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They’re back: Dakota Pipeline Protesters Set Up Camp to Back Iowa Farmers
06-06-2016, 05:34 AM (This post was last modified: 05-27-2017 03:09 AM by Thinker.)
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They’re back: Dakota Pipeline Protesters Set Up Camp to Back Iowa Farmers
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"Chemical Contamination Leaves 100,000 Alabama Residents Without Drinking Water"

As the Flint water crisis has shown us, sometimes the quality of America’s water infrastructure is not what you’d expect in a developed nation. However, the problems with our tap water are not just found in a few impoverished municipalities. In fact, dangerous chemicals and pathogens can be found in faucets all over America.

Case in point, the West Morgan-East Lawrence Water Authority in Alabama just advised 100,000 of their customers to stop using their tap water for drinking or cooking. According to the general manager of the Water Authority, who spoke at a press conference on Friday, “I recommend that all our customers do not drink our water, until we are able to bring the temporary system our engineer is designing online.” That includes water that has been boiled or cleaned with Brita style filters, neither of which can remove the contaminants.

The chemicals in question are known as perfluorooctane sulfonate and perfluorooctanoic acid, which are known to cause cancer, thyroid damage, birth defects, and developmental problems in children. The chemicals are:
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/chemical-...ter_062016

Flashback 2009 - Regulatory Absence Allows Chemical, Coal and Farm Industries to Pollute US Water Supplies - Democracy Now speaks with New York Times reporter Charles Duhigg about the latest in his investigative series Toxic Waters, which examines the worsening pollution in the nations water systems. Duhigg discusses how chemical companies have violated the Clean Water Act more than 500,000 times from 2004 - 2009 which most without punishment. Since then he has written articles focusing on how coal-fired power plants and large farms are threatening the nations drinking water.

Part 2.

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06-06-2016, 09:28 PM
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RE: Toxic cover-up: US govt officials cheating on water-safety inspections
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A new twist has emerged in the US water-crisis saga that began more than two years ago in the small city of Flint, Michigan. Now it seems that the crisis may be …
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09-14-2016, 07:58 AM
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Lakota Indian from Pine Ridge Reservation: Why I Am Water Protector at Standing Rock
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While Democracy Now! was covering the standoff at Standing Rock earlier this month, we spoke to longtime Lakota water and land rights activist Debra White Plume, who was born and raised on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota and lives along the banks of Wounded Knee Creek. She described what the Dakota Access pipeline means to her.

LOOK WHAT IS SECRETLY HIDING in YOUR WATER (SHOCKING CONSPIRACY) -------Infowars

The Great Culling: Our Water Official Full Movie

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09-15-2016, 11:30 AM
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Riot Police Begin Mass-Arrests at Dakota Access Pipeline, FB Censors Video
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North Dakota — It didn’t take long after the National Guard was activated in North Dakota for militarized law enforcement to descend upon the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Today, mass arrests began as riot gear-clad police attempted to break up Native American opposition to the construction of the pipeline, which has been halted at one location but continues elsewhere.

According to independent news outlet Unicorn Riot, at least 20 protesters, or “water protectors,” have been arrested at gunpoint along with medics and two journalists. Police issued a one-time warning to “water protectors” that any trespassers would be arrested.
http://www.naturalblaze.com/2016/09/poli...eline.html

Destroy the water and food source for indigenous people and the whole world?

Crimes against humanity have begun by the secret societies that murdered President John F. Kennedy and now they are targeting water and food chain. Is it a conspiracy to destroy all the water and food supply in the world?

Toxic aerosol spraying from the sky, toxic water from the oil and fracking industry, and a government that can't seem to find $6.5 trillion dollars - sounds like treason to me!

Natives & Non-Natives Unite To Stop Oil Pipeline

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09-18-2016, 07:12 PM
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Treason & Lies? EMERGENCY DECLARED/ALABAMA/GEORGIA - Gas Prices Over $4 a Gallon
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The world doesn't need oil to fuel engines - why is it still being used and contaminating everything it touches. Pipelines leaking all over the world destroying every piece of land it is land upon.

No oil more peace!

The real emergency isn't in Alabama or Georgia, distraction story and greed the only things happening in the south. Corrupt states are starting to show their true colors, by the stories that are being reported out of them.

How do you raise the price of a gallon of gas?

Declare and emergency?

