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Palestinians Back Standing Rock Sioux in Struggle For All Humanity


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Sheryl
- 981 days ago - electronicintifada.net
We the undersigned Palestinians artists academics activists elders laborers musicians authors businesspersons attorneys students hereby declare our unqualified and heartfelt solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their epic struggle to protect



   

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Kathleen M (208)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 6:47 am
S&N. Thx Dandelion!
 

Leo Custer (312)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 6:47 am
Thank you for posting
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 7:04 am
Shared over social media.

It's not difficult to see why, is it.

Every level headed, relatively healthy person with an interest in our environment is on their side.
 

Donna T (0)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 7:49 am
thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 7:54 am
Simply wonderful! thx Dandelion
 

Doris F (18)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 12:23 pm
great, tyfs Dandelion
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 3:44 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Dandelion.
Really glad to see this!
 

Animae C (508)
Tuesday September 13, 2016, 4:51 pm
Darren says it for me!

TY Dandelion
 

Evelyn B (63)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 5:32 am
Thanks, Dandelion
See also
The Native American, the Palestinian: A Spirited Fight for Justice

Yes - they have much in common
G4S is only part of it (although they cause more direct suffering, as has been evident in North Dakota these days ... and ethics aren't of high priority to them!!)
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 6:55 am
Respect and civilisation
 

Marija Mohoric (25)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 8:10 am
Thank you for sharing Dandelion
 

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 10:39 am
It sounds to me like they're trying to hijack a bona fide environmental protest and turn it into a political one.
Wonder how soon it will be before violence follows? That poster doesn't look very peaceful to me.

Point of order: 12,100,000 Palestinians in the world. 92 have signed the petition.

And "genocide"? Since 1950 - not counting the millions of Palestinians who live outside Gaza/West Bank - the population has INCREASED by over 500%.
 

Birgit W (160)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 1:44 pm
Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 4:52 pm
Not sure what you are speaking about John on the poster, many have to hide their faces in order not to be sent to jail for knowing who they are. Unfortunately in the USA they are arresting those who are simply there and is trying to do it via face recognition. The only thing that is harmful is the bulldozers in the background digging up Indian graves and sacred sites.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 4:59 pm
I also think their letter was beautifully written.

We the undersigned Palestinians – artists, academics, activists, elders, laborers, musicians, authors, businesspersons, attorneys, students – hereby declare our unqualified and heartfelt solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in their epic struggle to protect what remains of their ancestral lands, waters and sacred sites.

As an indigenous people whose lands have been robbed and pillaged, and who face existential settler-colonial expansion in Palestine, we recognize that Native American and First Nation peoples have endured centuries of violent settler colonialism that has dismantled and robbed them of home, heritage, dignity, security, narrative, land, language, identity, family, trees, cemeteries, animals, livelihoods and life.

We recognize the multitude of ways that Native American and First Nation struggles to protect indigenous territories have ultimately been struggles on behalf of all of humanity to save the Earth we share from toxic globalization of neoliberal and capitalist ethos that threaten our collective survival.

We also heed the wise leadership of a people who first conceived of mountains and rivers as sacred, who look upon a prairie with reverence, who consider trees as family and who risk their lives to protect the water and the integrity of their ancestral lands.

With respect, love, solidarity and hope,

As for signatures, when the Indians from South America, Central America, and all North American Nations who sent letters in support or people to the Standing Rock Reservation, they didn't have every Indian on a paper either, it's symbolic, it offers names of importance to the common people, it covers the people in a symbolic way. No one is going to show up with hardly ever 1 million signatures in a short amount of time.

However the world is watching and this is what is shows........the world paying attention. We don't want the Water Destroyers - we want green energy solutions.
 

Janet B (0)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 5:52 pm
Thanks
 

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 10:40 pm
Kudos
 

Colleen L (3)
Thursday September 15, 2016, 10:53 pm
Great. Thanks Dandelion
 

Stan B (123)
Friday September 16, 2016, 12:50 am
Are they supplying them with suicide belts?
 

Evelyn B (63)
Friday September 16, 2016, 4:20 am
Dandelion- there are some people who have to take an "anti" position, assume violence, when there is any mention of violence. It's their blind spot! No point discussing reasonably with them - they don't want to know!

The fact that G4S has a number of years of freedom to develop their own forms of violence, and working out fine lines of "limits" that can be covered by the law, working for the Israelis & relatively free to exercise violence against the Palestinians is one that strengthens existing Palestinian empathy with the situation of the Native Americans ...

The empathy has been there for many decades -
Palestine's most popular poet, Mahmoud Darwish expressed it in a poem which I'll share below
 

Evelyn B (63)
Friday September 16, 2016, 4:22 am
Speech Of The Red Indian

So, we are who we are, as the Mississippi flows,
and what remains from yesterday is still ours-
but the color of the sky has changed,
the sea to the East has changed.
O white master, Lord of the horses,
what do you want from those making their way
to the night woods?
Our pastures are sacred, our spirits inspired,
the stars are luminous words where our fable
is legible from the beginning to end
if only you'll lift up your eyes:
born between water and fire,
reborn in clouds on an azure shore
after Judgement day...
Don't kill the grass any more,
it possess a soul in us that could
shelter the soul of the earth.
Tamer of horses, teach your horse
to ask forgiveness of nature's soul
for the way you've treated our trees:
O Sister tree,
look how they've tortured you
the way they've tortured me;
never ask forgiveness
for the woodcutter whose axe felled
both your mother and mine...

The white man will never understand the ancient words
here in spirits roaming free
between sky and trees.
Let Columbus scour the seas to find India,
it's his right!
He can call our ghosts the names of spices,
he can call us Red Indians,
he can fiddle with his compass to correct his course,
twist all the errors of the North wind,
but outside the narrow world to his map
he can't believe that all men are born equal
the same as air and water,
the same as people in Barcelona,
except that they happen to worship Nature's God in everthing
and not gold.
Columbus was free to look for a language
he couldn't find here,
to look for gold in the skulls of our ancestors.
He took his fill from the flesh of our living
and our dead.
So why is he bent on carrying out his deadly war
even from the grave?
When we have nothing left to give
but a few ruinous trinkets, a few tiny feathers to
embroider our lakes?
All told,
you killed over seventy million hearts,
more than enough for you to return from slaughter
as kind on the throne of a new age.
Isn't it about time, stranger,
for us to meet face to face in the same age,
both of us strangers to the same land,
meeting at the tip of an abyss?
We have what is ours and
we have what is yours of the sky.
Yours air and water, such as we have.
Ours pebbles, such as we have,
yours iron, such as you have.
In the shadow domain, let us share the light.
Take what you need of the night
but leave us a few stars to bury our celestial dead.
Take what you need of the sea
but leave us a few waves in which to catch our fish.
Take all the gold of the earth and sun
but leave the land of our names to us.
Then go back, stranger.
Search for India once more!

