“You have historic enemies like the Lakota Sioux and Crow camping together, eating together and praying together, that’s really significant,”

Navajo and Northern Arizona tribal members cross the Country to Join Pipeline Protests

– Arizona Daily Sun

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“Before Sacred Stone Camp on the edge of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation became a village of tents, campers and teepees, before it became the center of what many are calling a history-making merging of tribal nations, the gathering of people standing against the Dakota Access Pipeline numbered just a handful, said Cody Fetty.

The 21-year-old Flagstaff resident, who is Navajo, first traveled to the camp near the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri rivers in July. He said at that time the group’s numbers were so small they were afraid they would be invaded or infiltrated, their message silenced by just a few officials.

“My friend had told me with these 12 people we have to start taking action, we have to start planning something, we can’t stand around thinking this is just camp,” Fetty said. “This pipeline is going to be put down but we can do tiny actions, we can do large actions.”

Now, those actions have grown to capture national attention and Fetty, who is a leader of the local group Indigenous Youth 4 Cultural Survival, is part of an expanding stream of representatives and members of northern Arizona tribes that have organized to support ongoing protests against the construction of the 1,172-mile-long, $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline.
Solidarity and unity

Brandon Benallie, who is from Black Mesa, made the 1,300-mile drive to North Dakota with a group of eight people at the end of August, stuffing a 15-passenger van, a truck and flatbed trailer with donations, camping gear and firewood.

A member of Red Nation, A group dedicated to the liberation of native people, Benallie said he and others made the journey to show solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux in their struggle to protect their clean water. The tribe is concerned because the oil pipeline is proposed to cross the Missouri River upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation.

Benallie, who is Navajo and Hopi, said the experience of unity among hundreds of tribes was beautiful.

“You have historic enemies like the Lakota Sioux and Crow camping together, eating together and praying together — that’s really significant,” he said.

While protesters didn’t clash with law enforcement during his time at the camp, Benallie said there appeared to be a more subtle form of deterrence. Law enforcement officials had positioned themselves along the road from Bismarck to the Standing Rock reservation and were screening cars, stopping those headed for the Sacred Stone Camp and rerouting them along a gravel road that made the half-hour drive into a two-hour trip, Benallie said.

But instead of frustration or anger, after a week staying at Sacred Stone, Benallie said he came away with a sense of empowerment.

“This to me is another reinvigoration of that compassionate spirit of native people in defense of the land,” he said.”

…Continue reading @AZDailysun.com

Navajo Nation stands with North Dakota tribe in pipeline protest

– KOB4 Albuquerque

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“SHIPROCK — The Navajo Nation is lending their support for a battle taking place more than a thousand miles away. They are backing the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe of North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

They say the oil pipeline endangers water and construction has already destroyed cultural heritage sites.

“We have been outright annihilated, we have been exploited and there needs to be a point that we take a stand and say no more, this may be that time,” said Duane “Chili” Yazzie, the Shiprock chapter president.

North Dakota is a world away from the Navajo Nation, but nonetheless the Navajo Nation is showing their support for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe in their fight against DAPL.

“Standing Rock Sioux tribe is 19 hours away from us and that is a long drive,” Yazzie said. “As much as we want to provide more meaningful support, oftentimes we are limited to providing words of support.”

The Shiprock chapter has issued two resolutions in support of the protesters. Both passed unanimously.

One resolution opposes the construction of the pipeline and the other calls for President Barack Obama to intervene in the wake of violent clashes reported over the weekend. The president of the Navajo Nation issued a similar letter in opposition and visited the protestor’s camp to raise a Navajo Nation flag.

“My pride is in the people that go up there, even with limited resources and stay up there to help with what they can,” Yazzie said.

This week, Navajo Nation members are also sending supplies for protestors camped there, reportedly numbering in the thousands.

“We have great concern for the livability of the planet for future generations,” Yazzie said.”

…See more @ KOB.com

 

Escalade Project at Grand Canyon Confluence to go before Navajo Council again

– Navajo-Hopi Observer

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“WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – A proposed 420-acre development along the eastern rim of the Grand Canyon, which would include a gondola tramway delivering visitors to the canyon floor has seen new life in the form of Navajo Nation legislation introduced Aug. 29.

