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Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Recall America’s Historical Shame


Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Recall America’s Historical Shame

Sonali Kolhatkar

Until a few years ago, the word “occupation” was synonymous with power, imperialism and foreign invasion. Today, in the post-Occupy Wall Street era, more and more activists are using their physical presence to make demands. From Manhattan’s Zuccotti Park to Tahrir Square in Cairo, occupation has become a powerful method of organizing.


Ms. Kolhatkar writes an interesting, accurate assessment except for this. Why are the politicians who push Koch Brothers' talking points described as "Liberal"? If Ms. Kolhatkar stated Libertarian or Neo-liberal that's another matter:

"It echoes the standard claim of “energy independence” by liberal politicians, saying that the pipeline will help the U.S. be “truly independent of energy from unstable regions of the world,” because “every barrel of crude oil produced in the United States directly displaces a barrel of imported foreign oil.”


In Solidarity ~ Water is Life


Thank you for the post - more context - always!


Thank you so very much for that link. May the creator bless our First Nations peoples.


Crude oil needs to stay buried somewhere whether underground or under sea or gulf, the earth cannot live with fossil fuels, and is dying by the hour from burning them


Support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their peaceful protest against the Dakota Pipeline! The recommendation of the National Congress of American Indians is to contact your local tribe and ask that they send a letter of support to the Sioux Tribe in their actions to protect the head waters of the Missouri River and to refuse access to their land by Enbridge, Inc. and their contractors for the Dakota Pipeline.

This pipeline has not undergone an Environmental Safety Inspection or been approved by anyone. Enbridge is a Canadian company that operates many gas and liquids pipelines in Canada and the US as well as a natural gas utility in Canada. Remember the Keystone Pipeline that was finally stopped by President Obama? Same company...

Check out their environmental record. Using data from Enbridge's own reports, the Polaris Institute calculated that 804 spills occurred on Enbridge pipelines between 1999 and 2010.

See the actual reports here:

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