The Shift has Hit the Fan

Category: Political

Jon Eagle Sr., Tribal Historic Preservation Officer at Standing Rock Sioux Tribe has reported something startling happened at the Standing Rock Reservation today. The veterans gathered to join the Dakota Pipeline protest shocked the gathered tribal members when they took a knee and asked for forgiveness: I witnessed something powerful and profound today. Wes Clark Jr and the assembled veterans took a knee and collectively… Posted by Jon Eagle Sr. on Monday, December 5, 2016   Musical artist Tina Malia was also on hand for the heartwarming…

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So, after reading all of the disparity and utter shock displayed across my newsfeed this morning, I feel like I need to chime in. Naturally, I agree with what most of people are saying. That America has elected a bully. A hateful, misogynistic, bigoted a**hole who by most standards should never have come close to becoming president, not by a long shot. But, I think I need to go against the grain here and try and sort something positive out…

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huffingtonpost.ca The city council in South Portland, Maine, has placed a moratorium on shipments of Canadian oilsands product, a move that was met with “cheers and a standing ovation,” according to local news sources. While the city of South Portland — population 25,000 — is hardly a major player in the oil industry, the move is a sign that oilsands producers’ hopes for a “plan B” replacement for the Keystone XL pipeline could run into political problems of their own…

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alternet.org One year ago, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed an executive order ratifying the overwhelming victory Amendment 64, the nation’s first statewide vote to end marijuana prohibition. At that moment the personal use, possession and home-cultivation of small amounts of marijuana became legal in the Centennial State for adults 21 years of age and older. The headlines over the last year have understandably focused on the implementation of Amendment 64’s unprecedented framework to regulate and tax sales of marijuana to…

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rt.com Whistleblower Edward Snowden has pledged to help Brazil investigate the NSA’s spying activities. Snowden said he had been asked by Brazilian senators for information on “suspected crimes against Brazilian citizens.” In an open letter published by Brazilian paper Folha de S.Paulo, the former CIA contractor promised to aid Brazil in a probe into the National Security Agency’s spying program in the country. David Miranda, the partner of journalist Glen Greenwald, published the English original of the letter on his Facebook page. “A lot…

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