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Hundreds of militarized police descend on Pipeline protesters chained to equipment

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posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:06 AM
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I want to be clear about defining an element to this whole issue that is not really being talked about but that is in the back of the minds of all who live in the immediate area that has the pipeline going through it. I can speak from direct interaction and experience with those in charge of building the pipeline, as it also goes through my families property and has been an uphill battle for the last two years in maintaining the fertility of our farmland.

It has been a very complicated, stressful and agrivating process that has crippled our land and that's just from the building process. We have lost a natural spring that fed a pond that was critical to livestock on one of the properties. There are rocks strung across the ground making a huge stretch of the property impassible for tractor impliments and growing crops. The pipe was laid over an older pipe and we did not have a choice of whether it would go through the property, but we were told in the beginning of the process that everything would be returned to its original state by the end of the build. They have not hauled away the leftover materials, rock etc. They buried the fertile ground while leaving clay on the surface and never replanted the hay meadows like they said they would. My family asked for contracts putting all of these things in as we were worried this would happen in the beginning. The contracts were granted but not followed through, and as we were left dealing with these issues in the end, the communication slowly dried up from those in charge of the building process. One contractor refers us to another who refers us to his boss who refers us to someone else who will not reply to emails, all while completely wrecking the land surrounding the pipeline and working a process that is ass backwords from a sustainable one because it is too costly. My family has spent countless hours and tens of thousands of dollars trying to step in throughout and haul off debris and clean up the mess.. And all this is just from the building process..

When all is said and done, it will be impossible to get any movement towards cleaning up the mess. There is a critical water source involved and the people protesting here know what the outcome will be. The land will become uninhabitable to their families by the time all is said and done and they and their livelihood will be forgotten. They are fighting for their lives, and the lives of their children. It may sound dramatic, but this battle is being fought across the country one farm at a time and the oil companies leave only infertile land and destroyed livelihoods in their wake. The farmers cannot fight this process one at a time and the oil companies know this. They avoid following through on contracts and leave a mess behind knowing that they cannot be touched by small time lawyers.

The protesters are not protesting against pipelines or oil in general. They are protesting against the unethical business model practiced by the oil company. They are fighting for the right to be able to live and thrive on their land after the building process is finished.




posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 07:40 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Rezlooper

These people are moving from protesting to trespassing and frankly, they are breaking the law. They deserve to have their heads beat in for doing something so stupid.

And I suppose you'd like someone else to do it for you.




posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 08:26 AM
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since when does the fed have jurisdiction within native lands reserved for native people's?
since when did the fed gain jurisdiction outside the boundaries of dc?

there goes the g-men proving how illegitimate the fed and her policies are, yet again...



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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a reply to: loveguy

Where they came across our land they already had the rights to a preexisting pipe that was laid a half a century ago. This may be the case in standing rock as well I'm not sure. Either way, it's a waste of resources trying to fight it. You'll lose in the end and probably not have the ability to recover enough to clean up the mess.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 11:38 AM
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originally posted by: JohnnyCanuck

originally posted by: Metallicus
a reply to: Rezlooper

These people are moving from protesting to trespassing and frankly, they are breaking the law. They deserve to have their heads beat in for doing something so stupid.

And I suppose you'd like someone else to do it for you.



I am not going to feel sorry for people that could avoid the entire situation by staying home with their families and not do illegal things.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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A dozen members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation went to support this cause along with some other Eastern tribes after the annual Labor Day PowWow here .. ... To the person from Cincinnati who thinks they should be staying home with their families and not doing illegal things .. If you were trying to stop them from crossing your property or stop them from going over the cemetery your family is buried in wouldn't you do everything you had to to draw attention to what is being done? Also don't you think the big corporation has a feeling of we will keep working and doing what we want and destroy thing and if we get caught we will say oops and pay the fine ..

I guess I'm just old enough to remember sit ins and chaining yourself to trees to keep them from being torn down for "progress"

If they weren't protesting we wouldn't hear a thing about it and it would be a done deal with the land destroyed



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 01:17 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Yea.. Because all fights for freedom were done under legal law circumstances.. In your logic, slaves should of never escaped their master's control. They could of stayed with their fellow slaves and not risked punishment for breaking the law. That way they could lobby politicians peacefully..






posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

And when they come for you, and they will, who will you have at your back?



