Monthly Archives: November 2016

Dakota Pipeline knew about Standing Rock concerns 2 1/2 years ago

Here is the audio recording of Energy Transfers Partner’s (ETP) meeting with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe (SRST) on September 30, 2014. The recording is astounding for its replication of current arguments.  The SRST clearly states their primary concerns are … Continue reading

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Standing Rock map tells a story

I created the above map based on a variety of sources– maps released by the US Army Corp, the Environmental Assessment by Energy Transfer Partners, Google Earth, drone footage by Digital Smoke Signals, and information at Oceti Sakowin Camp and … Continue reading

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Time for pressure: What you can do for Standing Rock now

Shit is going down and now is the time for the general public to apply meaningful pressure. WHAT HAPPENED THESE LAST FEW DAYS Sunday night (November 20), local law enforcement deliberately doused unarmed non-violent people with water cannons in 25F … Continue reading

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The Dakota Access Pipeline doesn’t make economic sense anymore

With the decline in worldwide oil prices, production in North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields has declined so much that, by the end of this year, the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline will be completely unnecessary from an economic point of view. … Continue reading

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Letter to Obama: Pardon Leonard Peltier

November 18, 2016 The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20500 Dear President Obama, I write to you to request the pardon of Leonard Peltier. Leonard Peltier was a community organizer just like you.  In a time of … Continue reading

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Standing Rock: America’s War Zone

I just returned from a Standing Rock/NoDAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline) Teach-in at UC Davis, where we heard accounts from people just returning from the front lines.  The war terminology fits.  They described a veritable militarized zone, separating non-violent protesters (called … Continue reading

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Confessions of a Converted Conservative

The election of Donald Trump is a national embarrassment, tragedy, and nightmare. He is not just another Republican, another politician.  He is not McCain, Bush, or Romney.  He is a racist, misogynist, and bully.  His behavior is an affront to … Continue reading

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