Our names: branching leaves of divine speech,
birds that soar higher than a gun.
You who come from beyond the sea, bent on war,
don't cut down the tree of our names,
don't gallop your flaming horses across
the open plains.
You have your god and we have ours,
you have your religion and we have ours.
Don't buy your God
in books that back up your claim of
your land over our land,
don't appoint your God to be a mere
courtier in the palace of the King.
Take the rose of our dreams
and see what we've seen of joy.
Sleep in the shade of our willows
and start to fly like a dove-
this, after all, is what our ancestors did
when they flew away in peace
and returned in peace.
You won't remember leaving the Mediterranean,
eternity's solitude in the middle of a forest
rather than on the edge of a cliff.
What you lack is the wisdom of defeat,
a lost war, a rock standing firm
in the rushof time's furious river,
an hour of reverie for a necessary sky of dust to
ripen inside,
an hour of hesitation between one path and another.
One day Euripides will be missing
as well as the hymns of Canaan and Babylon,
Solomon's Song of Songs for Shulamith
and the yearning lily of the valley.
What you white men need will be the memory of
how to tame the horses of madness,
hearts polished by pumice in a flurry of violins.
All this you will need,
as well as a hesitant gun.
(But if you must kill, white man, don't slay
the creatures that befriended us.
Don't slaughter our past.)
You will need a treaty with our ghosts on those
sterile winter nights,
a less bright sun, a less full moon
for the crime to appear
less glamorous on the screen.
So take your time
as you dismember God.

We know what this elegant enigma conceals from us:
a heaven dies.
A willow strays, wind-footed,
a beast establishes its kingdom
in hollows of wounded space,
ocean-waters drench the wood of our doors with salt,
earth's a primordial burden heavier than before
but similar to something we've known since the
beginning of time.
Winds will recite our beginning and our end
though our present bleeds
and our days are buried in the ashes of legend.
We know that Athens is not ours
and can identify the color of the days
from puff clouds or rising smoke.
But Athens isn't yours as well,
yet we know what mighty iron is preparing for us
for the gods that failed
to defend the salt in our bread.
We know that truth is stronger than righteousness,
and that times changed
when the technology of weapons changed.
Who will raise our voices to the rainless clouds?
Who will rinse the light after we're gone?
Who will tend our temples,
who will safeguard our traditions
from the clash of steel?
"We bring you civilization," said the stranger.
"We're the masters of time
come to inherit this land of yours.
March in Indian file so we can tally you
on the face of the lake, corpse by corpse.
Keep marching, so the Gospels may thrive!
We want God all to ourselves
because the best Indians are dead Indians
in the eyes of the Lord."
The Lord is white and the day is white.
You have your world and we have ours.
What the stranger says is truly strange.
He digs a well deep in the earth to bury the sky.
Truly strange, what the stranger says!
He hunts down our children, as well as butterflies.
O stranger, what promises do you make to our garden,
zinc flowers prettier than ours?
Fine.
But do you know that a deer
will never approach grass that's been
stained with our blood?
Buffalos are our brothers and sisters, as well as
everything that grows.
Don't dig any deeper!
Don't pierce the shell of the turtle that carries our grandmother
the earth on its back!
Our trees are her hair,
and we adorn ourselves with her blooms.
"There's no death on earth,"
so don't break her delicate formation!
Don't bruise the earth, don't smash
the smooth mirror of her orchards,
don't startle her, don't murder the river-waisted one
whose grandchildren we are.
We'll be gone soon enough.
Take our blood,
but leave the earth alone:
God's most elaborate
writing on the face of the waters,
for His sake and ours.
We still hear our ancestors' voices on the wind,
we listen to their pulse in the flowering trees.
This earth is our grandmother, each stone sacred,
and the hut where gods dwelt with us
and stars lit up our nights of prayer.
We roamed naked and walked barefoot to touch
the souls of the stones
so that the spirit or air would unfold us in women
who would replenish nature's gifts.
Our history was her history.
To endure our life
go away and come back.
Return the spirits,
one by one,
to the earth.
We keep the memory of our loved ones in jars,
like oil and salt, whose names we tied
to wings of water birds.
We were here first,
no ceiling to separate our blue doors from the sky,
no horses to graze where our deer used to graze,
no strangers bursting in on the night of our wives.
O give the wind a flute to weep for the people
of this wounded place,
and tomorrow to weep for you.
And tomorrow to weep for you.

Tending our last fires
we fail to acknowledge your greetings
Don't write commandments
from your new steel god for us.
Don't demand peace treaties from the dead.
There's no one left to greet you in peace,
which is nowhere to be seen.
We lived and flourished before the onslaught of
English guns, French wine and influenza,
living in harmony side by side with the Deer People,
learning our oral history by heart.
We brought you tidings of innocence and daisies.
But you have your god and we have ours.
You have your past and we have ours.
Time is a river
blurred by the tears we gaze through.
But don't you ever
memorize a few lines of poetry, perhaps,
to restrain yourself from massacre?
Weren't you born of a woman?
Didn't you suckle the milk of longing
from your mother as we did?
Didn't you attach paper wings to your shoulders
to chase swallows as we did?
We brought you tidings of the Spring.
(Don't point your guns at us!)
We can exchange gifts, we can sing:
My people were here once, then they died here...
Chestnut trees hide their souls here.
My people will return in the air,
in water
in light...
Take my motherland by the sword!
I refuse to sign a treaty between victim and killer.
I refuse to sign a bill of sale
that takes possession
of so much as one inch of my weed patch,
of so much as one inch of my cornfield
even if it's my last salutation to the sun!
As I wade into the river wrapped in my name only
I know I'm returning to my mother's bosom
so that you, white master, can enter your Age.
Enter your brutal statues of liberty over my corpse.
Engrave your iron crosses on my stony shadow,
for soon I will rise to the height of the song
sung by those multitudes suicided by their
dispersion through history
at a mass where our voices will soar like birds:
Here strangers won
over salt and sea mixed with clouds.
Here strangers won
over corn husks within us
as they laid down their cables for
lightning and electicity.
Here's where the grieving eagle
dived to his death.
Here's where strangers won over us
leaving us nothing for the New Age.
Here our bodies evaporate, cloud by cloud, into space.
Here our spirits glow, star by star, in the sky of song.

A long time will have to go by before our
present becomes our past, just like us.
We will face our death, but first
we'll defend the trees we wear.
We'll venerate the bell of night, the moon
hanging over our shacks.
We'll defend our leaping deer,
the clay of our jars, the feathers
in the wings of our last songs.
Soon you'll raise your world over ours,
blazing a trail from our graveyards to a satellite.
This is the Iron Age: distilled from a lump of coal,
champagne bubbling for the mighty!
There are dead and there are colonies.
There are dead and there are bulldozers.
There are dead and there are hospitals.
There are dead and there are radar screens
to observe the dead
as they die more than once in this life,
screens to observe the dead who live on after death
as well as those who die
to lift the earth above all that has died.
O white master, where are you taking my people
and yours?
Into what abyss
is this robot bristling with aircraft carriers and jets
consigning the earth?
To what fathomless pit
will you decend?
It's your to decide.
A new Rome, a technological Sparta and an
ideology for the insane...
but we'd rather depart from an Age
our minds can't accept.
Once a people,
now we'd rather flock to the land of birds.
We'll take a peek at our homeland through stones,
glimpse it through openings in clouds,
through the speech of stars,
through the air suspended above lakes,
between soft tassel fringes in ears of corn.
We'll emerge from the flower of the grave.
We'll lean out of the poplar's leaves
of all that besieges you, O white man,
of all the dead who are still dying,
both those who live and those
who return to tell the tale.
Let's give the earth enough time to tell
the whole truth about your and us.
The whole truth about us.
The whole truth about you.

In rooms you build,
the dead are already asleep.
Over bridges you construct,
the dead are already passing.
There are dead who light up the night
of butterflies,
and the dead who come at dawn
to drink your tea
as peaceful as on the day your
guns mowed them down.
O you who are guests in this place,
leave a few chairs empty
for your hosts to read out
the conditions for peace
in a treaty with the dead.


