Thursday, February 23, 2017

Something to Think About . . .

Related Off-site Links:
Police Remove Last Standing Rock Protesters in Military-style Takeover – Julia Carrie Wong (The Guardian, February 23, 2017).
We Have to Keep Fighting: Water Protectors Vow Continued Resistance to #DAPL as Main Camp is EvictedDemocracy Now! (February 23, 2017).
Standing Rock is Burning – But Our Resistance Isn't Over – Julian Brave NoiseCat (The Guardian, February 23, 2017).
Standing Rock Faces Media Blackout During Militarized Operation to Clear Camps – Jihan Hifaz (The Real News, February 23, 2017).
Protesters Leave Dakota Access Pipeline Area; Some Stay And Are Arrested – Rebecca Hersher (MPR News, February 22, 2017).
Last Remnants of Dakota Access Pipeline Protest Camp Are Engulfed in Flames – Blake Nicholson and James MacPherson (Associated Press via Time, February 22, 2017).
Standing Rock Protest Camp, Once Home to Thousands, is Razed – Mitch Smith (New York Times, February 23, 2017).
DAPL Opponents Vow to "Rise" from Ashes of Oceti Sakowin and Keep Fighting – Lauren McCauley (Common Dreams, February 23, 2017).
Trump Administration Withdrew Legal Memo that Found "Ample Legal Justification" to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline – James Hill (ABC News, February 23, 2017).

Left: Police make arrests as they move through the Oceti Sakowin camp – February 23, 2017. (Photo: Angus Mordant/NPR)

Above right: Police officers and their armored vehicle approach the Last Child Camp at Standing Rock in North Dakota on February 1, 2017. In sharing this image on Facebook, Evan Greer wrote: "U.S. history condensed into a single photo," while Marshall Deerfield opines, "The Western world has never had a clearer view of itself and its war machine."(Photo: Ryan Vizzions)

Postscript: The following photographs were taken February 23, 2017 at Standing Rock's Oceti Sakowin camp by Reuters photographer Terray Sylvester. (For more images, click here.)

Updates: Water is Life: The Story of Standing Rock Won’t Go Away – Mark Trahant (Yes!, February 24, 2017).
Here’s How the Standing Rock Sioux Will Keep Fighting Dakota Access – in Court – Sabrina Imbler (Grist, February 28, 2017).
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Not Properly Heard in Pipeline Dispute, Says UN Official – Blake Nicholson (Associated Press via CBC News, March 3, 2017).
Keystone Pipeline Won’t Use U.S. Steel Despite Trump Pledge – Blake Nicholson (Associated Press via PBS Newshour, March 3, 2017).
Sen. Franken Seeks FBI Answers on Federal Attempts to Question Standing Rock Protesters – Allison Sherry (Star Tribune, March 5, 2017).
Leaked Documents Reveal Counterterrorism Tactics Used at Standing Rock to "Defeat Pipeline Insurgencies" – Alleen Brown, Will Parrish, and Alice Speri (The Intercept, May 27, 2017).
Opposition to Pipeline Construction Escalates NationwideEco Watch (May 27, 2017).
How Standing Rock Became a Spiritual Pilgrimage for Activists – Eileen Markey (America, June 14, 2017).
In Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Court Finds That Approval of Dakota Access Pipeline Violated the LawDaily Native American (August 4, 2017).
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Files Brief Asking for Pipeline Shutdown During More Thorough Environmental (August 8, 2017).
Victory for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Over Dakota Access Pipeline Case – Doug Williams (Outdoor Revival, April 11, 2020).

See also the previous Wild Reed posts:
Quote of the Day – January 24, 2017
"It Is All Connected"
At Standing Rock and Beyond, Celebrating and Giving Thanks for a "Historic Decision"
Standing in Prayer and Solidarity with the Water Protectors of Standing Rock
Standing Together
Quote of the Day – August 19, 2016
Something to Think About – October 13, 2015
Words of Wisdom on Indigenous Peoples Day
Something to Think About – April 22, 2014
Threshold Musings
"Something Sacred Dwells There"

Opening image: The Other 98%.


Anonymous said...

Mike, I'm pretty sure those cops aren't cowering... A lot of people bag the cops - but still call them for help when things go bad for them. Go figure. Tim

Michael J. Bayly said...

Tim, thanks for your comment. Looking closer at this image, the police officers are riding on the side of their armored vehicle. Accordingly, I've changed my description of this particular photo.