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Sheriff Who Met DAPL Opponents With Brute Force Now Advising Other Law Enforcement

 

Nebraska officials are reportedly preparing for what they expect will be massive protests against the Keystone XL pipeline

by Lauren McCauley, staff writer

The Morton County Sheriff's Department deployed a tank and sprayed peaceful protesters with a water cannon amid sub-zero temperatures on November 20, 2016. (Photo: Dark Sevier/flickr/cc)

Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, made infamous for leading his department in brutal confrontations with opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, is reportedly advising other law enforcement on how to deal with protesters.

In an interview with the Omaha World-Herald published Tuesday, Kirchmeier predicted that the next flashpoint will come in Nebraska over the pending construction of the Keystone XL (KXL) tar sands pipeline.

Throughout the months-long standoff in North Dakota, the sheriff’s office was repeatedly criticized for acting as a security force for pipeline company Energy Transfer Partners, as well as for routinely employing an excessive use of force against demonstrators. Police in riot gear attacked the water protectors with rubber bullets, water cannons, teargas grenades, and other weapons.

In addition, military vehicles such as a BearCat and MRAPs were deployed, while protesters were monitored by helicopters and identification check-points.

Yet, Kirchmeier told the World-Herald “that several other states, including South Dakota, have asked him to relay what he learned from the Standing Rock protests, and said that eventually he expects to talk with those from Nebraska,” the newspaper reported.

Among the lessons learned, according to reporter Paul Hammel, is how the county and state both “declared emergencies so they could utilize emergency funds to buy riot gear and cover the costs of officers who came from other states, including Nebraska.”

Further, “Kirchmeier said some tactical lessons were learned in confronting protesters, but he declined to share them,” Hammel wrote.

Since Trump’s State Department issued a permit last month for the portion of the pipeline that would run from tar sands fields in Alberta, Canada to existing pipelines in Steele City, Nebraska, opponents have been ramping up legal challenges and plans for non-violence resistance.

And it seems that local law enforcement is also making preparations.

In Nebraska, Hammel reports:

Law enforcement and county officials interviewed say there have been some discussions about what might be coming, but they declined to say whether any protest-control training is underway. 

Taylor Gage, a spokesman for Gov. Pete Ricketts, said that commenting on such security preparations would “jeopardize” those plans.  The Nebraska State Patrol is well aware of what happened in North Dakota, patrol spokesman Mike Meyer wrote in an email, and regularly trains for “contingencies” such as protests and natural disasters. 

Meyer said that recent purchases by the patrol of the sort of nonlethal devices used in crowd control—such as impact sponges and rubber-ball blast and pepper spray grenades—were not out of the ordinary, and are part of the agency’s regular equipment purchases.

Activist Jane Kleeb, who founded the organization Bold Nebraska that helped lead the original movement against KXL under former President Barack Obama, told Hammel that she is hopeful the project will not come to fruition, either because of the pending lawsuits or because it still needs approval from the Nebraskan government.

Otherwise, she said, “I think you’ll see creative, nonviolent civil disobedience if it comes to that…We’re obviously going to do everything we can to stand with landowners and the Ponca Tribe to protect their land and their legacy.”

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Why did Trump really launch 59 Missiles into Syria and Why That Matters

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Bruce Cain·Friday, April 7, 2017

Please read and share this important essay. And if you are interested you are welcome to read through all of my essays at the following link:

The Complete Facebook Essays of Bruce Cain: Perennial Hippie https://www.facebook.com/bruce.cain.98/notes?lst=100000184321094%3A100000184321094%3A1491578357

So last night (04/06/2017) Corporate “Fake News” announces that Trump has launched 60 Tomahawk missiles into Syria, supposedly because Assad used nerve gas to kill 60-100 Syrian Children.

===== Retaliation: U.S. Launches 60 Tomahawk Missiles Against Syrian Airfield, Possible Source Of Chemical Weapons Attack https://townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/04/06/retaliation-u-s-launches-tomahawk-missiles-against-syrian-airfields-n2310119 =====

And this morning the Corporate “Fake News” doubled down on the big lie.