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 01:28 PM
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originally posted by: Rezlooper
Another friend of mine shared this video on her page. For weeks now the Morton County Sheriff's Department has had a blockade not too far from the camp to try to prevent people from getting in and making them drive way around. So, just the other day, Standing Rock Tribal Police set up a road block just past their casino for the road used by all people to get through that area, that happens to run through the Rez, put up their own road block and are making anyone not going into the camp, to take another route that makes them travel 30 miles out of their way. An eye for an eye, I guess. I like it.

Facebook video of tribal police road block


So FaceCrook is blocking some, but not all the information posted by the Protesters? Why do we give that little bugger this much power?

Not a peep on the evening News, there is zero Trustworthy Media in this Country.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: justme1640

Last I checked this is not reservation land. Also if this was a burial ground, where was the tribe at long before this project was in place? Why were they not pushing this issue then?

As for concern about water contamination I can give them that one. But please stop stating/hinting that this is reservation land when it is not.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 02:33 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

It is insane to see still that these so called protectors of the peace (police officiers) do this knowing what they are doing is basically damaging families and lives. Yet they get to go home to their own nice families and lives once they are done. It is not like they are paid a lot of money either, so they do it out of complete blindness of their officials telling them what to do or that they really do not care about others. Either way this is very wrong.

Glad that you posted and are helping put the word out for these people. I hope they get the help they deserve.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 03:13 PM
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originally posted by: BlackProject
a reply to: Rezlooper

It is insane to see still that these so called protectors of the peace (police officiers) do this knowing what they are doing is basically damaging families and lives. Yet they get to go home to their own nice families and lives once they are done. It is not like they are paid a lot of money either, so they do it out of complete blindness of their officials telling them what to do or that they really do not care about others. Either way this is very wrong.

Glad that you posted and are helping put the word out for these people. I hope they get the help they deserve.


There doing there job stop people from breaking the law. Just because you don't like something doesn't mean you can go on to others property and damage there equipment. See laws are made to stop things like that these people snuck on to the property and didn't stop there no they then go messing with heavy equipment which can leat to them getting g hurt by the way. The battle should be in thr courts not trespassing on others land. All they are doing is turning everyone against them including thr judge not a smart move. Because now the company would take it further and ask thr judge for a restraining order and even worse pissed him off for being stupid.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 03:24 PM
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Once the riot gear comes out, you might as well just give up and leave. That is about the time the agent provocateurs come out and start the riots so the police have a legal reason to tear gas everyone and attack them.
edit on 15-9-2016 by WeAre0ne because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 03:35 PM
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originally posted by: blueman12
a reply to: Metallicus

Yea.. Because all fights for freedom were done under legal law circumstances.. In your logic, slaves should of never escaped their master's control. They could of stayed with their fellow slaves and not risked punishment for breaking the law. That way they could lobby politicians peacefully..





This isn't a fight for freedom or some kind of moral fight against slavery.

Save your hyperbole.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 04:28 PM
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originally posted by: Azdraik
a reply to: justme1640

Last I checked this is not reservation land. Also if this was a burial ground, where was the tribe at long before this project was in place? Why were they not pushing this issue then?

As for concern about water contamination I can give them that one. But please stop stating/hinting that this is reservation land when it is not.




I was under the same impression; that it is not tribal land.

As for the National Guard being close- I believe it is because of the possibility of others coming in droves and making matters worse.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 04:35 PM
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Down vote your comments.

These oil companies have proven to make environmental conditions disastrous wherever they are at.

They have every right to protest. Hell I would join them if I was close.



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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Wow..

The OIL Elite gets their way .. sad..

Half a Mile away from the Reservation and being threatened their water Source..
from the Pipline... in case of a Leak which will bound to Happen

as it Did in the Alaskan PIPELINE

Prudhoe Bay oil spill
en.wikipedia.org...


The Prudhoe Bay oil spill (2006 Alaskan oil spill) was an oil spill that was discovered on March 2, 2006 at a pipeline owned by BP Exploration, Alaska (BPXA) in western Prudhoe Bay, Alaska. Initial estimates of the five-day leak said that up to 267,000 US gallons (6,400 bbl) were spilled over 1.9 acres (7,700 m2), making it the largest oil spill on Alaska's north slope to date


as you can see why the Protest ..