Mahmoud Darwish
(Translated by Sargon Boulos)
Speech Of The Red Indian
 

Evelyn B (63)
Friday September 16, 2016, 4:24 am
It is mentioned in the article
The Native American, the Palestinian: A Spirited Fight for Justice
 

Arild Warud (174)
Friday September 16, 2016, 4:53 am
Good news Sheryl and I guess John has never heard of the Nakba in 1948.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Friday September 16, 2016, 8:27 am
Oh, Arild -
a) There weren't Palestinians, only Arabs trying to profit from Jewish turning the desert into bloom ...
b) So - no Nakba
c) and anyway, it was all Jordan's fault (or Egypt's re Gaza)
(That's history according to hasbara, as believed by John!!!)
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday September 16, 2016, 9:07 am
UPDATES - ALL RESHARED OVER SOCIAL MEDIA.
PETITIONS provided by AniMae:
Demand Legal Action against DAPL Protest Attackers and Energy Transfer Partners
106,735 SUPPORTERS
110,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

Stand With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: End Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline
47,765 SUPPORTERS
50,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

DANDELION'S original petition
Tell President Obama Stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline
88%
We've reached 265,342 of our goal of 300,000.

From Dandelion
President Obama Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared over social media.

Save The Missouri River Food Web By Halting The Dakota Access Pipeline
This one now has a final signature count
Final signature count: 12,001
Have still shared this as part of the overall collective.

From Michael
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
with associated petition
President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Bakken Pipeline!
Reshared over social media

From Judy in another new news article posted by Dandelion
US Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux
PLUS

Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent
Staggering number of corporate interests involved.

Another petition found
Sign the petition: Stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared petition over social media

PLUS Dandelion's latest petition found!
Biological Diversity STAND IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
Reshared petition over social media

Also Dandelion's New Petition I recently found via
North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp Stand with Standing Rock Sioux Against the Dakota Access Pipeline
There are currently 27,089 signatures. NEW goal - We need 30,000 signatures!
Signed and shared over social media

Also found by Dandelion
Impeach North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier
6,268 supporters
1,232 needed to reach 7,500
Reshared over social media

See also Eleonora's latest
The Dakota Access Pipeline and How They Silence Journalists
and petition contained therein
Drop the Charges Against Amy Goodman and Other Journalists Covering #NoDAPL
Reshared over social media

Another linked one from Evelyn:
A link I posted earlier has vanished - more about this Arrest Warrant, posted by Dandelion:
Arrest Warrant Issued for Amy Goodman in North Dakota After Covering Pipeline Protest

Article from Dandelion

Felony Charges Being Pursued Related to Dakota Access Pipeline Protests


Anna has also posted this new one, which I've added to the updates:
Send a Message of Support to Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters, and Defend Clean Water! PETITION
Current
6,535
Goal
10,000

If I've missed anything, please let me know!
 

Joanne p (13)
Friday September 16, 2016, 11:57 am
ty
 

Janet B (0)
Friday September 16, 2016, 12:55 pm
Thanks
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Friday September 16, 2016, 3:01 pm

Thanks Dandelion for the article and your comments and Evelyn for that beautiful poem - wish I could send you more stars **************************************************
 

Sheryl G (359)
Friday September 16, 2016, 5:24 pm
Thank you Evelyn and for sharing that poem that covered so much of what has happened and is happening, it touched my heart in many ways.

Stan, that was truly uncalled for. I've posted many articles of various people and groups around the world who stand in support of the Native people at Standing Rock. It is ONLY when I posted that the Palestinians were also in Solidarity did I receive some negative comments. Everyone else in the world can stand up in support but when the Palestinians do - "shaking head" wow, unbelievable.
 

Mandi T (367)
Friday September 16, 2016, 9:43 pm
TY Shery l and Evelyn too, for the poem. :-)
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 12:14 am
Dandelion - some people have blind spots &/or tunnel vision and seem to be totally allergic to the word "Palestinian". Palestinians are not supposed to exist, to ever have existed, so have to be wiped off the board of discussion (unless, of course, it is to condemn them as "bad guys") ... Any recognition would imply that PERHAPS they have rights that are not being respected ...
Not so very different from Native Americans, in fact!
Hence the strong empathy & solidarity
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 12:22 am
Dandelion, Stan's commentary is a perfect example of a learned person (Masters in History) having basic prejudices. . . not much cop this education, when it fills you with unhealthy distastes.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 2:39 am
Evelyn: Blind spots? Remind me of your posts here calling for an independent Kurdistan - the Kurds being a displaced, predominantly Muslim people. Though displaced by Muslims not Jews. The deafening silence.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 2:44 am
Dandelion: It may have gone up, but the last time I looked only 92 Palestinians had signed the petition so you shouldn't make such a sweeping generalization.

As I said that poster doesn't look very peaceful and they do have a history of violence and intimidation - well they do.
There is popular support for the cause of the Native Americans involved, but if things turn violent that support will go out of the window.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 2:47 am
John:
A: - you are WAY off topic
B: - you know so little about me, you only demonstrate your ignorance. I've worked in Iraqi Kurdistan, with Kurds - during the oppression by Saddam Hussein, and am all too aware of the Kurdish situations - yes, plural, because the situation varies between countries. And the serious challenges to any movement for an independent Kurdistan are massive. I won't go into them here, it is not the topic of the thread - only a brief response to your feeble attempt to (yet again) attack Arabs ... demonstrating your lack of empathy for the serious problems faced by the Native Americans & your attempts to tuen any situation into an attack. Blind spot - tunnel vision - QED
 

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 2:51 am
Arlid: The Nabka. Yes but conflicting accounts. Did the Arabs call for the people to leave the area to clear the battlefield? Or did the Israelis force them out? In truth, it was probably a bit of both.

Remember too, Arlid, that it was the Grand Mufti's vow to exterminate all Jews that made a united independent Palestine impossible. That's why there was a two state solution, imposed by the UN.
The Arabs started the 1948 war - and lost.

And yes Evelyn, though you don't like to face up to it, the Jordanians and the Egyptians did illegally occupy and annexe Gaza Province and West Bank from the Palestinians and that's why Palestine disappeared from the map.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 2:55 am
John, are you taking the opportunity to sign and share or reshare the links above. . .?
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 3:08 am
Darren - that's asking for a bit of human empathy & interest in the topic of this thread!!
It's also asking to overcome heavy stereotype thinking already reflected in an earlier common - in the expressed assumption that Native Americans are prone to violence, & look threatening ...
 

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 3:08 am
Evelyn: Pot ... kettle ... black.

And where are the threads if you're that concerned?
The deafening silence - and from your friends too. Now, if it was the Jews displacing the Kurds, we'd never hear the end of it!

The Native Americans were the original inhabitants of North America, but lost their country when it was taken over by white settlers who had absolutely no religious, cultural or historic ties with the land.
Followed by a forced influx of Africans as slaves and latterly many Hispanic immigrants.

The Jews have lived continuously in the Holy land for thousands of years. Jerusalem is mentioned hundreds of times in Jewish scripture. (Not at all in the Koran) It is their spiritual, cultural and historic homeland.
The Jews also suffered occupation by amongst others the Romans, the Crusaders and the Ottomans, and the British of course, but they now have restored their homeland.

 

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 3:15 am
Evelyn: I signed the petition way back, long before you decided to try and turn it into a political football (And by so doing ultimately ruin it) and rent-a-mob turned up.

I didn't say the Native Americans were violent.