Let us not forget that we’ve seen this same tactic — killing children and blaming it on Assad — back in 2013:

===== U.S. ‘backed plan to launch chemical weapon attack on Syria and blame it on Assad’s regime’ http://web.archive.org/web/20130129213824/http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270219/U-S-planned-launch-chemical-weapon-attack-Syria-blame-Assad.html =====

Next consider these reports that have been hidden by the Corporate “Fake News:”

===== Ron Paul: Chemical Weapons Attack in Syria Likely a False Flag “Zero chance” Assad behind attack, says former Congressman https://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-chemical-weapons-attack-in-syria-likely-a-false-flag/ =====

===== The great investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, in two previous articles in the London Review of Books («Whose Sarin?» and «The Red Line and the Rat Line») has reported that the Obama Administration falsely blamed the government of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad for the sarin gas attack that Obama was trying to use as an excuse to invade Syria; and Hersh pointed to a report from British intelligence saying that the sarin that was used didn’t come from Assad’s stockpiles.

Hersh also said that a secret agreement in 2012 was reached between the Obama Administration and the leaders of Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar, to set up a sarin gas attack and blame it on Assad so that the US could invade and overthrow Assad. «By the terms of the agreement, funding came from Turkey, as well as Saudi Arabia and Qatar; the CIA, with the support of MI6, was responsible for getting arms from Gaddafi’s arsenals into Syria».

Hillary Clinton Approved Delivering Libya’s Sarin Gas to Syrian Rebels: Seymour Hersh By Eric Zuesse Global Research, May 01, 2016 http://www.globalresearch.ca/hillary-clinton-approved-delivering-libyas-sarin-gas-to-syrian-rebels-seymour-hersh/5522647 =====

WE THE PEOPLE need to stop being treated like mushrooms: kept in the dark and fed a steady diet of bullshit. Like right now.

Let us review what we already know:

(1) There has been no investigation to confirm that Assad used chemical weapons and in the past it has turned out the ISIS or other Muslim nutbags were responsible for past attacks.

(2) Throughout Trumps campaign he stated that it was up to the Syrian people to decide if Assad should remain. This represent a complete reversal of his thinking.

(3) Assad was making great progress against ISIS and therefore had no reason to use chemical weapons.

(4) Given the presence of Russia this could easily escalate into a wider war: perhaps even WWIII.

(5) Should Assad be deposed it is almost certain that Islamic Terrorists will fill the vacuum.

Why has he reversed himself like this. And let us not forget that our incursion into Iraq (2003) came with a 6 Trillion dollar price tag. Do we really want to repeat the same mistake again in Syria when there are much better, cheaper ways to resolve this?

I am beginning to wonder if Trump is not being blackmailed by the Deep State. Perhaps this is proof that meaningful changes to the presidency will not occur until we have Viet Nam style protests against this insane move by our President.

I did make the binary choice to elect Trump as a “lesser of two evils.” And for a short while I even thought he could become a Philosopher King like George Washington. But then I woke up.

He has done little to nothing to stop the flow of largely Muslim Syrian Refugees from coming into the country since his inauguration. He could have cut off funding in lieu of instituting a travel ban. He did not. He could have put pressure on Saudi Arabia: the primary financier of the most weaponized form of Islam: Wahhabism as promoted by the Muslim Brotherhood. He did not.

Good for him in that he named the real enemy: Islamic Terrorism. But he has yet to do anything to back that up. I’m sensing another “bait and switch.”

First off let us review how we got involved in Syria in the first place. Please take a moment to read through this summary before continuing. It is very concise yet discusses the main milestones leading to this humanitarian disaster.

===== A brief history of the War in Syria and rise of ISIS http://www.cheriberens.net/the-syrian-airstrike-targeted-an-al-qaeda-weapons-warehouse-which-was-being-used-as-a-workshop-for-the-production-of-land-mines-stuffed-with-poisonous-substances-it-was-not-an-airstrike-on-civilians.html =====

Next consider that US policy, during the Obama administration, was to support ISIS. Why would they do that you ask? Good question.

===== The government watchdog group “Judicial Watch” published formerly classified documents obtained from the U.S. Department of Defense and the State Department. One such document written by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) dated August 12,2012 states that an “Islamic State” is desirable in Eastern Syria to implement the West’s policies. The document stated that for “the West, Gulf countries, and Turkey, [who] support the [Syrian] opposition … there is the possibility of establishing a declared or undeclared Salafist [Wahhabi] principality in eastern Syria (Hasaka and Der Zor), and this is exactly what the supporting powers to the opposition want, in order to isolate the Syrian regime.