Florida can't help? - Yes! They are spaying the people with NALED, which will help to raise the number of sick people to keep the ZIKA bee kill operation alive! Operation no food on the way!

Treason? No trucks with gas allowed in Alabama or Georgia? Lies & more lies for profits!

Georgia Makes Both Lists for Corruption!

What states continue to have events that threaten the life and health of American citizens?

"Top 10 Most Corrupt States In America"

A new study by researchers at Indiana University and City University of Hong Kong identifies the most corrupt and least corrupt states in the United States. It also calculates that government corruption costs American taxpayers tens of billions of dollars per year...

"The Most Corrupt Politicians In America"

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10-25-2016, 05:35 PM
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Dakota Access Pipeline: Police Fire on Media Drones, Mass Arrests
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Protests over development of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in North Dakota led to more than 125 arrests and a highway blockade over the weekend, as pipeline opponents claimed “unceded territory” in the direct path of construction.

Meanwhile, local law enforcement fired on two unmanned media drones, claiming that "protesters attacked a helicopter with a drone," and that the helicopter pilot and passengers were "in fear of their lives."

The weekend developments marked a distinct heightening of tensions between self-proclaimed water protectors and law enforcement. Roadblocks went up on State Highway 1806 on Sunday, as water protectors declared eminent domain and set up a new winter camp on private land known as Cannonball Ranch. The property was recently purchased by Dakota Access pipeline company, a subsidiary of Energy Transfer Partners, developer of the pipeline.

The Oceti Sakowin (Seven Council Fires) camp coordinator Mekasi Camp-Horinek said Oceti Sakowin's new frontline camp — just east of State Highway 1806 and 2.5 miles north of the Cannonball River, along the proposed path of the pipeline — is part of an occupation that is planned to persist "until the pipeline is permanently stopped."

The view driving past Oceti Sakowin camp:
https://www.rt.com/usa/363949-dakota-pip...-blockade/

Why Is North Dakota Strip Searching Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters Charged With Misdemeanors?

Dakota Access Pipeline - Native Americans Protest DAPL - What is the story? Why the media blackout?

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10-26-2016, 01:39 PM
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InNorthDakota ~~ PALESTINIANS STAND WITH THE SIOUX IN PIPELINE PROTEST
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Palestinians know too well the threat to their own water supply ….

As Native communities face an ongoing genocide and continue to resist the imperialist settler-colonial regime of the United States, Palestinians are too experiencing a genocide and ethnocide within our homelands from the settler-colonial state of Israel.”

Image by Carlos Latuff

“Perhaps only in North Dakota, where oil tycoons wine and dine elected officials, and where the governor, Jack Dalrymple, serves as an adviser to the Trump campaign, would state and county governments act as the armed enforcement for corporate interests. In recent weeks, the state has militarized my reservation, with road blocks and license-plate checks, low-flying aircraft and racial profiling of Indians. The local sheriff and the pipeline company have both called our protest “unlawful,” and Gov. Dalrymple has declared a state of emergency.

It’s a familiar story in Indian Country. This is the third time that the Sioux Nation’s lands and resources have been taken without regard for tribal interests. The Sioux peoples:
https://desertpeace.wordpress.com/2016/1...the-sioux/

Over 100 detained at Dakota Access Pipeline protest

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10-31-2016, 03:27 PM
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Huge North Dakota Spill Proves #NoDAPL Activists Right for Fighting Pipeline
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Are you still wondering why So many people support the #NoDAPL protectors? This spill is part of the reason. Imagine, if you will, tens of thousands of gallons of oil pouring into the river that provides the drinking water for over 10 million people.

Would you want to drink it? or swim in it? or eat anything from it?

A North Dakota oil well owned by Oasis Petroleum Inc blew out over the weekend and has yet to be capped, leaking more than 67,000 gallons of crude so far and endangering a tributary of the Missouri River, according to Ernest Scheyder of Reuters. The cause of the blowout remains unknown, though state officials surmise it may have been caused by hydraulic fracturing of a nearby well in a situation referred to in the industry as “communication” between wells

"Thousands Of Buffalo Appear At Site Of Standing Rock Protest"

Tensions between law enforcement workers and peaceful protestors with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe escalated. A series of standoffs resulted in “protectors” being maced, shot with rubber bullets, tasered, and even attacked with sound and concussion cannons. Ultimately, 117 people were arrested in the plight to stop the four-state Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from being constructed.

