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The Future Progressive – Thoughts from the Activist Frontline

The Portland Phoenix , by Lance Tapley January 16, 2014

In my decades as a journalist, I’ve heard Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind” countless times at activist gatherings. In the 50-plus years since the song was released, it’s become an anthem for people working for social change.

But when I heard it at the January 9 progressives’ rally at the State House, sung by a young woman to launch the event, I wondered what even a partial answer might […]

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Skagit County Suggests Swinomish Indian Tribal Community Dismisses Its [Water]Lawsuit

Sandra Spargo, Defending Water in the Skagit River Basin, Dec. 15, 2012 Please find below an article in the Skagit Valley Herald that is entitled, County suggests Swinomish dismiss its lawsuit. The Swinomish lawsuit (supported by the City of Anacortes without citizen input), if successful, could lead to all rural and agricultural landowners in the Skagit River Basin losing access to well water if they had drilled their well in 2001 or after, Ecology officials have said.

Moreover, if the […]

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DW Newsletter #2, December 2011

Defending Water for Life in Maine

Water for Life, Not for Profit!

December 2011 Issue #2

Greetings Water Allies. We have spent the last few months traveling around Maine talking about the problems with corporations taking control of our water and encouraging everyone to take a stand and demand local control in their communities.

We’ve also been keeping our eyes and ears open for new threats from Nestlé and others intent on selling Maine’s […]

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DW Newsletter #1, June 2011

June 21, 2011

Greetings to our Defending Water for Life in Maine allies and friends,

We want to let you know what has been going on with us and to let you know about what is coming up so we have decided to send out a quarterly newsletter. This is #1!

Also be sure to visit http://www.defendingwater.net/maine We are keeping the site up to date with news, information for organizing and events. We hope you will contact us with needs […]

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