BREAKING : The United Nations is headed to Standing Rock!!!
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.
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.
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.
Usually what the RW hates is a good thing. No exception here.