Building Bridges: NY Standing Rock Protest

Building Bridges: NY Standing Rock Protest; Trump Profits from Dakota Pipeline:Boss Trump Bullies Las Vegas Hotel Workers

Date: 2016-11-21 07:33
From: ken nash <>

*Building Bridges over WBAI Radio, 99.5FMwith Mimi Rosenberg & Ken Nash
Mon., November 21, 7 – 8 pm ESTstreaming @

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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
Trump’s team.

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 (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
treated fairly.”

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Date: 2016-11-03 19:23
From: Buffalo Field Campaign

**Update from the Field:
9 Wild Bison Killed Near West Yellowstone
** ]

Wild bison frolick.” “”Photo by Stephany Seay/BFC. ”

[ ]
*”Welcomed” with Gunshots in Montana, Wild Bison Retreat to Yellowstone
* [ ]

Within two days of our last Update from the Field, nine buffalo were shot and killed on their newly gained year-round habitat between Horse Butte and the western boundary of Yellowstone National Park.  [ ] Read More »

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*Wild ‘N Free Gala for the Buffalo: Oh What a Night!* [ ]

Wild’nFree, Redshoes Studios, and Buffalo Field Campaign celebrated our second art gala for the buffalo in Boulder, Colorado on October 22nd. The gorgeous Rembrandt Yard hosted our most successful event and… Read More » [ ]

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*2016 West Coast Roadshow Recap and Thank You!
* [ ]

A special thanks to all the beautiful people who made BFC’s 2016 West coast road show so successful. First off, to Mignon Geli who melted everyone’s heart with her flute…  Thanks to » [ ]

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*Buffalo in the News:*
*BFC Director Dan Brister Interviewed on KGNU * [ ]*
* [ ]Buffalo Field Campaign Director Buffalo Field Campaign was interviewed on KGNU Community Radio in Boulder, CO

*BFC Featured on Truthout: Yellowstone’s Buffalo Battle* [ ]
In Depth article on Yellowstone bison by Michelle McCarron
[ ]
Listen Now » [ ]

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*Montanans, Vote Yes on I-177 this Election!* [ ]

Buffalo Field Campaign urges Montana residents to vote Yes on I-177, prohibiting commercial and recreational trapping on public lands. Read More » [ ]

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*Come Stand with the Buffalo! **BFC Field Volunteers Needed* [ ]

Have you ever wanted to see Yellowstone in winter, dreamed about looking into the eyes of a wild buffalo, or have a hunger to protect our national mammal?  Dates & Info » [ ]


The year the Montana legislature passed 81-2-10, the law giving the Montana Department of Livestock management authority over America’s last wild bison. BFC is working to overturn this blatant conflict of interest and return bison management to wildlife professionals.

For full statistics on the number of buffalo affected by management
actions this year, please see BFC’s up-to-date tally, HERE [ ].



Date: 2016-11-03 05:55
From: Ricken Patel – Avaaz <>

Dear pbnb readers,

It’s the worst merger idea in history.

Monsanto poisons our food and fields. Bayer kills bees with pesticides. Now they want to merge into a $100 Billion mega-corporation to dominate our entire global food system!

The firms are right now on a shopping spree for an army of lobbyists to steamroll the plan through US and EU regulators. It’ll take an even bigger people-powered lobby to stop them.

That’s where we come in. Avaaz has beaten both of these corporations before so we know how to do it: show massive public opposition through campaigns and polls, win over the regulators with powerful personal appeals, and have lawyers review every detail.

If 40,000 of us donate the price of a drink or a meal in the next 24 hours, we can launch this effort. Chip in to end this monster marriage before it begins:

Global corporations are already too big to regulate, and the agricultural industry is in the hands of just 6 giant companies. Merging two of the biggest, with a history of abusing our health and ecosystems, is a terrible idea.

EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and US antitrust chief Renata Hesse can block the merger if they decide it’s not in the public interest, and both have good reputations. As the public, we have real power to shape their view. But they’ll be under intense political pressure.

Avaaz has scored historic victories against Monsanto and Bayer on many occasions, from blocking the license renewal of Monsanto’s biggest product, glyphosate, to banning one of Bayer’s bee killing neonicotinoid pesticides. Maybe they think that by teaming up they can beat us this time. Chip in to show them they’re wrong:

The scariest thing about a Monsanto/Bayer merger is the immense political power such a corporation would have to control our democratic decision-making. What’s wonderful about our movement is our ability to see this threat to our democracies coming, and stop it while we still can.

With hope and determination,

Ricken, Danny, Alice, Emma, and the whole Avaaz team


Bayer’s $66bn takeover bid of Monsanto called a ‘marriage made in hell’ (The Guardian)

Bayer’s Monsanto acquisition to face politically charged scrutiny (Reuters)

Bayer AG bulks up lobbyist roster for Monsanto deal (Washington Post)

Six multinational companies dominate the agricultural input market (Gas and Oil)

Glyphosate — Crushed it!! (Avaaz)

Avaaz is a 44-million-person global campaign network that works to ensure that the views and values of the world’s people shape global decision-making. (“Avaaz” means “voice” or “song” in many languages.) Avaaz members live in every nation of the world; our team is spread across 18 countries on 6 continents and operates in 17 languages.