 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 3:23 am
Deviation from the topic of this thread -

It would be more appropriate to demonstrate Jewish groups who also express solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux

How about the Jews of Colour, Sephardi, Mizrahi, and other Minoritized Jews group's coverage?
San Francisco Protest Adds to Growing Opposition to Disastrous Dakota Access Pipeline

And Jewish Voice for Peace?
Jewish Voice for Peace Supports the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Strangely enough, the only links I've found about speaking out by Jewish groups on the Standing Rock Sioux protests seem to be by Jewish groups who also support Palestinian rights.
Another one was Jews for Palestinian Right of Return ...

Perhaps someone else could find other Jewish activist group support for the protestors - by groups who DON'T recognise the parallel situations?
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 3:38 am
Same thread:
John De Avalon (36) Saturday September 17, 2016, 2:44 am
"Dandelion: It may have gone up, but the last time I looked only 92 Palestinians had signed the petition so you shouldn't make such a sweeping generalization.

As I said that poster doesn't look very peaceful and they do have a history of violence and intimidation - well they do. "
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 3:45 am
Curious how "the Palestinians" is considered a "sweeping generalisation", but "the Jews" - referring to SOME of the Jews, those who remained in the land, calling themselves Palestinians for part of history - is NOT a "sweeping generalisation" ...

There are Palestinians who have come together to express their solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux - just as there are Jews who have done so. And it appears both groups recognise parallels in their experience.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 4:07 am
Thank you
 

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 5:51 am
Evelyn: How many of the hundreds of thousands who have signed the petition(s) are Jewish/Israeli? You can't say, so maybe somewhat disingenuous to try to turn it a 'caring Palestinian, uncaring Israeli' argument.
And if you want to split hairs, 92 Palestinians had signed that particular petition and 12,099,918 hadn't. So where does that leave your argument?

Of the 92, how many are genuine, I can't say either, but it looks like infiltration to me. One group latches on to another populous cause and tries to link their cause to the host one.

And unless I misread the petition the aim is to NOT build a dirty great pipeline through sacred Native American land, not establish an independent Sioux state!
 

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 6:23 am
This thread is about supporting the Standing Rock Sioux in their resistance to destruction of their heritage and risk to their waters. In this case, oppression & threat comes from Big Money interests - "the Greedy Ones" as I think Dandelion calls them, who have hired a private security company with little or no ethical values to counter the resistance movement, and who are using "the law" to try to break the spirit of the resistance.

Among the groups that has spoken up in support of the resistance, there are Native Americans, non-Native American US citizens, people from round the world, associations of particular groups who stand in support of the resistance ... and among those groups is a group of Palestinians, and another group of members of Jewish Voice for Peace, and many other groups.

THAT is the topic. Stay on it. Private vendettas against particular other populations or people who support other causes have no place in this thread.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 6:40 am
Again I will repeat "I've posted many articles of various people and groups around the world who stand in support of the Native people at Standing Rock. It is ONLY when I posted that the Palestinians were also in Solidarity did I receive some negative comments."

Please let us Stand with Standing Rock -
lots of petitions on here, make sure you signed them all. Appreciate Darrens work on that.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 9:19 am
UPDATES - ALL RESHARED OVER SOCIAL MEDIA.
PETITIONS provided by AniMae:
Demand Legal Action against DAPL Protest Attackers and Energy Transfer Partners
107,705 SUPPORTERS
110,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

Stand With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: End Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline
50,961 SUPPORTERS
55,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

DANDELION'S original petition
Tell President Obama Stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline
88%
We've reached 265,845 of our goal of 300,000.

From Dandelion
President Obama Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared over social media.

Save The Missouri River Food Web By Halting The Dakota Access Pipeline
This one now has a final signature count
Final signature count: 12,001
Have still shared this as part of the overall collective.

From Michael
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
with associated petition
President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Bakken Pipeline!
Reshared over social media

From Judy in another new news article posted by Dandelion
US Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux
PLUS

Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent
Staggering number of corporate interests involved.
Reshared ALL the details over social media.

Another petition found
Sign the petition: Stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared petition over social media

PLUS Dandelion's latest petition found!
Biological Diversity STAND IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
Reshared petition over social media

Also Dandelion's New Petition I recently found via
North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp Stand with Standing Rock Sioux Against the Dakota Access Pipeline
There are currently 27,296 signatures. NEW goal - We need 30,000 signatures!
Signed and shared over social media

Also found by Dandelion
Impeach North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier
6,319 supporters
1,181 needed to reach 7,500
Reshared over social media

See also Eleonora's latest
The Dakota Access Pipeline and How They Silence Journalists
and petition contained therein
Drop the Charges Against Amy Goodman and Other Journalists Covering #NoDAPL
Reshared over social media

Another linked one from Evelyn:
A link I posted earlier has vanished - more about this Arrest Warrant, posted by Dandelion:
Drop the Charges Against Amy Goodman and Other Journalists Covering #NoDAPL

Article from Dandelion

Felony Charges Being Pursued Related to Dakota Access Pipeline Protests


Anna has also posted this new one, which I've added to the updates:
Send a Message of Support to Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters, and Defend Clean Water! PETITION
Current
6,729
Goal
10,000

Missed this one from Dandelion
Thank you for bringing up the Petition - please sign
Protect Freedom of The Press Drop The Arrest Warrant For Amy Goodman
39,482 SUPPORTERS
40,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

Darren - to add (from Barbara T):
Sign: Drop False Charges Against Pipeline Reporter!
9,554 people 5,446 more needed
Signed and shared over social media.

Again, if I've missed anything, or you find another petition or three, or more articles, feel free to message me with the details.

Missed one! Just added it!
Another petition on this topic
Stop the toxic Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline
Shared over social media
 

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 9:42 am
Evelyn: Read back up the thread. YOU were the one who politicised the thread and brought the Palestinian cause into it. As you say, the thread is about the Standing Rock Sioux. THAT is the topic! You stay on it and everyone else will.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 9:50 am
Dandelion: Don't you think that, on reflection, Electronic Intifada was not a suitable source for you to bring into a discussion on the Standing Rock Sioux? Trying to draw a parallel with the Sioux and the Palestinians is very much political, potentially inflammatory, very much open to debate and nothing to do with the issue at hand.

And the banner 'No colonialism . No genocide. No settler terror'. Explain that to us.
Is Obama carrying out a genocide on the Sioux?
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday September 17, 2016, 3:18 pm

Great comments, Dandelion and Evelyn - run out of stars for the both of you a while ago: **************************

A little side note, Evelyn ... do you have too much time ... LOL?!?
 

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 1:04 am
Eleonora - no, I certainly don't! And wasting time here repeating the obvious & trying to re-rail the topic towards solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux eats time I'd rather use reading other new stories!!
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 6:20 am
I posted other articles about other people standing in solidarity to the Sioux Nation, I've put photo comments on people's pages where the people of London are in solidarity, I've posted that Anonymous is in solidarity, I have posted that other Native Nations are also standing in solidarity, so sorry if it's a 3rd rail for you, but if the people or "some" people as you remind are standing in solidarity from Palestine that is also a factual event.

The banner is true for both people's what needs explaining. How many Indian people had their lands taken from them when the European settlers chose to simply take it. Lots, whole villages were taken, when these massive Walk like the Trail of Tears happened, they left behind their dwellings, their gardens, the fruit trees. One home at a time or a whole village, the lands were taken and I see this similar playbook on those who are Palestinians. The rules very slanted towards one group over another until the one group has it all.

