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text United Nations Expert Validates Standing Rock Sioux Opposition To Dakota Access Pipeline by via Indigenous Environmental Network
Cannon Ball, North Dakota (23 Sept. 2016) – United Nations Expert, the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Victoria Tauli-Corpuz, released a statement yesterday calling upon the United States to immediately halt the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, in recognition of dire and direct threats to the drinking water, burial grounds and sacred sites of the Standing Rock Sioux people....
Posted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 12:39PM
text UN Conference on Trade and Development Warns Global Economy is in "Fragile State" by Greg Wiliams
A report released from a UN group calls the global economy "fragile" and urges action on trade, tax and debt policies to improve economic growth. The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development's (UNCTAD) annual "Trade and Development Report" notes rising debt and inequality levels. The report warns that current economic challenges may be more difficult to manage than the 2008 global financial crisis.‎...
Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 10:12AM
image Archaeologists & Museums Denounce Destruction of Standing Rock Sioux Burial Grounds 480_nhm_feather-01-830x467_1.jpg by via The Natural History Museum
The Natural History Museum initiated this sign-on letter concerning the destruction of Native American burial grounds and sacred sites by the Dakota Access Pipeline company. If you are an archaeologists, anthropologist, historian or museum worker you are invited to add your name by emailing info@thenaturalhistorymuseum.org....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:08PM
image Leonard Peltier on Solidarity with Standing Rock 480_free_leonard_peltier.jpg by Leonard Peltier
Greeting Sisters and Brothers: I have been asked to write a SOLIDARITY statement to everyone about the Camp of the Sacred Stones on Standing Rock. Thank you for this great honor. I must admit it is very difficult for me to even begin this statement as my eyes get so blurred from tears and my heart swells with pride, as chills run up and down my neck and back. I’m so proud of all of you young people and others there....
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:59PM
image Over 700,000 People Tell Government to Block Seed Mergers 480_seeds_1.jpg by Center for Food Safety
Washington, D.C., September 20th, 2016 — As the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee meets today to examine consolidation in the agriculture seed and chemical industry, nine groups have submitted petitions signed by 708,000 people urging the Department of Justice and elected officials to block several pending mergers that would further consolidate the market for seeds and agricultural chemicals. The pending mergers between Dow-DuPont, Syngenta-ChemChina and Bayer-Monsanto would further increase th...
Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:54PM
text Power Elites: On the Great illusion of Pluralist Liberalism by Marcus Kloeckner
With his 1956 book "The Power Elite," C. Wright Mills put the democratic character of the US to the test. Despite formal democratic structures, a power elite formed that suspends democratic procedures. Mills broke through the wall of dominant ideological convictions as the great unquestioned illusion influencing citizens' ideas of reality. "Real power starts from a political directorate. In truth, only small circles have power."...
Posted: Wed Sep 21, 2016 5:10AM
text Company Behind Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Has Record of Spills, Property Damage by Center for Biological Diversity
WASHINGTON, September 20, 2016 — Energy Transfer Partners, the conglomerate behind the controversial Dakota Access oil pipeline, is responsible for 29 pipeline safety incidents since 2006, in which 9,555 barrels of hazardous liquids were leaked, according to a new analysis of federal data by the Center for Biological Diversity. Those spills resulted in $9.5 million in property damage, according to information from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety...
Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 3:18PM
image Federal Judge Dissolves DAPL's Injunction Against Water Protectors nodapl_water_protectors_standing_rock_r_lederman_nlg.jpg by via National Lawyers Guild
BISMARCK, ND, September 16, 2016 — North Dakota U.S. District Court Judge Daniel L. Hovland today dissolved a temporary restraining order against Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II and a number of named and unnamed participants in protests against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Dakota Access LLP, the consortium building the DAPL, applied for the restraining order on an ex parte basis on August 15, citing demonstrations earlier in August that effect...
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 11:53PM
audio Solidarity with Standing Rock from New Orleans (audio/mpeg 9.1mb) by Sarah Holtz for WTUL News
"We are linked and one breath affects another breath, one drink affects another’s drink" - Dr. Denise Graves Tuesday the 13th, a crowd, carrying signs, gathered to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. Sarah Holtz was on the scene to gather testimonials from native people from New Orleans or passing through, as well as Mardi Gras indians in attendance. [9:55]...
Posted: Fri Sep 16, 2016 9:28AM
image Pennsylvanians: No Tax Dollars for Dakota Access Pipeline 480_public_comment_1.jpg by Food & Water Watch
Hundreds of activists are calling on state leaders to send a message by dropping their investments in one of the companies behind the controversial Bakken pipeline....
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 6:13PM
text Mozambique President Meets IMF and World Bank As Debt and Corruption Concerns Loom by Greg Williams
Mozambique President Filipe Nyusi is in Washington for a series of meetings with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Secretary John Kerry and US AID's Gayle Smith....
Posted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 9:41AM
image North Dakota’s Governor Declared a State of Emergency to Deal With Peaceful Oil Pipeline Protesters 480_dakota_access_pipeline_protest_police_1.jpg by ACLU of North Dakota
We Call It a State of Emergency for Civil Rights....
Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 2:15PM
image Riot Police Begin Mass-Arrests at Dakota Access Pipeline, FB Censors Video 480_facebook-blocked-dakota-access-pipeline-protest-riot-police-livestream_1.jpg by Nick Bernabe, Anti-Media
(ANTIMEDIA) North Dakota, September 13, 2016 — 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....
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:54PM
text New Report Finds Corporate Offshore Tax Avoidance ‎a Growing Problem by Greg Williams
According to a new report, secretive offshore tax avoidance practices are on the rise among multinational businesses....
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:56PM
text Is Wells Fargo an on-going criminal enterprise? by Lynda Carson
The Chairman and CEO of Wells Fargo in San Francisco is John Stumpf, who resides in a $7 million penthouse condominium on Russian Hill in San Francisco!...
Posted: Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:08AM
image Standing Rock Sioux Tribe calls for peace in advance of court ruling standing_rock_sioux_tribe.png by Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
CANNON BALL, N.D., September 8, 2016 – A ruling from the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia is anticipated tomorrow, September 9, on whether construction can continue on the Dakota Access Pipeline. The statement below from David Archambault II, chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, can be quoted in full or in part....
Posted: Fri Sep 9, 2016 4:23AM
text Oil Giant Enbridge to Purchase Gas Behemoth Spectra by via Sierra Club
Deal Would Create One of the Largest Corporate Polluters in the Country...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 5:13PM
image Center for Biological Diversity Stands With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Opposing Dakota Oil Pipeline center_for_biological_diversity.jpg by Center for Biological Diversity
TUCSON, Ariz.— Kierán Suckling, executive director of the Center for Biological Diversity, released the following statement today in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in its fight to stop the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline and preserve its land and culture....
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 4:56PM
text solidarity to the usa prisoners strike by anarchist from greek prisons
Solidarity...
Posted: Thu Sep 8, 2016 12:39PM
image ACLU of North Dakota Statement on Excessive Use of Force Against Pipeline Protesters aclu_north_dakota.gif by ACLU of North Dakota
Cannon Ball, N.D., September 4, 2016 - Eyewitness accounts and video footage of nonviolent pipeline protesters engaged in civil disobedience near Cannonball, North Dakota on Saturday, September 3, 2016, highlight the use of excessive force by Dakota Access, LLC (DAPL) private security personnel on protesters....
Posted: Wed Sep 7, 2016 4:49PM