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DAPL FIGHT…">WHAT WE’VE RELEARNED FROM THE DAPL FIGHT…

April 12th, 2017

Back on 28 March, in response to a Guardian Long Read by Rebecca Solnit, I wrote: Occupy was to millennials, perhaps, what the anti-war movement was to me and my fellow boomers. In many ways we lost our way in the ’70s and ’80s, but even then protest, the desire to fight for that society […]

DAKOTA ACCESS PIPE LINE…">CATCHING UP ON THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPE LINE…

March 31st, 2017

So, the environmental protests surround the construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line moved elsewhere following the closer of the Stand Rock camp about a month ago. The fight is far from over and I thought I ought to write a front-page, omnibus post of events since the closing. (The headlines can be regularly found […]

DAKOTA TRASHES 1ST, 14TH AMENDMENTS…">NORTH DAKOTA TRASHES 1ST, 14TH AMENDMENTS…

February 22nd, 2017

So, yesterday I was talking with one of my students about the 14th Amendment to our Constitution which reads, in part: No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States. The legislature of North Dakota and that state’s Governor, Doug Burgum, believes that […]

DAPL NEWS…?">IS GOOGLE ALERTS SHADOWBANNING DAPL NEWS…?

November 28th, 2016

Back on 5 November I created a Google Alert to follow daily news on the Dakota Access Pipeline. I haven’t received an alert since Wednesday, 23 November. What with all the holiday activities, I looked away until this morning. Boy, was that a mistake. A lot has happened since last Wednesday, not the least is […]

NOON, TODAY: PROTEST PNC AND ROVER PIPELINE…

July 26th, 2017

From the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: WHEN: Noon, Today, Wednesday, 26 July. WHERE: PNC Bank, 1900 E. 9th St., Cleveland. PNC is a major financier of the Rover Pipeline. Why is this a bad thing? The Rover Pipeline will run 365 miles across Ohio to transport fracked gas to the Gulf of Mexico and Canada […]

PART I: HOW POISONED IS MY VALLEY…?

July 6th, 2017

More than a year ago, on 4 March and 9 April, 2016, I began reading Sharon Lerner’s now 12-part series: The Teflon Toxin, for The Intercept. Distracted by first the Democratic primaries, followed by the general election and then the first 166 days of a President Donald John Trump White House, I let Lerner’s deep […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
MEET ONE OF ENERGY TRANSFER’S PARTNERS…

May 28th, 2017

When corporate mercenaries thugs strike are Americans safe? There is a long history in the United States of corporations using private armies to destroy those who threaten their profits. The latest permutation of this abomination comes in the form of Energy Transfer Partners’ (builder of the Dakota Access and Rover—here in Ohio—pipe lines) hiring of […]

PIPELINES ARE LEAKING LIKE THE WHITE HOUSE…

May 24th, 2017

So, most mornings I post one new pipeline story to my running Keep Carbon In The Ground page, but this morning my news feed gushered. First up is this story from Taylor McKinnon at The Center For Biological Diversity—Public Records Sought Over Rover Pipeline’s Compliance With Environmental Laws. McKinnon writes: The Center for Biological Diversity […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
MEET ETP, THE ROGUE COMPANY PISSING ON OHIO…

May 15th, 2017

If you were an Ohioan pissed off at those protesters in South Dakota supporting the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in the attempt to halt Energy Transfer Partners construction of the Dakota Access Pipe Line, then environmental karma is coming for your land. ETP has already had the first leak in the not-yet-opened DAPL and—surprise, surprise—dumped […]

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
POISONING OHIO ONE TWO SPILL(S) AT A TIME…

April 21st, 2017

Perhaps Governor John Richard Kasich would have been smarter to deploy those 37 Ohio State Troopers he sent to North Dakota to protect Energy Transfer’s Dakota Access Pipeline to watch another of the company’s pipeline projects—The Rover Pipeline—which may have dumped millions of gallons of toxic liquids into Ohio’s farmlands, wetlands and rivers leading into […]

GREAT YELLOW WALL SPEAKS ON STANDING ROCK…

March 5th, 2017

Just as too many Americans (and other people living in the largest industrial nations) farcically respond the grocery store when asked where does food come from, I think that those same people would respond the faucet if you asked them where their water comes from. Here in Cleveland my students are too often surprised to […]

CCPC ACTION IN CUYAHOGA COUNTY GROWING…

February 1st, 2017

From The Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus: Local Resistance to Trump off to a Great Start! Women’s March on Cleveland: 15,000 showed up last Saturday for this glorious event in solidarity with the millions who marched around the world! A special thanks to all of you who marched and to our CCPC Super Volunteer’s who staffed […]

UPDATED: WILL THIS BE OUR WOUNDED KNEE…?

November 9th, 2016

Or now, I’m thinking Tienanmen Square? Thankfully, there was no loss of life during this phase—ended on Thursday, 23 February 2017—of the protests by We The People. [Update @ 0422 on 23 February: In many indigenous cultures fire is the great cleansing force—Remnants of Dakota Access oil pipeline protest camp go up in flames.] [Update […]

MY PLAN FOR 9-24 NOVEMBER: (NEARLY) NO NEWS…

November 5th, 2016

For the 16 days running from Wednesday, 9 November to Friday, 25 November, I have a plan. With a single exception—events in and around the Dakota Access Pipe Line (I’ve set up a Google alert for this purpose)—I’m not going to read any news. Full stop. I’m also not going to write any news here […]

ATTACK DOGS THEN, ATTACK DOGS NOW…

September 7th, 2016

Alan Taylor, writing in Tempers Flare During Protest Against the Dakota Access Pipeline for The Atlantic, sets up Robyn Beck’s photo essay: In south central North Dakota, members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe have been joined by hundreds of other Native Americans and supporters in a protest against the ongoing construction of the Dakota […]

GLOBAL WARMING/CLIMATE CHANGE…

May 1st, 2015

Most recent headlines: 19 November—Editorial: Rein in reckless Rover pipeline project 18 November—Roads must be safe for area drivers 17 November—Keystone pipeline spills 210,000 gallons of oil…. 17 November—Wood County EMA receives $10000 grant from Rover Pipeline 16 November—What will Smith supervisors do? 15 November—Keeping Roads Safe, Passable 14 November—Local Emergency Planning Committee Holds Monthly […]