And if you don't think that genocide is still being carried out upon the Indian people then I suggest you go to any Rez and ask them. That the American people in "general" doesn't understand that is because it is not taught to you, because the Indian people are the smallest minority and our voices are not so many to be in the news or to be heard. Even now what is taking place is seldom on the mainstream media, mostly being covered via the internet, and then when we have any reporters showing up to Standing Rock they are all getting arrested and Amy Goodman has a warrant out for her.

I've posted for years articles on C2 that show how Native Americans are still being treated, their lands still being stolen, how they still have no running water, how there is no medical for them, how the lands that they are on are still being taken in promise they'll receive those things.

Indian Nations promised to be paid for the uranium used in WWII still hasn't been paid but they get to live with the cancer causing results of the mining, in fact Indian Country has all sorts of open mines that are causing illness and cancer on the Rez. Mines they didn't dig but the Federal Gov.'t did with promises it will help their people. While the Code Talkers were instrumental in saving many lives and helping to win the war they came back to NOTHING and forgotten. They fought before they could be a citizen and could only speak their language in order to save the white man's butt.

I could go on and on about all these dams that took Indian lands with the promise that for their lands that were taken they'd receive free electric forever, not only do they not get free electric, some still have no way to get electric and others pay the HIGHEST prices for their electric.

I could go story after story of how many of the Indian Nations have tried to do projects to make themselves Self Sufficient and if the "white people" think they have regulations and hurdles to climb over try doing it in Indian Country - the Federal Govt has made sure they have extra of everything - most projects are denied. Then the few that were approved, like allowing the American Indian to grow industrial hemp, authorities of the State watched it grow and grow until it was ready for harvest and sale and then burned it all. That is something that happened many times, despite the Indians having permission and the paperwork. So they stop, what is the point.

John I could write all day long, a book in fact, of all the ways that the genocidal actions are taking place. It just isn't done so much in the open, strange the American people finally got to the point they spoke up if an entire Indian Nation was being slaughtered. So now it is done quietly and incrementally. I see no issue with a banner that shows the destructive diggers in the background and one of the two holding up a fist that is representative of power to the people and the other showing the peace sign. You place the two symbols together it tells the story - power for peace. Leave us alone, removed your machines that bring only pain and will help to destroy the little we have left, our water. Without water there can be no life - and that John is the completion of the genocide - destroy their water there is no life.

So yes, President Obama and all the others in DC who fail to stand up for our Sacred Water around this Nation, not just in Indian Country are part of the ongoing genocide taking place. We are all on the road to extinction without our water - we best all start standing up like the people of Standing Rock.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 7:56 am
John, before you recommence cat-calling:

YOUR FIRST POST IN THIS THREAD [Thursday September 15, 2016, 10:39 am}:
It sounds to me like they're trying to hijack a bona fide environmental protest and turn it into a political one.
Wonder how soon it will be before violence follows? That poster doesn't look very peaceful to me.

Point of order: 12,100,000 Palestinians in the world. 92 have signed the petition.

And "genocide"? Since 1950 - not counting the millions of Palestinians who live outside Gaza/West Bank - the population has INCREASED by over 500%. "

So, YOU started a provocation on this thread. YOU essentially invited reaction and comment. Stan added with his usual customary brief flick of sarcasm.

Now, unless you're going to go through all the petitions, and share them, we've heard you and your opinion.

Dandelion, you don't have to justify your actions and motives here, especially to people like John and Stan.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 11:31 am
Here we go:
UPDATES - ALL RESHARED OVER SOCIAL MEDIA.
From AniMae:
Demand Legal Action against DAPL Protest Attackers and Energy Transfer Partners
108,665 SUPPORTERS
110,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

From AniMae
Stand With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: End Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline
54,286 SUPPORTERS
55,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

From Dandelion
Tell President Obama Stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline
88%
We've reached 266,162 of our goal of 300,000.

From Dandelion
President Obama Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared over social media.

From Dandelion
Save The Missouri River Food Web By Halting The Dakota Access Pipeline
This one now has a final signature count
Final signature count: 12,001
Have still shared this as part of the overall collective.

From Michael
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
with associated petition
President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Bakken Pipeline!
Reshared over social media

From Judy in another new news article posted by Dandelion
US Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux
PLUS

NEWS ARTICLE - Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent
Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent
Staggering number of corporate interests involved.
Reshared ALL the details over social media.

Another petition found
Sign the petition: Stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared petition over social media

Another from Dandelion
Biological Diversity STAND IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
Reshared petition over social media

Another from Dandelion
North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp Stand with Standing Rock Sioux Against the Dakota Access Pipeline
There are currently 27,889 signatures. NEW goal - We need 30,000 signatures!
Signed and shared over social media

Another from Dandelion
Impeach North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier
6,360 supporters
1,140 needed to reach 7,500
Reshared over social media

From Eleonora
The Dakota Access Pipeline and How They Silence Journalists
and petition contained therein
Drop the Charges Against Amy Goodman and Other Journalists Covering #NoDAPL
Reshared over social media

NEWS Article from Dandelion

Felony Charges Being Pursued Related to Dakota Access Pipeline Protests


From Anna
Send a Message of Support to Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters, and Defend Clean Water! PETITION
Current
6,849
Goal
10,000

Another from Dandelion
Thank you for bringing up the Petition - please sign
Protect Freedom of The Press Drop The Arrest Warrant For Amy Goodman
43,733 SUPPORTERS
45,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

From Barbara T
Sign: Drop False Charges Against Pipeline Reporter!
11,733 people 8,267 more needed
Signed and shared over social media.

Another from Dandelion
Stop the toxic Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline
Reshared over social media

Action Alert: UPDATED! Demand Banks Paying for the Dakota Access Pipeline Immediately Withdraw Funding
Reshared over social media

STOP The North Dakota Pipeline.
2,272 SUPPORTERS in United States
5,079 SUPPORTERS
10,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

ARTICLE - Did an Industry Front Group Create Fake Twitter Accounts to Promote the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Did an Industry Front Group Create Fake Twitter Accounts to Promote the Dakota Access Pipeline?.

Again, if I've missed anything, or you find another petition or three, or more articles, feel free to message me with the details.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 1:38 pm
************************************************************** Dandelion, Darren, Ros!

Dandelion - yes, the worst form of killing is the prevention (or inhibition) of access to safe water, of access to adequate health care, pollution of water sources, the silent killers ... but still causing "ethnic cleansing", just in an almost invisible way - not all genocidal actions are by bloody action.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 1:44 pm
Darren: I think you'll find Evelyn started it. Post 9. This is about the Sioux not the Palestinians.
In any case, some might say the comparison is with the Native Americans and the Jews. The Jews were there thousands of years before the Christians and the Muslims turned up. And have been resident there continuously since that time. Much like the Native Americans were there thousands of years before the whites, blacks and Hispanics turned up.

These people are trying to hijack a bona fide environmental cause, politicize it and tie it in, and win converts, to their own cause.
Genocide? Terror? Like I said that poster doesn't look very peaceful to me.
If and when violence starts, the cause is lost.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 1:46 pm
PS: If they want to maintain the moral high ground they might be better advised to learn from Gandhi ...
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 3:47 pm

Dandelion - I'd love to send you a whole galaxy for your comment of Sunday September 18, 2016, 6:20 am. *******************************************************************

Anyone who still doesn't "know" the facts on the ground regarding the Indian Nation (or the Palestinians for that matter) is simply willfully ignorant or plain stupid. There's no third alternative. All it takes is a few articles at best and then do some research on the subject; there's plenty of literature out there about the Native Indians and how the genocide which was started over two centuries ago is still ongoing. As Evelyn said "not all genocidal actions are by bloody actions" - and again the striking parallels to the cause of the Palestinians in every aspect.

