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Tar Sands

No other choice - leave the tar sands in the ground

by: eli_beckerman

Tue May 15, 2012 at 19:28:21 PM EDT

Do you have 17 minutes? You might want to watch this moving presentation by Garth Lenz at TEDxVictoria.

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Lakota Grandmothers Stop Keystone Trucks

by: TullyFitz

Wed Mar 07, 2012 at 21:05:57 PM EST

("We must move past indecision to action. Now let us begin. Now let us rededicate ourselves to the long and bitter, but beautiful struggle for a new world. This is the calling of the sons of God, and our brothers wait eagerly for our response." -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Beyond Vietnam - promoted by eli_beckerman)

Ten years ago, this blogger had the honor of spending several weeks among the Oglala Lakota at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. At the time, the Tokala Oyate (or "Kit Fox Society," which serve as contemporary tribal warriors) had physically occupied a section of Badlands National Park that 'overlaps' the Pine Ridge Reservation. The occupation occurred after the National Park Service proved unable to prevent the looting of bones from Lakota graves on a landform called the Stronghold Table. Through much of modern history, the Lakota people have displayed a willingness to put themselves at risk and physically intervene in instances of social injustice.

This week was no exception.

On Monday, residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation learned through social media contacts that enormous trucks loaded with oil pipeline components related the Keystone Pipeline/Canadian Tar Sands Project were headed towards the reservation and set to pass through the Oglala Tribal lands. "We did not know where the equipment was going, but we knew that these trucks were too huge, too heavy, and too dangerous to pass our roads. We thought the equipment may be going to the Tarsands oil mine, or other oil mines in Canada," Lakota matriarch Debra White Plume said.

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