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NYC Prayer March for #StandingRock: Indigenous people and allies gathered in front of the National Museum of the American Indian in downtown Manhattan to show their support and solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. #NoDAPL #StandwithStandingRock #NativeLivesMatter 

Trudeau is a spineless liberal capitalist.

He spent many minutes talking about how great the environment in Canada is, how we need to improve the climate for our children and grandchildren, to closely listen to Indigenous people and have them involved in decision making, to transition to green jobs, and to follow through on what he was elected for, but then he approved Kinder Morgan pipeline.

He’s showed he is perfectly fine ignoring consent.

He’s showed he is not genuinely concerned with the lives and lands of Indigenous people.

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NYC Prayer March for #StandingRock: Indigenous people and allies marched throughout the streets of Manhattan to show their support and solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. #NoDAPL #StandwithStandingRock #NativeLivesMatter 

Dirt builds up under my fingernails

And the cigarette butts collect in the pockets of my coats and of my jeans.

My pants fit more loosely;

My skin feels more like rubber bands wrapped around my bones.

Coffee is the only thing I can taste, and it tastes like iodine.

I feel colder, I feel far away, I feel like a crater where the earth has been churned up and displaced.

They’ve been digging up the gas lines from under the streets, you know.

Cutting deep, linear valleys into the mysterious red clay beneath the tar.

I imagine sinking through those gas lines,

Through that red clay,

Deeper and hotter and redder

And further and further removed

From the surface of the cities and the surface of myself.

No more cigarette butts in my mouth or grey dirt in my blood;

Just my naked skin against the red clay,

Just my ancient, finely-tuned body against the deep earth which bore it.

Why are you vegan?

The fact that I feel obligated to lie and say “because it’s healthier” other than my real answer “because I care about animals” shows how negative people can be to animal compassion.

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'We Are Staying': Dakota Pipeline Protesters Not Moving Despite Eviction Order
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ordered protesters to leave by Dec. 5, citing concern over public safety amid high tension on the proposed development.
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“Actually, feel free to be a lot less specific. Like just going ‘booooooo’ is literally all that’s required of you. And remember, when you file your report, we’re using the green cover sheets now. Blue was last month.”

  • Non-vegan: You can't stop supporting an underprivileged group just because some individuals in that group are mean! It's not fair to the group and the struggles they are enduring. Pls be more caring and considerate uwu
  • Vegan: Hey cool, so will you consider going vegan for the animals because -
  • Non-vegan: OH MY GOD. I AM SO SICK OF ASSHOLE VEGANS. I'M JUST GONNA NOT EVER BE VEGAN (even if I totally can lololo) BECAUSE SOME VEGANS ARE REALLY MEAN. PETA EXISTS (even though bad groups in human rights organizations exist like the Salvation Army but that's ~*~*~*different!!1~*~*~~). I'M JUST NOT GONNA CARE BECAUSE SOME VEGANS MADE ME BAAAW ONCE.
  • Vegan: But it's not about us, it's about the animals -
  • Non-vegan: YOU WERE MEAN TO ME SO I'M GONNA IGNORE ALL OF THE ANIMAL RIGHTS ABUSES, HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, THE ENVIRONMENT, HUMAN HEALTH, COLONIALISM AND CAPITALIST BULLCRAP BECAUSE VEGUNZ R MEEEEEN!!!/1/

I feel strongly about things but I very much don’t like condemning or forcing my opinion on other people. But this is the thing about veganism, it is not just opinion, it is fact. What is being done to animals and the planet are FACTS. Facts aside, I don’t like shaming other people. So when I share things about veganism it is with love. Yes I am angry. But it is BECAUSE I love. Be open to hearing things that make you uncomfortable. If it makes you uncomfortable it is IMPORTANT. I followed vegan blogs on tumblr for the longest time before I went vegan (was vegetarian). It inspired me. It changed my view and I am thankful. Been vegan for a full year and I couldn’t be happier.