Captain faces 20 years for saving lives.

A German boat captain faces a long and costly trial in Italy for charges targeting her humanitarian efforts on behalf of refugees. “Italy’s fascists are using this case as a showcase to deter others from aiding migrants. They would prefer to let people drown in the Mediterranean.” —Rula Jebreal Captain Pia Klemp, 35, told Basler Zeitungon…Read moreRead more

Full Mueller Report – 

The redacted version of the report on the special counsel’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible connections to the Trump campaign has been released online by the Department of Justice. Full Mueller Report – https://www.justice.gov/storage/report.pdf  

Fighting Federal Line 3 Project

Minnesota police, according to records obtained by The Intercept, have spent more than a year gearing up for a militarized standoff with those opposed to Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline, even borrowing from the playbook of North Dakota law enforcement, which launched a brutal response to the Indigenous-led demonstrations against the Dakota Access pipeline…Read moreRead more

South Dakota Senate Bill 189 – 190

South Dakota legislative committee pushes through Keystone XL bill package. The Joint Committee on Appropriations passed both bills on Wednesday; SB 189 by 14-4 and SB 190 by 15-3. Posted here are both bills as of now. 2019 Senate Bill 189 AN ACT         ENTITLED, An Act to establish a fund to receive civil recoveries to offset…Read moreRead more

Easy Solution For The Migration Issue

The situation on the United States Southern border has a real easy solution. When political motivation mixes with real world problems, you can almost always expect humanitarian  crisis. The fact of the matter is, all the parties could get what they want. The suggestion would be build a wall. It must include an enormous door….Read moreRead more

Remember Amanda Dakota Webster

Another young Indigenous woman, 26-year-old Amanda Dakota Webster was slain December 1, at a hotel in Florence, Kentucky. Webster is a Navajo woman from Cameron, Arizona on the reservation. She had been staying in Florence working in the construction industry to support her three young sons. Of the thousands of missing and murdered Native people,…Read moreRead more

Judge: “Bayou Bridge Pipeline Trespassed”

A Louisiana judge on Thursday (Dec. 6) ruled that the company building the controversial Bayou Bridge Pipeline had trespassed when it began construction before finalizing land seizure procedures. Good news right? This case was brought when ETP was so arrogant that they decided to build first ask later. The owners of a 38-acre wetland in…Read moreRead more

Security Board – VS – TigerSwan

BISMARCK, N.D. – Round 2: North Dakota regulators are seeking up to $2 million in fines from a North Carolina company that handled security for the developer of the heavily protested Dakota Access oil pipeline. The board alleges that TigerSwan illegally operated in North Dakota without a state license during protests against the pipeline in…Read moreRead more

Nature’s Target: Mountain Valley Pipeline Project

As Hurricane Florence arrives, residents of South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia hold their breath, wondering where the massive storm surge, howling winds and torrents of rain will hit hardest. Over 300 miles inland, southwest Virginia residents may also face dangerous flooding, and some worry that Florence may exacerbate the threats from a different, manmade…Read moreRead more

Take This Pipe and Love It.

We have always been alarmed at the abuse of eminent domain and pipelines. Many know that eminent domain was designed for “Needed infrastructure that benefits the community” and was always used by the government. (Roads, Railroad, etc.) No more the rule. Now, private companies can persuade federal officials to mandate their projects, at gunpoint if…Read moreRead more