Wisconsin, We Got Your Back Today. Make Us Proud.

Governor Scott Walker did his best to ruin what's left of the middle class in Wisconsin, but the people rose up and fought back and forced him into a recall election. Election Day is TODAY. Right now. Do your small part by sharing this with your Wisconsin friends and make sure they vote. If Walker survies this, the policies he's pushing will be coming to your state next.

Here's how it started:

Here's why it happened:

If you live in Wisconsin, you can learn where to vote and/or volunteer here.

And if you don't live in Wisconsin, you can make sure people step up by sharing this now and then personally calling your Wisconsin friends and asking them to vote.
Peg Hunter/Flickr/cc

This article originally appeared on Common Dreams. You can read it here.

A U.S. district court on Monday delivered a major win to local Indigenous organizers and climate activists—and a significant blow to the fossil fuel industry and the Trump administration—by ordering the Dakota Access Pipeline to be shut down and emptied of oil by Aug. 5 while federal regulators conduct an environmental review of the project.

DAPL, as the Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) pipeline is widely known, transports crude oil from North Dakota's Bakken shale basin to a terminal in Illinois. The pipeline has gained international notoriety in recent years due to protests—particularly on and around the Standing Rock Indian Reservation—by environmentalists and Native Americans who live along the route.

The Monday decision by D.C.-based District Judge James E. Boasberg comes after four years of litigation brought by the Standing Rock Sioux, Cheyenne River Sioux, and others against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for allowing ETP to construct and operate the pipeline beneath Lake Oahe, a dammed portion of the Missouri River near the reservation.

Keep Reading Show less