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Hundreds of militarized police descend on Pipeline protesters chained to equipment

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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 09:47 AM
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Determination is a powerful Motivation. And lets hope the Native Americans win this one.

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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: Cygnis
Would be nice to see other groups go up there to help them protest the pipeline.

The more, the merrier.

I'm appalled they are ignoring the fact it's a religious site, period.



Yes it would be. I know there are a lot of non-Natives coming in to support them but yes, the more the merrier.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:02 AM
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originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: Rezlooper

I thought they were ordered to stop any more work on the pipeline by the courts until they get it figured out???

Are they ignoring that or did it not really happen???

They shouldn't need to chain themselves to the equipment to stop it from working because they shouldn't be working in the first place. Or am I mistaken??


The halt is only near the crossing of the river. They are still working on the rest. The Army Corps of Engineers has say on the crossing of this river any where along the Missouri and the pipeline can't exist without crossing somewhere.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: Quauhtli
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.


Thank you so much for this wonderful insight from someone there who is not a Native, but the farmer's point of view. I've been told that the farmers, ranchers and land owners all down stream also support the protests. Maybe not all, but certainly most!

Thanks again



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: loveguy
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...


The construction is actually running a half-mile north of the reservation boundary so they felt no need to have consultations with the tribe. But, it's their water source and they are now in the process of proving that there are burial sites where the construction does go.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:12 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

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.


You've just made a couple of the most ignorant posts I've ever seen on here and I used to give you a lot more credit than that, Metallicus. Damn, was I wrong.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 11:54 AM
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a reply to: Rezlooper
my niece called and then left the camp last night. she said some of the protesters are arming themselves and that many are getting arrested including media for trespassing. She had to go through three check points before getting out of the area.

She was frightened to be there.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 12:07 PM
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edit on 16-9-2016 by Plotus because: inacurate info



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 02:37 PM
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Limited Liability Corporation; LLC
One will not exist without a partner who also uses a fictitious business name in order to conduct 'human activities'...fraud is one of the big ones.

too many people are getting away with a serious fraud against real people with real names (to protect)?

a corporation isn't liable to humans like a human is?

here in our current technical stage of advancement, every home can generate it's own energy to not just survive- but really thrive_____ each home can enjoy self-reliance if some creep operating under the name of BP or GM wasn't wasting resources meant to sustain the entire planet just because his ivory tower is not pretty enough!

mental illness runs rampant and the only way to know it is is to feel the heal yourself?
it's a painful thing, but totally worth it?



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 02:41 PM
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2 points,
The lack of media attention on this and the DNC email leak, plus the constant race baiting has finally convinced me that the media really is in cahoots with the far left wing. Duh, I know but...and

How many of our kids have died protecting the freedoms and human right of people in other countries, only to have the same situation being propogated upon our own people?

If this same situation was going on with the Kurds, there would be UN resolutions written, condemnation of the atrocities, soldiers involved, regime change, corporate intervention! Hmmmm



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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originally posted by: ChesterJohn
a reply to: Rezlooper
my niece called and then left the camp last night. she said some of the protesters are arming themselves and that many are getting arrested including media for trespassing. She had to go through three check points before getting out of the area.

She was frightened to be there.



The arrests occurred at a separate protest quite a ways away where they chained themselves to equipment, away from the camps where the thousands are camped. Medics and media have been arrested.

You should all be very afraid... be very afraid of what is happening here. The police state can come at any time and not a damn thing anyone can do about it, but stand up...

These media people who were arrested never left the road and didn't cross over the barricade they said not to cross, yet, arrested for trespassing.





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posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 06:28 PM
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a reply to: Rezlooper

is the video above working for anyone? Not playing back for me.



posted on Sep, 16 2016 @ 06:55 PM
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More Good News!
Please read in entirety at link.




North Dakota District Judge Hovland’s September 16 order dissolves any federal court prohibition on protests against the pipeline and leaves it up to local authorities and the criminal courts to deal with those accused of breaking the law.

Meanwhile, local authorities are now charging non-violent actions as felonies, such as protectors peacefully locking their bodies to stationary equipment. “Although the judge went out of his way to show his disdain for many of the water protectors, he also became aware that this was a political controversy that he likely could not control and the mechanism of an injunction was unwieldy and likely ineffective in light of the determination of those resisting the pipeline construction over sacred sites and threatening the water supply,” said NLG attorney Jeff Haas.








sacredstonecamp.org...



posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 08:24 AM
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Correct me if I'm wrong but, didn't the American government give the native Americans areas of land (for the most part, pretty undesirable land) as part of a reparations of sorts for land that that was stolen from the natives. Since then they have come back and taken some of that land to give to big companies that haven't done much more than poisoned the land and water?
I'm a broken record but, the outcome of the Bundy stand off not to mention the Oregon wildlife refuge set the stage for anything else going forward. Same thing there, the BLM was treating Americans unjustly, people pushed back and the government put a hush on the situation and if anything, played the protesters off as crazy-law-breaking types. If people were allowed to know what's going on, if the news were allowed to run these stories, it would be different. For the ones that do want to support, they are not allowed in.
America is dead if we can't stop this behavior.



posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 09:24 AM
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a reply to: Hr2burn

You're correct.

