Standing Rock Protest Update by Ecoterra.Net
Guiding Compilation by Venatrix Fulmen (vf) – 09. December 2016
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“Now more than ever, we ask that you stand with us as we continue to demand justice.”
– Coalition in the Dakota Access Resistance Camps
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THE MOST POWERFUL MESSAGE
By Lakotah Chief Leksi Leonard Crow Dog – 05. December 2016
“.. we will take a step … we are Lakotah Sovereign Nation … we were the nation and we’re still a nation … we have a language to speak … we have preserved the caretaker position … we don’t own the land … the land owns us … “
With these strong words all is said what went wrong with humanity since the colonialist taker societies changed the laws of the lands and the land-laws and robbed those lands, which did not hold them in trust. Maybe there is NOW still a chance for global reconciliation …
…. if only Barack Hussein Obama or Donald John Trump could do the same:
Dec 5, 2016 – During a ceremony celebrating the Dakota Access Pipeline easement denial, Wesley Clark Jr, the son of retired U.S. Army general and former supreme commander at NATO Wesley Clark Sr. and the assembled USAmerican military veterans took a knee and collectively asked for forgiveness for the genocide and war crimes committed by the United States of America Military against the indigenous peoples of the first nations in this country.
Clark:“Many of us, me particularly, are from the units that have hurt you over the many years. We came. We fought you. We took your land. We signed treaties that we broke. We stole minerals from your sacred hills. We blasted the faces of our presidents onto your sacred mountain. When we took still more land and then we took your children and then we tried to make your language and we tried to eliminate your language that God gave you, and the Creator gave you. We didn’t respect you, we polluted your Earth, we’ve hurt you in so many ways but we’ve come to say that we are sorry. We are at your service and we beg for your forgiveness.”
Leksi Leonard Crow Dog on behalf of the indigenous nations and their clans in attendance accepted and asked for forgiveness for any hurt that might have been caused on June 25, 1876 when the Great Lakotah Nation defeated the 7th Cavalry.
Standing Rock Lakotah spokeswoman Phyllis Young and other Native elders thanked the veterans for standing in solidarity during the protests.
The last thing the Lakotah spiritual leader and medicine man said to the veterans was, “… and today we forgive and ask for world peace.”
The veterans replied in a single unified voice, “WORLD PEACE!!!!“…
… and the following message is also strong and clear: WE COME IN PEACE – BUT WE WON’T RETREAT AN INCH !
Cannonball, ND – 04. December 2016 – At approximately 3PM CST a group of about 30 people gathered to create a protective prayer line on the Backwater Bridge, the site of the November 20th attack on peaceful and unarmed water protectors by militarized police.
Wesley Clark Jr., an organizer of Veterans Stand with Standing Rock, Kandi Mossett of the Indigenous Environmental Network, and Brenda White Bull who served 20 years in the Marine Corps and is also a direct descendant of Chief Sitting Bull, delivered a message to representatives of the National Guard, the Veterans Association, Tigerswan Private Security, who is hired by DAPL, and North Dakota law enforcement.
Wesley, Kandi, and Brenda walked together across the bridge to have a discussion with representatives on the other side. The purpose of the discussion was to clarify that the delegation of more than 2,000 veterans comes in peace and will remain non-violent and in prayer during their visit to Standing Rock.
Further discussion was had about resolving tension between Water Protectors and law enforcement and also about the barricade on the bridge, which poses a danger not only to the camps but also the Cannon Ball community as it blocks the fastest route for emergency services. The audio in the video confirms that North Dakota law enforcement will not be entering the camp of the Oceti Sakowin Water Protectors.
STILL, we all must become and be much more vigilant, must not be distracted by the misguidance of mainstream media and must focus on the milliards of small resistance battles fought all over the world daily by mostly us, the indigenous peoples, against the big global push of the takers.