Post as much as you can about the many causes of the Native Indians and how we can help them to be heard. We ... that is ... those who know empathy and compassion irrespective of the race and creed of the victim(s) rather than just following and spreading dumbing brainwashed propaganda.

Thanks a lot for all your efforts - you're a great lady!!!
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 3:53 pm

Anyone doubting that withholding water (or rationing it down to a little trickle) doesn't in the long term kill may want to watch how it will be without or with little water. A situation which many Native Indians endure since a long time ... as well as most of the Palestinians in the Occupied Territories as well as in Gaza.

The deteriorating health of both people speak a clear language while the "white invader and colonizers" enjoy their swimming pools and daily showers ... at the expense of the native people.
 

fly bird (26)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 4:01 pm
I agree with Eleonora.

Noted, thanks, Dandelion
 

fly bird (26)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 4:13 pm
"Walk a Mile in His Moccasins."

"The Walk a Mile in His Moccasins quote is often contributed to various indian tribes, but it actually comes from a poem written by Mary T. Lathrap in 1895. The original title was Judge Softly. Here is the complete poem. "

Pray, don't find fault with the man that limps,
Or stumbles along the road.
Unless you have worn the moccasins he wears,
Or stumbled beneath the same load.

There may be tears in his soles that hurt
Though hidden away from view.
The burden he bears placed on your back
May cause you to stumble and fall, too.

Don't sneer at the man who is down today
Unless you have felt the same blow
That caused his fall or felt the shame
That only the fallen know.

You may be strong, but still the blows
That were his, unknown to you in the same way,
May cause you to stagger and fall, too.

Don't be too harsh with the man that sins.
Or pelt him with words, or stone, or disdain.
Unless you are sure you have no sins of your own,
And it's only wisdom and love that your heart contains.

For you know if the tempter's voice
Should whisper as soft to you,
As it did to him when he went astray,
It might cause you to falter, too.

Just walk a mile in his moccasins
Before you abuse, criticize and accuse.
If just for one hour, you could find a way
To see through his eyes, instead of your own muse.

I believe you'd be surprised to see
That you've been blind and narrow minded, even unkind.
There are people on reservations and in the ghettos
Who have so little hope, and too much worry on their minds.

Brother, there but for the grace of God go you and I.
Just for a moment, slip into his mind and traditions
And see the world through his spirit and eyes
Before you cast a stone or falsely judge his conditions.

Remember to walk a mile in his moccasins
And remember the lessons of humanity taught to you by your elders.
We will be known forever by the tracks we leave
In other people's lives, our kindnesses and generosity.

Take the time to walk a mile in his moccasins.


http://www.aaanativearts.com/native-american-poetry
 

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 11:24 pm
Eleonora - one GS isn't enough!
****************************************************************************

(And whether it's the "white" settlers with their swimming pools & sprinklers keeping the grass green, or the influential whites keeping the pipeline far from their towns - or, in Hawaii, ensuring no GMO production & pesticide spraying comes near their neighbourhoods but not raising a finger for indigenous people's neighbourhoods with toxic air & toxic water - these discriminations cause silent killing, and it is still going on today, in the 21st century)

Yes, empathy is needed, & thanks Jess for sharing that poem, familiar for its key & much-cited line "Take the time to walk a mile in his moccasins." - Good to reread the whole ... ***************************
 

Evelyn B (63)
Sunday September 18, 2016, 11:27 pm
I wonder - why do some people think that empathy for people who are oppressed, vulnerable, victims, has to be an either-or choice?
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Monday September 19, 2016, 12:02 am

Jess - thank you so much for this beautiful poem; it's so true in every aspect!! GS to you ******************************************************
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Monday September 19, 2016, 12:24 am

Good morning, Evelyn ;-). You ask: "I wonder - why do some people think that empathy for people who are oppressed, vulnerable, victims, has to be an either-or choice?"

My best guess is (based on experience) that otherwise it would become too dangerous and they'd have to leave their comfort zone, start reflecting on the reality on the grounds and see the truth. Better to accept the brainwashing by the relentless propaganda.

After all - weren't the Native Americans called by "us" white supremacists "savages"? And aren't the Palestinians called the very same by the very same people?

The leopard doesn't change its spots ... this is probably why the US supports so whole-heartedly the Zionist policy of cleansing the land from those savages (other than their own ulterior motives).

As a side note for reflection and without wanting to go into a discussion: it's interesting that those 38 Bio US$ include CLUSTER BOMBS which are banned worldwide ... and not one single country protests!!
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Monday September 19, 2016, 12:28 am

NB for clarification: I'm talking about the 38 Billion US$ aid packet funded by the US taxpayers which the US "bestows" on Israel ...
 

Evelyn B (63)
Monday September 19, 2016, 12:36 am
You mean, what comes out of the US budget, leaving the US without the funds to provide basic services to the Reservations that could reduce avoidable deaths, reduce poverty by creating opportunities, etc?
 

Sheryl G (359)
Monday September 19, 2016, 4:24 am
Too much concern over a poster that looks non peaceful - nothing said about the attack dogs that tore into the flesh of the Water Protectors or those machines tearing up the gravesites that were documented and shown to be there. Tell me - what would the American people do if these digging machines came in and tore up some of their family graves or Arlington Cemetery. Wonder if people surrounded their loved ones graves and dogs and pepper spray was unleashed upon them. Who is being violent - a poster or what has actually happened?

I think what is being lost here is that the Native Americans have been always living there, or were moved there by the Federal Govt. into areas thought not to be good land. Somehow the Indians made a life there and all they have ever asked is to be left alone. Now, the one thing they ask to be left alone is the source of their drinking water.

This is not even an American Company, it is a Canadian Company, that is going to send their dirty oil to all sorts of other Countries. The Indians receive nothing for this, not even the consideration of being spoken to, they were conveniently left off the map. They were refused to be spoken to when they did present various representatives.

Who is being the violent ones here? Just imagine you are sitting in your home and suddenly you hear this loud noise and the diggers are tearing up your vegetable garden and throwing rat poison down your well. The graves of your ancestors over in the corner torn up - now what kind of a poster would you make? I am thinking that this poster is on the rather TAME side for what has been taking place to both people who are struggling just to maintain some drinking water for their very survival.
 

Evelyn B (63)
Monday September 19, 2016, 6:02 am
Too true, Dandelion - and another point of very similar experience!
Can you imagine - they even issue legal orders to evacuate villagers who are dead and buried in the village burial grounds! Then send in the bulldozers ...

But one way of wiping out history & the historical reality of indigenous peoples is to eliminate traces that witness to centuries of presence ... The "sacred" aspect is more hurtful at first, but the expansionist destroyers aren't actually thinking about that ... Just that proof of deep ties to the land is harmful to economic & expansionist interests
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Monday September 19, 2016, 3:16 pm
Yes, Evelyn - imagine what could be done with this money inside America? For all those destitute people who for a reason or another can't make ends meet? For the Native Indians, the Afro-Americans, the Hispanics and for the white poor folks (who are not much talked about either). All those kids who go hungry to school, have no healthcare, no clean water ... just nothing.

But then we hear how successful Israel is ... quite easy if one gets so generously funded and supported and hangs on the drip of a foreign country. Oh well ... back to the topic.