Intel Document: West will facilitate the rise of an Islamic State (ISIS) in order to isolate the Syrian Government http://www.cheriberens.net/2012-intel-document-west-will-facilitate-rise-of-islamic-state-in-order-to-isolate-the-syrian-government.html =====

Here is the actual document for those that might have a problem accepting this sick demonic reality:

===== http://www.judicialwatch.org/document-archive/pgs-287-293-291-jw-v-dod-and-state-14-812-2/ =====

Yes it is very difficult to believe our government would do such a thing. On the other hand I have always thought the greatest mistake of humanity has been to underestimate the evil of our rulers. And sadly we ignore this reality until it is far too late: until a war is declared or you find yourself whisked off to a death camp as the Jews were whisked off during WWII.

Now consider this poor guy, in Iran, that is facing death because he insulted Islam:

===== Sentenced to Death for “Insulting Islam” https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/10170/iran-insulting-islam =====

Now consider how I would handle this situation if I were president:

===== “There is no more important right than the freedom to speak and think freely. Galileo understood this truth when he tried to explain to the Vatican that the Earth went around the Sun. And while the right to free speech emerged from the Enlightenment it was not put into any national charter until the ratification of the “US Constitution.” For all of our flaws, the acknowledgement of inalienable rights is really what made us the envy of free men and women throughout this planet. For that alone I remain proud to call myself an American.

There is only one Abrahamic Religion (e.g., Christianity, Judaism, Islam) that has not yet acknowledged the questioning of ideas: and that would be Islam. Today we will begin the process of bringing all 43 OIC nations (e.g., Muslim Theocracies) through the Enlightenment and into the 21st Century. For far too long we have ignored the problem of Islamic Theocracies, Islamic coercion and the institutional violence they have perpetrated on both Muslims and Non-Muslims alike.

And this is how we are about to solve this problem with Islam.

Thankfully Mosques are as common to Muslim nations as Starbucks are to the United States. You seem to be able to see them popping up all over the place. And too often we are finding that these Mosques — even those in the US — are proselytizing a virulent form of Islamic Supremacy: the idea that Muslims are superior to Non-Muslims. This has no place in the 21st century: nor does it have a place among free people. As Joni Mitchel put it so eloquently: we are all from stardust.

For many hundreds of years Muslim theocracies — from the Shiites of Iran to the Sunni’s of Saudi Arabia — have been persecuting those that question Islam, are gay, are Christian, are users of entheogens or other “mind expanding” drugs. As recently as 2016 Saudi Arabia has beheaded Apostates and even Witches. That shit ends today.

Today I have issued an executive order to protect the liberties of free men and women throughout our planet. So from this day forward every violation of personal liberties, by the institutions of Muslim theocracies, will be punished by the utter destruction of one of their Mosques (in their country) and the closing of one Mosque in our country. We will give the Imams a 5 hour warning prior to destroying their Mosque. Our intent is not to take human lives.

It is my hope that this mere warning will lead to the destruction of all Muslim theocracies throughout our planet. To be clear it does not prevent you from remaining a Muslim. But it is intended to make the theocratic tenants of your religion as irrelevant as a dead ghost on a bright sunny day. And should you not heed this warning we will simply determine additional targets after all of your mosques are turned to dust. Please heed this warning so that no Mosques need be destroyed. All humans have a right to think freely and to be free from the coercion of both religious and secular ideologies. I am issuing this executive order to make clear to the world that we have not forgotten our role in protecting personal liberties, both here and abroad.

In addition to this I will be establishing a committee to determine how we can move toward a sustainable future by encouraging a reduction in population growth as to reduce the very reason that nations go to war in the first place: the competition for energy and other resources. We are freethinking humans that remain at the top of the food chain. We do not need to act like mindless bacteria in a petri dish: mindlessly procreating till be die in our own toxic waste. =====

So that is how I would put Islam in its place. But that is only part of the problem. Perhaps the bigger part of the problem is that the Global Elite has been exploiting Islam to create its own from of Caliphate: what they like to call the “New World Order.” The links that I have already provided should have made that clear. But in 2015 it finally occurred to me why these Global Elites (Banks, Corporations, Educational Institutions, Soros, Non Government Organizations etc.) have been so cozy to Islam over the past few decades. They want to use Islam as a means to establish their own Global order before the advent of cheap energy takes away most of their power.