… and we therefore must stand steadfast not only for our immediate own struggles but on the side of all our brothers and sisters too:
While the pipeline may have been halted in North Dakota, construction workers just finished drilling under the Des Moines River, which supplies the water for half a million people in Iowa.
Last Friday, while the media focused on the thousands of protestors at Standing Rock, a construction crew working on the same under-protest project finished drilling through rock under the Des Moines River in Iowa—another major source of drinking water.
The pipeline crosses the river near the tiny community of Pilot Mound, Iowa. But the river supplies water not only to nearby small towns and farms, but also to Des Moines Water Works, which serves around half a million people in and near Des Moines.
In Bismarck, the capital of North Dakota, the $3.8 billion pipeline was rerouted—without the need for protests—because it risked the drinking water supply for around 67,000 people who live there. Federal rules for pipeline location are stricter for higher-population areas, while low-population areas don’t get the same protections.
“Bismarck qualified for the extra protections, Standing Rock did not, nor did the crossing at the Des Moines River,” says Carolyn Raffensperger, an attorney and executive director for the Iowa-based Science and Environmental Health Network. “The nearest town to the Des Moines River crossing, even though [the river] is the source of Des Moines’s drinking water, is Pilot Mound, Iowa, which is five blocks long.”
Protestors in Iowa fought against the pipeline construction for months, as they have in North Dakota, with some of the same protestors going back and forth between locations. “The resistance in Iowa has been as ferocious, in some ways,” says Raffensperger, who was also the first attorney on the ground at Standing Rock. “Not as visible. We’ve had well over 400 arrestees. Between Standing Rock and Iowa, we’ve had over 1,000 arrestees.”
The 1,170-mile pipeline, which crosses four states, is designed to carry about half a million barrels of oil a day from the Bakken oil fields in North Dakota to Illinois. Sunoco Logistics, the company that plans to operate the pipeline, has had 274 hazardous leaks and spills in the past decade—more than any other company. In October, one of the company’s pipelines burst in Pennsylvania, spilling 55,000 gallons of oil into a river that supplies drinking water to 6 million people.
Landowners in Iowa are suing the Iowa Utilities Board for granting the permit, in part because they argue that the Board didn’t have the authority to take the land through eminent domain. One of the other issues at stake: The Utilities Board required the parent companies behind the pipeline prove that they have the funds to clean up a spill, and Sunoco Logistics hasn’t provided that proof. The lawsuit goes to court on December 15.
In its 2015 annual report, Energy Transfer Partners, the main company behind the pipeline, says that it may not be able to pay for cleanup even for spills in pipelines that are already in use: “Accordingly, we cannot assure you that our current reserves are adequate to cover all future liabilities, even for currently known contamination.”
The fate of the Dakota Access Pipeline is still unclear. On Sunday, the Army Corps of Engineers announced that it wouldn’t grant an easement needed to let the pipeline pass under Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation—and that alternative paths need environmental impact statements, which take time to prepare. The delays, and other financial pressures, could possibly jeopardize the project. The Standing Rock tribe also still has a pending lawsuit. But even if the route bypasses Standing Rock, the larger project may still continue, and oil could eventually start flowing through the new pipeline in Iowa.
Beginning on December 1, continuing early into the morning on December 2, construction workers drilled through the river three times, after hitting the wrong spot twice. “Finally they got it done, and pulled the pipe through,” says Raffensperger. “I think it took about 12 hours to pull the pipe through. And we stood there in the rain and protested, and defended water, and cried.”
(*) Adele Peters is a staff writer at Co.Exist who focuses on sustainable design. Previously, she worked with GOOD, BioLite, and the Sustainable Products and Solutions program at UC Berkeley. You can reach her at apeters at fastcompany dot com.
There are unfortunately very important reasons, why nobody can trust the pipelines – nor their makers or overseers:
And in addition, an Oct. 25, 2016 analysis by EcoWatch found 220 significant pipeline spills to date in 2016 and showed that the number of significant pipeline incidents has grown 26.8 percent from 2006 to 2015.
