2 Police Officers Turn In Badges In Support Of Standing Rock Water Protectors

Earlier today it was reported by Redhawk at Standing Rock in North Dakota that two police officers have turned in their badges in support of the water protectors.

“There have been at least 2 reports of police officers turning in their badges acknowledging that this battle is not what they signed up for. You can see it in some of them, that they do not support the police actions. We must keep reminding them they are welcome to put down their weapons and badge and take a stand against this pipeline as well. Some are waking up.”
-Redhawk

With actions from militarized police continuing to be seen as extremely violent and dangerous, this news is a big win for the water protectors and for humanity as a whole. While the actions of some police officers are not appropriate, we all must continue to visualize and intend/pray that the hearts of all involved in this situation continue to open. Police must be held accountable for their actions, though we must continue to welcome them over to the side of the water protectors.

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Record-Breaking Super Moon – November 14, 2016

super moon 2016If you only see one astronomical event this year, make it the November supermoon, when the Moon will be the closest to Earth it’s been since January 1948.

During the event, which will happen on the eve of November 14, the Moon will appear up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than an average full moon. This is the closest the Moon will get to Earth until 25 November 2034, so you really don’t want to miss this one.

So how do you get a supermoon?

As NASA explains, because the Moon has an elliptical orbit, one side – called the perigee – is about 48,280 km (30,000 miles) closer to Earth than the other side (the apogee).

When the Sun, the Moon, and Earth line up as the Moon orbits Earth, that’s known as syzygy (definitely something you want to keep in your back pocket for your next Scrabble match).

When this Earth-Moon-Sun system occurs with the perigee side of the Moon facing us, and the Moon happens to be on the opposite side of Earth from the Sun, we get what’s called a perigee-syzygy.

That causes the Moon to appear much bigger and brighter in our sky than usual, and it’s referred to as a supermoon – or more technically, a perigee moon.

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BREAKING : Massive North Dakota Oil Leak Proves Native American Protesters Right For Fighting ILLEGAL DAPL Pipeline

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Are you still wondering why so many people support the #NoDAPL protectors? This spill is part of the reason. Imagine, if you will, tens of thousands of gallons of oil pouring into the river that provides the drinking water for over 10 million people. Would you want to drink it? or swim in it? or eat anything from it?

A North Dakota oil well owned by Oasis Petroleum Inc blew out over the weekend and has yet to be capped, leaking more than 67,000 gallons of crude so far and endangering a tributary of the Missouri River, according to Ernest Scheyder of Reuters.

The cause of the blowout remains unknown, though state officials surmise it may have been caused by hydraulic fracturing of a nearby well in a situation referred to in the industry as “communication” between wells.

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Anonymous Issues Message To North Dakota Governor Over DAPL

By TheAntimedia

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(ANONEWSAnonymous warns the governor to back off or they will release documents showing the conflict of interest and then goes on to say that if one protestor on the Indian side is harmed, Anonymous will “release docs on” the individuals responsible.

“We decided to stand with the Native Americans whose land you raped, whose sacred lands you destroyed.”

“We know where you live. Everyone you know. And everything there is to know about you.”

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Anonymous Donor Pays $2.5 Million To Release All Those Arrested At Dakota Access Pipeline

Family members of Caddo Nation chairwoman Tamara Francis-Fourkiller said an anonymous donor paid $2.5 million late Saturday afternoon to release everyone arrested on Thursday at the Dakota Access Pipeline site.

 The project, which would transport crude oil from the Bakken oil field to a refinery near Chicago, first sparked demonstrations in April, when members of the Standing Rock Lakota and other Native American nations rode on horseback and established the Sacred Stone “spiritual camp”.

Thousands of activists have since traveled to Cannon Ball, North Dakota, including members of tribes from across the US, launching a huge and continuing protest that has become a rallying cry for indigenous rights, climate change activism and environmental conservation.

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Hundreds Rally Against North Dakota Pipeline in Portland, Oregon

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PORTLAND, Ore. — Hundreds of people rallied in Northeast Portland Monday to show solidarity with demonstrators in North Dakota protesting against an oil pipeline.

The months-long Dakota Access oil pipeline protest erupted last Thursday when hundreds of law enforcement officers moved in to force activists off property owned by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners. More than 140 people were arrested.

