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Feeling the Bern

(3,839 posts)
Sun Oct 30, 2016, 02:49 AM Oct 2016

BREAKING : The United Nations is headed to Standing Rock!!!

On Saturday October 29th, 2016 Grand Chief Edward John, member of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) will arrive in North Dakota, USA at the invitation of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault.

As a United Nations (UN) expert, he will be visiting in his official capacity to observe the continued impacts of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) construction such as threats to water, Treaty rights and sacred areas.

He will also collect information and testimonies on the escalating levels of repression, violence and intimidation against Tribal members and their supporters by state law enforcement, private security and the National Guard which have been widely reported on social and other media. Roberto Borrero representing the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC) will accompany him as a human rights observer. IITC Board member William Means of the Oglala Lakota Nation is already on site.

We are now officially a third world police state.

Get ready for "sovereignty" arguments against this by Republicans and conservatards.
BREAKING : The United Nations is headed to Standing Rock!!! (Original Post) Feeling the Bern Oct 2016 OP
Amnesty International is also sending observers Achilleaze Oct 2016 #1
Kicked and recommended In_The_Wind Oct 2016 #2
GOOD. nt LWolf Oct 2016 #3
MSM still not covering this enough. Duppers Oct 2016 #4
KNR Thank you! Lucinda Oct 2016 #5
where is Obama? He needs to support the natives, wordpix Oct 2016 #6
Is he bringing NATO guards for his protection from the police? nt List left Oct 2016 #7
So, this is why the RW hates the UN. Dark n Stormy Knight Oct 2016 #8


(15,543 posts)
1. Amnesty International is also sending observers
Sun Oct 30, 2016, 04:38 AM
Oct 2016

The rest of the world sees how important The Protectors at Standing Rock are, even if the US corporate media continues - in general - to turn it's back on the news. The media totally lost it for the Bundy Gang, but remains aloof from these historical actions.



(18,652 posts)
6. where is Obama? He needs to support the natives,
Sun Oct 30, 2016, 07:00 PM
Oct 2016

send in a large protective force and tell the RWingnuts, SD and local police to back off. Any idiots want to cross a line, the US armed force can deal with.

Seriously, this is what happened in Alabama to desegregate schools. Kennedy and LBJ---two Democrats with spine--- sent in National Guard troops to monitor the situation, keep the peace and stop the lawbreaking. Still, if you see the old films, it's very ugly what those white bigots did to kids entering the schools, even with Nat. Guard present. Without the federal force, I have no doubt those kids and their families would have been lynched.

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