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Meet the Lakota Tribe woman teaching thousands how to resist the Keystone XL PipelineApril 14, 2014
On March 29, a caravan of more than 100 cars plodded along the wide open roads of the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota, stopped at a forlorn former corn field and prepared for battle. 
Leaders from eight tribes in South Dakota and Minnesota pitched their flags. Participants erected nine tipis, a prayer lodge and a cook shack, surrounding their camp with a wall of 1,500-pound hay bales. Elders said they would camp out indefinitely. Speakers said they were willing to die for their cause.
This spirit camp at the Sicangu Lakota Rosebud reservation was the most visible recent action in Indian Country over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. But it was hardly the first … or the last.
On the neighboring Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Debra White Plume, an activist and community organizer involved in Oglala Lakota cultural preservation for more than 40 years, has been leading marches, civil disobedience training camps and educational forums on the Keystone XL since the pipeline was proposed in 2008.
White Plume, founder of the activists groups Owe Aku (Bring Back the Way), the International Justice Project and Moccasins on the Ground, has crisscrossed the country, marched on Washington and testified at the United Nations against the environmental devastation of tar sands oil mining and transport. Now, perhaps only weeks before President Obama is set to announce whether to allow a private oil company, TransCanada, to plow through the heartland to transport tar sand crude from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries for export, White Plume is busier than ever. 
White Plume is leading a galvanized, international coalition of grassroots environmental activists, the largest and most diverse in decades, in the last fight against the Keystone XL. The coalition is planning massive actions against the Keystone XL in Washington, D.C. and in local communities from April 22 (Earth Day) through April 27. In what is a first in decades, indigenous tribes from the heartland will be joined with farmers and ranchers along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route in the actions. The “Cowboy and Indian Alliance” is inviting everyone in the country to their tipi camp on the National Mall in the hopes that a show of strength will steel President Obama’s resolve to be the “environmental President.” 
Since the State Department implicitly signed off on the Keystone XL pipeline in February by announcing that its environmental impact statement had found no “significant” impacts to worry about, White Plume and other environmental leaders concerned about the Keystone XL’s impact on climate change have also stepped up their plans for direct, non-violence civil disobedience. Those plans are under wraps, but blockades will surely be a major weapon in their arsenal.
White Plume talked about why the Keystone XL pipeline has become such a firestorm.   
* * *
Evelyn Nieves: Why is it so important that the Keystone XL pipeline NOT become a reality?
Debra White Plume: The tar sands bitumen inside the KXL pipeline is hazardous, flammable, a carcinogen — and deadly. When it gets into our drinking water and surface water, it cannot be cleaned up. These pipelines further the development of the tar sands sacrifice area in Alberta.
EN: Who is involved in the activism surrounding the opposition to the pipeline? Stories talk about this as a women’s movement, an elders movement and a youth movement. That means it’s pretty much everyone’s movement except for middle-aged men.
DWP: That might be true elsewhere, but all of our people are engaged to protect sacred water. I can’t speak for any middle-aged American men, but I know there are hundreds of American ranchers and farmers in South Dakota and Nebraska ready to defend their rights. Our Lakota warriors are opposing the KXL — this includes men and women.
EN: What sorts of direct action are you willing to take and what kind of support are you receiving from Indian Country in general?
DWP: We will blockade TransCanada’s KXL to protect our lands and waters if we have to. Many tribal governments and Red Nations people have committed to blockade. Our Oglala Lakota Tribal Council is meeting soon to discuss declaring war on the KXL, as is the Rosebud Lakota Tribal Council.
EN:What kind of support are you receiving from outside of Indian Country?
DWP: We have support from all over the big land (so-called U.S.A.) and so-called Canada. We do not recognize these manmade borders. Our people were here from time immemorial, this is our ancestral land, people to the north and south are our relatives. We are connected through prophecy.