After months of similar struggle to protect sacred burial grounds and the Missouri river, opposers of the DAPL were blessed today when a herd of buffalo appeared from nowhere. While mass arrests, macing, and beatings from batons took place, a stampede of bison appeared near the Standing Rock protest camp. Reportedly, a cry of joy erupted from the crowd, as protectors have been praying for help from the American bison (known as Tatanka Oyate) during their standoff with riot police and national guardsmen.

As UsUncut relays, the Native American culture honors the Tatanka Oyate as a symbol of sacrifice.

Its appearance is reportedly being hailed as a gift from the Great Spirit.
http://www.trueactivist.com/thousands-of...est-watch/

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10-31-2016, 04:23 PM
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Police From 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp
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“Today more than half of our youth council were attacked, injured or arrested. In addition to our brothers and sisters being hurt and incarcerated, we saw police steal our sacred staff…

Cannonball, ND – Over 300 police officers in riot gear, 8 ATVs, 5 armored vehicles, 2 helicopters, and numerous military-grade humvees showed up north of the newly formed frontline camp just east of Highway 1806. The 1851 Treaty Camp was set up this past Sunday directly in the path of the pipeline, on land recently purchased by DAPL. Today this camp, a reclamation of unceded Dakota territory affirmed as part of the Standing Rock Reservation in the Ft. Laramie Treaty of 1851, was violently cleared. Both blockades established this past weekend to enable that occupation were also cleared.

In addition to pepper spray and concussion grenades, shotguns were fired into the crowd with less lethal ammunition and a sound cannon was used. At least one person was tased and the barbed hook lodged in his face, just outside his eye. Another was hit in the face by a rubber bullet.

A prayer circle of elders, including several women, was interrupted and all were arrested for standing peacefully on the public road. A tipi was erected in the road and was recklessly dismantled, despite promises from law enforcement that they would merely mark the tipi with a yellow ribbon and ask its owners to retrieve it. A group of water protectors was also dragged out of a ceremony in a sweat lodge erected in the path of the pipeline, wearing minimal clothing, thrown to the ground, and arrested.

A member of the International Indigenous Youth Council (IIYC) that had her wrist broken during a mass-arrest on October 22nd was hurt again after an officer gripped her visibly injured wrist and twisted it during an attempted arrest. At least six other members of the youth council verified that they had been maced up to five times and were also shot and hit with bean bags. In addition to being assaulted, an altar item and sacred staff was wrenched from the hands of an IIYC member by police. Several other sacred items were reported stolen, including a canupa (sacred tobacco pipe).

Two medics giving aid at front line were hit with:
http://www.federalobserver.com/2016/10/3...more-30201

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11-25-2016, 11:07 AM
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On Nov 26th, "HUNDREDS Will UNIFY" at the Front Lines of Standing Rock
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On Nov 26th, HUNDREDS will UNIFY at the front lines of standing rock to pray with the water, the earth, and a global community of supporters IN HUNDREDS OF LOCATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

JOIN US FOR THIS GLOBAL SYNCHRONIZED ACTION FROM WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD.
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November 24, 2016 News . . . below the profound thoughts offered to us by Bamboo-Water, there is what I consider to be some very important info. ~J

My thanks to Bamboo-wate, who has shared the following concerning Standing Rock:

This is an excellent piece by Kent Nerburn, author of Neither Wolf Nor Dog:

“To experience this land is to understand on a fundamental and visceral level that the confrontation taking place here at the edge of the Missouri is more than a struggle between protesters and authorities; more even than test of limits of tribal sovereignty or even claims of violations of sacred land. This is a struggle for the very health of the planet itself. It is a wager between the belief that technology, in the service of progress, will allow us to adapt and adjust and change the earth to fit our human needs, and the belief that the earth has immutable truths that we cannot violate without irreparable damage. It is a wager we cannot afford to get wrong.

An elder once said to me, “You think you can fix everything, change everything. But there will come a day when things cannot be fixed. And, you know what, it will be a day just like today.”

The committed gathering of people on the banks of the Mne Sose understand this. They know, like the old man in Fort Yates, that the Missouri is the blood in the veins of this earth, and that if it becomes polluted by toxins, whether intentionally or otherwise, all the earth and the life upon it fed by those waters is in peril.

