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9 July 2013

I’ve thought before that Latin America is often used by U.S. companies to see what they can get away with before trying it out on their own people.  Looks like hiring paramilitaries to protect mining operations from indigenous owners has

come to the United States.

(Raw Story)

Heavily-armed, masked paramilitary forces descended upon the Gogebic Taconite mining site in Wisconsin over the weekend, much to the chagrin of local residents and elected officials.

[…]

The mining site they’re protecting in the Penokee Mountains is highly controversial and critics say in violation of a treaty with Native Americans.

Video shot by Wisconsin-based website Indian Country TV over the weekend featured at least one of the paramilitaries wearing full camoflage and a military-style net over his face — an image that would have been completed by an assault rifle, if he hadn’t left it sitting on the passenger’s seat of his vehicle, right next to a cameraman.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. 9 July 2013 5:17 pm

    Ugly stuff, to say the least. More and more evidence of people in the US taking law into their own hands, though that may be no worse than the government doing it. See also Grants Pass, Oregon, mi esposo’s home town, George Zimmerman and Florida laws, etc. etc.

  2. 10 July 2013 10:23 pm

    Turns out the mercenary thugs are “not licensed” in the state to do “security” work there.

    http://www.jsonline.com/news/firm-providing-armed-security-at-mine-site-may-not-be-licensed-here-b9951985z1-214953381.html

    “Hello, I’d like a license to be a mercenary thug to protect environmental devastation, please…”

  3. 19 July 2013 5:38 pm

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