Had to explain that several times already. Some people just don't get it.

Currently going on in ND. Another day, another oil spill.
A few days ago a gas line in Alabama broke and spilled 250,000 gallons before being discovered.
www.reuters.com...



U.S. | Mon Oct 19, 2015 | 6:57pm EDT
North Dakota oil well spewing after weekend blowout

Thick gray smoke rises from an Oasis Petroleum oil well that experienced a blow out and has yet to be capped near White Earth, North Dakota October, 19, 2015. REUTERS/Ernest Scheyder
By Ernest Scheyder | WHITE EARTH, N.D.
A North Dakota oil well owned by Oasis Petroleum Inc blew out over the weekend and has yet to be capped, leaking more than 67,000 gallons of crude so far and endangering a tributary of the Missouri River, state officials said.

The cause of the blowout remains unknown, though state officials surmise it may have been caused by hydraulic fracturing of a nearby well in a situation referred to in the industry as "communication" between wells.

Thick gray smoke rose from the Helling Trust 11-15H well site on Monday afternoon as dozens of tractor-trailers hauled in vacuum trucks and other cleanup equipment. Oasis is trying to cap the well by pumping in a thick mixture of mud and clay, state officials said.

The blowout happened at 11 p.m. local time on Saturday. The company worked all weekend to regain control of the well, including flying in staff from its Houston headquarters, but so far efforts have been unsuccessful, according to state and local officials.



posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 11:17 AM
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originally posted by: Hr2burn
Correct me if I'm wrong but, didn't the American government give the native Americans areas of land (for the most part, pretty undesirable land) as part of a reparations of sorts for land that that was stolen from the natives. Since then they have come back and taken some of that land to give to big companies that haven't done much more than poisoned the land and water?
I'm a broken record but, the outcome of the Bundy stand off not to mention the Oregon wildlife refuge set the stage for anything else going forward. Same thing there, the BLM was treating Americans unjustly, people pushed back and the government put a hush on the situation and if anything, played the protesters off as crazy-law-breaking types. If people were allowed to know what's going on, if the news were allowed to run these stories, it would be different. For the ones that do want to support, they are not allowed in.
America is dead if we can't stop this behavior.



See my previous POSTS .. as it Continues at my Reservation AKWESASNE in New York, the Border ..

taken by big company Like Alcoa, Reynolds, General Motors ..
let Alone a Highway passing Through .. which the Tribe took Advantage of as Placing Truck Stops , Gas Stations , Tobacco Shops , Art Craft Stores , Casino etc..

as for the Bundy incident .. nothing Compared 26 years ago in OKA Quebec Canada of a Stand Off against The Canadian Government Guards and the Royal Mounted Canadian Police .. what the Town of OKA trying to Make a A Mohawk Cemetery into a golf parking LOT! .. the Disrespectful bastard ,Jean Ouellette mayor of OKA .. Only the Indian Affairs of Canada Solved the issue , of Buying the Cemetery & the Pines ( woodland area still in Dispute ) .. and Giving it the The Kanesatake Reservation..

media News did not Display the incident Much on the American Side,

Somethings haven't been Resolved since the incident

Oka Crisis: Mohawk claim to pine forest never resolved
Kanesatake Grand Chief Serge Simon vows he and Oka mayor will declare a joint moratorium on future projects
www.cbc.ca...

a little more info..

just to Note:
there is so many Articles, Books Magazines and media Film, News, about the incident
but I try to get close as possible .. from the point of View of the Actual Local Areas

Oka: A Political Crisis and its Legacy
warriorpublications.wordpress.com...

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Opinion: Twenty-five years after Oka, it's still all about the land
byline iconGERALD TAIAIAKE ALFRED, SPECIAL TO MONTREAL GAZETTE
montrealgazette.com...



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posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 11:55 AM
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The Dakota Incident : Wont be resolved in a Peaceful protest in my Opinion

The Resistance Mild.. This should take Notice Around The World .. what going on ...
of what the State and Government officials are Attempting to Do for a Elite OIL Company!
all about the OIL!

My Area Has a Similar Problem but it not OIL its GAS ( natural Gas Pipline )


Some More :

Mohawk chief's message in oil pipeline fight: "There are no promises"
www.northcountrypublicradio.org...


Several thousand people joined encampments at Standing Rock to oppose the pipeline, including St. Regis Mohawk tribal chief Ron LaFrance, Jr., who was there last week to protest the pipeline. "If it ruptures, it’s going to leak into the aquifers and it’s going to destroy the rivers, and you can’t drink oil," said LaFrance.

