Dems Silent on Dakota Access Pipeline

On February 21 and 22, the Morton County Sheriff’s Department evacuated the remaining water protectors protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline at Standing Rock. Though several Democrats praised the Army Corps of Engineers’ decision on December 4 to conduct an environmental impact assessment, they have been silent on the issue since construction of the pipeline has moved forward under the Trump administration. The decision to stop the pipeline is now in the hands of the courts, as the Standing Rock Sioux tribe attempts to force the Army Corps of Engineers to enforce their December 4, 2016, decision.

The water protectors at Standing Rock faced a barrage of smear campaigns from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department and companies in charge of the pipeline construction. At the behest of pipeline security, they were attacked by dogs, pepper sprayed, tear gassed and hosed with water in subfreezing temperatures. Some protectors suffered severe injuries, including a 21-year-old girl who nearly lost her arm due to police throwing a concussion grenade at the peaceful protesters. Nevertheless, the Democratic establishment failed to acknowledge the protests. The mainstream media largely avoided the conflict as well, basing their limited coverage on the issue solely on law enforcement sources. Throughout the water protectors’ protests, establishment Democrats stood up for Standing Rock only after a small victory was achieved.

The Democrat Party, an ostensible ally, continuously offers weak opposition to the Republican Party and corporate powers that oppress and infringe on human rights.

The Democratic establishment’s resistance to Trump ignores his policies that don’t provide political expediency, like the Dakota Access Pipeline. Though the battle against the pipeline lasted months, very few Democrats spoke out. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard were the greatest opponents of the pipeline. Supposedly progressive icon Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who claims Cherokee heritage, largely ignored the issue—apart from December 4, 2016, when she tried to take credit for the protesters’ small victory.


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  1. Chandler says:

    What do you want to bet the DEMRATS the party of Socialist,Progressives and a whole lot of Communist.
    Tell me what is the difference between the three, it all come down to being just a level of full blown COMMUNIST.
    The Democrats have fallen from what they were intended back in the days they were formed. How sad is that the Communist stated way back WE WILL TAKE OVER THE UNITED STATES ON DAY WITH OUT FIRING A SHOT.
    Guess that they knew what they were talking about for that is just what the Democrats are doing.
    How sad and the illegals are helping the Democrats in there efforts as well as some Judges and others.
    Just saying

  2. Vladilyich says:

    You don’t seem to realize that the CPUSA is a LEGAL, recognized and registered political party in America. Being called a communist is a compliment, not a put down. Thanks for the recognition.

  3. RufusVonDufus says:

    What they ought to do is shoot all of the protesters who refuse to leave and make the pigs come back to clean up all of their messes. Because they desire to make idiots out of themselves does not mean I/we should have to pay to clean up their mess. If they won’t do it, shoot them, too!

  4. Chandler says:

    Trash is Trash Vladilyich !!!

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