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James R. Bailey is a 30 year veteran reporter, political activist, environmentalist, and homesteader in northern Wisconsin's Chequamegon National Forest in the Town of Grand View. He was recently on the campaign staff of Wisconsin Secretary of State Doug La Follette, for whom he wrote press releases and speeches. His political activism began in the late 1960s, when he opposed the Vietnam War and the creating of a nuclear submarine communications base near Clam Lake, Wisconsin commonly known as Project ELF. He was also an early supporter of LGBT rights, and has been in a long term committed relationship for 34 years. Bailey earned a BA in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin - Parkside in 1977; he is a collaborating author of a book, "Spirit of the Ojibwe: Images of Lac Courte Oreilles Elders" and writes a blog "Namekagon Notebook"; website www.daveworld.biz
(2 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Syria is next..."kinetic air strikes"
The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said on Thursday, July 18, 2003 that preparations are being made so strikes against Syria can begin.
(1 comments) SHARE Tuesday, July 9, 2013 Penokee Hills occupiers seek to reassure public and mining company operatives of peaceful intentions
Ojibwe Indians and non-Native environmentalists have set up camp in northwest Wisconsin's Penokee Hills. They are attempting to prevent a mining company, Gogebic Taconite, from creating the world's largest open pit iron mine at the top of a watershed upstream of North America's largest fresh water estuary on the south shore of Lake Superior. The Bad River Ojibwa Tribe has vowed there will be no mine based on an 1842 treaty.
(18 comments) SHARE Friday, May 10, 2013 In defense of a phrase: "conspiracy theory"
This topic questions the dismissing of ideas as "conspiracy theories" so as to deny factual support for unpopular thoughts. Many examples are provided that were once tagged as wild-eyed theories, which have since been shown to be quite real.