Dandelion - anyone who reads your last comment can't help but agree with you. The parallels you're drawing are clear enough; especially the one re Arlington. I really would love to see the reactions of the American public if bulldozers would start their work there!!

I refuse to get used that sacred grounds can be destroyed - be they the sacred grounds of the Native Americans, the sacred grounds of Jews in Poland or the sacred grounds of the Muslim cemetery Mamilla in Jerusalem.

Yet ... there are still those brainwashed Zionist apologists who can only focus on their own navel ... just don't pay attention! Let's focus on making the voices of your people and their plight be heard!!
 

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Tuesday September 20, 2016, 12:11 am

Thanks Ros - it seems there's one blueprint for all ... and it all leads to the same greedy guys ... while we, the people everywhere, pay a heavy price!!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Tuesday September 20, 2016, 1:32 am
UPDATES - ALL RESHARED OVER SOCIAL MEDIA.
From AniMae:
Demand Legal Action against DAPL Protest Attackers and Energy Transfer Partners
110,422 SUPPORTERS
120,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

From AniMae
Stand With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: End Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline
60,207 SUPPORTERS
65,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

From Dandelion
Tell President Obama Stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline
88%
We've reached 266,722 of our goal of 300,000.

From Dandelion
President Obama Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared over social media.

From Dandelion
Save The Missouri River Food Web By Halting The Dakota Access Pipeline
This one now has a final signature count
Final signature count: 12,001
Have still shared this as part of the overall collective.

From Michael
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Reshared details over social media to spread awareness.
with associated petition
President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Bakken Pipeline!
Reshared over social media

From Judy in another new news article posted by Dandelion
US Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux
Reshared news article over social media to spread awareness.
PLUS
NEWS ARTICLE - Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent
Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent
Staggering number of corporate interests involved.
Reshared ALL the details over social media.

Another petition found
Sign the petition: Stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared petition over social media

Another from Dandelion
Biological Diversity STAND IN SOLIDARITY AGAINST THE DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE
Reshared petition over social media

Another from Dandelion
North Dakota Senator Heidi Heitkamp Stand with Standing Rock Sioux Against the Dakota Access Pipeline
There are currently 28,182 signatures. NEW goal - We need 30,000 signatures!
Reshared over social media

Another from Dandelion
Impeach North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier
6,402 supporters
1,098 needed to reach 7,500
Reshared over social media

From Eleonora
The Dakota Access Pipeline and How They Silence Journalists
and petition contained therein
Drop the Charges Against Amy Goodman and Other Journalists Covering #NoDAPL
Reshared over social media

NEWS Article from Dandelion
Felony Charges Being Pursued Related to Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
Reshared article details over social media to spread awareness.

From Anna
Send a Message of Support to Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters, and Defend Clean Water! PETITION
Current
7,014
Goal
10,000

Another from Dandelion
Thank you for bringing up the Petition - please sign
Protect Freedom of The Press Drop The Arrest Warrant For Amy Goodman
49,858 SUPPORTERS
50,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

From Barbara T
Sign: Drop False Charges Against Pipeline Reporter!
12,935 people 7,065 more needed
Reshared over social media.

Another from Dandelion
Stop the toxic Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline
Reshared over social media

Action Alert: UPDATED! Demand Banks Paying for the Dakota Access Pipeline Immediately Withdraw Funding
Reshared over social media

STOP The North Dakota Pipeline..
3,671 SUPPORTERS in United States
7,492 SUPPORTERS
10,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

ARTICLE - Did an Industry Front Group Create Fake Twitter Accounts to Promote the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Did an Industry Front Group Create Fake Twitter Accounts to Promote the Dakota Access Pipeline?.
Reshared over social media to spread awareness

Sign to Demand Reparations for Standing Rock.
Reshared over social media

Standing Rock Litigation
Reshared article over social media to spread awareness.

Cal
WATCH AND SHARE: The Fight to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline #NoDAPL
Reshared Cal's article over social media to spread awareness.

Judy
US Court Stops Another Section of Dakota Pipeline
Reshared Judy's article over social media to spread awareness.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Wednesday September 21, 2016, 6:49 am
Well there you go! As expected the usual suspects with the usual Jew bashing/Israel bashing. And the Palestinian element weren't trying to tag their cause onto this one! Not much!

A word to the wise. Genocide is a very emotive word and should not be bandied about when it isn't true.
For the benefit of our friends here, the Palestinian population of Gaza Province and West Bank has increased over 500% since 1950, not counting the millions of Palestinians who live outside the Palestinian Territories. And for Dandelion, the Native American population has increased 900% since 1950. So using the word 'genocide' ....
The whites may have bordered on genocide in past centuries but that was then and you cannot really use that argument now.

Back to the topic, I don't see anyone here supporting the plan. Indeed it appears to be 100% against it. So at least we agree on something.
But important to hold the moral high ground, that way you hold public opinion. Rent-a-mob is only going to turn away public support and get people hurt.
Try Gandhi's way instead. Much more powerful.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday September 21, 2016, 1:57 pm
Can you please confirm that you've signed and shared all the petitions above, John. . . I spent about an hour or more PER DAY collating all the information that is shared on all these threads.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Wednesday September 21, 2016, 3:10 pm
The people are doing it the "native way" that would be much approval by Gandhi. The only mob being rented was the rent a cops with their dogs and pepper spray. Yes, please do sign the petitions that Darren has nicely placed in one spot. And I'm glad we are all in agreement that what is being done at Standing Rock is not right.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday September 22, 2016, 2:29 am
I've signed and did a long time back.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday September 22, 2016, 2:31 am
Respect to you, Darren. You're doing sterling work.
Good on you.
 

John De Avalon (36)
Thursday September 22, 2016, 2:34 am
Suggest posting a new updated thread as this one is about to disappear off page one!
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday September 23, 2016, 3:27 am
UPDATES - PETITIONS ALL UPDATED WITH (at the time of entry) UPDATED SIGNATURE COUNTS and articles shared over social media

From AniMae:
Demand Legal Action against DAPL Protest Attackers and Energy Transfer Partners
112,988 SUPPORTERS
120,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

From AniMae
Stand With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: End Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline
68,445 SUPPORTERS
70,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media.

From Dandelion
Tell President Obama Stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline
89%
We've reached 267,455 of our goal of 300,000.

From Dandelion
President Obama Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared over social media.

From Dandelion
Save The Missouri River Food Web By Halting The Dakota Access Pipeline
This one now has a final signature count
Final signature count: 12,001
Have still shared this as part of the overall collective.

From Michael
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Reshared details over social media to spread awareness.
with associated petition
President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Bakken Pipeline!
Reshared over social media

From Judy in another new news article posted by Dandelion
US Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux
Reshared news article over social media to spread awareness.
PLUS
NEWS ARTICLE - Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent
Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent
Staggering number of corporate interests involved.
Reshared ALL the details over social media.

Another petition found
Impeach North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier
6,512 supporters
988 needed to reach 7,500
Reshared over social media

From Eleonora
The Dakota Access Pipeline and How They Silence Journalists
and petition contained therein
Drop the Charges Against Amy Goodman and Other Journalists Covering #NoDAPL
Reshared over social media

NEWS Article from Dandelion
Felony Charges Being Pursued Related to Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
Reshared article details over social media to spread awareness.

