Curtain Raiser

Let’s pressure President Obama to call off this construction . . . for the sake of the people, their sacred ground, and the water. — YUR

CollTales

Hell or High Water at Standing Rock, Colltalers

Most Americans spent Thanksgiving blissfully, which was great, but oblivious to what’s going on in North Dakota, which isn’t. There, 300 tribes of the sixth-largest Native American reservation, are blocking construction of a pipeline that may poison the entire region’s water.
About 4,000 supporters are congregated in the area, and tensions with law enforcement are rising. Despite freezing temperatures, on Nov. 20th, police doused protesters with water canons, causing injuries, and was accused of throwing a grenade that blew up an activist’s arm.
Making matters worst, on Friday the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has told the Standing Rock Sioux that from Dec. 5 on, it’ll block access to the area north of the Cannonball River, which it claims to be ‘Corps-managed land, so ‘to prevent death, illness, or serious injury to inhabitants,’ due to harsh winter conditions. Which would be nice…

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1 Response to “Curtain Raiser”


  1. 1 Colltales November 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Thanks for reblogging it. The governor just ordered enforcing the ‘clear everybody out’ order. If anything, he should be sending supplies, temporary shelter, and warm clothes to those people. But we’re still have a chance, before everything goes to hell. Cheers


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