Learn about some of Avaaz’s biggest campaigns here: or follow us on facebook here: or twitter here:

To contact Avaaz, please do not reply to this email. Instead, write to us via the form at You can also call us at +1-888-922-8229 (US).

Dakota Pipeline Protest Arrests

Dakota pipeline protests: Will police crackdown dampen efforts to block project?

Police Reportedly Arrest Dakota Pipeline Protestors

Police arrest 141 in crackdown on North Dakota pipeline protesters

Riot police move in on N Dakota pipeline protesters



Date: 2016-10-27 07:28
From: United for Peace & Justice


[2] [3]

United for Peace and Justice, a national antiwar coalition since 2003,
supports the tribes gathered to protect the Missouri River from illegal
pipeline construction in North Dakota.


* The location of the pipeline was moved because white people to the
north feared contamination of their water sources;

* The pipeline project has been illegally broken up into many small
projects to avoid the mandated environmental reviews that a pipeline
project of this magnitude requires;

* After more than two centuries of broken treaties, tribal sovereignty
needs to be placed front and center in the struggle for environmental

The Dakota Access Pipeline would contribute 50 million tons of CO2/year
– equivalent of 10 million cars or 15 coal plants [4].

The pipeline is backed by a “complex network of dozens of shady oil
companies and banks [5].”

The pipeline is slated to run from North Dakota to Illinois, passing
through Iowa farm country where it is also encountering opposition [6].

Destruction of sacred cultural sites and the environment by big oil
interests and greedy banks, and unwarranted use of force against
nonviolent protesters, are also forms of violence and war that must end.

Water is life!

_[Drafted by Mary Hladky and Jackie Cabasso]_

This statement can be found on our website. [8]

Let us know if you are participating in local solidarity actions or if
you plan on joining the Standing Rock Sioux’s ongoing demonstration.


Take the Peace Pledge! [10] [11]

Help us continue to do this critical work and more– make a donation to
UFPJ today. [12]

Sent via [13].




Date: 2016-10-27 05:51
From: “Jamie Rappaport Clark, Defenders of Wildlife”

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Date: 2016-10-27 03:06
From: “Sara Thomas, WWF Action Network”

pbnb reader,

According to the Living Planet Report released today, vertebrate populations declined
by 58% between 1970 and 2012 The report dives deep into a variety of research to document the health of the planet and what it means for humans and wildlife.

Below you’ll find more information on the report, as well as some of the latest updates and happenings related to wildlife over the last couple of weeks:


The 17th Conference of the Parties to CITES took place in Johannesburg from Sept. 24
– Oct. 5, 2016. Governments united behind a number of decisions to provide greater protection to a host of threatened species and bolster efforts to tackle soaring levels of poaching and wildlife trafficking. All legal trade of pangolins, the world’s most trafficked mammal, will soon end thanks to a CITES agreement to further protect the critically endangered species from extinction. Read more:

END Wildlife Trafficking Act

On October 7th, President Obama signed into law the END Wildlife Trafficking Act, following a unanimous passing in both houses of Congress. The legislation includes critical pieces of the Wildlife Trafficking Enforcement Act, which WWF supporters
like you helped us advocate for in the Senate. Read more:

Why Vietnam Must Act Now to Save Rhinos

Nearly 1,400 rhinos were slaughtered for their horns across Africa last year–with most rhino horn smuggled into Vietnam. Yet, the government in Vietnam has done almost nothing. Vietnam is hosting the International Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade in November, and WWF officials will deliver a letter from our supporters calling for an
end to the rhino horn trade. So far, more than 100,000 people have spoken up for rhinos. Watch now: why the Vietnamese government must act now to save rhinos.

Living Planet Report 2016

Of the declining terrestrial mammal populations in the Living Planet Index, 60 percent are threatened by overexploitation–including African elephant populations. The levels of illegally killed elephants have increased since 2005–peaking in 2011. Although there has been a slight decline since 2011, over half of the elephants found dead are still deemed to have been illegally killed. Poaching for ivory appears to be the primary cause of the decline in elephant numbers. read the full report:

Current Actions

Act Now to Save Rhinos
Vietnam must act urgently to shut down the rampant rhino horn trade. Thanks for already taking action. Urge your friends and family to speak up and help us show the Vietnamese government the world cares about rhinos. Share this action on Twitter:

Save Selous
By 2022 we could see the last of Selous’ elephants in Africa gunned down by heavily armed and well-trained criminal networks. Tell the Tanzanian government to strengthen its wildlife management and protect the Selous reserve. Take action now:

Thanks for your continued commitment to this important work.


Sara Thomas
Manager, Online Advocacy
World Wildlife Fund


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