If you would read my essay I will explain why the emergence of cheap energy is both the crux of the problem and the crux of the solution. Here is a brief quote from the essay, in hopes you will read the entire essay:

===== “Today we are at a cross roads. The Global Elite (banks and corporations) are “shitting a brick” because the access to cheap energy is upon us. Germany, which has less sunlight than most US states, has now used solar energy to replace 30% of their energy needs. Tesla has just recently developed a “home battery” that will save the access energy without dependence on local Energy Utilities. They are “shitting a brick” because the control of energy has been the primary means by which the global banks/corporations can control us.”

The Muslim Invasion of Europe and the End of the World https://www.facebook.com/notes/bruce-cain/the-muslim-invasion-of-the-useurope-and-the-end-of-the-world/1217516511607668 =====

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The order has caused chaos; White House statements haven’t clarified what’s going on.

What Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration Does—and Doesn’t Do

Krishnadev Calamur

Updated on Sunday, January 29, at 4:12 p.m.

President Trump signed on Friday an executive order that severely restricts immigration from seven Muslim countries, suspends all refugee admission for 120 days, and bars all Syrian refugees indefinitely. The order has been widely criticized and praised—but it led to massive protests at several airports across the country where people with valid documentation were detained. Legal challenges against those detentions were successful. The administration’s response Sunday only made the situation more unclear.

Here’s what the executive order does and doesn’t do, the challenges to it, and how the Trump administration responded.

Who is not affected?

The executive order applies only to non-U.S. citizens, so anyone with U.S. citizenship—whether that person in natural-born or naturalized—is not affected. But on Sunday, Reince Preibus, the White House chief of staff, said on NBC’s Meet the Press that Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) agents would have the “discretionary authority” to question U.S. citizens coming from the seven countries. CBP agents have had that authority even before Friday’s executive order.

“I would suspect that if you’re an American citizen traveling back and forth to Libya, you’re likely to be subjected to further questioning when you come into an airport,” he said.

Who is affected?

For 120 days, the order bars the entry of any refugee who is awaiting resettlement in the U.S. It also prohibits all Syrian refugees from entering the U.S. until further notice. Additionally, it bans the citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries—Iraq, Iran, Syria, Somalia, Sudan, Libya, and Yemen—from entering the U.S. on any visa category.*

On Saturday this included individuals who are permanent residents of the U.S. (green-card holders) who were traveling overseas to visit family or for work—though a senior administration official said their applications would be considered on a case-by-case basis. The official also said green-card holders from those countries who are in the U.S. will have to meet with a consular officer before leaving the U.S.

News reports suggested the White House overruled the Department of Homeland Security’s recommendations on excluding green-card holders from the executive orders. Preibus, on Meet the Press, denied that, then appeared to suggest that the order won’t affect permanent residents going forward, but when pressed appeared to contradict himself.

“We didn’t overrule the Department of Homeland Security, as far as green-card holders moving forward, it doesn’t affect them,” he said. But when pressed by Chuck Todd, the show’s host, on whether the order affected green-card holders, he replied: “Well, of course it does. If you’re traveling back and forth, you’re going to be subjected to further screening.”

The order also targets individuals of those countries who hold dual citizenship with another country. For instance, an individual who holds both Iraqi and Canadian citizenships—though the U.K. foreign secretary said the U.S. had assured him it didn’t apply to U.K. nationals.

It does not apply to individuals who hold U.S. citizenship along with citizenship of another country—though a CBP agent can presumably question such a person based on his or her discretion.

Why were those seven countries chosen?

Trump had made national security a centerpiece of his election campaign—at one point calling for a “total and complete” ban on all Muslims coming to the U.S. Although the executive order does not do that, Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, said on ABC’s This Week that the president “hit the ground running, had a flurry of activity, to do exactly what he said he was going to do.”

Spicer noted that the seven counties put on the list were chosen by the Obama administration. Indeed, it has its roots in the visa-waiver program. The U.S. allows the citizens of more than 30 countries to visit for short stays without a visa under this program. But that visa waiver does not apply if a citizen of an eligible country has visited—with some exceptions—Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, or Yemen on or after March 1, 2011—under measures put in place by the Obama administration. Those individuals must apply for a visa at a U.S. consulate. These seven countries are listed under section 217(a)(12) of the INA, 8 U.S.C. 1187(a)(12) of the U.S. code, and it is this code that Trump’s executive order cited while banning citizens of those nations.

