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December 4, 2016

Breaking News: Standing Rock Activists Win.

 

Standing Rock: US denies key permit for Dakota Access pipeline, a win for tribe.

United we Stand: Following Flint and the dozens of others cities and towns that no longer offer safe drinking water, I think we’re all united in understanding the simple desire for safe drinking water for our children and communities.

“We wholeheartedly support the decision of the administration and commend with the utmost gratitude the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and to do the right thing.” ~ Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault II 

“Remember this next time someone asks what protesting can accomplish.” ~ reader comment

Two quotes, one very real, one very awesome:

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

~ Margaret Mead

“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”

~ Harvey Dent

Thanks, Obama: (despite all the hate for Obama, he’d weighed in twice, and incoming Trump is actually an investor in the pipeline company):

“The decision is a victory for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of protesters camped near the construction site who have opposed the project because they said would it threaten a water source and cultural sites. Federal officials had given the protesters until tomorrow to leave a campsite near the construction site…

…The Obama administration had blocked construction of that section since September, and in November President Obama, revealed that the Army Corps of Engineers was considering an alternative route for the project.

Dave Archambault II, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, expressed gratitude for “the courage it took on the part of President Obama, the Army Corps, the Department of Justice and the Department of the Interior to take steps to correct the course of history and to do the right thing…

The consideration of alternative routes “would be best accomplished through an Environmental Impact Statement with full public input and analysis,” Ms Darcy said in a statement.” ...Read the rest, support real journalism at NY TImes.

How long ’til Trump tweets about it? He’s too busy tweeting about a TV show.

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