Lafrance said he was among 70 native nation leaders to go to Standing Rock to express their solidarity since protests began in April. He said St. Regis Mohawks have first-hand experience with industrial pollution. Factories owned by Alcoa, Reynolds, and General Motors all dumped toxic chemicals onto and near the Akwesanse Mohawk reservation, including into the St. Lawrence River. All three became federally monitored Superfund cleanups. "There are no promises when these industrial corporations come through your territory," said LaFrance. "There are no promises everything’s going to be safe."



posted on Sep, 17 2016 @ 05:24 PM
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MORE GOOD NEWS!!!

The Army Corps of Engineers have issued an official permit for the pipeline protestors to remain on the land!!
YAY!!!



U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ISSUES SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE BY NATIVE NEWS ONLINE STAFF / CURRENTS / 16 SEP 2016

standing-rock-protest

Published September 16, 2016

OMAHA — On Friday, September 17, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a Special Use Permit to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to use federal lands managed by the Corps near Lake Oahe.

This permit applies to the land where a large encampment is now located where up to 5,000 American Indians and supporters have been camping. The original Stone Spirit camp was established by about 50 people on April 1, 2016. After arrests took place last month, the encampment has increased during the past several weeks. The size alters as people come and go because of employment and educational responsibilities. On weekends, the camp swells in size.

Omaha District Commander, Col. John W. Henderson, informed Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, that the Tribe’s Spiritual gathering, located south of the Cannonball River, has been granted a Special Use Permit, which allows the Tribe to gather to engage in a lawful free speech demonstration on Federal lands designated in the permit.


nativenewsonline.net...



posted on Sep, 18 2016 @ 04:16 PM
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originally posted by: Caver78
MORE GOOD NEWS!!!

The Army Corps of Engineers have issued an official permit for the pipeline protestors to remain on the land!!
YAY!!!



U.S. ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS ISSUES SPECIAL USE PERMIT TO STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBE BY NATIVE NEWS ONLINE STAFF / CURRENTS / 16 SEP 2016

standing-rock-protest

Published September 16, 2016

OMAHA — On Friday, September 17, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) issued a Special Use Permit to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to use federal lands managed by the Corps near Lake Oahe.

This permit applies to the land where a large encampment is now located where up to 5,000 American Indians and supporters have been camping. The original Stone Spirit camp was established by about 50 people on April 1, 2016. After arrests took place last month, the encampment has increased during the past several weeks. The size alters as people come and go because of employment and educational responsibilities. On weekends, the camp swells in size.

Omaha District Commander, Col. John W. Henderson, informed Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II, that the Tribe’s Spiritual gathering, located south of the Cannonball River, has been granted a Special Use Permit, which allows the Tribe to gather to engage in a lawful free speech demonstration on Federal lands designated in the permit.


nativenewsonline.net...


well thats interesting

would this be... a Slap in the Face of those State Troopers and Judges ..??
and what ive Notice in recent years is the Military had been taking Stands .. of what is right ..
Against the Bull# ..

The Irony.. IS

126.. years Ago The Army ( 7th Calvary ) Massacred about 150 mostly woman and children ..
The Place Wounded Knee ...

Lead Story

1890
U.S. Army massacres Indians at Wounded Knee
www.history.com...

Lets hope for a Peaceful Solution..

As now Many Tribes Across the Nation is Opposing, Protesting , Supporting... Their Brothers , Sisters
as to even My Own Reservation and the people Im Apart of are doing the Same as I post previous
The St. Regis Mohawk tribal chief Ron LaFrance, Jr. ( from my Area ) had been there at the Encampment
at the Pipleline

My Local News Site

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne opposes Dakota Access pipeline

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 7:06 am
www.northcountrynow.com...


This is an open letter to the Standing Rock Sioux: On behalf of the Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, we wish to extend our support and stand in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota in their opposition of the Dakota Access pipeline. Protecting Mother Earth, our planet’s waters, and the land and inherent rights of our First Nations brothers and sisters is paramount. It is our ethical duty to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as they stand up for what is right and what their ancestors fought for.



Akwesasne has a history as well of battling government and big business in an effort to protect our waters, our environment, and the inherent responsibility we possess to be the keepers of the land. Our support is with all those carrying out the Dakota Access pipeline protests.

Grand Chief Abram Benedict



posted on Sep, 18 2016 @ 07:59 PM
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I supported this far more until I learned it WAS NOT ON TRIBAL LANDS NOR WOULD IT CROSS TRIBAL LANDS.

The protesters are now little more than domestic terrorists.

Sorry you can't just break the law when you feel something is unjust, we have processes and procedures to maintain a civil society.

SUE GET AN INJUNCTION, ETC ETC.

-Nhilar
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