In June 2012, Russia's President Vladimir Putin (center), watched by
Rosneft Chief Executive Igor Sechin, shook hands with Rex Tillerson,
who was then Exxon Mobil chief executive and is now U.S. secretary
of state, at a signing ceremony at a Rosneft refinery in the Black
Sea town of Tuapse..
PHOTO: MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/SPUTNIK/REUTERS
Exxon Seeks U.S. Waiver to Resume Russia Oil Venture
Exxon Mobil applied to Treasury for exemption to resume venture with
Rosneft forged in 2012 by Rex Tillerson
by Jay Solomon and Bradley Olson, The Wall Street Journal
- 19 APR 2017
WASHINGTON— Exxon Mobil Corp. has applied to the Treasury
Department for a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia in a bid to
resume its joint venture with state oil giant PAO Rosneft, according
to people familiar with the matter.
Exxon has been seeking U.S. permission to drill with Rosneft
in several areas banned by sanctions and renewed a push for approval
in March, shortly after its most recent chief executive, Rex
Tillerson, became secretary of state on Feb. 1, according to one of
these people. The company originally applied for a waiver to gain
access to the Black Sea in July 2015 but its application wasn’t
approved, the person said.
The waiver request is likely to be closely scrutinized by
members of Congress who are seeking to intensify sanctions on Russia
in response to what the U.S. said was its use of cyberattacks to
interfere with elections last year. Congress has also launched an
investigation into whether there were ties between aides to Donald
Trump and Russia’s government during the presidential campaign and
the political transition....
According to a report, around 90 landowners in Nebraska are making a
last stand against the Keystone XL pipeline. The group, who are
mostly farmers and ranchers, plan to cast the project as a threat to
farming and grazing lands, which is vital to Nebraska's economy. The
group also contends that the pipeline will only provide temporary
jobs that will vanish once construction ends. Media: WochIt Media.
A view of the ice canyon that now carries meltwater from the
Kaskawulsh glacier, seen here on the right, away from the Slims
river and toward the Kaskawulsh river. Photograph: Dan Shugar/University
of Washington Tacoma
Receding Glecier Causes Immense Canadian River to Vanish in Four
First ever observed case of ‘river piracy’ saw the Slims river
disappear as intense glacier melt suddenly diverted its flow into
another watercourse The Guardian - 17 APR 2017
An immense river that flowed from one of Canada’s largest
glaciers vanished over the course of four days last year, scientists
have reported, in an unsettling illustration of how global warming
dramatically changes the world’s geography.
The abrupt and unexpected disappearance of the Slims river,
which spanned up to 150 metres at its widest points, is the first
observed case of “river piracy”, in which the flow of one river is
suddenly diverted into another....
Opponents Vow to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline After Trump Grants
Interview with Sara Shor, campaign manager for U.S. Keep It In The
Ground, conducted by Melinda Tuhus BTOnline - 19 APR 2017
In November 2015, President Obama announced his decision to
deny a permit to the TransCanada company, which needed it to build
the Keystone XL pipeline across the Canadian border from the Alberta
tar sands mining operations – to where it would connect to an
already existing pipeline in Nebraska that had been earlier approved
and built under Obama.
The permit denial was considered a great people-powered
victory for the climate movement, as it brought together
environmentalists, property owners along the route, ranchers,
farmers and indigenous communities in the upper Midwest. Then, as
one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump resurrected the
Keystone XL, promising “thousands” of jobs, partly through using
pipes made of U.S. steel, despite the fact that the company had
already purchased pipes mostly manufactured abroad....
protesters gathered to demand the rerouting of the
Keystone XL pipeline. Tressa Welch
Montana Tribes Fight Keystone XL Pipeline, Revived by Trump
by Hunter Pauli, Rolling Stone - 19 APR 2017
Members of the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of the Fort Peck
Indian Reservation in Northeast Montana are trying to negotiate with
energy company TransCanada to reroute the Keystone XL pipeline
downstream of their drinking water source after past oil drilling
destroyed their reservation's aquifer.
The Fort Peck reservation is bordered on the south by the
Missouri River, with its tribal seat of Poplar and larger city of
Wolf Point sitting just off the banks. A quarter-mile west of the
reservation's southwest corner, where the Milk River meets the
Missouri, is where TransCanada has acquired state and federal
permits for Alberta tar sands oil to ford the river through the
Keystone XL pipeline.
