Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Featured

BREAKING Judge Denies Request to Stop Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

BREAKING Judge Denies Request to Stop Construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline

February 13, 2017, The AP is reporting that a Federal Judge has denied an emergency order requested by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe to halt the construction of the remaining section of the Dakota Access pipeline. According to the AP, “U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, in Washington, D.C., said that as long as the oil isn’t flowing through the pipeline, there is no immediate harm to the Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Sioux tribes, which are suing to stop the project. But he said he’d consider the arguments more thoroughly at another hearing on Feb. 27.” Last week, the tribes requested a temporary injunction to stop the construction of the pipeline from going underneath the Missouri River. Judge Boasberg stated that, “the harm to the tribe apparently would come from the pipeline being turned on and the oil flowing through it, not from the pipeline’s mere presence.” in his decision. Energy Transfer states that final phases of the construction would take about two months...

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Posted by on Feb 14, 2017 in Featured

Nataanii Means and Witko Release “God Bless Amerikkka”

Nataanii Means and Witko Release “God Bless Amerikkka”

Nataanii Means and Witko release their latest “God Bless Amerikkka” “We been up in the Treaty Camp dedicated to doing our best to remain there protecting the water. This is music from our surroundings, how we grew up, and how we think, actually we wrote this song a year ago but just now recorded it in Fort Yates. Just goes to show we’ve been on this, and we’ve also performed it in Germany before. This is Music to free your soul so dont be scared, share this, like it, and tell your friends. At the end is a sound bit from “Voices from Standing Rock” her name is Helen Redfeather, she’s always at our sundance. She still remains in Treaty territory.” ~Nataanii Means To support Nataanii Means link to his PayPal...

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Posted by on Feb 12, 2017 in Featured

Waters Protectors Shut Down Wells Fargo & Interstate in Actions in WA State

Waters Protectors Shut Down Wells Fargo & Interstate in Actions in WA State

February 11, 2017 Seattle WA – two major actions were held in Western Washington on Saturday opposing the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. In Seattle, following on the heels of its historic vote to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo, a march and rally was held in its Capitol Hill neighborhood leading to the shutting down of the bank. Following a rally sponsored by the LGBTQ community where speakers spoke out against Trump’s executive actions and attacks on immigrants, refugees and Native peoples, people took to the streets and marched to a Wells Fargo bank shutting it down. The Seattle NoDAPL Coalition is currently working with numerous city’s, Tribes and other businesses on divestment efforts. In Bellingham WA, near the Canadian border, the Bellingham NoDAPL coalition stopped all traffic on Interstate 5. Over 100 people stopped traffic for over a hour before be removed by Washington State Patrol. The Bellingham NoDAPL coalition is currently pushing to have its city divest from US...

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Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 in Featured

City of Davis Divests from Wells Fargo

City of Davis Divests from Wells Fargo

Davis, CA – On February 8 2017, the City of Davis city council voted unanimously to divest from Wells Fargo due to its finical backing of the Dakota Access pipeline. The vote followed on the heels of Seattle’s vote to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo. According to the Sacramento Bee, the city council was, “responding to residents who took particular issue with Wells Fargo’s role as a financier of the Dakota pipeline, as well as a scandal regulators uncovered last year in which the bank set up bank accounts for consumers without their knowledge,” further, “Some council members said they wanted to direct the city’s financial business toward a smaller bank based locally.” Pamela Day, Davis city finical services manage, stated that, “Davis maintains an average cash balance of $1 million in its Wells Fargo account and has approximately $30 million in an investment portfolio for which Wells Fargo provides reporting services.” Momentum to divest from banks invested in the Dakota Access pipeline is growing and is attracting...

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2017 in Featured

Victory! Seattle Divests $3 Billion from Wells Fargo

Victory! Seattle Divests $3 Billion from Wells Fargo

Seattle, WA On February 7th 2017, the Seattle city council voted unanimously to end its relationship with Wells Fargo due to the banks financing of the Dakota Access pipeline and other unethical banking practices. “We are taking a bold policy step today that is what this movement wants to see and asks to see.” Seattle City council member Lorena Gonzalez Last September, LRI editor Matt Remle approached council member Kshama Sawant to support efforts to divest Seattle from Wells Fargo due to their backing of the Dakota Access pipeline. What followed was the crafting of a socially responsible banking ordinance that not only ended Seattle’s $3 billion per year relationship, but established criteria banks would have the adhere to in order to bid on city contracts, such as, not engaging in predatory lending practices, not investing to projects like DAPL that violate treaty and human rights, nor investing in corporations involved in environmental degradation. “People say ‘money talks’, we say, ‘no it doesn’t. We do‘” Seattle City council member...

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