“The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers granted the owners, Energy Transfer, approval of the Dakota Access Pipeline without regards to the Standing Rock Sioux’s water supply and cultural heritage,” explained the organizers of the Portland protest. “Come and join us while we stand in solidarity with the Water Protectors at the Sacred Stone Camp.”

The Portland rally started in the Holladay Park plaza at 11 a.m., and protesters marched to the Army Corps of Engineers NW Division Office at 1201 NE Lloyd Blvd.

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Tesla, Solar City Launch Groundbreaking New Solar Roof Product

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced a brand new product for the no-longer-just-a-motor-company: a groundbreaking new type of building integrated photovoltaic shingle with the goal of making rooftop solar more affordable, better looking, and longer lasting than a regular shingled roof. This is the first jointly branded product with Tesla and SolarCity. Unlike a traditional roof-mounted solar panel array, which is bolted on top of an existing roofing system (such as composite shingles or ceramic tiles), the just-launched Tesla/SolarCity solar roof is an integrated system that eliminates the need for separate roofing materials and solar panels. Instead, the new elegant glass roofing tiles have photovoltaics embedded right into the material, creating a completely seamless look with great curb appeal that is also an emissions-free source of renewable electricity to power nearly all of a home’s energy needs.

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Like a ‘Concentration Camp’ Police Mark DAPL Protesters with Numbers and Lock Them In Dog Kennels

Editor’s note:  There is no way this bullshit would be tolerated if these were white men with cowboy hats.  Just sayin’…

By Claire Bernish

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Cannon Ball, N.D. — On Thursday, police from no less than five states sporting full riot gear and armed with heavy lethal and nonlethal weaponry, pepper spray, mace, a number of ATVs, five tanks, two helicopters, and military-equipped humvees showed up to tear down an encampment of Standing Rock Sioux water protectors and supporters armed with … nothing.

Under orders from the now-notorious Morton County Sheriff’s Office, this ridiculously heavy-handed standing army came better prepared to do battle than some actual military units fighting overseas.

But the target of their operation — a group of slightly more than 200 Native American water protectors and supporters opposing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline — never intended to do battle with the armed, taxpayer-funded, corporate-backed, state-sponsored aggressors.

Reports vary, but no less than 141 people were arrested Thursday, and — according to witnesses — police marked numbers on arrestees’ arms and housed them in cement-floored dog kennels, without any padding, before they were transported as far away as Fargo.

“It goes back to concentration camp days,” asserted Oceti-Sakowin coordinator Mekasi Camp-Horinek, who, along with his mother, was marked and detained in a mesh kennel, reports the Los Angeles Times.

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Thousands of Wild Buffalo Appear Out of Nowhere at Standing Rock

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Indigenous culture honors American bison (known as Tatanka Oyate, or Buffalo Nation) as a symbol of sacrifice, as the bison give their lives to provide food, shelter, and clothing through the use of their meat and their hides. Native Americans maintain a spiritual tradition with bison, believing that as long as buffalo — a gift from the Great Spirit — roam free and as long as the herds are bountiful, the sovereignty of indigenous people would remain strong.

And in the midst of mass arrests, mace attacks, and beatings from batons, a stampede of bison suddenly appeared near the Standing Rock protest camp. A cry of joy reportedly erupted from the Standing Rock Sioux, as they had been praying for assistance from the Tatanka Oyate during their standoff with riot police and national guardsmen.

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Editor’s note: This is one of the most beautiful stories I have read in quite awhile. I was weeping as I watched the video.  It is such an important reminder to us that animals are sentient Beings and that ALL life is connected.  

Dakota Access Pipeline Update: Police Remove Protesters. Arrests Made.

Sourced from: cnn

By Marlena Baldacci, Emanuella Grinberg and Holly Yan

Protesters and law enforcement faced off on Thursday.

CNN)Police in riot gear faced off with protesters on horseback as the monthslong protests over the Dakota Access Pipeline came to a head Thursday.

At least 117 protesters were arrested after law enforcement Humvees and helicopters began to flood the area to break up a protester encampment near the pipeline’s path.
Calling themselves “water protectors,” supporters of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe set up tents and teepees on the land, about an hour south of Bismarck, which they said belongs to the tribe under a 19-century treaty.
But authorities said they are trespassing on pipeline property. Officials brought in reinforcements from seven states to remove protesters and dismantle roadblocks made of hay bales and wood.
As the standoff continued, police deployed bean bag rounds and pepper spray gas and unleashed a high-pitched siren to disperse the crowd.
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