this is great news; reb z’s rubber-bullet hit hand is well enough to at least drive again, mebbe film a little? here’s hoping the surgery brought it back to full use.
Listen to Sicangu Lakota Frank Waln’s “Treaties” on soundcloud
Listen to Nataanii Means and Witko’s “God Bless Amerikkka” on soundcloud; file under: ‘whoa, nellie, what a hella polemical indictment, and good on them!’
It’s hard to say if there are more than a handful of vets at the camps; from what I can tell, they raised a hella lot of money (VeteransRespond far less than VeternasStand4), but as far as the latter, this seems to be the only tweet referencing their current status, although it’s possible both groups are primarily on FaceSpook. Michael Wood is busy elsewhere, albeit with a great project, so…I dunno how many might be in camp. Just found VeteransRespond’s Facespook; members can look for more. Ha; clicking #hustletoheal brings more photos and activities. VeteransStand4 on FaceSpook.
‘North Dakota Senate passes bills criminalizing Dakota Access Pipeline protests’, wsws.org:
“North Dakota’s anti-protest bills are certainly aimed at Dakota Access Pipeline protesters, particularly in anticipation of increased backlash over the project’s imminent completion. However, they are part of a wider push by lawmakers and law enforcement in the United States to push back against a public that is increasingly vocal in its complaints against the governance in their communities.
Protests against Trump’s heavy-handed, fascistic administration, as well as protests against police violence, have gained traction throughout the US, and lawmakers have increasingly cooperated with law enforcement agencies to ensure that future protests are crushed as brutally and swiftly as possible. As in the rest of the country, legislators in North Dakota reveal the heightened intensity of class antagonism and the crisis of American bourgeois democracy.”