North Dakota Pipelines Average Four Spills Per Year; 3 Million Gallons Spilled in Past 21 Years (pdf)
Data-Compilation by Center for Biological Diversity – December 6, 2016
Dakota Access Pipeline Reroute Should Not Endanger Indigenous Lands, Communities or Climate
WASHINGTON – Existing pipelines in North Dakota have spilled crude oil and other hazardous liquids at least 85 times since 1996, according to an analysis released today by the Center for Biological Diversity. These 85 spills — an average of four a year — caused more than $40 million in property damage, according to the data compiled from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
“The black snake has never stopped and if they didn’t stop at desecrating our graves of our ancestors, they’ll stop at nothing.”
– Standing Rock Lakotah spokeswoman Phyllis Young
Let us therefore remember and not forget that we are all imprisoned together, as the late Wanbli Ohitika (Russel Charles Means) told us:
American ‘In-dio’ Russell Means gave an eye-opening 90 minute interview in which he explained how Native Americans and Americans in general are all imprisoned within one huge reservation. “The history of the American and the history of the Indian have now come full circle and are intertwined in the dictatorial policies of those that control the monetary system of America,” remarks Means. This is a special re-broadcast of an earlier interview in remembrance of Russell Means, who passed away at his home in Porcupine, South Dakota. We will greatly miss this true American icon who showed us the way. … and people on all five continents will realize they are still imprisoned too and by the same machinations, structures and their pushers – the takers.
Let us also adhere to the call of those who have woken up:
Chomsky: World Indigenous People Only Hope for Human Survival
Indigenous people across the world are the ones keeping the human race from destroying itself and leading earth to a disaster as they gain voices in countries in Latin America, the United States and Australia, renowned political commentator and academic Noam Chomsky said in a recent interview.“Indigenous communities have begun to find a voice for the first time in countries with large Indigenous populations like Bolivia (and) Ecuador,” Chomsky said in an interview with Alternet.
“That’s a tremendous step forward for the entire world. It’s a kind of incredible irony that all over the world the leading forces in trying to prevent a race to disaster are the Indigenous communities.”
Chomsky said that countries such as the U.S., Canada and Australia are suffering from “self-inflicted wounds” due to their history of oppression against Indigenous people and first nations.
He further stressed that the world is “facing potential environmental catastrophe and not in the distant future,” but the only communities standing between humankind and the realization of such a catastrophe is the world’s Indigenous people.
“All over the world, it’s the Indigenous communities trying to hold us back: First Nations in Canada, Indigenous people in Bolivia, Aborigines in Australia, people close to nature in India. It’s phenomenal all over the world that those who we call ‘primitive’ are trying to save those of us who we call ‘enlightened’ from total disaster,” said Chomsky.
Chomsky’s comments come as many Indigenous groups are pushing back against global corporations who for decades have exploited their lands and resources for profit due to Western and U.S. influence in their regions.
… and this is
Why Thousands Are Staying in Standing Rock Despite Army Corps’s Decision to Halt the #DAPL
… since Energy Transfer Partners will ask a federal judge today to allow construction to resume immediately.
We don’t have time for more mind-wasting lies
Whatever it is you’re doing we’re not going to buy it
It’s time to say something not a time to be quiet.
John Trudell 2012 – Rant and Roll
Coalition Statement: What’s Next for the Water Protectors at Standing Rock?We, the below stated, are a coalition of grassroots groups living and working in the Dakota Access resistance camps along the Cannon Ball River in Oceti Sakowin treaty lands.
The following is a coalition statement on the next steps for the #NoDAPL fight and water protectors at Standing Rock:
As we reflect on the decision by the US Army Corps to suspend the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) river crossing easement and conduct a limited Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), the resistance camps at Standing Rock are making plans for the next phase of this movement. Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II has asked people to return home once the weather clears, and many will do so. Others will stay to hold the space, advance our reclamation of unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie, and continue to build community around the protection of our sacred waters. They will also keep a close eye on the company, which has drilled right up to the last inch it can, and remains poised and ready to finish the project.