From Anna
Send a Message of Support to Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters, and Defend Clean Water! PETITION
Current
7,198
Goal
10,000

Another from Dandelion
Thank you for bringing up the Petition - please sign
Protect Freedom of The Press Drop The Arrest Warrant For Amy Goodman
55,996 SUPPORTERS
60,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

From Barbara T
Sign: Drop False Charges Against Pipeline Reporter!
13,978 people 6,022 more needed
Reshared over social media.

Another from Dandelion
Stop the toxic Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline
Reshared over social media

Action Alert: UPDATED! Demand Banks Paying for the Dakota Access Pipeline Immediately Withdraw Funding
Reshared over social media

STOP The North Dakota Pipeline..
4,739 SUPPORTERS in United States
9,859 SUPPORTERS
10,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

ARTICLE - Did an Industry Front Group Create Fake Twitter Accounts to Promote the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Did an Industry Front Group Create Fake Twitter Accounts to Promote the Dakota Access Pipeline?.
Reshared over social media to spread awareness

Sign to Demand Reparations for Standing Rock.
Reshared over social media

Standing Rock Litigation
Reshared article over social media to spread awareness.

Cal
WATCH AND SHARE: The Fight to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline #NoDAPL
Reshared Cal's article over social media to spread awareness.

Judy
US Court Stops Another Section of Dakota Pipeline
Reshared Judy's article over social media to spread awareness.

From Dandelion.
National Lawyers Guild Statement of Solidarity With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Archaeologists And Museums Denounce Destruction of Standing Rock Sioux Burial Grounds

Archaeologists & Museums Denounce Destruction of Standing Rock Sioux Burial Grounds

Anna
Halt Pipeline Project Approved Without Consulting Indigenous Communities PETITION

Direct link to petition
Halt Pipeline Project Approved Without Consulting Indigenous Communities
674 Signatures
Reshared petition over social media

Just added DONNA's found article on Ecowatch

Obama Approved 2 Pipelines to Mexico Amid Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Shared over social media to spread awareness.
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday October 6, 2016, 1:47 am
Thank you
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday October 8, 2016, 7:40 am
UPDATES - For the convenience of ease, I've bunched ALL the petitions together, so that it's easier to sign them, and followed that with all the related articles. If anyone finds more petitions, please let me know. PETITIONS ALL UPDATED WITH FIGURES this evening. Petition figures accurate to GMT 07:21 4th Oct 2016.

The top link Is for a FACEBOOK webpage, created by my friend, Jill, which draws together ALL the petitions extant concerning the Nakota Access Pipleline.

Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

From Dandelion
Pagan Solidarity With Standing Rock - Petition
4,903 Signatures Collected
Only 1,497 more until our goal of 6,400
Reshared petition over social media.

From Dandelion
Pagan Solidarity with Standing Rock

From Anna
Halt Pipeline Project Approved Without Consulting Indigenous Communities
728 Signatures
Reshared over social media.

From Evelyn
Tell the Senate: Stop the Native American Land Grab
82%
We've reached 207,236 of our goal of 250,000.
Reshared over social media

From AniMae:
Demand Legal Action against DAPL Protest Attackers and Energy Transfer Partners
118,471 SUPPORTERS
120,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

From AniMae
Stand With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe: End Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline
90,041 SUPPORTERS
95,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

From Dandelion
Tell President Obama Stop the Dakota Access oil pipeline
89%
We've reached 268,363 of our goal of 300,000.
Reshared over social media.

From Dandelion
President Obama Stop The Dakota Access Pipeline
Reshared over social media.

From Dandelion
Save The Missouri River Food Web By Halting The Dakota Access Pipeline
This one now has a final signature count
Final signature count: 12,001
Reshared over social media.

President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Bakken Pipeline!
President Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Bakken Pipeline!
Reshared over social media

Sign the petition: Stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline Impeach North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple and Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier
8,293 supporters
1,707 needed to reach 10,000
Reshared over social media

From Eleonora
Drop the Charges Against Amy Goodman and Other Journalists Covering #NoDAPL
Reshared over social media

From Anna
Send a Message of Support to Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters, and Defend Clean Water! PETITION
Current
7,434
Goal
10,000
Reshared over social media

From Dandelion
Protect Freedom of The Press Drop The Arrest Warrant For Amy Goodman
65,175 SUPPORTERS
70,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

From Barbara T
Sign: Drop False Charges Against Pipeline Reporter!
15,375 people 9,625 more needed
Reshared over social media

From Dandelion
Stop the toxic Dakota Access fracked oil pipeline
Reshared over social media

STOP The North Dakota Pipeline.
STOP The North Dakota Pipeline..
6,051 SUPPORTERS in United States
13,600 SUPPORTERS
14,000 GOAL
13,000 GOAL
Reshared over social media

Sign to Demand Reparations for Standing Rock!
Sign to Demand Reparations for Standing Rock.
Reshared over social media

Action Alert: UPDATED! Demand Banks Paying for the Dakota Access Pipeline Immediately Withdraw Funding
Action Alert: UPDATED! Demand Banks Paying for the Dakota Access Pipeline Immediately Withdraw Funding
Reshared over social media

ARTICLES
From Eleonora
The Dakota Access Pipeline and How They Silence Journalists

From Judy
US Government Steps In After Judge Rules Against Standing Rock Sioux
From Michael
Who's Banking on the Dakota Access Pipeline?

Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent
Banks Financing the Dakota Pipeline Choose to Remain Silent

Did an Industry Front Group Create Fake Twitter Accounts to Promote the Dakota Access Pipeline?
Did an Industry Front Group Create Fake Twitter Accounts to Promote the Dakota Access Pipeline?.

Frequently Asked Questions on Standing Rock Litigation
On the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s lawsuit
Standing Rock Litigation

From Dandelion
Felony Charges Being Pursued Related to Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

From Cal
WATCH AND SHARE: The Fight to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline #NoDAPL

From Judy
US Court Stops Another Section of Dakota Pipeline

From Dandelion
National Lawyers Guild Statement of Solidarity With Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Against Dakota Access Pipeline

From Dandelion
Archaeologists And Museums Denounce Destruction of Standing Rock Sioux Burial Grounds

From Anna
Halt Pipeline Project Approved Without Consulting Indigenous Communities PETITION

From Donna
Obama Approved 2 Pipelines to Mexico Amid Dakota Access Pipeline Protests
Shared over social media to spread awareness.

From Evelyn

The "Old" Bernie Sanders We Love Is Back!


From Dandelion
In The River

From Linda
Climate Justice Meets Racism: This Moment at Standing Rock Was Decades in the Making

From Yusuf
Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Takes #NODAPL to the United Nations (Video)

From Judy
Company Behind Dakota Access Pipeline Spills More Oil Than Any Other

From Judy
Militarized Police Arrest 21 Water Protectors in DAPL Work Stoppage

From Evelyn

Standing Firm at Standing Rock: Why the Struggle Is Bigger Than One Pipeline


From Dandelion
An Important Message From John Trudell

From Judy
#NoDAPL Solidarity Action at MN Enbridge Office

From Dandelion
Cable News Silent as Two States Declare Emergency After Pipeline Spill

From Michael
Sacred Burial Grounds Sold To Dakota Access Pipeline

From Dandelion
U.N. Experts to United States Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline Now

From Dandelion
Talk About The Wolf Guarding The Hen House

From Evelyn
US Bill Seeks First Native American Land Grab in 100 Years

From Darren

Stand With the Standing Rock Sioux - Stop the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Direct link to petition
Stand with the Standing Rock Sioux — Stop the Dakota Access Oil Pipeline

Cal's petition
TAKE ACTION NOW! Tell Congress: Stop the Modern Day Native American Land Grab
 
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