Saturday, December 3, 2016

2 from Cannonball

Cannon Ball, North Dakota, US

Cat Bigney, part of the Oglala Native American tribe, waits on the shore of the Cannon Ball river for travellers to arrive by canoe at the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Despite state and federal evacuation orders, a government roadblock, escalating police violence and aggressive prosecutions that attorneys say lack basic evidence, thousands of veterans are preparing to travel to Cannon Ball this weekend to support the growing movement to stop the pipeline 

Photograph: David Goldman/AP

Night falls on the Oceti Sakowin camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation. Since the demonstrations against the $3.7bn Dakota Access oil pipeline began in April, law enforcement have made more than 500 arrests, with state prosecutors filing serious charges, including rioting and conspiracy, against many of the protesters 

Photograph: Scott Olson/Getty Images

It's cold in North Dakota.  This year, skip the tree.  Skip the tie that nobody wants.  Instead, send money to the Official Sacred Stone Go Fund Me page.

And check out "Six Voices from Standing Rock' from the Washington Post

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