[Update at 0525 on 6 December: The initial celebration has died down and we need to understand how this victory came about—In Dakota Access pipeline controversy, Obama’s ties to tribes played pivotal role—before the inevitable shit hits the fan in January.]
[Update at 0430 on 5 December: What great news to start of the work week: Army will not grant easement for Dakota Access Pipeline crossing. According to Army Assistant Secretary for Civil Works Jo-Ellen Darcy:
Although we have had continuing discussion and exchanges of new information with the Standing Rock Sioux and Dakota Access, it’s clear that there’s more work to do. The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternate routes for the pipeline crossing.
This doesn’t shut down the pipeline, but we now have breathing room to do the necessary work to shut the DAPL for good. We must remain vigilant. We must not look away]
[Update at 0523 on 4 December: This is how the slaughter at Tienanmen Square began—Showdown Looms at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest as Vets, Civil Rights Observers Converge Before Evacuation Deadline—and that is under President Obama. Under President Trump? Trump Declares Support For Dakota Access Pipeline Ahead Of Evacuation Order Against Protesters. Don’t look away.]
In the past I’ve asked if the DAPL protest could become this century’s Wounded Knee. I’m now thinking that Tienanmen Square might be the better comparison.
[Update @ 0514 on 3 December: Just as they did during the Vietnam war and numerous other public calls for the country we risked all for—Veterans Offer Relief To Protesters Of Dakota Access Pipeline.]
[Update at 0428 on 2 December: Time magazine weighs in on the DAPL story with—The Dakota Access Pipeline Fight Is the Future of Environmental Activism.]
[Update at 0525 on 1 December: So, which banks are financing the Dakota Access Pipeline? Bank Talk—JP Morgan Chase and Wells Fargo are just two of a number of major banks acting as lenders for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline project.]
[Update at 0518 on 30 November: I agree with Russell Begaye—Navajo President Calls for Obama to Intervene on Dakota Access Pipeline. President Obama can’t do much in his remaining days, but he can still take actions to help seal his legacy for the good.]
[Update @ 0532 on 29 November: The colonized are fighting back—How Indigenous Activists in Norway Got the First Bank to Pull Out of the Dakota Access Pipeline.] —More…
There are a number of stories and themes that I come back to again and again. My friend Eric Vessels once wrote that I do a consistently good job of following up, and Scene Magazine said that my daily posts remind the public of Cleveland controversies long after the local media gets bored and moves on.
So, that is what I’m attempting to do here with three stories: our ongoing conversation on
Racism Xenophobia in America, the vital need to slam the brakes on Global Warming/Climate Change and the struggle to free Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.
While this post is stuck to the top of my blog as a constant reminder to my readers and myself, new stories on many other topics do appear below.
Enjoy. Think, Discuss, Act…
One Year Ago* at Have Coffee Will Write… Five Years Ago at Have Coffee Will Write… Ten Years Ago at Have Coffee Will Write… *As I post these reminders of the past year at Have Coffee Will Write, I want us all to be reminded of the presidential race and presidency that we might have had if Bernie had not been shut out by the DNC.