Tribal members say the pipeline's proposed route is
endangered by an old dam spillway and threatens their only source of
fresh water from an intake plant 40 miles downstream to the east in
Wolf Point, which state and local agencies didn't take into account
when issuing permits....
Energy Transfer's Latest Pipeline Woe Is a 50,000-barrel Spill in
by Bloomberg, Crain's Cleveland Business - 19 APR
Add almost 50,000 barrels of drilling fluids released into
Ohio wetlands to the issues that have plagued Energy Transfer
Partners LP’s $4.2 billion Rover natural gas pipeline.
A regulatory filing disclosed Tuesday shows Energy Transfer’s
Rover unit was notified by Ohio’s Environmental Protection Agency of
violations after two releases of drilling fluids, both discovered
last week. They occurred as part of an operation associated with the
pipeline installation, the filing shows.
It’s the latest challenge for the pipeline developer that,
just last year, drew heat after demolishing a historic house near
the line’s path in Ohio. Then it had to race against the clock to
clear 3,000 acres of trees within weeks before a bat-roosting season
kicked in this year. Gas traders have been betting on whether the
pipeline will really go into service as planned in November because,
once it does, the system will be capable of moving more than 3
billion cubic feet of gas from eastern U.S. shale formations to
Dakota Access Connection
Sierra Club said it’ll fight to stop all construction of the
pipeline in Ohio. “The fact that we would have two spills in two
separate counties -- it just proves how dangerous these pipelines
and their construction are," said Jen Miller, director of the
group’s Ohio chapter.
Energy Transfer is the same company behind the controversial
Dakota Access oil pipeline that’s now preparing for service.
Thousands of people protested and camped out in North Dakota for
months to fight that project’s construction.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, which granted
Energy Transfer a certificate for the Rover line in February, didn’t
immediately respond to requests for comment....
Dave Archambault II of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
addresses the Native Nations Rise rally in Washington,
D.C., on March 10, 2017. Photo by Indianz.Com
Dakota Access Pipeline Announces May 14 As First Date of Service Indianz.com - 19 APR 2017
The wealthy backers of the Dakota Access Pipeline announced
May 14 as the anticipated first date of service, giving tribes more
time to halt the controversial project.
The firm completed the 1,172-mile pipeline after the Trump
administration issued an easement to cross federally-managed land in
North Dakota. Despite the obstacles, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
is still hoping it can win the #NoDAPL battle.
"We're going to try to stop the oil from flowing," Chairman
Dave Archambault II said during an appearance at the University of
North Dakota, The Fargo Forum reported. "We're going to build
awareness about the investors, the lenders, the banks, the financial
institutions who fund projects like this and who fund companies like
Energy Transfer Partners."
The tribe has asked a federal judge to set aside the Trump
administration's approval of the pipeline, which comes within a
half-mile of its reservation. A hearing hasn't been scheduled but
action could come before the May 14 service date....
BREAKING: Senators Call Out Army Corps on DAPL Lakota People's Law Project - 06 APR 2017
We have always known that Mr. Trump’s rapid approval of the
Dakota Access pipeline was illegal. Now, the United States Senate is
catching on and speaking up. This week, ranking members of the
Senate committees on the Environment & Public Works and Energy &
Natural Resources finally initiated congressional oversight of the
Army Corps of Engineers and its DAPL misconduct....
LA Times on Trump: Nothing Prepared Us for This 'Trainwreck'
by Mallory Shelbourne, The Hill - 02 APR 2017
The Los Angeles Times slammed President Trump in a new
editorial, arguing that his "unpredictable" and "reckless" behavior
is “the most worrisome” part of his presidency and that “nothing
prepared us for the magnitude of this trainwreck.”
Its editors on Sunday criticized Trump for his attempts to
repeal and replace ObamaCare, for vowing to erect a border wall and
for questioning the courts.
“In a matter of weeks, President Trump has taken dozens of
real-life steps that, if they are not reversed, will rip families
apart, foul rivers and pollute the air, intensify the calamitous
effects of climate change and profoundly weaken the system of
American public education for all,” they wrote....
