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Standing Rock Protest Against Oil Pipeline Spreads To Washington D.C. Today

The Standing Rock Sioux are taking a stand.

Missouri River pipeline protest

This spring, it was announced that the Enbridge oil pipeline company, which has a record of disastrous pipeline leaks, would be constructing a new pipeline to carry crude oil across the Missouri River just upstream of their reservation in North Dakota. In response the Standing Rock Sioux have established a protest encampment to block construction on the project. Other native groups caught word of the demonstration, and formed caravans of thousands of people now traveling from across the nation to join the protest. A group of Standing Rock youth are also running a relay of 1,500 miles to deliver a petition against the pipeline to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

To try to stamp out the protest, the North Dakota Department of Homeland Security has cut off running water to the camp.

Today, the Standing Rock Sioux lawsuit is receiving a hearing in a U.S. District Court in Washington D.C. In coordination with this hearing, supporters of the Standing Rock protesters and of the human right of clean water will come together outside the courthouse at 333 Constitution Avenue NW.

The protest begins at 1:00 this afternoon, and goes until 5:00.

Clean Water Protest

2 thoughts on “Standing Rock Protest Against Oil Pipeline Spreads To Washington D.C. Today”

  1. Doris Benedict says:

    Where is the news coverage by the major networks. Native issues always seem tobe put on theback burner. If we were black it would be a totally different story. Our lands have been taken, our people killed, our rights destroyed and still it keeps on going. Where is the president and/or the presidential candidates? Is there no interest by them? Our natives of the Iroquois Confederacy have treaties with the US Govn’t but today even those are in jeopardy. The natives in the west don’t have that luxury. Cutting off the water – my isn’t that a humane gesture. Typical of the attitude in the area. When it comes to basic human rights for my people they’re at the bottom of the barrel – even in this day and age.

  2. Mitch Ritter Paradigm Shifters LayLow Studios Media Discussion List says:

    Don’t expect big money and prestige ANNENBERG SCHOOL OF MEDIA AND JOURNALISM at USC or the IVY LEAGUE SCHOOLS OF J. to be analyzing national media blackout at Standing Rock, Sioux Nation, North Dakota any more than they helped break the national story when local indie news diggers uncovered the Porter Ranch So Cal Gas LLC infrastructure failures that led to last year’s EMERGENCY in LA COUNTY during many months of massive invisible gas leak that caused air traffic at LAX to be re-routed.

    Any more than the year it took for the Flint, Michigan water supply contamination to become a national news story after local indie news media had found the political and white-collar malfeasance that created a NATIONAL SECURITY RISK.

    Any more than the NATIONAL CORPORATE-CAPTURED MASS MEDIA has reported the Portland, Oregon Public Schools Superintendent (earning nearly a quarter million dollars in obscene salary & perqs) who kept her mouth and staff silent while LEAD POISONING in school building drinking fountains and bathroom sinks sat in a dark folder on a Facilities & Maintenance desk.

    Don’t even ask where the DEQ (Dept of Environmental Quality), EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) or PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCIES were. Same place they were for the decade that FREEDOM INDUSTRIES contaminated the ELK RIVER Water Shed that poisoned 300,000 humans in West Virginia while again local coverage led by the Charleston Gazette-Mail’s Ken Ward, Jr and local West Virginia public radio and tv while NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO and PBS never elevated the story of water supply contamination to NATIONAL SECURITY RISK 24/7 Coverage. NOW IMAGINE ISLAMIST TERRORISTS HAD CONTAMINATED US WATER SUPPLIES INSTEAD OF BID-NET AS USUAL IN OUR DUOPOLY’S NEO-LIBERAL E-CON MODEL!

    Amy Goodman and her staff at daily news report DEMOCRACY NOW syndicated via Community\College non-profit Radio (with online web site streaming video coverage from Standing Rock, Sioux Nation, North Dakota) have been covering this murky story’s angles that the wire services are not interested in. Corporate-captured National news could care less.

    Check out this headline from their viral video follow-up: “Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Calls for Investigation of Dog Attacks on Native American Protesters

    9-6-16 after the video of the untrained and unlicensed Ohio Guard Dogs bit to bloody mess some of the non-violent tribal protesters, Goodman and staff being real journalists and not corporate hired hands went to verify the licensing of the Ohio Dog Security company and found, no surprise here, that the company is not in fact licensed, their handlers untrained and the dogs had completed none of the protocols for licensing security or police dogs to work at protest sites.

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