peterson.

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I am a news reporter, writer and investigative journalist and began my career about 40 years ago as a young teenager in Augusta, GA after moving south during the middle of high school. I'm a news reporter, writer & investigative journalist specializing in street news, plus Indigenous, civil rights & environment reporting. Currently volunteer media advisor for numerous American Indian & environment related nonprofits that include the Navajo Lutheran Mission in Rock Point, AZ & its executive director Rev. Dr. Lynn Hubbard, the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute (CTI) in Marquette, MI & its many projects founded by Rev. Jon Magnuson, Author Joy Ibsen of Trout Creek, MI, Celtic Christianity Today (CCT) founded by Rev. Dr. George Cairns, the Turtle Island Project founded by pastors Hubbard & Cairns. In its third summer, the CTI Zaagkii Wings & Seeds Project & its volunteers built a16-foot geodesic dome solar-powered greenhouse that was built in this summer at the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community (KBIC) in an effort to restore native species plants to northern Michigan. It's located at the tribe's Natural Resources Department north of L'Anse along Lake Superior. During the summer of 2010, Zaagkii Project teens built & painted 25 beautiful reliquaries that are boxes made from pine & cedar that are used to store seeds for planting & included samples of Native American medicine including sweetgrass, cedar, sage & tobacco. From April-June 2009, I promoted the EarthKeeper Tree Project that planted 12,000 trees across northern Michigan. Co-edited "Unafraid," the second book by Author Joy Ibsen of Trout Creek, MI that was printed in May 2009 based on her father's handwritten sermons she found in shoebox. I edited numerous videos for nonprofit CCT. Began career 35 years ago as teenager in Augusta, GA after moving south during middle of high school. I was co-coordinator of the 1986 original James Brown Appreciation Day in Augusta, GA, where the Godfather of Soul was always trashed by local media who didn't report anything positive about the music icon. Mr. Terence Dicks was the other co-coordinator & most recently served as chair of the Augusta Human Relations Commission and serves on the Georgia Clients Council. Mr. Brown taught us to "fight the good fight" by battling all forms of racism & evil while not uttering a bad word about those who try to block justice, respect, fairness & kindness to all. As a child, I lived in the Harbert, Michigan home built by late poet Carl Sandburg, where the legendary author penned some of his greatest works including his Chicago works & Lincoln papers. The four-story home had a sundeck on the top & a cool walk-in safe in the basement. The neighborhood (Birchwood) has numerous cottages used for other purposes by Sandburg like the milk house where they milked goats. My parents remodeled fourth floor of the home that stands atop the Lake Michigan sand dunes/bluffs. They found items that belonged to Mr. Sandburg concealed in the walls including prescription bottles with his name, reading glasses, & a small, thin metal stamp with his name. I've worked for dozens of newspapers & radio & TV stations in GA & MI. I'm volunteer media advisor for several interfaith environmental projects involving Native Americans across Upper Peninsula of MI including the Turtle Island Project, The Zaagkii Project, the Interfaith Earth Healing Initiative, EarthKeeper Initiative & the Manoomin (Wild Rice) Project. The Zaagkii Wings & Seeds Project restores bee & butterfly habitat to help pollination of plants following death of billions of bees. Keweenaw Bay Indian Community youth & Marquette teens built butterfly houses, planted/distributed 26,000 native plants to help pollinators. The Earth Healing Initiative assisted EPA Great Lakes 2008 Earth Day Challenge. EHI helped organize interfaith participation across eight states for the 100 plus recycling projects (April 2008) involving recycling millions of pounds of electronic waste & proper disposal of millions of pills/pharmaceuticals. EPA goals were exceeded by 500%. Under an EPA grant, EHI provided free media services for the cities/groups/tribes including videos & press releases. The EarthKeeper environment projects include an annual Earth Day Clean Sweep (2005-2007) at 24 free drop-off sites across a 400 mile area of northern Michigan that collected over 370 tons of household hazardous waste. The 2007 EarthKeeper Pharmaceutical Clean Sweep collected over one ton of drugs plus $500,000 in narcotics in only three hours. Some 2,000 residents participated & many brought in pharmaceuticals for their family, friends & neighbors. In 2006, 10,000 people dropped off over 320 tons of old/broken computers, cell phones & other electronic waste, all of which was recycled. In 2005, residents turned in 45 tons of household poisons & vehicle batteries. The Manoomin (Wild Rice) Project teaches teens to respect nature & themselves by having American Indian guides escort them to remote lakes & streams in northern Michigan to plant/care for wild rice. The teens test water quality to determine the best conditions for the once native grain to survive. The Turtle Island Project was co-founded in July 2007 by Rev. Lynn Hubbard of Rock Point, AR (Ex. Dir. of the Navajo Lutheran Mission) & Rev. Dr. George Cairns of Chesterton, IN, United Church of Christ minister & research professor for the Chicago Theological Seminary. TIP promotes respect for culture & heritage of indigenous peoples like American Indians. TIP is a platform for American Indians to be heard unedited by whites. Rev. Hubbard says whites don't have the knowledge or right to speak on behalf of Native Americans. I specialize in civil rights, outdoor, environmental, cops & courts reporting thanks to my late mentor Jay Mann (Jan Tillman Hutchens), an investigative reporter in Augusta, who lived by the books "Illusions" & "Jonathon Livingston Seagull." Love to fish, hunt, camp & skydive. Belong to Delta Chi national fraternity. I was active in Junior Achievement, band played cornet. With my dear friend, the Rev. Terence A. Dicks, we were the co-coordinators of the 1986 original James Brown Appreciation Day in Augusta, GA, where the Godfather of Soul was always trashed by the local media who found no reasons to print or report anything positive about the music icon. I am honored to help the human rights activist Terence Dicks - with some of his projects including the nonprofit Georgia Center for Children and Education - and the economic initiative he founded titled "Claiming A Street Named King." I am the volunteer media advisor for several environmental projects across Michigan's Upper Peninsula including EarthKeeper II - an Initiative of the nonprofit Cedar Tree Institute in Marquette, MI. EarthKeepers II is an Interfaith Energy Conservation and Community Garden Initiative across the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Goals: Restore Native Plants and Protect the Great Lakes from Toxins like Airborne Mercury in cooperation with the EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative, U.S. Forest Service, 10 faith traditions and Native American tribes like the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community Previously known as the Earth Keeper Initiative - that project included many environmental projects including an annual Earth Day Clean sweep at two dozen free drop off sites across a 400 mile area of northern Michigan. The target of the 2007 Earth Keeper Pharmaceutical Clean Sweep are all kinds of medicines. In 2006, some 10,000 people dropped off over 320 tons of old/broken computers, cell phones and other electronic waste, all of which was recycled. In 2005, residents turned in 45 tons of household poisons and vehicle batteries. The Manoomin (Wild Rice) Project taught at-risk teens (just sentenced in juvenile court) to respect nature and themselves by having American Indian guides escort them to very remote lakes and streams in northern Michigan to plant and care for wild rice. The teens conducted water quality and other tests to determine the best conditions for the once native grain to survive. I have always specialized in civil rights, outdoor, environmental, cops and courts reporting thanks to my late mentor Jay Mann (Jan Tillman Hutchens), an investigative reporter in Augusta, who lived by the book "Illusions."
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