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V.26 No.8 | 02/23/2017

The Daily Word in Basic Human Decency, Winning Big and Space is Neat

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Seven Earth-sized planets discovered all orbiting the same star, so how soon can we move?

Trans rights are human rights. Now if someone could remind the Trump administration.

Refugees came here to escape terror. Now local refugees are worried about their safety here. Be nice to people, come on.

Harrison Ford maybe should stop piloting airplanes.

You can't sit with us. Richard Spencer denied entrance to CPAC.

One person in Indiana probably called in sick today, after hitting the jackpot and winning $435 million in the powerball. What would you even do with all that dinero?

Watch a live stream of police in riot gear in the Standing Rock camp. Police began moving protesters out of the camp yesterday.

V.25 No.48 | 12/01/2016

The Daily Word in the Electoral College, Ultraviolet Light and Standing Rock

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Meet the women of Standing Rock.

Travelling is fine, I just hate flying so much.

“There's no good music anymore!” Said chumps who listen to the same shit every day.

I keep seeing people post about how there's still time to convince electors to not vote for Donald Trump. It's a nice thought, but it isn't going to work. Maybe.

Here's everything you need to know about diy-ing ultraviolet light.

Why have so many children died in Albuquerque this year?

The Daily Word in Victory at Standing Rock, Fire in Oakland, and the Cost of Protecting Donald Trump

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In a historic decision, the Army Corps of Engineers prevented further construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday afternoon. The Corps denied the pipeline a legal easement required to drill under the Missouri River, saying that an environment impact assessment was needed before the Energy Transfer Partners could put an oil pipeline beneath the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's only source of drinking water. Finally, something to celebrate. (Not that Trump couldn't legally reverse this decision once he's in office.)

President-Elect Trump has tapped Dr. Ben Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. This despite the fact that Carson said he would not seek a cabinet position, since he has literally no government experience. So, you know. I'm sure that'll pan out well.

Tragedy in Oakland–my old home–on Friday night, when the Ghost Ship warehouse-turned-art-space burned down during a dance party. At least 36 people are confirmed dead.

The murder trial for the police shooting of Walter Scott, an unarmed Black man, is still deadlocked. Michael Slager, the police officer on trial, was recorded laughing immediately after he shot the man, who was running away from him.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has asked the federal government for $35 million to cover the cost of protecting Donald Trump and his family until inauguration day.

V.25 No.47 | 11/24/2016

News

The Daily Word in the Freakiest Show

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An underground ice deposit was discovered on the planet Mars. It has an area equal to that of New Mexico.

Meanwhile on planet Earth:

Some sections of the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant are so contaminated after a 2014 accidental release of radiation that they should be permanently closed; housed behind "a series of steel barriers" for eternity, say state and federal officials.

Down in Belize, Trevor Jerry Guy got busted for being in possession of weed and undersized conch.

While further out to sea, the marine environment around Ascension Island will be designated a protected area.

The government of Zimbabwe has issued a new currency whose value remains contested and controversial.

Thirteen years on, the effects of the Liberian Civil War are still being felt.

Amble has a new lifeboat and it will be called "Elizabeth and Leonard."

The long arm of the law caught up with a Salt Lake City man and his "pill press."

Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye wrote to US President Barack Obama asking him to intervene in Standing Rock.

V.25 No.45 | 11/10/2016

Event Horizon

Fight the Good Fight

Friday, Nov 18: Art Fight 25: Water is Life

Raise money for the tribe of Standing Rock Sioux Nation to protect water from big oil and the pipeline that threatens to destroy it.
V.25 No.41 | 10/13/2016
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Event Horizon

Stand Up and Be Counted

Friday, Oct 21: We Stand With Standing Rock Benefit • InnaState • rock • The Riddims • roots, reggae • Definition Rare • Clara Natonabah • Lyla June Johnson • K. Benally & LetsJusB • LetsJusB

We stand with Standing Rock.
V.25 No.40 | 10/06/2016

The Daily Word in "locker room talk," Hurricane Matthew, and the Standing Rock camp

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The second presidential debate of the year was last night. It was town hall-style debate, where voters were present to ask the two candidates questions. Today, the internet seems to have decided who won the debate after all: Ken Bone, the man in the red sweater.

Last week, some recordings of Trump making lewd comments about women were released, to nobody's surprise. Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, denounced these comments but said that he won't drop out of the campaign. He called getting tapped for the VP spot the "greatest honor" of his life.

Oh, and by the way -- professional athletes are pissed that Trump keeps defending/side-stepping his lewd statements by calling it "locker room talk." That's not how locker rooms work, my dude.

Fuck Columbus Day. Happy Indigenous People's Day.

The indigenous protectors camped at Sacred Stone in North Dakota protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline are now being watched and patrolled by the Morton County Sheriff's Office. The peaceful protestors have already met the brunt of North Dakota's private and state-funded security forces. If this doesn't look like exactly history repeating itself, I don't know what does.

The death toll in Haiti and the southeast US is climbing due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew. Urgent rescue efforts are underway in North Carolina, after severe flooding forced people to their rooftops.