“I Have Seen This Happen”, Dan Rather Reveals Why Trump Is Now
Doomed [Details] Democratic Review - 01 APR 2017
Legendary anchor Dan Rather has been observing the actions of
presidencies for decades, and he knows trouble brewing when he sees
Rather has long been critical of President Donald Trump’s
White House. Now, finally, Rather has seen fit to sound the alarm
Wrote Rather in a recent Facebook post, “1600 Pennsylvania
Avenue is the most powerful address in the world. It can also at
times feel like one of Earth’s loneliest islands. The nature of the
modern American presidency ensures that the Commander in Chief must
in many ways operate in a bubble. But when forces outside of that
bubble start to swirl, and when they seem beyond the control of an
administration, paranoia mounts and a presidency can quickly spiral
out of control. I have seen this happen up close, covering both
Lyndon Johnson amidst the Vietnam War and Richard Nixon falling
under the weight of Watergate. But there has never been anything
quite like what we’re witnessing with Donald Trump. Both Johnson and
Nixon were seasoned politicians and they were surrounded by
Washington insiders who knew how the game was played. Both men had
pulled off remarkable achievements to their agendas. And there were
long stretches of stability in their administrations.”...
ETP Seeks Dakota Access Expansion Argus Media - 31 MAR 2017
Houston, 31 March (Argus) — Energy Transfer Partners is
looking to expand its 470,000 b/d Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL) even
before the controversial pipeline begins full service.
Energy Transfer has launched a supplemental open season for
incremental capacity on the line that will transport crude from the
Bakken shale in North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois, for further
delivery to the US Gulf coast. The company is considering boosting
capacity on DAPL to as much as 570,000 b/d depending on shipper
The company is in the process of commissioning the pipeline
and preparing to place it into service in the second quarter after
completing a contested water crossing in North Dakota, according to
a court filing earlier this week. The company said on 23 February
that the line should be "fully line-packed and ready to go" prior to
The open season also includes the Energy Transfer Crude Oil
pipeline which stretches from Patoka to Nederland, Texas. Shippers
have the option to sign up for a local DAPL tariff or a joint tariff
on the two systems which would provide a direct route from the
Bakken to the Gulf coast.
The open season notice did not specify a closing date.
DAPL was delayed for months amid large protests led by the
Standing Rock Sioux tribe and regulatory delays. Former President
Barack Obama's administration ordered new environmental reviews of
the $3.8bn project. But President Donald Trump moved to rescind the
order and an easement was issued for the final crossing on 8
The Sioux Standing Rock tribe has vowed to continue a legal
fight against the pipeline.
Attorneys for Dallas Firm ETP's Dakota Access Pipeline Face
Religious Argument from Tribes Dallas News - 31 MAR 2017
BISMARCK, N.D. -- Attorneys for the developer of the Dakota
Access pipeline are fighting an attempt by Sioux tribes to argue
that oil under their water source potentially interferes with their
religion, even as the company steadily fills the line with oil.
The Standing Rock and Cheyenne River Sioux tribes sued last
summer on other grounds, including that the pipeline threatened
cultural sites and water supply, which they get from Lake Oahe, a
reservoir on the Missouri River in North Dakota. Energy Transfer
Partners this week asked a federal judge to reject an attempt by the
tribes to amend their lawsuit in part to include the religion
TrumpCare Dies, XL Flies and the Secret Winner Is…
by Greg Palast, Nation of Change - 31 MAR 2017
When RyanCare-TrumpCare finally ended up face-down in the
swimming pool, triumphalist Democrats whooped and partied and
congratulated themselves on defeating the Trump-Ryan monstrosity.
But deep in their counting house, counting their gold, three
brothers cackled with private jubilation.
David and Charles Koch knew the day was theirs.
Joining them in the celebration was Brother Billy, William
Koch, who will share in their $21 billion windfall that the
President arranged for them only hours before TrumpCare crashed –
when Trump announced his State Department had formally approved the
Keystone XL Pipeline.
Let’s start with that $21 billion.
The XL Keystone Pipeline would take the world’s heaviest,
filthiest crude from Canada’s tar sands, and snake with it all the
way down to Texas.
Now here’s a question I never hear from our sleep-walking
media: Exactly why are we sending oil all the way across the United
States to Texas. I mean, doesn’t Texas already have a little oil?...
North Dakota Human Rights Coalition Meeting
by ND Human Rights Coalition on Facebook - 30 MAR
DAPL panel discussion featuring Winona LaDuke (former vice
presidential candidate/environmentalist) and many others. Senator
Tim Mathern, BJ Nastacio, Rebecca Kemble, Dennis Kooren...
