Building Bridges: NY Standing Rock Protest; Trump Profits from Dakota Pipeline:Boss Trump Bullies Las Vegas Hotel Workers
Date: 2016-11-21 07:33
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How Trump and his key advisors stand to profit from the Dakota Access
Pipeline with Antonia Juhasz, an American oil and energy analyst, author,
journalist and activist. She has authored three books: The Bush Agenda, The
Tyranny of Oil, and Black Tide.*
Juhasz details what Donald Trump’s win means for the controversial Dakota
Access pipeline, which would run through Standing Rock Sioux sacred lands
and under their primary water source. Trump has personally invested between
$500,000 and $1 million in Energy Transfer Partners — the very same company
that’s constructing the pipeline. Trump has an additional $500,000 to $ $1
million holding in Phillips 66, which would have a 25 percent stake in the
completed Dakota Access project.
Energy Transfer Partners Chief Executive Kelcy Warren donated $103,000 toward
Trump’s campaign and a further $66,800 to the Republican National Committee
after he became the party nominee.
Harold Hamm, a top Trump campaign advisor and leading candidate for energy
secretary, is the CEO of Continental Resources, whose oil would be carried
through the Dakota Access Pipeline.
John Paulson, another campaign advisor, is heavily invested in the Bakken oil
and gas industry. And that’s just the start for fossil fuel connections on
And, say it ain’t so, could the “Drill baby Drill” sloganeer for the GOP Sarah
Palin be headed to the EPA or Secretary of the Interior or just another one of
her alter egos?
*“Like A Tree That’s Standing By The Water We Will Not Be Moved”: NYC Metro,
Tri-State Support for Standing Rock Protest * In a national, coordinated day
of action in solidarity with the No Dakota Access Pipeline-#NoDAPL movement
called by 350.org (the global climate justice mobilization organization) and
Indigenous and environmental partners at the request of Honor the Earth, the
Indigenous Environmental Network people from across the tri-state area headed
for the district offices of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to demonstrate
support with Standing Rock against the Dakota Access Pipeline.
The Army Corps of Engineers granted the construction permits for the Dakota
Access Pipeline and the Obama Administration still has the power to revoke the
permits and stop the pipeline at any time. The protestors are part of a broader
wave of action targeting decision-makers and stakeholders at every level,
including banks that are funding the pipeline, politicians, and the mainstream
The protestors message:
We demand that Indigenous rights, treaties, sovereignty, and self-determination be honored. We demand that the U.S. Justice Department begin a formal investigation of
human rights abuses at Standing Rock.
We demand the protection of water everywhere.
We demandthat fossil fuels be kept in the ground.
We demand that the Obama Administration and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
immediately and permanently cease construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline
and the AIM pipeline in New York.
We’ll take you straight to the line of protest.
*Unions to Trump: “Pay your hotel workers fair wages and recognize our
union! ”withBethany Khan, Director of Communications, Culinary Workers
Union Local 226*
As far as Nevada’s unions are concerned, hotel mogul-turned-Republican
president elect Donald Trump should put his money where his mouth is,
and pay his hotel’s workers in Las Vegas fair and living wages and
recognize their union too.
The 500-plus workers, who seek to join Hotel Employees and Restaurant
Employees Local 226, are battling Trump management over union recognition,
wages and working conditions.
They say that hotel management is not only breaking labor law – including
by verbal threats and physical assaults, but that they’re sure not following
Trump’s campaign slogan “Make America Great Again!”
So the hotel workers’ Geoconda Arguello-Kline, secretary-treasurer for the
55,000 member union local, Nevada’s largest, said “Trump should start right
here in Las Vegas with workers at his hotel.
Many of them are immigrants who work hard to provide for their families.
They deserve equal treatment and should be respected for their contributions
to this city,” she added, “I came from Mexico many years ago and became an
American citizen to have a better opportunity for me and my family.”
Maria Jaramillo, a housekeeper at the Trump Las Vegas, told the union “This
country is a nation of immigrants, and we all work hard and deserve to be
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