Month: November 2017

Pipeline Spills Justify Protester Outrage

On November 16, TransCanada, the owners of the Keystone Pipeline, reported that a portion of the line had ruptured, spilling over 210,000 gallons of oil near the small town of Amherst in South Dakota. That currently ties it for the dubious record of the biggest oil spill of 2017 in the United States. The spill is also dangerously close to the Lake Traverse Sioux Reservation. The chairman for the Sisseton Wahpeton Sioux Tribe, Dave Flute, expressed concern that the oil could contaminate local groundwater. If you feel like you’ve heard this one before, it’s because you have. Time and...

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SEPTEMBER 1, 1939

This poem was written by W.H. Auden in 1939, a little over 77 years ago.  It was time not so different than our own; rising nationalism, economic stagnation (don’t be fooled by the buoyant stock market), and the rattle of sabres across a multipolar world.  The Spanish Civil War started 3 years prior in 1936.  It is something to reflect on as we make our way through a Fourth Turning: I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade: Waves of anger and fear Circulate...

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Homage to the 23 Arrested Fighting Fracking

On May 16, 2017, twenty-three brave souls refused to leave the right of way forced by a corrupt judiciary that would allow the construction of the Atlantic Sunrise Pipeline to begin. For this, they were arrested. This video is a homage to those twenty-three and for all those who have and will continue to follow. This fight is far from over. Please go to https://www.facebook.com/lancasteraga… and stay current on this struggle and please, please, please get involved. If you don’t want to be arrested in an attempt to slow down construction until the appeal is ruled on, find a way to support the men and women who have been fighting this pipeline for three and half...

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