A camp of Dakota Access Pipeline protesters will be closed by December 5, 2016 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
I seldom do opinion pieces, but sometimes, one opinion gets expressed – one amongst so many – that finally pushes me passed that proverbial tipping point. Case in (tipping) point, Tuesday’s op-ed by New York Times columnist David Brooks entitled ‘Milquetoast Radicals’ — a putative criticism of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. Brooks’ main complaint – apart from the so far lack of a single coherent message (that presumably the media can then attack and dismiss) — is that protesters lack “big ideas”, offering only a litany of “small” complaints, thus offering only “small solutions.” As if it were the job of protesters to formulate economic policy for the country.
A federal jury ruled yesterday that Chevron had done nothing wrong a decade ago when it called the Nigerian military to control protesters who had taken control of an oil … [Read full article]