Here’s the Data Republicans Just Allowed ISPs to Sell Without Your
Privacy watchdogs blasted the vote as a brazen GOP giveaway to the
by Sam Gustin, Motherboard - 28 MAR 2017
Financial and medical information. Social Security numbers.
Web browsing history. Mobile app usage. Even the content of your
emails and online chats.
These are among the types of private consumer information
that House Republicans voted on Tuesday to allow your internet
service provider (ISP) to sell to the highest bidder without your
permission, prompting outrage from privacy watchdogs.
The House action, which was rammed through by a vote of 215 -
205 on a largely partisan basis by the GOP majority, represents
another nail in the coffin of landmark Federal Communications
Commission consumer privacy rules that were passed in 2016. The
rules, which were set to go into effect later this year, would have
required broadband providers to obtain "opt-in" consent before
using, sharing, or selling private consumer data.
"Ignoring calls from thousands of their constituents, House
Republicans just joined their colleagues in the Senate in violating
internet users' privacy rights," Craig Aaron, CEO of DC-based public
interest group Free Press Action Fund, said in a statement. "They
voted to take away the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of
Americans just so a few giant companies could pad their already
The Keystone XL Pipeline — Bringing oil to Texas?!?
Greg Palast, YouTube - 24 MAR 2017
Why in the world would you have to ship oil to Texas? And how
do the Koch Brothers make money from such an environmentally obscene
venture? I followed the stench of the Koch's oil and money to find
Big Mountain Resident Famous for HPL Resistance Passes On
by Krista Allen, Navajo Times - 30 MAR 2017
TUBA CITY -- Katherine Smith, a cultural educator, a
relocation crusader and resistor from Big Mountain, Ariz., has died.
She was 98 years old, according to records, but her family says she
was more than 100 years old.
Mary Katherine Smith, the daughter of Katherine Smith, said
her mother passed away at 11:18 a.m. on March 29.
Behind a fence holding a rifle outside her Hogan, wearing her
traditional outfit, is an iconic photograph of Katherine Smith that
shows her amid a territorial dispute between the Diné and the
This Diaspora is also the focus of “Broken Rainbow,” an
Oscar-nominated documentary that she took part in.
Katherine Smith was Tábąąhá, and born for Chíshí Dine’é. Her
maternal grandfather was Tł’ízíłání and her paternal grandfather was
Katherine Smith often drew on Diné philosophy to explain her
profound connection to her ancestors’ traditional land she called
home, and played an indispensable role protecting it when the
federal government removed thousands of Diné families from Hopi
In the mid-summer of 1979, a Bureau of Indian Affairs crew
set out to fence her property in Big Mountain – Dziłntsaa in Diné
Bizaad – only to find themselves staring into the muzzle of her .22
caliber rifle, according to history. She fired over their heads, and
when they scattered, she began pulling apart the fence.
Katherine Smith at that point in time was arrested on serious
charges, only to receive a directed verdict of acquittal from a
“That was just a representation of what she stood for,” Mary
Smith said in an interview with the Navajo Times on Wednesday night.
“One of her last words … a couple of days ago was, ‘I never sold
out. I never sold my land, I never left, I never took payment, and I
never got a relocation house. I stayed on my land where I was born,
and I feel like I won this battle.’”...
"In the River: A Protest Song for Standing Rock" by Raye Zaragoza
Raye Zaragoza, Facebook - SEPT 2016
There is something especially beautiful and moving about the
simple presentation of just a beautiful voice and a guitar. It is
art in its purest form. It is pristine, honest, raw; and it is a
soul-baring experience for the artist. It is the performing arts
equivalent of standing naked before the world and saying, "Here I
am. This is who I am, and this is what I have to offer the world. I
share with you the gifts that Creator has seen fit to bestow upon me
in hopes that you will get a
blessing from this offering. Love me or hate me, but take the time
to see and appreciate this glimpse into my heart."
International supports and encourages all young Indigenous
artists in all art forms as our way of showing the world that
the Indigenous People of Turtle Island (the big Turtle Island)
are among the most talented people on the planet, and that they
choose to use their gifts to support their people and to bring
attention to important indigenous issues.
