Welcome to Noisy Waters Northwest! Many facts, figures, stories, and perspectives are, sadly, often unheralded in our local media in Whatcom County, Washington. Click on the title of items on our picturesque story board for a refreshing splash of information that won’t be held back. There is a search page to search all information on this blog site. All posts note their categories of commentary or news related content. Continue reading
January 17, 2018 Dena Jensen
Dear Bellingham City Council and Whatcom County Council:
It was very interesting standing out in front of Mount Baker Theater on Martin Luther King Jr. Day during the City of Bellingham’s MLK event. Many of our county’s most effective activists were out there holding signs, conducting interviews, and passing out educational literature to people who were either passing by or going into the event. Continue reading
January 16, 2018 Press Release, NWDC Resistance and Mijente
The recent deportation notice filed against Washington-based immigrant rights activist and mother, Maru Mora-Villalpando, is a clear sign that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is turning into Trump’s secret police and silencing immigrants who fight back.
Over the last number of months, local civic action group, the Riveters Collective has held a number of Ask Me Anything (AMA) events with candidates who were running for office during the 2017 election season and also held some of these events focusing on issues of high public interest. For these events, members of the Riveters Collective Facebook group can submit questions in the comment section under the event to ask candidates or people with specific expertise on designated issues. On the date of the event many of those questions get answered. Sometimes answers continue to come in over the course of the days soon following the event. Continue reading
November 21, 2017 Red Line Salish Sea
Whatcom County prosecutors plan to profit $2000 a day is racist and anti-Indigenous.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
On November 17, 2017
Dear friends of the Red Line Salish Sea,
I must bring you all problematic news that the Court of Appeals of the State of Washington ruled against our motion to appeal the warrant to search the information on the Indigenous led Facebook page the Red Line Salish Sea (Formerly the Bellingham NoDapl Coalition). Continue reading
November 16, 2017 Red Line Salish Sea
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!
Contact: Maru Mora Villalpando 206-251-6658
November 16th, 2017
Bellingham Activist Group Continues Fight to Protect Privacy; Invites Courtroom Attendance to Appeal Hearing
Facebook challenges Bellingham warrant to submit private data while in appeal
On Tuesday, November 4th, 2017, the Whatcom County Court’s respect for freedom of speech and association was called into question once again. Approximately forty supporters of the Indigenous led group the Red Line Salish Sea formerly the Bellingham #NoDAPL Coalition filled the courtroom to demand fair justice.
November 15, 2017 Dena Jensen
Dear Whatcom County Council and Bellingham City Council:
I am writing to encourage all of you council members forward in actions toward ending homelessness in Bellingham and Whatcom County. This week, a post was shared in the Riveter’s Collective Facebook group alerting people to a new Facebook page called Stop the Sweeps Bellingham. HomesNow. Not Later. President Jim Peterson wrote the description for that page, which is as follows: Continue reading