What is happening in North Dakota reveals the extent and depth of our problems, our corporate media has shamelessly fallen down on the job of actual reporting, the Obama administration should have been more aggressive in its protection of the Indigenous people, our legislative body has failed in its responsibilities for staffing our judicial system and consequently our judicial system has failed those who will be hurt the most by the North Dakota pipeline. There is in my mind, no question that the North Dakota pipeline should have never been approved, the dangers present to the Indigenous people, their water resources, their soil and their ancient artifacts should be sufficient reasons to make this environmental nightmare go away. The fact that it hasn’t, should be a crime. We need to be on the right side of history.
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