Monthly Archives: October 2016

The Great Bison Spirit and DAPL

The Great Bison Spirit and the Dakota Access Pipeline by thirdeye http://www.whitewolfpack.com/2016/10/givers-of-courage-thousands-of-wild.html  

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Water Protectors Pray

Water protectors’ statements regarding commitment to nonviolence and prayer to oppose the Dakota Access pipeline: According to the Associated Press, Don Cuny, the security leader for activists at the encampment, said Saturday that standoff “does not represent” the ongoing protest.  … Continue reading

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Public Square 6

The question that has been put to me recently relates to how we decide which public events to support. Quakers believe that the spirit of God is present in all of us, and guides our way each day.  And it … Continue reading

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Calls for Help for Global Solidarity

The situation in North Dakota is being dramatically escalated by the Governor and the presence of militarized police from surrounding states.  NOW is the time those of us who cannot be in North Dakota can do our part.  The Global … Continue reading

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Police Violating Civil Rights of Water Protectors

Please contact the Department of Justice, your Congressional representatives and the White House to ask why law enforcement in North Dakota is being used to suppress the rights of the water protectors for peaceful protest.  Why law enforcement officers from other … Continue reading

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Autonomous Death

Stories are appearing more frequently about robots and advances in artificial intelligence (AI).   As a computer programmer I find this to be a fascinating subject.  Perhaps that is also the reason I find the subject so terrifying.  I know how … Continue reading

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Standing Rock and the Environmental Emergency

As I’ve been writing lately this is a time for Quakers and others to return to the public square.  Corporate control of the mainstream media means news about injustices such as those related to the Dakota Access pipeline and either not … Continue reading

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Eminent Domain

In yet another example of global environmental leadership and creative resistance, water protectors in North Dakota took back unceded territory affirmed in the 1851 Treaty of Ft. Laramie as sovereign land under the control of the Oceti Sakowin Mekasi Camp-Horinek, an Oceti … Continue reading

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Natives, religion and culture

After writing about the tensions between religion and culture yesterday, I read this: “Indian cultural traditions provided an easy explanation for certain kinds of religious acts whereas Christian religious acts depended primarily upon the acceptance of Western culture.  It was … Continue reading

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Living Under the Influence (of Culture)

I am at a place when things are swirling around in my mind and spirit.  On the one hand I welcome these times, because I know from past experience these are times of growth.  I love the expression “outside your … Continue reading

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