We are happy to introduce Raye Zaragoza in her video "In the
River: A Protest Song" that she wrote and recorded in support of
the efforts to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline that became the
This is just one of the songs that will be on her coming
debut album. This song will be on her debut album twice; once as
a fully orchestrated version, and again with just Raye and her
We ask that you recognize and support this talented young
artist by purchasing one or more copies of her
soon-to-be-released debut album. More can be learned about her
first album on her Facebook page. Just click her name link in
the header of this post to visit her page. While you're there,
click "Follow" to follow her, and choose the "See First" option
to be sure and get any updates regarding the release date for
her debut album.
This song is from Raye Zaragoza's soon-to-be released debut
Check back here or on SENAA International's Facebook page often for
the release date of Raye Zaragoza's premier album, or click the
title link above, log on at Facebook, follow Raye, and choose the
"See First" option to be sure to get her updates.
North Dakota Pipeline FORCED To Be Shut Down After LEAKING In The
Mississippi River Just Like Standing Rock Protesters Warned Alternative Media Syndicate - 27 FEB 2017
This is why water protectors continue to protest the Dakota
Access Pipeline, despite freezing temperatures and winter storms.
In case you missed it, “water protectors” have been camped
out near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, since April in protest of the
four-state Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL). The pipeline threatens to
uproot burial ground, as well as contaminate the Missouri river.
It’s because of this that activists have put their lives on the
In recent months, protestors of the DAPL have been maced,
tased, shot with rubber bullets, beaten with batons, and even hosed
down in freezing temperatures with water cannons. Now, even when
it’s below 0 degrees F and snowstorms threaten to take lives,
protestors – along with thousands of veterans – remain on the plains
to prevent Energy Transfer Partners from continuing the pipeline’s
As Police Evict Water Protectors, Tribes Vow to Continue the Fight
“This isn’t the end by any means. This is the spark.
The whole world is waking up now.”
by Jenni Monet, Yes! Magazine - 24 FEB 2017
On Thursday, as North Dakota police moved in with a fleet of
bulldozers, Humvees, and armored MRAP vehicles, Gov. Doug Burgum
signed into law four bills that would bring harsher punishment for
protest-related activity in the state. The bills, his press
statement said, were meant to protect landowners’ rights. But for
the 46 people arrested that day, their stand was about defending
historic treaty territory.
“We’ve always been around this river, and that’s why we’re
here to protect this river,” said Harold Frazier, chairman of the
Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, the sister nation to Standing Rock.
“That river brings life to the people.”
Frazier has become a vocal supporter in the ongoing yet
shifting movement to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. Despite
Thursday’s razing of the main demonstration camp, Oceti Sakowin, he
and dozens of water protectors, or protesters, have vowed to
continue the fight to guard the Missouri River from a potential oil
spill—if and when the pipeline is completed....
NORTH DAKOTA'S PEACE OFFICER CODE OF CONDUCT AND OATH by Al Swilling, SENAA International
- 24 OCT 2016
North Dakota Law Contains a Detailed Code of Conduct and Oath of
Office That Its Peace Officers Must Vow to Uphold--That Applies to
the Morton County, ND, Sheriff, His Deputies, and Reinforcements
from Other Sheriff's Departments Who Are Working Temporarily for the
Morton County Sheriff, or for any other Law Enforcement entity in
the state of North Dakota....
A Word About Brenda
Norrell and Censored News Al Swilling, SENAA International - 14 FEB 2015 For those wondering why the vast majority of shared
posts on SENAA International's Web site and Facebook page are from
Brenda Norrell's Censored News, it's very simple—and very complex. For
many years, Brenda Norrell was a major journalist for (forgive me,
Brenda) Indian Country Today (ICT) until they censored Brenda's articles
and terminated her without cause. After leaving Indian Country Today,
Brenda created the appropriately
named Censored News.
ICT, Brenda was a voice for the Dineh (Navajo) people at
Black Mesa, Arizona, where bed partners Peabody Coal and the BIA were trying to
forcibly remove Dineh residents from their ancestral homes in order to
strip mine the land of its coal. That greed took the form of a
contrived, fictional "land dispute" between Dineh' and Hopi....
News by Journalist & Publisher Brenda Norrell Censored News - 12 FEB 2015
Censored News was created in 2006 after staff reporter Brenda
Norrell was censored repeatedly, then terminated by Indian Country
Today. Now in its 9th year, with 3.7 million page views around the
world, Censored News is published with no advertising, grants or
Today, Censored News maintains a boycott of Indian Country Today,
whose reporters have relied on plagiarism of others' hard work for
years, instead of being present to cover news stories. Now, with a
collective of writers, Censored News focuses on Indigenous Peoples and
Please Donate to and Support this important voice for Indigenous
people and human rights. --Al Swilling, Founder, SENAA International
Worldwide Prayer Gatherings Will Resume Weekly
by SENAA International - 28 OCT 2014 What Is a Worldwide Prayer
Though the specific details may vary from one support group to
another, and from one geographical location to another, the essential
concept remains the same.
