But that skirmish didn't occur in North Dakota, at the infamous Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protest camp. The arrests were made outside Gainesville, Florida, as part of a parallel protest movement to stop a $3 billion, Gov. Rick Scott-approved pipeline from plowing across Alabama, Georgia, and Florida to deliver natural gas to the perpetually sketchy Florida Power & Light... (Although the pipeline does not cross Native land), the Sabal pipeline will cross the Santa Fe, Suwannee, and Withlacoochee Rivers, which contain invaluable stretches of vulnerable Florida wetlands." (To read more of the Miami New Times article, please clickhere.)
As you may know from reading my books or from following this blog, the New Seminole has a real problem with this kind of corporate BS; enough so that we stopped turning the other cheek and started fighting back. Unfortunately, we couldn't win a one-on-one with Uncle Sam and were decimated one night in a battle deep in the Everglades. But we're coming back, one crazy brave bastard at a time. Until then, those taking on the humorless, hardass, greedy fucks trying to ram this ecological disaster waiting-to-happen down our throats will have to soldier on without us. Hopefully the peaceful way will work here and at Standing Rock because our "proactive" approach failed big time. But now that Trump will soon be in power, I doubt it. Instead, corporations and Repugnicants will be emboldened to try to get richer by any means necessary. It's as if the part of Gaia we call America is getting it from both ends.