The resolution sponsored by Council Delegate Benjamin Bennett (Fort Defiance, Sawmill), if passed, would approve a master agreement for the Grand Canyon Escalade Project in the Bodaway/Gap, approve a funding application of $65,000,000 by the Navajo Nation to develop off-site infrastructure, authorize the Navajo Nation Hospitality Enterprise to enter into a development and operating agreement, allow for the land withdrawal from the Bodaway/Gap Chapter and approve a non-compete agreement in the project area.

Confluence Partners LLC, from Scottsdale, Arizona, hopes to build a gondola tramway delivering visitors to the canyon floor in about 10 minutes, a river walk in the canyon with an elevated walkway and a food pavilion. The area is located about 100 miles by road from Interstate 40 and Flagstaff, Arizona.

Opponents say a corridor along the road leading to the rim will be impacted and may benefit the people of the Navajo Nation the least. However, those who favor the development argue that the Navajo Nation people in the Bennett Freeze area need economic development – that the people need jobs.

The Navajo Nation would pay for the road to the development, the power lines, the wells and the roads that the developers have promised to people’s houses. The Navajo Nation would be required to build a community for the workers. But, ultimately, the developers, not the Nation, would control a 15-mile radius around the project, which opponents say adds up to about 576,000 acres. The developers would have the final say about all economic development within that acreage, and have control over the roads, power lines and everything else.

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has repeatedly said the Escalade project is not in the best interests of the Nation since he and Vice President Jonathan Nez were elected in April 2015.”

….Continue reading @ Navajo-Hopi Observer

 

 

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Oil Glut Set to Worsen as Nigeria and Libya Fields Restart

– Bloomberg

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“Amid the most enduring global oil glut in decades, two OPEC crude producers whose supplies have been crushed by domestic conflicts are preparing to add hundreds of thousands of barrels to world markets within weeks.

Libya’s state oil company on Wednesday lifted curbs on crude sales from the ports of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider and Zueitina, potentially unlocking 300,000 barrels a day of supply. In Nigeria, Exxon Mobil Corp. was said to be ready to resume shipments of Qua Iboe crude, the country’s biggest export grade, which averaged about 340,000 barrels a day in shipments last year, according to Bloomberg estimates. On top of that, a second Nigerian grade operated by Royal Dutch Shell Plc is scheduled to restart about 200,000 barrels a day of flow within days.

While there are reasons to be cautious about whether the barrels will actually flow as anticipated, a resumption of those supplies — more than 800,000 barrels a day in all — could more than triple the global surplus that has kept prices at less than half their levels in 2014. It would also come just as members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia are set to meet in Algiers later this month to discuss a possible output freeze to steady world oil markets.

 “If you have some restart of Nigeria and some restart of Libya, then the rebalancing gets pushed even further out,” Olivier Jakob, managing director at Petromatrix GmbH in Zug, Switzerland, said by phone. “It complicates matters a lot before the meeting in Algeria.”

…Continue reading @ Bloomberg.com

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Diamond and Silk FB Live Discussing Clinton Cash

– Youtube

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EXCLUSIVE–Ad Features Coal Miner: ‘Hillary Clinton Doesn’t Care about People like Us’

– Breitbart

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“Great America PAC, an independent committee that supports Donald Trump, is showing an ad in Ohio and Pennsylvania titled, “She Meant It.”

The ad features coal miners in Monroe County, Ohio.

“We all heard what Hillary Clinton said,” states David Cutlip, a coal miner in Belleville, Ohio at the start of the ad. It then cuts to Clinton saying, “We’re going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business.”

“She said it and she meant it,” Cutlip continues. “For her, it’s just coal. For us, it’s our way of life. Hillary Clinton doesn’t care about people like us and places like this.”

“Nothing is more powerful than Hillary Clinton’s own words in exposing her utter disdain for the American coal industry,” stated Great America PAC’s lead strategist Ed Rollins. “This industry is a vital part of several state economies and her proposed policies would be destructive to the lives of thousands of hard working Americans. This new ad reminds voters that she has no respect for blue collar workers who don’t fit within her out-of-touch liberal agenda.”

