Energy Transfer Partners is an earth hater based in Texas. It's infamous for hiring mercenaries to brutalize water protectors near Cannon Ball, North Dakota in 2016 and 2017. Now Standing Rock citizen Chase Iron Eyes wants to expose law enforcement industry civil rights violations to the public.
Iron Eyes and 73 others were arrested Feb. 1, 2017, after erecting teepees on land in southern North Dakota that authorities said is owned by Texas-based pipeline developer Energy Transfer. Protesters said they were peacefully assembling on land they believe rightfully belongs to American Indians under old treaties. Before Iron Eyes pleaded guilty, his defense team also sought information from Gov. Doug Burgum and officials with private security firms. [American Indian activist, authorities spar over release of depositions in DAPL riot case]The Trump Organization blew off earth hater Burgum's request for a "major disaster declaration" to help cover some of the estimated $38 million gift to the polizei who busted heads and chilled the civil rights of water protectors trying to stop the Dakota Excess pipeline. Although Burgum was notified that the request was denied the governor's office didn't announce the snub until reporters asked about it much later. Mercenaries and National Guard troops brutalized many of the thousands of demonstrators camped on federal land near Cannon Ball where some 761 people were arrested between early August, 2016 and late February, 2017. Trump apparatchiks even referred to the American Indians and their compatriots as jihadists and insurgents.
North and South Dakota are in the cross hairs. In the US, where genocide, sovereignty rights, culture, language resurgence and growing capital resources from burgeoning black markets are building alternatives to hopelessness, suicide, and repression in Indian Country where deaths from firearm violence are higher than in any ethnic group.
The emergence of warrior societies has unified young people in North America's tribal regions. Movements are growing from the Mohawk Nation in Quebec and New York to the Lakota strongholds in South Dakota, among the descendants of the Arapaho in the Mountain West, south to the Navajo Nation and into the border regions of the Tohono O'odham.
Cops' lives suck. Little wonder they abuse their families, alcohol, drugs, food, power, detainees and occasionally murder their wives.
How the Women of Standing Rock Are Building Sovereign Economies https://t.co/ekxfUd9B66 pic.twitter.com/wkqW3vPqMd— YES! Magazine (@yesmagazine) August 23, 2019
"We want to educate people about why we are standing up for the water and for the land,” says @ChaseIronEyes. “It's not just because we're DNA-driven to do it because of who we are as Indigenous peoples who originate in this hemisphere." #NoDAPL— Lakota Law Project 🔺 (@lakotalaw) August 22, 2019
Simply, wow. New data indicates North Dakota officials reported a pipeline leak spilled ten gallons of natural gas liquids, when the actual number was 10 million gallons. They hid something the size of the Exxon Valdezhttps://t.co/7Ab3fyfPwS— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) August 19, 2019