What is the impact?

The number of permanent residents from these countries is relatively small. For instance, 1,016,518 green cards were issued in 2014. Of these, 19,153 went to Iraqis and 11,615 to Iranians, according to the Department of Homeland Security’s data. These two countries make up the overwhelming majority of U.S. permanent residents from among the seven nations, which together have 500,000 permanent resident in the U.S., according to ProPublica. But the seven nations, as I reported this week, also account for 40 percent of U.S. refugee intake.

Numbers, however, seldom tell the whole story. There have been multiple reports since the executive order was signed of people being prevented from boarding flights; refugees, who had gone through the years-long process before being approved to come to the U.S., stranded in third countries; of Iraqis who had worked for years with the U.S. military being denied entry; of Iranian students stuck overseas; of U.S. tech companies recalling its foreign workers because of the possible impact. And there have been protests against the order at airports across the country, including at New York’s JFK International Airport and Dulles Airport outside Washington, D.C. , and the Los Angeles International Airport where lawyers, demonstrators, and the media descended to witness the order’s impact.    

Is this a Muslim ban?

Technically, no. The ban includes seven majority Muslim countries, but by no means are these states the most populous Muslim countries, nor are they among the top sources of Muslim immigration to the U.S., nor have they produced terrorists in the same numbers as other Muslim countries not on the list. Indeed, Muslims from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan, and other countries can still visit the U.S.

Still, advocacy groups challenging the order say a Muslim ban is precisely what it amounts to. Indeed, they cited former the words New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s comments Saturday on Fox News. Giuliani said that Trump had asked for a “Muslim ban,” but one that was done legally. He said he and a panel of experts “focused on, instead of religion, danger.”

“The areas of the world that create danger for us, which is a factual basis, not a religious basis,” he said. “Perfectly legal, perfectly sensible.”

He went onto say the ban was “not based on religion.”

“It’s based on places where there are substantial evidence that people are sending terrorists into our country,” he said.

“What we’ve seen here is stunning,” David Leopold, a Cleveland-based immigration lawyer who is a past president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said on a conference call Saturday with reporters. “No president ever ever has used the authority and statute of the law to ban people based on their religion, ban people based on their nationality.”

He said President Carter’s ban on Iranians in 1980 after the Islamic revolution “barred certain classifications, not the whole country.”

Is there legal action?

Yes. Judges in four cities—Alexandria, Virginia; Boston; New York; and Seattle—ruled against the detention of individuals at airports—in cases filed by the ACLU and others. The rulings appear to be limited to those people already at U.S. airports or in transit. They do not appear to say anything about the legality of the president’s actions. DHS said it would comply with the orders—and some,but not all, of the people being detained at airports were allowed to leave.

The rulings were in response to legal challenges filed Saturday by the ACLU on behalf of two Iraqis who were detained at JFK Airport. The group also filed what’s known as a motion for class certification, which would allow it to represent others who say they were detained at airports and other ports of entry to the U.S. But there may be challenges ahead.

Indeed, Trump has broad discretion under the law to bar a class of person deemed detrimental to the U.S. from entering the country. Leopold, the immigration lawyer, said the issue will have to be resolved by the courts.

“The problem we’ve got there,” Leopold said, “ is that this is unprecedented.”


* This article originally states that the ban did not extend to non-Muslims from the seven countries; the ban extends to all citizens of those countries. We regret the error.

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CREDO Statement on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders

 

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 – 10:30am

Credo Action

Contact:

Email: citizenaction@credoaction.com

CREDO Staetment on KXL and DAPL Executive Orders

WASHINGTON –

CREDO released the statement below in response to reports that Pres. Trump plans to sign executive orders to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines:

“President Trump is showing that he’s in the pocket of big corporations and foreign oil interests,” said CREDO Deputy Political Director Josh Nelson. “Approving these dirty oil pipelines would poison American air and water, supercharge climate change and trample Native American rights,” Nelson continued. “Fierce grassroots activism has stopped these pipelines over and over again,” he added. “CREDO will do everything in its power to stop the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines, and keep dirty fossil fuels in the ground where they belong.”