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Meet the Lakota Tribe woman teaching thousands how to resist the Keystone XL PipelineApril 14, 2014
On March 29, a caravan of more than 100 cars plodded along the wide open roads of the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota, stopped at a forlorn former corn field and prepared for battle. 
Leaders from eight tribes in South Dakota and Minnesota pitched their flags. Participants erected nine tipis, a prayer lodge and a cook shack, surrounding their camp with a wall of 1,500-pound hay bales. Elders said they would camp out indefinitely. Speakers said they were willing to die for their cause.
This spirit camp at the Sicangu Lakota Rosebud reservation was the most visible recent action in Indian Country over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. But it was hardly the first … or the last.
On the neighboring Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Debra White Plume, an activist and community organizer involved in Oglala Lakota cultural preservation for more than 40 years, has been leading marches, civil disobedience training camps and educational forums on the Keystone XL since the pipeline was proposed in 2008.
White Plume, founder of the activists groups Owe Aku (Bring Back the Way), the International Justice Project and Moccasins on the Ground, has crisscrossed the country, marched on Washington and testified at the United Nations against the environmental devastation of tar sands oil mining and transport. Now, perhaps only weeks before President Obama is set to announce whether to allow a private oil company, TransCanada, to plow through the heartland to transport tar sand crude from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries for export, White Plume is busier than ever. 
White Plume is leading a galvanized, international coalition of grassroots environmental activists, the largest and most diverse in decades, in the last fight against the Keystone XL. The coalition is planning massive actions against the Keystone XL in Washington, D.C. and in local communities from April 22 (Earth Day) through April 27. In what is a first in decades, indigenous tribes from the heartland will be joined with farmers and ranchers along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route in the actions. The “Cowboy and Indian Alliance” is inviting everyone in the country to their tipi camp on the National Mall in the hopes that a show of strength will steel President Obama’s resolve to be the “environmental President.” 
Since the State Department implicitly signed off on the Keystone XL pipeline in February by announcing that its environmental impact statement had found no “significant” impacts to worry about, White Plume and other environmental leaders concerned about the Keystone XL’s impact on climate change have also stepped up their plans for direct, non-violence civil disobedience. Those plans are under wraps, but blockades will surely be a major weapon in their arsenal.
White Plume talked about why the Keystone XL pipeline has become such a firestorm.   
* * *
Evelyn Nieves: Why is it so important that the Keystone XL pipeline NOT become a reality?
Debra White Plume: The tar sands bitumen inside the KXL pipeline is hazardous, flammable, a carcinogen — and deadly. When it gets into our drinking water and surface water, it cannot be cleaned up. These pipelines further the development of the tar sands sacrifice area in Alberta.
EN: Who is involved in the activism surrounding the opposition to the pipeline? Stories talk about this as a women’s movement, an elders movement and a youth movement. That means it’s pretty much everyone’s movement except for middle-aged men.
DWP: That might be true elsewhere, but all of our people are engaged to protect sacred water. I can’t speak for any middle-aged American men, but I know there are hundreds of American ranchers and farmers in South Dakota and Nebraska ready to defend their rights. Our Lakota warriors are opposing the KXL — this includes men and women.
EN: What sorts of direct action are you willing to take and what kind of support are you receiving from Indian Country in general?
DWP: We will blockade TransCanada’s KXL to protect our lands and waters if we have to. Many tribal governments and Red Nations people have committed to blockade. Our Oglala Lakota Tribal Council is meeting soon to discuss declaring war on the KXL, as is the Rosebud Lakota Tribal Council.
EN:What kind of support are you receiving from outside of Indian Country?
DWP: We have support from all over the big land (so-called U.S.A.) and so-called Canada. We do not recognize these manmade borders. Our people were here from time immemorial, this is our ancestral land, people to the north and south are our relatives. We are connected through prophecy.
Full interview