We fully understand the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s desire to transition people out of the encampments and back to their homes. The influx of people to Standing Rock as winter arrives has been an enormous strain on local resources due to the inherent challenges and dangers of travel and camping in this climate and, in many cases, a lack of necessary knowledge, skills, and experience on the part of those who have traveled to join us. Also, the closure of Highway 1806 and the twisted media portrayals of the camp have essentially acted as economic sanctions against the tribe, denying revenue to an already impoverished nation with a long list of urgent social problems. And, as the violence from law enforcement has escalated and caused serious injuries, we are all concerned for the water protectors’ physical safety and want to avoid further injuries
As such, we support the tribe’s request for a transition and are working with many different groups to design and implement that transition in a good way – one that honors our ceremonial responsibilities, the sacrifices we have made to be here, and the deep commitment we have each made to defend the land. We ask anyone that is considering traveling to join the encampments at Standing Rock to stay home for now and instead take bold action in your local communities to force investors to divest from the project.
We also support those who choose to stay, if they are able to live comfortably and self-sufficiently through a winter in the Great Plains. We support the Sacred Stone Camp, the original encampment established in opposition to the pipeline back on April 1st, 2016. This community space was opened on Ladonna Bravebull Allard’s private land and will continue through the winter. Rest assured, LaDonna is not going anywhere. “I have not changed my mind. We stand until the black snake is dead,” she said yesterday. But due to limited space and infrastructure, there is no longer an open call for people to come join Sacred Stone Camp unless personally invited.
We do not have sufficient words to express the gratitude and love we have for all the people who have come to Standing Rock to protect the water. We have traveled far, given up so much, and taken extraordinary risks. We have endured serious hardships and physical violence, and shown courage, passion, and determination in the face of impossible odds. We have come together across the lines that divide us, and gathered in solidarity to demand an end to 500 years of oppression of Indigenous peoples – to demand respect for Mother Earth and clean water for all our relatives and future generations. We absolutely cannot let this transition break us apart. We must stay together, we must keep building momentum. As warriors, we must be flexible and agile. We must adapt to shifting circumstances without pause.
We ask you to join us in an unprecedented divestment campaign to kill the black snake financially. We will also ask you to engage in the development of the Environmental Impact Statement to the extent that the public is invited to participate, and guide you through that process. But let us use this time to cut off funding for the project. December is an international month of action focused on the 17 banks that are profiting off investments in the Dakota Access pipeline. Shut these banks down with direct action. Close your accounts and tell the world you’re doing it. Pressure your local jurisdictions and philanthropists to divest. Every day is a day of action.
This fight is not over, not even close. In fact, this fight is escalating. The incoming Trump administration promises to be a friend to the oil industry and an enemy to Indigenous people. It is unclear what will happen with the river crossing. Now more than ever, we ask that you stand with us as we continue to demand justice.
LaDonna Allard (CSS), firstname.lastname@example.org, (701) 426-2064
Dallas Goldtooth (IEN), email@example.com, (507) 412-7609
Tara Houska (HTE), firstname.lastname@example.org, (612) 226-9404
Eryn Wise (IIYC), email@example.com, (602) 769-8444
Over 500 civil society organisations from more than 50 countries issued a joint open letter to the seventeen banks providing a US$2.5 billion project loan to Dakota Access LLC. The signatories demand that the banks involved immediately halt all further disbursements of the loan and require the project sponsor to stop construction work until all outstanding issues are resolved to the full satisfaction of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.
