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World  (tags: Melanie Schure, water protector, camp, staying, pay fines, law enforcement not moving, blizzard )

- 833 days ago -
If my president asked me to do something, I think I would start moving my stuff out of the way. That they have not suggests to me that they have no intention of going anywhere. They will just push through and pay fines said Melanie Schure, water protector


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Sheryl G (359)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 7:34 am
I know many are aware by now about the ruling by the Army Corp of Engineers via the Obama Administration and you may know that Energy Transfer is going nowhere and willing to pay the fine to keep drilling.

However this was a good article that allowed some of the Water Protectors to speak about the issue as well as having some photographs that bring the experience of what they are dealing with to the public eye. This certainly isn't a picnic and takes endurance to be part of this group who will remain steadfast. They have my upmost respect.

JL A (281)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 8:56 am
Thanks Dandelion--this article is indeed a better summary than most about what it is all about and the future, et al.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 8:56 am
Shared over social media to spread awareness.

Sue H (7)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 9:01 am
Bright Blessings to the brave souls who are staying. I sure wouldn't turn my back on the Greedocracy.

JL A (281)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 9:06 am
Video: Masked men threaten Standing Rock people at hotel

President Obama Should Pardon Red Fawn To Honor Standing Rock Water Protectors
President Obama pardoning Red Fawn would be an acknowledgment of everything faced by water protectors.

Scenes From the Last Days at Standing Rock

Naomi D (43)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 9:12 am

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 11:20 am
Noted, Thanks

Animae C (507)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 1:14 pm
My goodness those freezing conditions they are in!
i think of them daily...

LIGHT, LOVE, PEACE & WARMTH to the Protectors!

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 2:07 pm
Noted, Thank you

JL A (281)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 2:29 pm
Action request email:
"Contrary to what you may have heard, the Army Corps' December 4 Decision did not put a stop to the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) or its placement at Lake Oahe.

Waterkeeper Alliance General Counsel & Legal Director Daniel E. Estrin lays out exactly what legal steps must be taken for us to win the #NoDAPL fight. Read his full analysis here.

How can you help right now? Formally changing the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) status of DAPL is the single most important thing we can do! Write to President Obama and respectfully request:

That the Army Corps make a formal finding pursuant to NEPA that DAPL does have potential to result in significant environmental impacts.
That the Army Corps immediately issue a legally binding order withdrawing the Environmental Assessment (EA), retracting the Finding Of No Significant Impact (FONSI), and requiring the preparation of an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the project.

This will help ensure that a valid NEPA EIS will be prepared, and that all of the potential impacts to human health and the environment will be carefully considered, before any final decision is made to approve or disapprove authorization for DAPL to cross the Missouri River."

to write and request the above:

JL A (281)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 3:51 pm
Petition to DOJ based on injurious actions to Vanessa (eye):

JL A (281)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 6:05 pm
North Dakota’s Oil Spill Record: 85 Pipeline Accidents in 20 Years
A new study finds that Standing Rock protesters’ concerns about the DAPL pipeline are well founded.

Sue L (72)
Thursday December 8, 2016, 8:09 pm
The article may be a couple of days old but it is a good summary of where things stand. Thanks for sharing it Dandelion. Thank you for all the additional articles and petitions to check out JL.

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday December 9, 2016, 3:33 am
Petition signed earlier JL A - Why doesn't the Army Corps stop this pipeline now??

JL A (281)
Friday December 9, 2016, 6:14 am
Petition asking CA's public pension funds to divest from DAPL:

JL A (281)
Friday December 9, 2016, 6:39 am
Standing Rock: Can We Bring the Buffalo Home?

JL A (281)
Friday December 9, 2016, 12:03 pm
Actually, the battle at Standing Rock has only just begun
Up until now, in many ways, fighting has been easy

Former North Dakota Gov. Says He Does NOT Think “State Has Done a Good Job” Handling Standing Rock #NoDAPL Protests

5 New Tactics In Civil Disobedience, Taught By Standing Rock

“Complete chaos”

Thousands of vets came to support Standing Rock, but tribal leaders say it was a disaster

Birgit W (160)
Friday December 9, 2016, 12:56 pm
Sue says it all. Thanks Dandelion.

Friday December 9, 2016, 4:04 pm
copy&paste Sue L.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday December 9, 2016, 5:20 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Dandelion.
I'm glad they're staying, and yes, they have my utmost respect as well. The legal twists and turns are sometimes hard to untangle, but we must all stay on top of the situation because the pipeline company isn't backing down.

Gloria H (88)
Friday December 9, 2016, 6:05 pm
True heroes to stick it out in a blizzard. Had there been videos, internet communication back in the 1930's would people have been able to "ignore" the Holocaust as happening?
Standing Rock is not a sit com happy is true reality...not a "Trumped up" for ratings event.
We either acknowledge injustices are occurring here at home and do something or go slink into the family room and zone out with "dancing with the stars".

