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AFL-CIO to Planet Earth: Drop Dead 21.9.2016 Truthout - All Articles
At a meeting with the deputy political director of the AFL-CIO during my campaign for Congress, she looked across her desk and told me that I could get major union support by coming out in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That was five years ago. Since then, the nation's biggest labor federation has  continued  to serve the fossil fuel industry. Call it union leadership for a dead planet. Last week, the AFL-CIO put out a  statement  from its president, Richard Trumka, under the headline "Dakota Access Pipeline Provides High-Quality Jobs." The rhetoric was standard flackery for energy conglomerates, declaring "it is fundamentally unfair to hold union members' livelihoods and their families' financial security hostage to endless delay." The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is steadfast against the Dakota Access pipeline: "We will not rest until our lands, people, waters, and sacred sites are permanently protected from this destructive pipeline." In sharp contrast to the AFL-CIO's top echelon, some unions ...
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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Addresses UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva 20.9.2016 Commondreams.org Newswire
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe

Chairman Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe addressed members of the United Nations Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland, today. Archambault told members of the UN commission that human rights have been violated by the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the actions of law enforcement.

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Indians and Cowboys The 2016 Version of an Old Story on a New Planet 20.9.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Chip Ward

Cowboys and Indians are at it again.

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Indians And Cowboys: Last Stand At Standing Rock 20.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com Cowboys and Indians are at it again.  Americans who don’t live in the West may think that the historic clash of Native Americans and pioneering settlers is long past because the Indians were, after all, defeated and now drive cars, watch television, and shop at Walmart.  Not so.  That classic American narrative is back big time, only the Indians are now the good guys and the cowboys -- well, their right-wing representatives, anyway -- are on the warpath, trying to grab 640 million acres of public lands that they can plunder as if it were yesteryear.  Meanwhile, in the Dakotas, America’s Manifest Destiny, that historic push across the Great Plains to the Pacific (murdering and pillaging along the way), seems to be making a return trip to Sioux country in a form that could have planetary consequences. Energy Transfer Partners is now building the Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.7 billion oil slick of a project.  It’s slated to go from the Bakken gas and oil fracking fields in ...
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Standing Rock Warriors' Noble Fight for Mni Wiconi Endures 20.9.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Water protectors standing guard. Mists tell us winter is coming. An elder said "do not worry, spirits are dancing on the waters" Texas based Energy Transfer Inc. and its partners on the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) may have bulldozed ancient burial grounds, but the oil interests have not demolished the will of the self described "water protectors" supporting the Standing Rock Reservation. "Mni Wiconi" (water is life) is the prayerful battle cry of the thousands of protectors camped along the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers in south central North Dakota. In July 2016 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gave its approval for the pipeline to run within a half mile of the "official" boundary of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. There had been no proper consultation with or consent from the tribe on the pipeline scheduled to cross upstream, endangering drinking water, sacred treaty grounds, and therefore tribal identity. The People are in this for the long haul and last week offered them a mixed ...
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AFL-CIO To Planet Earth: Drop Dead 19.9.2016 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
At a meeting with the deputy political director of the AFL-CIO during my campaign for Congress, she looked across her desk and told me that I could get major union support by coming out in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That was five years ago. Since then, the nation's biggest labor federation has continued to serve the fossil fuel industry. Call it union leadership for a dead planet. Last week, the AFL-CIO put out a statement from its president, Richard Trumka, under the headline "Dakota Access Pipeline Provides High-Quality Jobs." The rhetoric was standard flackery for energy conglomerates, declaring "it is fundamentally unfair to hold union members' livelihoods and their families' financial security hostage to endless delay." The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is steadfast against the Dakota Access pipeline: "We will not rest until our lands, people, waters, and sacred sites are permanently protected from this destructive pipeline." In sharp contrast to the AFL-CIO's top echelon, some unions really ...
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AFL-CIO to Planet Earth: Drop Dead 19.9.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Norman Solomon

At a meeting with the deputy political director of the AFL-CIO during my campaign for Congress, she looked across her desk and told me that I could get major union support by coming out in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.
 
That was five years ago. Since then, the nation’s biggest labor federation has continued to serve the fossil fuel industry. Call it union leadership for a dead planet.
 

