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Energy Transfer: Dakota Access oil pipe won’t shut after environmental study

January 24, 2024

“Energy Transfer does not expect the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to shut down the Dakota Access oil pipeline (DAPL) after a long-pending environmental review of a section that runs under a lake and is opposed by nearby Native American tribes, Executive Chair Kelcy Warren said ….”

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At Sundance, Hundreds of Film Workers Unite for Palestine

Sky Hopinka, Susan Sarandon, and Ken Loach Among the Signatories

January 18, 2024

“On the first day of the 40th edition of the Sundance Film Festival, the prestigious independent cinema event in Park City, Utah, more than 700 filmmakers, artists, curators, and other cultural figures announced a newly formed group in support of Palestine. In an open letter … Film Workers For Palestine calls on Sundance attendees and participants to draw attention to Israel’s ongoing attacks on Gaza during talks, panels, and other programs throughout the 10-day festival.

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White Supremacist Violence is Not Free Speech

Statement from the ACLU of California

“… the First Amendment does not protect people who incite or engage in violence. If white supremacists march into our towns armed to the teeth and with the intent to harm people, they are not engaging in activity protected by the United States Constitution.”

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People Killed by Police in the U.S.

Database from The Washington Post

Close to a thousand people are fatally shot by police in the U.S. each year.

Fatal Force is a project by The Washington Post to track more than a dozen details about each instance of police-involved killing — including the race of the deceased, the circumstances of the shooting, whether the person was armed and whether the person was experiencing a mental-health crisis — by culling local news reports, law enforcement websites and social media, and by monitoring independent databases such as Killed by Police and Fatal Encounters

The US government has no comprehensive record of the number of people killed by law enforcement. This lack of basic data has been glaring amid the protests, riots and worldwide debate set in motion by the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Missouri, in August 2014.

Before stepping down as US attorney general in April 2015, Eric Holder described the prevailing situation on data collection as 'unacceptable.'"

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