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 05:08 PM
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I'm pretty sure this is why they are protesting the pipeline...

en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 05:21 PM
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And Remember What They Did in the Gulf (BP) That is.
Can you Imagine that Kind of Crap On Land.
Drinking Water Gone
Many Would Be Sick and Maybe Even DIE before they Knew
They Were Drinking Poison.
all I Can say to the Native Americans is
GERONIMO
Give Em Hell.a reply to: Wolfenz



posted on Sep, 15 2016 @ 05:31 PM
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Not sure if it intent... or Not

Anyone notice ,

On Native American land ..

There either some intrusion going on

a Highway cutting through a Reservation ( like My Reservation )
a Heavy Industrial factory Chemical , or a Industrial Manufacture Plant
like making Aluminium For example right around Reservations ( like My Reservation)
or Power Windmills and Now OIL Pipelines ...

as My Reservation AKWESASNE
has Been in Conflicts by the United States Government And Canadian Government..
from this century and the Last ...

The Alcoa Aluminum plant formerly Reynolds, and the General Motors Plant which is Now Closed
which is side by side and right next to the reservation , has Contaminated Our Waters, Our rivers, even the Wildlife of Game , we have been protesting and been arrested ... but the Media doesn't care , doesn't get in the mainstream


Outrage builds in Akwesasne over PCB contamination reality
AKWESASNE - The recent reporting of documented higher levels of cancer-causing pollution at the nearby former General Motors plant has some Akwesasne residents shaking their heads. ...
tworowtimes.com...

The Akwesasne Task Force on the Environment : Environmental Contamination
sites.google.com...

Environmental Contamination Over the past forty years, General Motors, Reynolds Metals Company, and the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA), on the American banks, have economically thrived from the low-cost electricity produced by the hydro-electric project. In the process, Akwesasne, the first community down-river from them, has born a disproportionate share of environmental, socio-cultural and economic impacts resulting from pollution from these industries. Many toxic substances including PAHs, PCBs, dioxins, dibenzofurans, metals, cyanide and styrene have been discharged into the air, land or water in and around Akwesasne. All three companies used polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), human-made chemicals that were ideal for industrial purposes, in their plants. PCBs would eventually be banned by the EPA in 1978 as the chemical was found to be toxic to both human health and the environment. The PCBs at these three plants eventually ended up in the environment through industrial wastewater discharges, spills, and illegal dumping into the Racquette, Grasse, and St. Lawrence Rivers. In addition, emissions of pollutants such as fluoride, PAHs and other toxic substances from ALCOA and Reynolds contaminated the air in and around Akwesasne. Mercury and mirex were discharged by Domtar, a pulp and paper mill located on the Canadian side of the river.



So I know the Feels of the Protesters ...

but if the Government Invades the Reservation.. for More Land for the Elite OIL Pipeline..

Will This Reservation Did Like my Reservation and its Sisters Reservations, for (( Kanehsatake )) within the Mohawk Territory Had done?

when the French Canadian Government try to (( TAKE OVER )) make Sacred Burial land into a Golf Course
and We Stepped in and Stopped it ..
it was the Mohawks Against the The Canadian Guard ( Sûreté du Québec ): and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
A Stand OFF of 72 days way before The BUNDY Ranch Incident

unfortunately I wasn't there .. was a Active Marine (USMC) at the Time..

Oka Crisis
en.wikipedia.org...

The crisis developed from a local dispute between the town of Oka and the Mohawk community of Kanesatake, Quebec. The town of Oka was developing plans to expand a golf course and residential development onto land which had traditionally been used by the Mohawk. It included pineland and a burial ground, marked by standing tombstones of their ancestors. The Mohawks had filed a land claim for the allegedly sacred grove and burial ground near Kanesatake, but their claim had been rejected in 1986 on technical grounds.


Want to know more see these :
( Documatary )
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
www.youtube.com...


( Movie )
Indian Summer; The Oka Crisis recorded disc 1, Pt1
www.youtube.com...



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