CREDO has played a major role in the fights against the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. CREDO’s work against the Keystone XL pipeline includes:
97,000 ACTIVISTS SIGNED THE KEYSTONE XL PLEDGE OF RESISTANCE: During the Obama administration, more than 97,000 people signed the Keystone XL Pledge of Resistance, committing to risk arrest in peaceful, dignified civil disobedience, if needed to stop the Keystone XL pipeline. As part of the Pledge of Resistance, thousands of activists have been trained to lead or participate in direct actions where they would risk arrest.

MORE THAN 4 MILLION PETITION SIGNATURES: CREDO Activists generated more than 4.3 million petition signatures in opposition to Keystone XL.

MORE THAN 500,000 PUBLIC COMMENTS: CREDO activists submitted 511,000 public comments to President Obama’s state department in opposition to Keystone XL.
MORE THAN 40,000 PHONE CALLS IN OPPOSITION TO KEYSTONE XL: CREDO Activists made 42,804 phone calls to the White House, the State Department, the EPA, Members of Congress and others in opposition to Keystone XL.
283 PROTEST VIGILS ATTENDED BY MORE THAN 10,000 ACTIVISTS: Just 72 hours after the release of the State Department’s final environmental impact statement, CREDO organized 283 protest vigils in 49 states, with more than 10,000 total participants. It was the biggest, rapid-response, on-the-ground demonstration of Obama’s presidency to date.
CREDO’s work against the Dakota Access pipeline includes:
400,000+ PETITION OBAMA TO REJECT PIPELINE: More than 418,000 CREDO members  signed CREDO’s petition demanding that President Obama intervene and stop the Dakota Access pipeline. Specifically, the petition calls on the president to “direct the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to revoke the permits under ‘Nationwide Permit 12’ and stop the Dakota Access pipeline once and for all.” The full petition can be found here:http://act.credoaction.com/sign/NoDAPL/

NEARLY 3,000 #NoDAPL CALLS TO THE WHITE HOUSE: CREDO members made more than 2,800 calls to the White House urging President Obama to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. View the current number of calls and call script here:http://act.credoaction.com/call/call_obama_dapl/

180,000+ PETITION OBAMA AND GOV. DALRYMPLE TO UPHOLD FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS: More than 189,000 CREDO members signed a petition urging Pres. Obama and North Dakota Gov. Dalrymple to “uphold the rights of Native Americans and their allies to peacefully resist the Dakota Access pipeline without threat of violence.” The full petition can be found here:http://act.credoaction.com/sign/dapl_assault/

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CREDO Action, part of CREDO Mobile, is a social change network of 4 million activists, sending millions of petition signatures and more than 100,000 phone calls to decision-makers each year. CREDO Action members also participate in meetings, protests and other direct action for progressive change.

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Trump Pins Keystone and Dakota Pipeline Fate on Renegotiation

 

President Donald Trump took steps to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines while foreshadowing a “renegotiation” of terms and insisting that developers use U.S. steel.

Trump stopped short of green lighting construction on either project, and reiterated an earlier campaign pledge to seek a “better deal” on TransCanada Corp.’s proposed Keystone XL to transport Alberta oil sands crude into the U.S. On Tuesday, Trump called that “something that’s been in dispute and subject to a renegotiation of terms by us.”

“We are going to renegotiate some of the terms, and if they like, we’ll see if we can get that pipeline built,” Trump said. “If we’re going to build pipelines in the United States, the pipes should be made in the United States.”

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ADDITIONAL LINKS OF INFORMATION:

President Donald Trump took steps to advance construction of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines while foreshadowing a “renegotiation” of terms and insisting that developers use U.S. steel.    https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/articles/2017-01-24/trump-said-to-plan-orders-approving-keystone-dakota-pipelines

 

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reacts to Trump’s executive orders to advance construction of DAPL    http://www.kfyrtv.com/content/news/Standing-Rock-Sioux-Tribe-reacts-to-Trumps-executive-orders-to-advance-construction-of-DAPL-411666255.html

5 Disturbing DAPL Developments You Need to Know      http://www.ecowatch.com/dapl-trump-missile-launch-2203044415.html

The fight to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) wages on. Just this week law enforcement used tear gas and fired bean-bag rounds to disperse crowds and arrested nearly 40 people since Monday, the Billings Gazette reported. One Water Protector appears to have suffered a nasty wound in his leg after an alleged confrontation with an officer on Thursday (warning, the photo is graphic).   But that’s not the only concerning news story developing around the controversial project.     http://www.ecowatch.com/dapl-trump-missile-launch-2203044415.html

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