Read more here: http://www.banktrack.org/show/article/global_call_on_banks_to_halt_loan_to_dakota_access_pipeline
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ECOTERRA Intl. does not accept any responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to the material on their websites or disseminated via their listservs. This material is:
– information of a general nature only which is not intended to address the specific circumstances of any particular individual or entity;
– not necessarily comprehensive, complete, accurate or up to date;
– sometimes linked to external sites over which the ECOTERRA services have no control and for which ECOTERRA can not assume any responsibility;
– not professional or legal advice (if you need specific advice, you should always consult a suitably qualified professional, which can be provided by us, if you let us know your concern).
Please note that it cannot be guaranteed that a document available on-line or sent via the internet exactly reproduces an officially adopted text. ECOTERRA documents published in the paper editions of the official communications are deemed authentic.
It is our goal to minimise disruption caused by technical errors. However some data or information on our site may have been created or structured in files or formats which are not error-free and we cannot guarantee that our service will not be interrupted or otherwise affected by such problems. ECOTERRA accepts no responsibility with regard to such problems incurred as a result of using this site, any linked external sites or to receive and open our e-mails, though we scan them with the best available programmes to eliminate malware.
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Reproduction is authorised, provided the source is acknowledged, save where otherwise stated.
Where prior permission must be obtained for the reproduction or use of textual and multimedia information (sound, images, software, etc.), such permission shall cancel the abovementioned general permission and indicate clearly any restrictions on use.
Reprinted articles are shared under the Fair Use Law: Doctrine of International Copyright Law.
HAFTUNGSAUSSCHLUSS – DEUTSCH
Unsere Webseiten und Aussendungen sollen den Zugang der Öffentlichkeit zu wichtigen Informationen vereinfachen und ermöglichen sowie über die Ziele, Initiativen und Aktivitäten von ECOTERRA Intl. im Allgemeinen und zu speziellen wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnissen informieren. Ziel ist die Verbreitung genauer und aktueller Information. Wenn wir Kenntnis über Irrtümer erhalten, werden wir diese versuchen zu berichtigen.
ECOTERRA übernimmt jedoch keine Verantwortung für den Inhalt dieser Website.
Dieser Inhalt umfasst:
-ausschließlich Informationen allgemeiner Art ohne Bezug auf eine bestimmte Person oder Einrichtung;
– nicht unbedingt vollständige, ausführliche, genaue oder aktuelle Informationen;
– unter Umständen Links zu fremden Webseiten, auf deren Inhalt ECOTERRA keinen Einfluss hat und für die wir keine Verantwortung übernehmen;
– keine professionelle medizinische oder rechtliche Beratung (für eine solche sollten Sie immer einen Sachverständigen zurate ziehen, den wir Ihnen gerne vermitteln, wenn Sie uns Ihr Anliegen mitteilen).
Wir können nicht gewährleisten, dass die online abrufbare Fassung eines Dokuments genau dem offiziellen Text entspricht. Nur die per Papier-Dokument von uns übermittelte Kommunikation und Information ist verbindlich.
Wir möchten technische Störungen möglichst vermeiden. Für durch nicht fehlerfrei angelegte Dateien oder nicht fehlerfrei strukturierte Formate bedingte Unterbrechungen oder anderweitige Computer- und/oder Software-bedingte Störungen können wir keine Gewähr übernehmen. ECOTERRA übernimmt für derartige Störungen beim Aufsuchen dieser Website und deren Links zu fremden Websites sowie die Aussendung und den Empfang sowie das Öffnen elektronischer Mail keine Verantwortung.
© ECOTERRA Intl. 1972-2015
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Ist für die Wiedergabe bestimmter Text- und Multimedia-Daten (Ton, Bilder, Programme usw.) eine vorherige Genehmigung einzuholen, so hebt diese die obenstehende allgemeine Genehmigung auf; auf etwaige Nutzungseinschränkungen wird deutlich hingewiesen.
Die Inhalte von Artikeln werden unter den Nutzungsbestimmungen des Gesetzes über gerechte Nutzung mitgeteilt – siehe Doctrine of International Copyright Law.