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AFL-CIO to Planet Earth: Drop Dead 19.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
At a meeting with the deputy political director of the AFL-CIO during my campaign for Congress, she looked across her desk and told me that I could get major union support by coming out in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline. That was five years ago. Since then, the nation's biggest labor federation has continued to serve the fossil fuel industry. Call it union leadership for a dead planet. Last week, the AFL-CIO put out a statement from its president, Richard Trumka, under the headline "Dakota Access Pipeline Provides High-Quality Jobs." The rhetoric was standard flackery for energy conglomerates, declaring "it is fundamentally unfair to hold union members' livelihoods and their families' financial security hostage to endless delay." The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is steadfast against the Dakota Access pipeline: "We will not rest until our lands, people, waters, and sacred sites are permanently protected from this destructive pipeline." In sharp contrast to the AFL-CIO's top echelon, some unions really ...
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Red Lake Nation holds first indigenous food summit 19.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Hundreds of tribe members and others from around the region spent the weekend on the Red Lake Nation reservation in northern Minnesota learning how to grow and gather indigenous food
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Documents detail government damage of Trail of Tears 18.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Coker Creek, Tenn. • The U.S. Forest Service ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their ancestors died during their forced migration westward. The man-made trenches and berms were discovered last summer, but the details about how it happened and those responsible hadn’t been publicly identified. In documents obtained recently by The Associated Press, the Forest Service acknowl...
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Documentss detail government damage of Trail of Tears 17.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Coker Creek, Tenn. • The U.S. Forest Service ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their ancestors died during their forced migration westward. The man-made trenches and berms were discovered last summer, but the details about how it happened and those responsible hadn’t been publicly identified. In documents obtained recently by The Associated Press, the Forest Service acknowl...
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Learning from the Standing Rock Sioux 17.9.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Emelyn Lybarger

Heartbreaking, inspiring, and galvanizing images and voices are coming from the Standing Rock Reservation. These are more than five minute clips on social media or a quick skim of an article on the internet. Our native brothers and sisters have something to teach us – white people of European descent. Don’t turn away.

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APNewsBreak: Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears 17.9.2016 AP Top News
COKER CREEK, Tenn. (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their ancestors died during their forced migration westward....
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APNewsBreak: Docs detail government damage of Trail of Tears 17.9.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

COKER CREEK, Tenn. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service has ripped up a portion of the Trail of Tears in the Appalachian Mountains, reopening wounds for Native Americans who consider sacred the land where thousands of their ancestors died during their forced migration westward. The man-made trenches and berms were discovered last summer but the […]
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Wisconsin guard, tribal member Koenig joins pipeline protest 17.9.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A proud Ho-Chunk Nation member, Bronson Koenig, is bringing his expertise to the Dakota Access Pipeline protest in North Dakota.
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AFL-CIO Bucks Progressive Allies, Backs Dakota Access Pipeline 16.9.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
If the country’s leading union federation really wants to ally itself with progressive groups , it has a funny way of showing it. On Thursday, the AFL-CIO announced that it was formally supporting development of the Dakota Access oil pipeline , a project fiercely opposed by Native American tribes and environmentalists. The $3.7 billion development has prompted mass protests led by members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, who say their sovereignty will be trampled and their water supply imperiled if the project goes through. The AFL-CIO has said in recent years that it wants to link arms with other major liberal players on issues like civil rights and racial and environmental justice. But it also must answer to its member unions. Some of those unions ― particularly in the construction trades ― support energy projects like the Dakota Access pipeline because they create jobs for union members. There has been a similar friction within labor throughout the Keystone XL controversy. The Laborers’ International ...
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Pipeline protest site a city unto itself with school, meals 16.9.2016 AP National
NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) -- Tribal flags, horses, tents, hand-built shelters and teepees dominate one of the biggest, newest communities in North Dakota, built in a valley on federal land near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers....
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Pipeline protest site a city unto itself with school, meals 16.9.2016 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

NEAR THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX RESERVATION, N.D. (AP) — Tribal flags, horses, tents, hand-built shelters and teepees dominate one of the biggest, newest communities in North Dakota, built in a valley on federal land near the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers. It’s a semi-permanent, sprawling gathering with a new school for dozens of […]
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Amy Goodman's arrest shows that in many parts of America journalism is still a crime 16.9.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Last Thursday, an arrest warrant was issued under the header "North Dakota versus Amy Goodman." The charge was for criminal trespass. The actual crime? Journalism. We went to the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to cover the growing opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline. "Authorities in North Dakota should stop embarrassing themselves, drop the charges against Amy Goodman and ensure that all reporters are free to do their ...
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Bellingham OKs resolution against Dakota Access pipeline 14.9.2016 AP Washington
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- The Bellingham City Council has passed a resolution supporting the Standing Rock Sioux and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes in their opposition of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline....
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