Keith Sanborn on Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:57:39 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Arrest Warrant Issued for Amy Goodman in North Dakota After Covering

Amy Goodman showed courage by being there and her reporting may have helped deescalate the violence deployed against the protesters but click on the link and watch the video of the protesters, who kept their heads, who refused violence, who cd have killed the dogs, dogs with their own blood dripping from their mouths, on the spot.

Everyone showed courage, except the company goons, who used dogs for proxy violence, who themselves are only proxies for the tar sands oil companies and the pipeline builders. 

I am old enough to remember Mississippi in the 1960s and the dogs unleashed on those asserting their right to be. The parallels are too great to ignore, only now it is the corporate state who metes out violence, instead of the juridical state. And since it's public land, the legal state, through its own special conduit for violence, the Army, who made the decision to allow the pipeline to go on, is still the ultimate author of the violence committed against the protesters, in the Name of "We the People," as we say here in the ussa. 

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