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Meet the Lakota Tribe woman teaching thousands how to resist the Keystone XL Pipeline
April 14, 2014

On March 29, a caravan of more than 100 cars plodded along the wide open roads of the Rosebud reservation in South Dakota, stopped at a forlorn former corn field and prepared for battle. 

Leaders from eight tribes in South Dakota and Minnesota pitched their flags. Participants erected nine tipis, a prayer lodge and a cook shack, surrounding their camp with a wall of 1,500-pound hay bales. Elders said they would camp out indefinitely. Speakers said they were willing to die for their cause.

This spirit camp at the Sicangu Lakota Rosebud reservation was the most visible recent action in Indian Country over the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. But it was hardly the first … or the last.

On the neighboring Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, Debra White Plume, an activist and community organizer involved in Oglala Lakota cultural preservation for more than 40 years, has been leading marches, civil disobedience training camps and educational forums on the Keystone XL since the pipeline was proposed in 2008.

White Plume, founder of the activists groups Owe Aku (Bring Back the Way), the International Justice Project and Moccasins on the Ground, has crisscrossed the country, marched on Washington and testified at the United Nations against the environmental devastation of tar sands oil mining and transport. Now, perhaps only weeks before President Obama is set to announce whether to allow a private oil company, TransCanada, to plow through the heartland to transport tar sand crude from Alberta to Gulf Coast refineries for export, White Plume is busier than ever. 

White Plume is leading a galvanized, international coalition of grassroots environmental activists, the largest and most diverse in decades, in the last fight against the Keystone XL. The coalition is planning massive actions against the Keystone XL in Washington, D.C. and in local communities from April 22 (Earth Day) through April 27. In what is a first in decades, indigenous tribes from the heartland will be joined with farmers and ranchers along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline route in the actions. The “Cowboy and Indian Alliance” is inviting everyone in the country to their tipi camp on the National Mall in the hopes that a show of strength will steel President Obama’s resolve to be the “environmental President.” 

Since the State Department implicitly signed off on the Keystone XL pipeline in February by announcing that its environmental impact statement had found no “significant” impacts to worry about, White Plume and other environmental leaders concerned about the Keystone XL’s impact on climate change have also stepped up their plans for direct, non-violence civil disobedience. Those plans are under wraps, but blockades will surely be a major weapon in their arsenal.

White Plume talked about why the Keystone XL pipeline has become such a firestorm.   

* * *

Evelyn NievesWhy is it so important that the Keystone XL pipeline NOT become a reality?

Debra White Plume: The tar sands bitumen inside the KXL pipeline is hazardous, flammable, a carcinogen — and deadly. When it gets into our drinking water and surface water, it cannot be cleaned up. These pipelines further the development of the tar sands sacrifice area in Alberta.

ENWho is involved in the activism surrounding the opposition to the pipeline? Stories talk about this as a women’s movement, an elders movement and a youth movement. That means it’s pretty much everyone’s movement except for middle-aged men.

DWP: That might be true elsewhere, but all of our people are engaged to protect sacred water. I can’t speak for any middle-aged American men, but I know there are hundreds of American ranchers and farmers in South Dakota and Nebraska ready to defend their rights. Our Lakota warriors are opposing the KXL — this includes men and women.

ENWhat sorts of direct action are you willing to take and what kind of support are you receiving from Indian Country in general?

DWP: We will blockade TransCanada’s KXL to protect our lands and waters if we have to. Many tribal governments and Red Nations people have committed to blockade. Our Oglala Lakota Tribal Council is meeting soon to discuss declaring war on the KXL, as is the Rosebud Lakota Tribal Council.

EN:What kind of support are you receiving from outside of Indian Country?

DWP: We have support from all over the big land (so-called U.S.A.) and so-called Canada. We do not recognize these manmade borders. Our people were here from time immemorial, this is our ancestral land, people to the north and south are our relatives. We are connected through prophecy.

Full interview


Academy Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

Academy Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

Academy Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

Academy Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

Academy Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

Academy Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

Academy Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

Academy Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

Academy Award winning film, The King’s Speech.

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birds

make a nest. fall asleep in the nest. let other people into the nest and then hate them for ruining it. eat a bunch of chocolate chips. hate the way it makes your teeth feel. stare out the window of the train and hate your own judgments of the man who is homeless that sat down next to you. move across the country and make another nest. lament the fact that you no longer have south facing windows and your plants all die. lament the fact that you never told anyone how you felt. lament the fact that you don’t even know how you feel. lament the fact that you feel like the worst friend. crawl into the nest. miss your mother. feel sad because you know so many people without mothers and fathers and brothers. fall asleep in the nest. wake up and forget where you live. drink whiskey at noon and hate yourself for it. make a to do list. feel bad when you can’t finish everything on it. crawl back into the nest and vow never to leave. wake up the next morning to birds and feel a little bit of hope so you get up to take a shower.

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osoru:

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slowly approaching bear

the bears will be in eventually

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Bear will arrive sooner than thought.