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They are not there for themselves. They are there for our children and our children’s children. They are the voice for the seventh generation, if there is to be a seventh generation. And they are being led by the very people whose voices have too long been silenced, the people who have always understood that the earth is alive and that spirit is present in all of creation — the people of Native America.

. . .

Those of us sitting comfortably in our homes are called:
https://jhaines6.wordpress.com/2016/11/2...nt-info-j/

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12-01-2016, 01:47 AM
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Water Protectors in Standing Rock are Blasted with Water Cannons in Sub-Zero Temps
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From Smallpox-Tainted Blankets to the #NoDAPL Evacuation: The Lie of Colonial Concern. On Monday, November 28, 2016, an evacuation order was issued by the governor of North Dakota, calling for the end of the largest convergence of Native resisters in modern times. That convergence, known on social media as #NoDAPL and often simply referred to as "Standing Rock" -- a place whose history and legacy have now been permanently expanded to encompass this moment in time -- has existed in defiance of colonial violence for months now.

It is a convergence that has been assailed and slandered in news reports that take the word of law enforcement as gospel, despite the factual evidence that law enforcement has a chronic tendency to dehumanize and kill us. That tendency is the story of our existence since first contact. So is the resistance with which it has been met.

Now multiple levels of government are once again acting in concert to write their preferred ending to another chapter of that story.

In essence, the "emergency evacuation" order from Gov. Jack Dalrymple echoes the recently feigned concerns of the Army Corps of Engineers, stating that the area's plunging temperatures and heavy snowfall pose an unacceptable safety hazard to the Water Protectors. (Such concerns for our people's warmth were notably lacking when law enforcement blasted Protectors with water cannons in sub-zero temperatures.) The details and language of those orders can be read elsewhere, but I will tell you, unequivocally, what the public must understand about them: These proclamations have nothing to do with Native safety or survival.

Our well-being has never been a priority within these United States. If it were, we would not live as we live and die as we die. We would not be killed at a higher rate by police than any other group. We would not have been subjected to such violence on the frontlines of Standing Rock or any other site of Native resistance. Every rubber bullet that has struck Native flesh, every blast of freezing water that has battered Indigenous bodies at skin-ripping velocities and every cloud of tear gas -- everything you've seen retells the story of how little they care about our survival.

Our people having been facing a brutal storm in Standing Rock for some time now. The notion that some threat of death and suffering is now officially relevant, now that it's posed by nature as opposed to law enforcement's tools of torture and repression, is an insult to us all -- including each of you. The truth could not be plainer. The path of the pipeline (redirected from a 90 percent white community's backyard), the repression and the constant threat of an all-out siege are more evidence than anyone should need, for they are merely part of a larger pattern of evidence.

The Army Corps made its recent statement as a PR maneuver. By issuing an eviction date, even without the threat of force, it has skirted any liability for whatever law enforcement does next. The Army Corps declared December 5 the day on which our people will be deemed intruders on the stolen land the Corps governs. Like the governor, the Corps was sure to couch its decision in feigned concern for our people. The position it made clear was as simple as it was spineless: If our people freeze, we'll have no one to blame but ourselves, because we were warned. And if our people are further barbarized by law enforcement, it will have been by our own choice, because we were given fair warning.

After a full day of public outcry, the Army Corps clarified that it had:
http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/38...al-concern



RT America's Simone Del Rosario reports.

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12-08-2016, 06:21 AM
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Veterans at Standing Rock Shock Tribe Members, Beg Forgiveness for War Crimes
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Jon Eagle Sr., Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has reported something wholly unexpected happened at the Standing Rock Reservation today. The veterans gathered to join the Dakota Pipeline protest stunned the gathered tribal members when they took a knee and asked for forgiveness:

Jon Eagle Sr. 4 hrs ago · Fort Yates, ND ·

I witnessed something powerful and profound today. Wes Clark Jr and the assembled veterans took a knee and collectively asked for forgiveness for the genocide and war crimes committed by the United States Military against tribal nations in this country. Leksi Leonard Crow Dog on behalf of the tribes in attendance accepted and asked for forgiveness for any hurt that might have been caused June 25, 1876 when the Great Sioux Nation defeated the 7th Cavalry. The last thing he said to the veterans was, “… and today we forgive and ask for world peace.” All the veterans replied in a single unified voice, “WORLD PEACE!!!!”