A Worldwide Prayer Gathering is not so much a physical gathering into
one physical location as it is the spiritual gathering of individuals
and groups from around the world who are of one mind and one accord into
one spiritual place for a common purpose, which is to ask for the
Creator's help to bring about the circumstances that will accomplish our
common goal according to His promise.
LSO MANAGEMENT: What They Are
and What to Do About Them SENAA International - 16 FEB 2010
The computing public is becoming increasingly aware
of the existence of Local Shared Objects (LSOs),
also called "Flash cookies" or "Persistent
Identification Elements" (PIEs), the dangers they
pose, and the unethical ways that they are placed on
our machines. LSOs are the busybodies of the
Internet, sticking their
noses in your personal
business at every opportunity without
your knowledge or consent; and like most
busybodies, they're being found out.
With growing public awareness of LSOs comes a growing
demand for effective, real time control of them. Most
LSO management solutions offer management or deletion of
LSOs after potentially malicious ones have had time to
do their damage. Stand-alone LSO management utilities do
not offer real time protection, either. This tutorial
provides real-time management of LSOs....
IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS, LEARN THEM! READ THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES
AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS!
Transcripts of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of
Rights (1st 10 amendments), and other Constitutional Amendments for your
perusal. A public service endeavor of SENAA International.
GoFundMe - 21 NOV 2016 Sophia Wilansky is a water protector from New York.
She left New York City several weeks ago to help with the struggle
at Standing Rock. She been an active participate and family to the
activist groups NYC Shut It Down and Hoods4Justice. Sophia has
always been committed to confronting injustice through vigilance and
Sophia was giving out bottles of water to protectors holding
down the space when she was shot with a concussion grenade. The
explosion blew away most of the muscles, femural and ulnal
arteries were destroyed, and one of her forearm bones was
was air lifted to County Medical Center in Minneapolis were she’s
currently undergoing a series of extensive, hours-long surgeries from
sustained from the blast.
must to support our comrades when they need us the most. She needs
all of us right now. After all she is our family.
Please consider donating to help pay for her treatment.
Vanessa has been on the front lines fighting DAPL and working
security for Oceti Sakowin since September 11. During the action on
November 20 at the Backwater bridge, she was intentionally shot in the eye with a
tear gas canister from 6 feet away. It was aimed directly at her face by
a Morton County officer. She was seen at Bismarck Sanford hospital
and released because she had no insurance. She has a detached retina
and needs surgery to ensure her vision. She is now seeking medical
attention in Fargo. Donations will be used for the cost of the 2 ER
visits, surgery, medications, and recovery.
08 DEC 2016 ENDS: When the Judge's Decision Has Been Rendered LOCATION: Pray from wherever you are. Your prayers will
SENAA International will be hosting
a second Worldwide Prayer Gathering of the month, from 08 December through 09
December 2016 to pray that on Friday, 09 December 2016, the
judge will uphold the Army Corps of Engineers' denial of the
easement to drill beneath Lake Oahe and the Missouri River;
and to pray for protection for those remaining at the Water
Protectors camps at Standing Rock, as they brave brutal North
Dakota winter conditions
In addition to prayers for protection for the Water Protectors
and Veterans, we ask that you continue your prayers for Vanessa
"SiouxZ" Dundon, who sustained serious injury to her eye after being
struck in the eye by a teargas canister fired from close range;
and for Sophia Wilansky, who faces multiple surgeries after her
forearm was almost severed by a concussion grenade thrown at her
by a Morton County Sheriff's Deputy or one of the department's
hired mercenaries. They are both in need of and deserve our
We ask for everyone to lend their spiritual energy to this 2-day
One voice singing in an auditorium is sweet to hear, but low in
volume. A hundred voices singing in harmony is beautiful and
powerful enough to shake the rafters and move the soul.
Please join us and add your voice to the choir.
The PATRIOT Act's Impact on Your Rights - ACLU
ACLU’s National Security Project is dedicated to ensuring
that U.S. national security policies and practices are
consistent with the Constitution, civil liberties, and human