The Fat Takers Pipeline: Native People, the KXL, the Cowboy and Indian Alliance and the Constitution by Winona LaDuke
“No Keystone XL Black Snake Pipeline will cross Lakota Lands. We will protect our lands and waters and we have our horses ready…” Brian Brewer , President of the Oglala Sioux Tribe
In mid February, the Keystone XL Pipeline, or the Black Snake found some stronger adversaries. “It poses a threat to our sacred water and the product is coming from the tar sands and our tribes oppose the tar sands mining,” Debra White Plume, an Oglala leader told the press. White Plume’s family and many others have opposed the pipeline, along with a myriad of uranium mining projects proposed for the Paha Sapa, the Black Hills. “All of our tribes have taken action to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline. Members from the seven tribes of the Lakota Nation, along with tribal members and tribes in Idaho, Oklahoma, Montana, Nebraska and Oregon, are prepared to stop construction of the pipeline. “
This past October, the Lakota rode some of the proposed pipeline route in a set of 3 rides organized by grassroots and national organizations, including Honor the Earth, Owe Aku, and 350.org. The routes covered territory between Wanbli on the Pine Ridge reservation to Takini on the Cheyenne River reservation, in a spiritual ride to honor the water and counter the oil. This ride was one of three rides (the other 2 were Minnesota pipeline rides on the Alberta Clipper and proposed Sandpiper route for fracked oil). The Lakota will ride again. That is, if the pipeline project gets President Obama’s approval. That is, if the Nebraska and Iowa lawmakers don’t stop it first because of the little constitutional problems of eminent domain. That is also, if the Environmental Protection Agency doesn’t close it down.
Kim Crosby’s Facebook page(which quoted me yesterday!)
Holy shit, best quote fucking ever, holy shit.
OMFG I don’t LOL often but Goddamn.
Perfect analogy is perfect.
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Cliven Bundy, rightwing militia hero for refusing to pay grazing fees for his cattle in Nevada. (via politicalprof)
I’m not terribly sympathetic to the sort of tax cheat who offers grand explanations for why he shouldn’t have to pay taxes like everybody else. If you’re going to be a dick about paying taxes, own it like an honest crook. Or deny it like a rationally self-interested crook.
But this is even sillier. It’s one thing to want to be left alone. It’s another level of dickery to insist that you have a right to exploit public resources without following any rules.
…and yet he still lost to them in a court case. I’m not sure what’s funnier, that he thinks something this asinine makes him look better, or that he didn’t recognize that most of his “followers” came to him via an interstate highway and communicated with the outside world via the internet - both of which wouldn’t exist without this nonexistent entity that he’s fighting.
"YOU’RE NOT MY REAL MOM AND DAD IM A PRINCESS AND ONE DAY MY REAL ROYAL PARENTS WILL TAKE ME AWAY" - What Clive Bundy sounds like in my head.
Salute to Americans who tell the truth! (part one)
Paintings by Robert Shetterly.
Martin Luther King Jr.
W. E. B. Du Bois
Chief Joseph Hinmton Yalektit
Some of the great old ones…
These paintings look so amazing in-person. Very luminous.