The Native Veterans filed through the ranks, shaking hands and:
http://enewspf.com/2016/12/05/veterans-s...l-nations/

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Congress Releases Final Report, Shows Obama Took $2.6B From Vets To Give To Rebels
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We are living in a country that treats Syrian refugees better than our veterans. That is the America that Obama has created. Under Obama, the Veterans Affairs (VA) has been one of the most mismanaged government entities since 2008. In fact, it has gotten so bad that Obama should be charged with treason for how poorly and disgustingly he has treated our men and women in uniform. Just when you think Obama cannot treat our vets any worse, he proves us all wrong.
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12-14-2016, 12:47 AM
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Pipeline spills 176,000 gallons of crude into creek about 150 miles
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A pipeline leak has spilled tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into a North Dakota creek roughly two and a half hours from Cannon Ball, where protesters are camped out in opposition to the Dakota Access pipeline. Members of the Standing Rock Sioux and other tribes, as well as environmentalists from around the country, have fought the pipeline project on the grounds that it crosses beneath a lake that provides drinking water to native Americans. They say the route beneath Lake Oahe puts the water source in jeopardy and would destroy sacred land.

North Dakota officials estimate more than 176,000 gallons of crude oil leaked from the Belle Fourche Pipeline into the Ash Coulee Creek. State environmental scientist Bill Suess says a landowner discovered the spill on Dec. 5 near the city of Belfield, which is roughly 150 miles from the epicenter of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camps. The leak was contained within hours of the its discovery, Wendy Owen, a spokeswoman for Casper, Wyoming-based True Cos., which operates the Belle Fourche pipeline, told CNBC. It's not yet clear why electronic monitoring equipment didn't detect the leak, Owen told the Asssociated Press.

Owen said the pipeline was:
http://www.cnbc.com/2016/12/12/pipeline-...-camp.html

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01-14-2017, 11:55 PM
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Standing Rock 2017: The Fight is Not Over
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Standing Rock 2017 will continue to be an issue. The fight of the Native American Indian tribes, environmentalists and the water protectors (protestors) is not over. Although the Army Corps of Engineers announced on Sunday December 4th, 2016, that it would not be granting the DAPL easement access, there is nothing to stop the oil company from disobeying that and moving forward anyway. After all, the amount they would have to pay in fines in insignificant next to the lost revenue they are experiencing from the delay of the project. The announcement offered temporary relief, but the battle is not over. Some at the camps have stated that the announcement was propaganda to lull people into a false sense of security. You can expect Standing Rock 2017 to be just as newsworthy as Standing Rock 2016.

Before going further, however, it is worth revisiting the legal facts of the Standing Rock / DAPL issue, since there was so much emotion, disinformation and confusion surrounding it. Historical Context of DAPL: Treatment of the American Indians in the Past. First we need to understand the background. In 1851, the Laramie Treaty was struck which outlined the territorial claims of 8 American Indian tribes including the Sioux. However 11 years later in 1862, after many years of broken promises by the US Government (treaty land not honored, food and supplies not delivered as promised), a war raged between members of the Dakota nation and the US military in southern Minnesota. In fact, December 26th marked the 154th anniversary of the largest mass execution in US government history, when 38 Dakota men were publicly hanged in Mankato, Minnesota.

Around this time gold and other minerals were discovered on Treaty reservation land, so the US Government took back the land, dug for uranium and poisoned the aquifer and thus the drinking water of the people there (now incidentally the Sioux must pump the Missouri River to make their water drinkable). In 1890, a horrible massacre took place. At the Battle of the Wounded Knee (not a battle but a massacre), white man shot Lakota Sioux women and children and killed their buffalo.

History.com describes it as follows:

“The conflict at Wounded Knee was originally referred to as a battle, but in reality it was a tragic and avoidable massacre … a brutal massacre … in which it’s estimated 150 Indians were killed (some historians put this number at twice as high), nearly half of them women and children. The cavalry lost 25 men.” Clearly there has been a lot of mistrust, broken promises, theft, violence and murder in the past. From the American Indian point of view, the DAPL is the black snake they have prophesized about which threatens their livelihood and lives. Those supporting the DAPL have made several claims substantiating why they believe it’s right, fair and legal. Let’s take a closer look at their claims.

