“They let one dog off his leash and ran loose into the crowd. That’s when people started protecting themselves against the dog. The guy that let his dog go came into the crowd to retrieve him and started swinging on everybody. He hit some young boys, and they defended themselves. […] Then they came by with bigger cans of tear gas and shot it from their trucks. The cops watched the whole thing from up on the hills. It felt like they were trying to provoke us into being violent when we’re peaceful.”
– Marcus Frejo, Pawnee and Seminole, from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, recounts his experience at Standing Rock, North Dakota on September 3rd, as reported by Indian Country Today.
“The women joined arms, and we started saying ‘Water is life!’ A dog came up and bit my leg, and right after that a man came up to us and maced the whole front line. […] It felt like a set up.” – Young Bear
Um, okay, so have any of you read Lord of the Flies? There’s this line and it’s about asthma but Ralph doesn’t know what asthma is so he calls it ass-mar, and then he says, “sucks to your ass-mar” and it’s the best line of the whole book. So at work today when I was bored I started tweeting “sucks to your ass-mar” to everyone and oh dear lord it translated over into hockey players and ended in Colby Armstrong calling me a nerd.
EDIT: I added the Taylor Hall one because I LOVE IT.
EDIT 2: Nail Yakupov replied and Jesse Blacker retweeted Hallsy’s tweet because we were tweeting him too, oops.
EDIT 3: Garrett Sparks responded to Gabi (AND ACTUALLY UNDERSTOOD!) and Jesse now tweeted himself and is confused. He then tweeted after being informed very defensively.
At its very most there were about 200 people at Wounded Knee at it’s peak, and a lot of those were people who came in for the weekend and left. At its peak in this camp, we reached up to 3,500 people. People that traveled across the country. They carpooled, hitch-hiked. They organized caravans and buses. It’s magnificent to see that. It makes me think how different it would have been if we had had Facebook in 1973. This is a special moment in the climate justice movement. We’ve had significant wins: Keystone XL. The Cherry Point coal terminal, another win in support of treaty rights. I’m looking forward to what happens next. There are people very committed—through nonviolent direct action, through legal strategies, through social movement strategies—to make sure we see a win in this case, too.
“The cast of DC’s upcoming “Justice League” movie have joined together in opposition to the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline. In a video released on the Change.org YouTube channel on Tuesday, the five actors — Ben Affleck, Ray Fisher, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa and Ezra Miller — expressed their support for the protestors:
“As a gang of Earth defenders, we want to send a big shoutout to the Oceti Sakowin and those that stand with them in opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline.” (Watch the video here)”