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BEAR IS APPROACHING AT ALARMING SPEEDS

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BEAR IS GO FAST LOSING TRACK OF BEAR

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BEAR HAS REACHED MACH ONE

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WE HAVE LOST VISUAL ON BEAR

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my-name-is-meebles:

aphmontrealiss0coollike:

hitchhikerkisses:

HUAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARG

BLEEEUUUUUGHRRGHUUUUGUUHBL

BLEEEAAAAUGH 

HUUUUUUURRRRRGHBLHBHEBEEEHEEEEEEELLLLHNGG

the gods have spoken

I literally busted out laughing at this picture

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arpeggia:

Alexander Harding - Visible Light, 2010
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Alexander Harding - Visible Light, 2010
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Alexander Harding - Visible Light, 2010
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Alexander Harding - Visible Light, 2010
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Alexander Harding - Visible Light, 2010
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Alexander Harding - Visible Light, 2010
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I can’t stop laughing

I can’t stop laughing

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womeninspace:

Jackie Parker was Flight controller at NASA at 18. She didn’t stay there, she went on the become the first woman to attend the US Air force Test Pilot School as a pilot. As a matter of fact, she had learned to fly, before she could drive. She resigned the air force in 1996 and has been working in  computer Hardware ever since.
Sources & read more: Retro space Images, The Spokesman-Review, Wings over Kansas, SunSentinel, Women in Aviation, Monash
womeninspace:

Jackie Parker was Flight controller at NASA at 18. She didn’t stay there, she went on the become the first woman to attend the US Air force Test Pilot School as a pilot. As a matter of fact, she had learned to fly, before she could drive. She resigned the air force in 1996 and has been working in  computer Hardware ever since.
Sources & read more: Retro space Images, The Spokesman-Review, Wings over Kansas, SunSentinel, Women in Aviation, Monash

womeninspace:

Jackie Parker was Flight controller at NASA at 18. She didn’t stay there, she went on the become the first woman to attend the US Air force Test Pilot School as a pilot. As a matter of fact, she had learned to fly, before she could drive. She resigned the air force in 1996 and has been working in  computer Hardware ever since.

Sources & read more: Retro space Images, The Spokesman-Review, Wings over Kansas, SunSentinel, Women in Aviation, Monash

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espeonchan:

“why don’t poor people just get a job?”

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myampgoesto11:

Jeffrey Michael Austin: Eternally Composed 
Eternally Composed is an ongoing series of infinitely looping music compositions.Ink on paper, 9 x 12”
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Jeffrey Michael Austin: Eternally Composed 
Eternally Composed is an ongoing series of infinitely looping music compositions.Ink on paper, 9 x 12”
My Amp Goes To 11: Twitter | Instagram myampgoesto11:

Jeffrey Michael Austin: Eternally Composed 
Eternally Composed is an ongoing series of infinitely looping music compositions.Ink on paper, 9 x 12”
My Amp Goes To 11: Twitter | Instagram myampgoesto11:

Jeffrey Michael Austin: Eternally Composed 
Eternally Composed is an ongoing series of infinitely looping music compositions.Ink on paper, 9 x 12”
My Amp Goes To 11: Twitter | Instagram myampgoesto11:

Jeffrey Michael Austin: Eternally Composed 
Eternally Composed is an ongoing series of infinitely looping music compositions.Ink on paper, 9 x 12”
My Amp Goes To 11: Twitter | Instagram

myampgoesto11:

Jeffrey Michael Austin: Eternally Composed 

Eternally Composed is an ongoing series of infinitely looping music compositions.
Ink on paper, 9 x 12”

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nobodysdiary:

Lisa Oppenheim in New Photography (at Museum of Modern Art (MoMA))

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“The brutal truth is that the bulk of white people in American never had any interest in educating black people, except as this could serve white purposes. It is not the black child’s language that is in question, it is not his language that is despised: It is his experience. A child cannot be taught by anyone who despises him, and a child cannot afford to be fooled. A child cannot be taught by anyone whose demand, essentially, is that the child repudiate his experience, and all that gives him sustenance, and enter a limbo in which he will no longer be black, and in which he knows that he can never become white. Black people have lost too many black children that way. And, after all, finally, in a country with standards so untrustworthy, a country that makes heroes of so many criminal mediocrities, a country unable to face why so many of the nonwhite are in prison, or on the needle, or standing, futureless, in the streets—it may very well be that both the child, and his elder, have concluded that they have nothing whatever to learn from the people of a country that has managed to learn so little.”

If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?

James Baldwin’s concluding graf is the literary equivalent of the mic drop.

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