Claim: DAPL Does Not Go Through Sioux Treaty Land

This is technically true, but overall very misleading. Yes, the DAPL runs adjacent and parallel to an older 1982 pipeline in the same place. The pipeline passes by a point about 500 feet from Sioux land. Obviously, if some kind of oil spill were to occur, the probability is almost 100% that it would affect American Indian land. How could it not being that close? The Lakota Sioux on pine Ridge used to depend upon the Ogallala Aquifer for their drinking water.

But since the uranium contamination, they now pump water from the:
http://humansarefree.com/2017/01/standin...-over.html

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Trump Shows Support for Big Oil & Revives Keystone, Dakota Projects
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WASHINGTON – Holding hands, hundreds of protesters opposed to the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines took to the streets of Washington Tuesday night for a fresh round of demonstrations after President Trump signed executive orders clearing the way for the controversial projects to move forward. “There’s a man sitting in that house right now who is not going to stand for anyone other than himself,” Jicarilla Apache Nation member Eryn Wise told the crowd by the White House. Others chanted, “We’re not going away. Welcome to your fourth day!” The backlash in D.C. and other cities swiftly signaled that the kind of anti-pipeline demonstrations that took over a swath of North Dakota last year are revving up again. Only this time, they're going national. The president, in signing the orders Tuesday, described them as a bid to put Americans back to work. The actions make it easier for TransCanada to construct the Keystone XL pipeline and for Energy Transfer Partners to build the final stretch of the Dakota Access Pipeline. "It's about time," House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said in a statement. "These pipelines will strengthen our nation’s energy supply and help keep energy costs low for American families."

Who's reservation, town, and backyard will the pipeline be in or close to? Not anyone who lives in a house that is more than $500,000. History repeating itself with the true Native American, the U.S. government has continued rape and pillage from the people who opened their arms and welcomed them in. There has never been a true Native American that has been president of the Untied States, only immigrants. Just think how beautiful America and the world would be today if they had voted in a true Native American - the air and water would be clean, forests abundant, few sick people, food and shelter for all. There would have been no oil if a Native American would have become president of the United States, because they would have stuck with the hemp oil that was used on wagon wheels, and the hemp bio-fuel that Henry Ford invented for his first Model T's. What a wonderful world it would have been and a cleaner one without crude oil - look how much it has changed the lives of the people and the destruction of millions of acres of land. Damage to the nation of Nigeria, Africa with the first pipelines in the world should be a warning to all. Once it destroys the land then it can never be what it once was. Just look at the Gulf of Mexico! Lives destroyed and Obama has okayed for tons of fracking waste to be poured into it.

Who will suffer when the pipelines of black crude oil spill - only the middle income and the poor.

Same story and different time period.

Map of states where pipeline is going in link below:
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/...jects.html

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02-23-2017, 08:49 AM
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Taxpayer-Funded Horror at Standing Rock
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Police brutality against protesters is reminiscent of civil-rights battles like Selma. And the state has borrowed millions to fund it.

UPDATE: Ten people were arrested, and one protester was injured during confrontation with North Dakota police during evictions Wednesday. A 17-year-old girl suffered severe injuries during ceremonial burning of structures in main protest camp. ALONG THE CANNONBALL RIVER, North Dakota—The following story is brought to you by the taxpayers of North Dakota. It was a bitter cold night on the Backwater Bridge when Efrain Montalvo got the desperate call from the front line.

“The medics were screaming for help, because they were overwhelmed,” remembered Montalvo, 25, a member of the International Indigenous Youth Council at Standing Rock. He looked up through white mists of tear gas, cut by screams and shouts on the bridge. Native elders stood motionless in front of barricades of razor wire, clutching feathers, burning prayer bundles of sage, holding their ground. They were unarmed, eyes shut tight against the clouds of pepper spray. Others held up plywood shields or the tops of plastic bins against the spray. “Disperse!” shouted police, who then unleashed a fire hose, soaking protesters in the sub-freezing temperatures. Icicles formed on their hair. Their winter jackets crunched. Montalvo moved swiftly toward the front line, carrying bottles of water and Milk of Magnesia (to relieve the tear gas sting) toward the medics. Riot-clad police, ensconced behind concrete barriers and the looping wire, began firing rubber bullets. Montalvo watched an elder fall at his feet, his staff clattering to the pavement of the shut-down state highway. Then police launched a barrage of smoking tear-gas canisters from grenade launchers.

