REBEL YELL: What is the Dakota Access Pipeline Project & Why should we care? – By Katie Medlock

Injustice anywhere threatens justice everywhere; in peace

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Source – inhabitat.com

“…Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell reminded viewers that the US is a nation “founded on genocide” and theft of Native people. He said, “And so we face the prospect next month of the descendants of the first people to ever set foot on that land being arrested by the descendants of the invaders who seized that land, arrested for trespassing”:

(What is the Dakota Access Pipeline project? We explain…- By Katie Medlock)

Dominating the headlines this past week has been coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the ensuing protests by both Native American tribes and environmental groups who oppose the construction and operation of the project. The pipeline developers promise economic benefits and a reduced dependence on foreign energy, while native tribes, in particular, the Standing Rock Sioux, lambast the project for the threat it poses to sacred land and their drinking water supply

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2 thoughts on “REBEL YELL: What is the Dakota Access Pipeline Project & Why should we care? – By Katie Medlock

  1. I lived in North Dakota. SOME OF the white people call the Lakota people “Prairie Niggers “”. I was somewhat shocked at the level 9f racism that still exists in this context. I was also shocked at the poverty lack of running water, flush toilets, electricity and access to medical care. As a Casino shift manager, I was warned not to get too friendly with the employees and to maintain distance from the “natives”. Not surprising, the management company I worked for came from Apartheid South Africa.

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