Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Shailene Woodley arrested while protesting North Dakota oil pipeline

From the Guardian - actor was arrested along with 26 others demonstrating against construction of apipeline to transport fracked crude oil near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation

"Actor Shailene Woodley, star of The Fault In Our Stars and the Divergent series, has been arrested along with 26 other people at the Standing Rock oil pipeline protest in North Dakota.

Protesters and members of more than 90 Native American nations and tribeshave been encamped on the banks of the Missouri river since May to demonstrate against the construction of a pipeline to transport fracked crude oil from the Bakken oil field in North Dakota to a refinery near Chicago.

The pipeline’s proposed route takes it across the river immediately upstream of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, which opponents say would threaten the water supply. Its construction also takes it through sacred tribal burial sites."

The full article can be read here.

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