“That’s when people started panicking,” Montalvo recalled. A tear-gas canister hit Montalvo squarely in the chest. He inhaled its smoke deeply, then wandered aimlessly, hands over his eyes. Two minutes later, he could see again. Another canister exploded at his feet. He saw a brilliant white light. Then everything went black and silent. Montalvo began shaking uncontrollably. For 10 minutes, “I couldn’t remember who I was, where I was.” Medics whisked him off the bridge. Days later, he could still taste the tear gas in his mouth. Montalvo was one of hundreds of unarmed “water protectors” facing down North Dakota police at the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation on that evening of Nov. 20. The clashes had begun after:
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05-09-2017, 10:23 PM
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(Oklahoma) Passes “Emergency” Law to Fine Protesters Up To $1 Mil. - Pipeline Coming
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They are afraid the Indians in OK will have a stand-off like their fellow tribe mates in other pipeline protests.

We really are living in an Orwellian society.

By Claire Bernish

Rushed to the governor’s desk under the pretense of being “an emergency,” a new statute signed into law in Oklahoma days ago increases penalties against protesters — specifically, it targets opposition to construction of the Diamond Pipeline — with those found guilty facing far stiffer penalties, including fines topping a mind-numbing $1 million. Anyone caught trespassing on property considered containing a “critical infrastructure facility” will “face a felony and a minimum $10,000 fine if a court determines they entered property intending to damage, vandalize, deface, ‘impede or inhibit operations of the facility.’ Should the trespasser actually succeed in ‘tampering’ with the infrastructure, they face a $100,000 fine or 10 years of imprisonment,” The Intercept reports.

Summoning the ugly specter of Energy Transfer Partners’ horrendous PR imbroglio over massive camps of Native American water protectors endeavored to halt construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin hastily signed the dissent-wrecking statute in a preemptive attempt to quash protest against the factious $900 million Diamond Pipeline — before grassroots opposition has the opportunity to mushroom.

As NewsOK describes the new rights-stomping legislation,

Someone charged under the new law could face a $10,000 fine and up to a year in jail if they intend to halt progress of a pipeline or otherwise interfere with operations. The penalty increases to 10 years and $100,000 if the person is successful at damaging, vandalizing, defacing or tampering with equipment. The fine for just trespassing at a critical infrastructure site would be at least $1,000, but the Legislature did not include an upper limit. Inadvertently reiterating the pernicious law’s definitive use against the constitutional right to protest, Republican Representative Scott Biggs — primary author of House Bill 1123 — noted its intent to put the rights of Big Oil infrastructure first, stating,

This law isn’t about lost hunters or misplaced campers. This law is about protecting our state’s most important and critical infrastructure by holding those who seek to do our state harm accountable.

While destruction of property should arguably carry harsh penalties, this draconian law — and a mirror bill currently winding its way through state legislature — make definitive the privilege the oil and gas industry enjoys by degrees of magnitude above public concern for the environment.

To wit, in addition to heightened punishments for trespassing individuals, both pieces of legislation exponentially ratchet up fines and prison time when actions are believed coordinated by an organization — increasing by tenfold the penalties when the perpetrator is a ‘group’ — as pro-fossil fuel advocates pegged outside entities as responsible for the immense show of opposition to Dakota Access.

“On the same day Fallin signed that bill,” NewsOK continues,

lawmakers approved another one that would make trespassers liable for damages to real or personal property. House Bill 2128 also extends civil liability to a ‘person or entity that compensates, provides consideration or remunerates a person for trespassing.’ The bill’s author, state Rep. Mark McBride, said the so-called vicarious liability provision would apply to people who give lodging to those who are later arrested for trespassing. He said the idea for the bill came from actions along the Dakota Access Pipeline. Worse still, these laws would allow the pursuit of damages against protesters — even when no conviction results — and even if a subject is only arrested on the mere suspicion of trespassing.

“Significantly,” The Intercept elaborates, “the statute also implicates any organization ‘found to be a conspirator’ with the trespasser, threatening collaborator groups with a fine ‘ten times’ that imposed on the intruder — as much as $1 million in cases involving damage.” House Bill 2128 would hold liable anyone — or any group — who “compensates, remunerates or provides consideration to someone who causes damage while trespassing.”

Opposition from Oklahoma Democrats centered primarily around that frightfully heavy-handed, subjective possibility. Representative Cory Williams demanded clarification from McBride on his intended definition of ‘compensation,’ Public Radio Tulsa reports, to which the author retorted sans irony,

“It means just what we:
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Though he campaigned against corruption, Donald Trump stands to profit from the Dakota Access Pipeline. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. “The operator of the Dakota Access pipeline has asked a federal judge to approve immediate construction under the Missouri river just one day after the US government delayed the oil project that has faced international opposition from indigenous groups and environmental activists.

