Bare Naked American Pathology

For all to see. Here's a link to The Guardian's coverage of the Dakota Pipeline Access travesty: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/27/north-dakota-access-pipe...

Has any American media company covered this story this well? Jumping Jesus on a pogo stick. Trump and Hillary are the best America can do? Really? What in the Sam Hill are people in other nations thinking about America? Christ on a crutch! These gasbags make Kim Jung I'll (sic) look rational. (I Ducking Hate auto-correct!)

God bless America! Is this a great country or what? It's the "or what?" part that has me worried.

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corporate money is threatened, the publishers and editors of the American media direct their reporters elsewhere.

The corporate desecration of American Indian sites and the inevitable fouling of drinking water by pipeline ruptures should be a big enough story for significant ongoing coverage. Also, when you add the attack on freedom of the press which state officials are engaging in, we should be seeing the media defending its profession. Arresting reporters for covering a major news story brings little or no response from the news organizations?

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"The justness of individual land right is not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged"

flowerfarmer's picture

was that 'some woman' possibly fired three shots and aren't we lucky that the militarized police were there to pound those protesters into the ground.

No mention of rubber bullets used on people and horses during a peaceful protest.
The tanks and firepower did not raise a question or an eyebrow by the so-called press.

The sides have been decided.....our concerns for the health and integrity of the land is unimportant if there is one penny to be made by any corporate entity.

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elenacarlena's picture

and will have an update tomorrow (Warning: DKos link): http://www.dailykos.com/news/aminalnooz

You may think we're silly, but we're scooping most of the mainstream media. Sigh. It shouldn't be this easy.

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Lookout's picture

also from the Guardian
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/live/2016/oct/27/north-dakota-access...

Thanks for the article Meteor Man

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“Until justice rolls down like water and righteousness like a mighty stream.”

Citizen Of Earth's picture

Was this another case of "Eminent domain" used as a land grab?
I can't imagine the Native americans sold the tribal land to the oil company.

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. Fake Friend to the Working Class. Real Asshole.

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another case of "Eminent domain" used as a land grab

it's alleged that's what it boiled down to. IOW, the path to be in "grabbing distance" might have been a bit more creative, but they basically grabbed the land from the natives and said "Fuck you, it's ours". And started harassing and manhandling anybody who objected, even though the objection was about the inability to keep their precious, life-sustaining WATER reserves from being poisoned because of this "pipeline".

We have got to wake people up. I've been all over it in my social media--if we want to get anywhere with this, we are going to have to talk relentlessly about it.

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Citizen Of Earth's picture

using the Govt To Legalize The Theft. Profits, Profits, Profits.
Orwellian shit.

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. Fake Friend to the Working Class. Real Asshole.

lunachickie's picture

against this egregious theft is very troubling to me. I imagine many of us can't afford to get to the site, and that is understandable. However, for those who can afford to, they should, and soon.

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at Malhuer.
They were all found not guilty.
They were not bitten by police dogs.

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someone to explain why this verdict makes sense. I'd also like to know why one juror was removed and replaced with another and only then did the verdict quickly come in.

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"The justness of individual land right is not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged"

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and had allegedly stated to other jurors that he or she could not avoid bias.
And yes, that verdict was a travesty.

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"You can't just leave those who created the problem in charge of the solution."---Tyree Scott

first place. To serve on a jury you usually have to state your work history and where you reside and have resided for X number of years. Usually, you have to take an oath saying you will make a good faith effort to pay attention and heed the evidence. If this juror made all this known then that juror should not have been removed.

In high profile cases jury selection is down to a science and these defendants had plenty of money for an excellent defense team of lawyers. It's not like the OJ Simpson case where the prosecutors were 2nd stringers and let a former Black Panther serve on the jury.

Anyway, thanks for the information and to reiterate, that juror should have been excused during the jury selection process. Although the Bureau of Land Management is not the agency involved - the US Fish&Wildlife Service is(also an Interior agency) - much of the land surrounding the refuge is BLM land.

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"The justness of individual land right is not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged"

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So they were exercising their 2nd amendment rights. It's all good.

The Water Protectors in ND have no guns so it's just 1st amendment rights (free speech protest) -- which is now a criminal act.
/snark

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Donnie The #ShitHole Douchebag. Fake Friend to the Working Class. Real Asshole.

protested war and sneaked on to military bases to briefly, and peacefully, protest.

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"The justness of individual land right is not justifiable to those to whom the land by right of first claim collectively belonged"

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There is no way to patrol all of the thousands of miles of pipeline. Cut it in lots of places with thermite. Repeat indefinitely. There will never be a pipeline.

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your comment, but deep state somewhere is watching and reading, so do be careful expressing yourself in this manner? Not a jibe at you, just cautionary.

peace

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Ya got to be a Spirit, cain't be no Ghost. . .

Explain Bldg #7. . .

If you’ve ever wondered whether you would have complied in 1930’s Germany,
Now you know. . .
Sign at protest march

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Also really important to never forget that usually the person suggesting violence is the fed.

But I would point out that heat against metal where no person is around, can hardly be violent. Vandalism perhaps, but not violent.

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TheOtherMaven's picture

because it's taking physical action which might possibly be effective, rather than passive ineffective methods such as letters to editors and congresspeople and etc.

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There is no justice. There can be no peace.

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The Troubles schooled me well in every single aspect of propaganda and the dirty war. The US GWOT is no different to how the UK prosecuted the Troubles - reading Scahill's The Dirty War is like reading The Dirty War by Martin Dillon.

I remember being vilified for asserting the innocence of the Birmingham 6, you were a supporter of the PIRA and advancing their propaganda for daring to suggest that innocent people were innocent. So, pretty inured to the various lines of BS that will come our way.

And as you point out without justice there can be no peace.

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married to a second generation irish american, and know how eternally strong the remembrance of "the troubles" is to them--
as much as the holocaust is to my people

and there's people all over the world who can identify with us on account of their own history

what a world!

so beautiful and so brutal

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Kinda like a modern time Boston Tea Party. Of course, I worry that it would literally be like that, and signal a revolution to come, but that's likely completely unavoidable at this point.

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That was the state signaling it expects a revolution. Why else change the commercially available ferts in the last 10 years?

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Trump is into this crap up to his ears.

Trump’s financial disclosure forms show the Republican nominee has between $500,000 and $1m invested in Energy Transfer Partners, with a further $500,000 to $1m holding in Phillips 66, which will have a 25% stake in the Dakota Access project once completed.

Plus, he received more than $100,000 in campaign contributions from the ETP chief executive. Trump and Clinton both have been bought and paid for. Tough luck, Natives.

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in history being completely ignored.

Until we break into and break up mass-reach media we'll keep losing, don't matter what battles we win now and then.

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Orwell: Where's the omelette?