Colleen L (3)
Friday December 9, 2016, 11:42 pm
Good updated story. Thanks Dandelion

Anne Haarhoff (52)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 1:53 am
Thank you, Dandelion. Up and onward. Love and peace to those heroes out there in those temperatures.As Sue says, we have to overcome greedocracy, everywhere. Standing Rock is a powerful symbol. xoxo

Victoria P (109)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 3:00 am
"We have never known a time when non-native American allies from around the country, around the world have come here in the dead of winter to stand with us, to stand together to call for a new day," Thank-you Sheryl for the keen article, and JL A the links....Solidarity, Hope & Love ~♥~

Tamie R (0)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 5:14 am
Wow, such a great thing we do for each other. Lets keep ourselves, our planet and all Mother Earth has to offer clean, and together.

Beryl L (78)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 12:06 pm
Thank you for the moving story, Dandelion

Beryl L (78)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 12:08 pm
Thanks for the other links JL

Janis K (129)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 1:25 pm
Thanks Dandelion.

JL A (281)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 1:39 pm
" WATCH and SHARE: “When the police are blatantly lying, they are no longer the police." – Josh Fox

Josh witnessed police shoot reporter Erin Schrode with a rubber bullet. They deny it. Police fired water cannons at peaceful water protectors in freezing cold weather. They deny it. Police threw concussion grenades at peaceful water protectors and blew up one young woman’s arm. They deny it.

They must be held accountable for their actions. Please watch and share Josh Fox’s reporting for Now This on the North Dakota police. Let everyone know the fight to protect our first amendment rights to peaceful protest and free press continues.

In love and solidarity,

JL A (281)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 1:51 pm
How to Stop a Black Snake

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 3:38 pm
It was a couple days old but it still was pertinent and I must sneak articles on when I get a chance from a busy offline life.

Indeed, for those who mentioned the photos and the video, those alone show what these water protectors are dealing with and their determination. They have my respect. I just hope a few more people can take a few minutes and educate themselves and sign some petitions between having their nice ice cold beer or a hot tea within their warm homes. Remember both those are made with water, something these people are fighting for so we all may have those beverages to enjoy.

Freya H (345)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 8:48 pm
The monster is never dead until it is REALLY dead. We will have to inflict a lot more grievous wounds on the Black Snake before we can pronounce it dead for good. Nevertheless, the champagne is chilling.

Kay M (46)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 9:23 pm
Good evening and thank you for this article - the videos- and all the great comments- THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL- BRAVE- AND HUMBLE HUMAN BEINGS- all they are asking for -is justice- truth- and fairness- this is their land- sacred lands- the water is their source of life- the land is where they grow food and live and raise families- enough of this toxic dirty fossil fuel and its pipeline- WE NEITHER WANT THEM OR NEED THEM- we want clean green energy- I WILL KEEP THESE MARVELOUS PEOPLE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS DAILY- that they and us can be delivered from these evil men and their dirty oil- once and for all - I am from LOUISIANA and I know first hand what horrific damage oil can do to us -our lives - water- air quality- environment- we have lived off the water and land for many generations - and our way of life is disappearing - fast never to return- BRAVO TO THE INDIAN NATIONS- THE VETERANS AND ALL WHO SUPPORT THEM IN THIS HOLY WAR TO PROTECT WATER-LAND-AND A WAY OF LIFE- sincerely KAY M.

fly b (26)
Saturday December 10, 2016, 10:52 pm
noted, ty

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 1:08 am
Passive trolling on a thread of importance flagged to CARE2

Jeff Creech (64)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 7:50 am
Thanks Dandelion.

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday December 11, 2016, 11:57 pm
IF every spammer, and passive Noter and Thanker of a thread calling for active action, DID act, and share at the very least, the world would improve.

ewoud k (68)
Monday December 12, 2016, 12:49 am
A battle far from over, and withthe Trump administration to take office in january, the outcome doesn't look good at all....

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday December 13, 2016, 6:32 am
Thanks Sheryl

Marija M (25)
Tuesday December 13, 2016, 1:30 pm
thanks Dandelion

Margie FOURIE (148)
Thursday December 15, 2016, 4:07 am
Thanks AGAIN

Lenore K (0)
Thursday December 15, 2016, 12:36 pm

Janet B (0)
Thursday December 15, 2016, 6:37 pm

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday December 16, 2016, 1:07 am

Darren Woolsey (218)
Friday December 16, 2016, 2:27 am
You don't believing in stressing the importance of an issue?

Janet B (0)
Friday December 16, 2016, 1:02 pm

W. C (7)
Friday December 16, 2016, 1:47 pm
Thank you.

Margie FOURIE (148)
Friday December 16, 2016, 11:41 pm
This is for Darren, I do believe in stressing an issue, but for how long.....

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday December 17, 2016, 6:45 pm
I'd say for as long as need be. This is an issue beyond Standing Rock and they know it, it has to do with the water of 18 million people, the water that irrigates 1/3 of all our crops for the USA, and it has to do with global warming.

Until the masses by the millions wake up and start to come alive on this, then it needs STRESSING......

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday December 18, 2016, 12:21 am
This is for Margie, and everyone else. . . . HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO PROTECT A LOVED ONE, A CHILD, in terms of nurturing them. . . .?

The answer to that should be obvious. If it's not, you've lost the plot.

Chun Lai T (0)
Tuesday February 14, 2017, 4:10 pm
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