…Continue reading @ Breitbart

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Donald Trump Jr: Hillary Wants to ‘Shut Down’ PA Energy Production to Benefit Saudis

– Breitbart

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“CANONSBURG, Pa. — Donald Trump Jr. defended Pennsylvania’s coal industry from former President Bill Clinton in a Wednesday appearance in southwestern Pennsylvania.

In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, the son of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump praised energy production jobs, which have kept the state afloat since the country’s late-2000s recession, as important to national security as well as economic growth.

Trump lit into Bill Clinton’s recent comments mocking coal workers. The former president called them “coal people,” said they believe global warming is a “Chinese hoax,” and taunted their work as outdated and obsolete. Breitbart News’ Charlie Spiering reported on Clinton’s remarks at a Pennsylvania rally last week:

He argued that coal workers should realize that the industry was dying and that it was time to focus on solar panels and windmills.

“Coal employment peaked in 1920, coal production peaked in 1950,” he said, adding, “Climate change is real and we’re going to have to change our energy source.”

Trump defended the relevance of coal workers: “When we talk about ‘electric cars,’ hey guys, they’re coal-powered cars,” he said.

“If there’s been a boom in Pennsylvania, it’s because of natural gas. Your Democratic governor wants to take credit for that, but guess what? Hillary Clinton wants to shut those things down. She wants to be beholden to Saudi Arabia, who writes her $25 million checks.”

“That’s not just common sense, it’s not just energy independence, it’s not just jobs and tax base, it’s national security,” he said. “To be able to take care of ourselves and make sure we’re utilizing the resources that we’ve been blessed to have — I mean, we’re the natural gas capital of the world. And yet, she’d want to shut that down so that we can write checks to countries that hate our guts and hate our values and hate everything about us. That’s not gonna happen on our watch.”

….Continue reading @ Breitbart.com

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Colin Powell: ‘Everything Hillary Touches She Screws Up’ | Sep 2016

Colin Powell: Hillary’s Hubris ‘Screws Up Everything’

– Daily Caller

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“Former Secretary of State Colin Powell complained to a friend that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “screws up” everything she touches thanks to overwhelming personal hubris, a newly-leaked email reveals.

Powell sent the email, one of thousands leaked by the organization DC Leaks, to private equity tycoon Jeffrey Leeds Aug. 18, 2015, a few days after Clinton’s private email server was seized by the FBI. Leeds remarked that Clinton’s email scandal was getting “worse every day” and that she “may be in serious trouble.”

Powell responded saying Clinton’s problems were her own fault.

“Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris,” he said.”

….Continue reading @ Daily Caller

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Ford Moves to Mexico, Muslims Celebrate in Orange County | Sep 2016

Ford moving all US small-car production to Mexico

– The Hill

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“Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday announced it is shifting all of its North American small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico.

“Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States,” CEO Mark Fields told investors in Dearborn, Mich., according to The Detroit Free Press.

Ford pledged earlier this year it would invest $1.6 billion in small-car production in Mexico.

Fox Business Network said the automaker has made record pretax profit over the past 18 months, with the company on pace to bring in $10.2 billion in 2016.”

….Continue reading @The Hill

 

Muslims Hold Mass Eid al-Adha Prayer at Angels Stadium

– Breitbart

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“Over 15,000 Muslims gathered in the parking lot of Angel Stadium on Monday morning to celebrate Eid al-Adha (the “Sacrifice Feast”), the second of two major Islamic holidays that occurs during the time of the annual hajj pilgrimage.

The hajj is a mandatory religious pilgrimage for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in each Muslim’s lifetime. Eid al-Adha is a four-day festival marking the end of thehajj pilgrimage.

“We had two services, and many people ended up praying outside the fence because there was no room,” Nicole Bovey Alhakawati, spokeswoman for the Islamic Institute of Orange County, told the Orange County Register.”

….Continue reading @ Breitbart

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Obama attacks Hillary Clinton in Political Ad

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