We’ve lived so long under the spell of hierarchy—from god-kings to feudal lords to party bosses—that only recently have we awakened to see not only that “regular” citizens have the capacity for self-governance, but that without their engagement our huge global crises cannot be addressed. The changes needed for human society simply to survive, let alone thrive, are so profound that the only way we will move toward them is if we ourselves, regular citizens, feel meaningful ownership of solutions through direct engagement. Our problems are too big, interrelated, and pervasive to yield to directives from on high.
—Frances Moore Lappé, excerpt from Time for Progressives to Grow Up

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Video: A Closing Prayer for Standing Rock’s Oceti Sakowin

Click here to access article by Jihan Hafiz from The Intercept.
“To me, it looks like 1890, Wounded Knee,” said an elder. “They were all probably standing there [police and military units]  like that before they started slaughtering our people.”

Now dispersed, the water protectors removed from Oceti Sakowin are regrouping in other protest camps near the pipeline. Meanwhile, court documents just filed by Energy Transfer Partners indicate that oil could be flowing in less than two weeks.
See also Unicorn Riot's coverage of the military assault on the Oceti protest encampment.

And the latest I could find on this assault is from the following RT video:

 

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