Energy Transfer Partners, the owner of the $3.7bn pipeline, accused President Barack Obama’s administration of being “motivated purely by politics” and said it would “vigorously pursue its legal rights” to build under the river that provides the Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s water supply.

“Dakota Access Pipeline has waited long enough to complete this pipeline,” CEO Kelcy Warren said in a statement. “It is time for the Courts to end this political interference and remove whatever legal cloud that may exist over the right-of-way beneath federal land at Lake Oahe.”

The company said in court filings that the army’s “intransigence in completing its review has already cost Dakota Access hundreds of millions of dollars” and that additional delays will result in further costs.”

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05-19-2017, 09:44 PM
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People Born in the U,S. other than American Indians Can't Claim to be Natives
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Read an article recently in which the writer declared the only true Native Americans are American Indians. The writer, who'll remain unnamed, apparently adheres to the politically-correct (PC) notion that people born in the United States other than American Indians can't claim to be natives.

That definition for Native American is "a member of any indigenous people of the Western Hemisphere." The PC group use that definition because the followers think Indians are offended by the word Indian. But many American Indians, including Russell Means, the Lakota activist and founder of the American Indian Movement, favors Indian over Native American.

"I abhor the term Native American," Means said.

Actually, the writer wasn't concerned about Indians or their welfare. She was attacking President Donald Trump on his immigration policies. She claimed the President should remember that everyone in the United States, except Native Americans are immigrants.

That's ridiculous.

Trump's policies include deporting millions of alleged illegal immigrants and preventing people from some countries from entering the United States. The definition of immigrant is a person who comes to a country "of which one is not a native usually for permanent residence." A native is defined as "a person born in a specified place or associated with a place by birth." The first sentence in Section 1 of Fourteenth Amendment of the United States Constitution says,:
http://www.13wmaz.com/news/native-americ.../403951907


GREED WAS THE REASON FOR THE MASSACRE OF THE "NATIVE AMERICANS".

First Nation Massacre in California killed thousands of people. California passed laws to encourage extermination of the Indian families.Genocide does NOT just include disease. Genocide also includes murder and starvation. Please read the books Four Voyages by Christopher Columbus published by SNOWBALLPUBLISHING.COM 2013 and Lies my Teacher Told Me about Christopher Columbus written by James W Loewen and published by TheNewPress.co. - Native without Rights.


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05-27-2017, 03:19 AM
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They’re back: Dakota Pipeline Protesters Set Up Camp to Back Iowa Farmers
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WILLIAMSBURG, Iowa — The last thing Iowa County farmers expected to crop up amid their well-groomed corn and soybean fields was a permanent pipeline protest camp, given that the county has no pipeline. But after the collapse of the Dakota Access protest in February, Christine Nobiss of the Indigenous Iowa blog returned to the Hawkeye State and founded the Little Creek Camp, a collection of tents and teepees dedicated to keeping the spirit of Standing Rock alive. Railing against the Dakota Access pipeline may seem futile, given that the $3.8 billion project is slated to go into service on June 1, but “the point of this camp goes beyond a pipeline, I can tell you that,” Ms. Nobiss said.

“This camp is a think tank,” she said. “This camp is long-term in terms of building an eco-village, a sustainable community. We’re here to help local farmers fight Monsanto.” Not all of those farmers are interested in their help. Organizers describe Little Creek as a “prayer and healing camp,” a kind of pit stop for activists, but locals such as Lance Schaefer are worried that the encampment could blow up into the kind of melee that devastated south-central North Dakota.

“Some people say, ‘Give them the benefit of the doubt,’ but once the horse is out of the barn, you can’t get him back in that easily,” Mr. Schaefer said. “We’re warning you and telling you, ‘This is what happened in North Dakota. It’s very similar to what’s happening in Iowa, and you should not let them get a foothold.’” At this point, however, the neighbors don’t have much choice. The 14-acre property is owned by Max Hilton, who lives elsewhere but agreed to allow Ms. Nobiss to set up the Little Creek Camp on his plot, which now houses as many as 20 activists.

Iowa County Sheriff Robert Rotter said he:
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