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image Analysis: North Dakota Pipelines Average Four Spills Per Year; 3 Million Gallons Spilled in Past 21 Years 480_north_dakota_pipeline_spills_map_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, December 6, 2016 — Existing pipelines in North Dakota have spilled crude oil and other hazardous liquids at least 85 times since 1996, according to an analysis (see PDF) released today by the Center for Biological Diversity. These 85 spills — an average of four a year — caused more than $40 million in property damage, according to the data compiled from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. Image: Hazardous liquid pipeline ...
Posted: Tue Dec 6, 2016 1:49PM
image Victory for Standing Rock: DAPL Easement Not Granted 480_athabasca-keepers-of-the-water-standing-rock-dapl_joey-podlubny-flickr_1.jpg by via Earthjustice
Victory: The Dakota Access Corporation was not granted the easement needed for construction under Lake Oahe; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for alternative routes...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 6:04PM
text Army Corps of Engineers Denies Easement to DAPL to drill under Lake Oahe and Missouri River until EIS is Completed by via Water Protector Legal Collective/NLG
December 4, 2016 - Today, the United States Army Corps of Engineers announced that it is denying an easement to Dakota Access, LLC (Dakota Access) to drill under Lake Oahe and the Missouri River for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) until an Environmental Impact Statement is completed and alternative routes are explored. “The Water Protector Legal Collective applauds the Obama Administration’s decision to deny the easement, but calls for a permanent stop to DAPL. We also recognize that this d...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:52PM
image Endangered Species Mural at Standing Rock Supports Tribal Push to Protect Water, Sacred Land From Pipeline 480_dakotaskippermural_rogerpeet_1.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
Dakota Skipper Mural Is Tenth Installment in National Endangered Species Mural Project...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:38PM
image Nurses Donate $50,000 to Aid Veterans Stand with Standing Rock 480_national_nurses_united_standing_rock_nodapl.jpg by via National Nurses United
National Nurses United Press Release, 12/2/16...
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:23PM
text Stop Sen. Sesssions From Making U.S. into a Sadistic State as D.A.! by Green Liberty Party
Petition from MoveOn.org to stop Sen. Jeffery Beauregard Sessions from becoming District Attorney of the U.S. under Pres. Trump. Reasons to prevent his appointment as DA include overt racism and outdated pre-Civil War thinking. He also doesn't respect state rights on cannabis legalization. Sen. Sessions will take the U.S. backwards into a state of sadistic racial feudalism....
Posted: Mon Dec 5, 2016 5:11AM
text Ongoing gross violations of human rights, genocide, ethnocide, ecocide in 'Australia' by Ghillar Michael Anderson
30 November 2016: The Canberra Gathering of First Nations and Peoples from 26 to 27 November was a very successful sharing of testimony, knowledge, understanding and strategies. Delegates came from across this continent––as far away as Oombulgurri in the Kimberley, Western Australia and Atherton in Far North Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander delegates were joined by participants from the Mapuche in southern Chile, Canada, Fiji and Bangladesh. The Gathering was also well attend...
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:14PM
audio 2nd Annual New Orleans Palestinian Film Festival (NOPFF) (audio/x-wav 467.8mb) by WTUL News and Views
This weekend the New Orleans Palestine Solidarity Committee (NOPSC) will be hosting the city's 2nd annual Palestinian Film Festival. In addition to the films, there will be an educational panel on Saturday evening, after the film "Jews Step Forward" which is about people in the Jewish community who are taking a stand against Israeli apartheid and the illegal occupation of Palestine....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:41AM
text New Australian 'biodiversity' law 'a direct assault on Aboriginal laws, culture, religion by Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Legislation has been passed in the Australian state of New South Wales which allows farmers to clear land at will. Farmers welcome it, an Aboriginal leader sees it as a declaration of war. Ghillar Michael Anderson writes that it is a direct assault on Aboriginal laws, culture, religion and spirituality....
Posted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 6:14AM
image Oceti Sakowin Camp Calls for Immediate Federal Protection for Peaceful Occupation of 1851 Treaty Land 480_standingrock1_1.jpg by via Oceti Sakowin Camp
Standing Rock Reservation, Oceti Sakowin Camp. North Dakota, November 27, 2016 — In the past year the world has witnessed an all-out attack on oaths central to the promises made to the Indigenous People of these lands, as well as many oaths this country was founded upon. Those who have the courage to hold the vigil of consciousness momentarily found comfort when President Obama intervened in September, after the Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) moved to grant permission to an oil company to cont...
Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:33PM
image Army Corp Closes Public Access to Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5th 480_press_release_1_1.jpg by via Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Tribes call on President Obama again to deny easement and honor treaty....
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:46PM
audio Standing Rock Elder Protector Speaks at a March Against DAPL in North Dakota (audio/mpeg 28.5mb) by paz
Standing Rock Elder Protector Speaks at a March Against DAPL in North Dakota Demand justice for the people of standing rock, and remember the true history of the peoples of Americas....
Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:48AM
image Thanksgiving Decorations for the Manhattan Bridge 480_signal-2016-11-24-174842_1.jpg by sumfagz
a communique regarding an action in solidarity with the standing rock Sioux nation in new york city, including three images....
Posted: Thu Nov 24, 2016 5:54PM
image Woman severely injured when concussion grenade thrown by police at Standing Rock explodes on her arm 480_sophia_wilansky_standing_rock_nodapl_1.jpg by via Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
November 22, 2016 - On November 21st as a direct result of the violent police response at Standing Rock towards unarmed people opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 21 year old woman from New York City, Sophia Wilansky, was severely injured when a concussion grenade thrown by police hit her left arm and exploded. Sophia was heading to bring water to the unarmed people who were being attacked for several hours by Morton County Sheriff forces. The Morton County Sheriff’s Department has stated ...
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:26PM
audio New Orleans Stands with Standing Rock Nov 15 (audio/mpeg 22.0mb) by wtulnews
more than 300 people gathered in front of the Army Corps Office on Leake st in support of water protectors in North Dakota and Iowa who have assembled to prevent the Dakota Access Pipeline from transporting fracked crude oil from Bakken fields to Tx and through Louisiana. Alicia Cooke of 350La, James Hartwell of Gulf Restoration Network, Anne Rolfes of LA Bucket Brigade, and Cherri Foytlin of BOLD Louisiana spoke to the racial injustice of the pipeline route, avoiding federal law for profit...
Posted: Tue Nov 22, 2016 5:06PM
image Tribes call on President Obama to deny easement, investigate pipeline safety and protect tribal sovereignty 480_press_release_1_1.jpg by via Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE. 11-21-16...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:43PM
image Police Attack Unarmed Standing Rock Water Protectors in Freezing Temperatures with Water Cannons and Other Weapons in 5-Hour Standoff 480_nov-20-standing-rock-water-cannons-twitter-bluefancyshawl_1.jpg by via National Lawyers Guild
CANNON BALL, ND, November 21, 2016 — The Water Protector Legal Collective (WPLC; formerly Red Owl), an initiative of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG), strongly condemns the flagrant civil and human rights violations committed by Morton County law enforcement last night against unarmed Standing Rock Water Protectors. The standoff lasted more than five hours in freezing temperatures (26-degrees Fahrenheit), during which police deployed water cannons, rubber bullets, Long Range Acoustic Devices ...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:35PM
text Militarized Police Endanger Lives of Standing Rock Water Protectors With Water Cannon Attack in Freezing Overnight Conditions by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, November 21, 2016— Militarized police last night launched a dangerous water cannon attack in sub-freezing temperatures on peaceful water protectors opposing construction of the Dakota Access oil pipeline at Standing Rock, N.D. The attack injured dozens and threatened the lives of American Indians and their allies, most of whom are camping without access to electric heat, by purposely subjecting them to hypothermic conditions....
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:15PM
image Native-led Copwatch forms at Standing Rock 480_copwatchstandingrock_1.jpg by WeCopwatch
As Police attacks on Water Protectors intensifies at Standing Rock, a Native led Copwatch group is formed. We need cameras, and fast!...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 4:11PM
text Excessive Force by Police Injures 300 Water Protectors at Standing Rock by via Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council
November 20, 2016 - The Standing Rock Medic & Healer Council responded to a mass casualty incident that began at 6pm yesterday evening. Approximately 300 injuries were identified, triaged, assessed and treated by our physicians, nurses, paramedics and integrative healers working in collaboration with local emergency response. These 300 injuries were the direct result of excessive force by police over the course of 10 hours. At least 26 seriously injured people had to be evacuated by ambulance...
Posted: Mon Nov 21, 2016 2:43PM