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Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp Holdouts Arrested

Our Indigenous brothers and sisters deserve better than this. Let the rich run pipelines through their own properties and see how many are built.


ap-standing-rock Law enforcement vehicles arrive at the closed Dakota Access pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball, N.D., on Feb. 23, 2017. (James MacPherson / AP)

Red Power Media | Feb 23, 2017

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP)– Police in full riot gear began arresting Dakota Access pipeline opponents who remained in a protest camp in North Dakota on Thursday in defiance of orders to leave.

Most protesters left peacefully Wednesday, when authorities closed the camp on Army Corps of Engineers land in advance of spring flooding, but some refused to go.

Eighteen National Guardsmen and dozens of law officers entered the camp from two directions shortly before midday Thursday, along with several law enforcement and military vehicles. A helicopter and airplane flew overhead.

Officers checked structures and began arresting people, putting them in vans to take to jail. The number of arrests wasn’t immediately known.

U.S. National Guard and police sweep the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on Feb. 23, 2017. (source: livestream.com / Unicorn Riot) U.S. National Guard and police sweep the…

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U.S. Army Corps To Grant Final Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline: Court Filing

The treatment of this country toward our Indigenous brothers and sisters continues to be appalling. Every time we discover a resource or use for their treaty negotiated lands, we take them. My heart goes out to all those who have bravely fought this battle. We must continue to fight. #noDAPL


A North Dakota National Guard vehicle idles on the outskirts of the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester A North Dakota National Guard vehicle idles on the outskirts of the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., January 29, 2017. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester

Reuters | Feb 7, 2017 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will grant the final easement needed to finish the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline, according to a court filing Tuesday.

The line had been delayed for several months after protests from Native American tribes and climate activists. The $3.8 billion line, which is being built by Energy Transfer Partners (ETP.N), needed a final permit to tunnel under Lake Oahe, a reservoir that is part of the Missouri River.

The Standing Rock Sioux tribe, whose reservation is adjacent to the line’s route, has said it will fight the decision. The Army Corps had previously stated that it would undertake further environmental review of the project. The tribe was not immediately…

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After Trump’s Executive Order, Sheriff Issues Ominous Warning to DAPL Water Protectors

If this was really about the “rule of law”, the United States would honor the original treaties signed with the Indian Nations. Of course, that would give the Bad Lands back to the Sioux (Treaty of Fort Laramie 1868):

Openhearted Rebel

By Claire Bernish, The Free Thought Project

Cannon Ball, ND — After President Donald Trump issued Executive Orders greenlighting both the Keystone XL and Dakota Access Pipelines, protests erupted from coast to coast — including in the nation’s capital — as the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Morton County Sheriff’s Department, and clean energy advocates were left scrambling to make sense of the abrupt power play.

Rumors have circulated for months law enforcement would opportune the first chance to forcefully evict water protectors from the camps — whether under the guise of safety, since several sit amid a spring flood plain, or under the premise of illegality despite the location being part of lands granted to the tribe by treaties over a century ago by the U.S. government. Now, thanks to Trump, the future of pipeline opposition camps looks grim.

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Trump to send 7th Cavalry to deal with ‘injun trouble’ over North Dakota pipeline

Here’s a great little dish of satire from The Whitechapel Whelk. It bites HARD.

The Whitechapel Whelk

little_big_horn_battle The 7th Cavalry pictured at high-level talks with the Sioux in the olden days

Following fresh protests by native Americans from the Standing Rock Sioux tribe over President Donald Trump’s newly-announced plans to recommence work on the controversial, Dakota Access oil pipeline, the new president has announced that he will be sending the legendary, 7th Cavalry, to the area to deal with what he is calling “pesky injun trouble”

Speaking at a press briefing yesterday, Trump outlined plans to build a small fort in the heart of Sioux territory, from where detachments of horse soldiers armed with Winchester repeating rifles will ride out at high noon each day to deal with any insurgency from native Americans in the area who may try to disrupt construction.

“We are going to take care of business and take care of it fast,” he told reporters “You will not be able to believe how…

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