By Chris Barroso/ SanDiego350.org
As a member of San Diego’s 350.org, I’d followed the story of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) for some time, telepathically urging the protesters on. And then one day, my friend Paul Sasso called me. “Hey, let’s go up and join the protesters. We’ll take my Tesla.” Yeah, I replied. I could do that. The next week wasn’t too busy, or the week after that. When are you thinking? I asked. “I’ll pick you up in a couple hours,” he said. Whoa, I thought for a moment; but I hurriedly packed, and soon we were off to the North Country.
On the way we talked about this 30 inch diameter pipeline, the rivers (Big Sioux, Missouri, and Mississippi) and the tribal lands it would cross. Eminent domain, one of us said, shaking our head. Did it translate in Native American languages to “broken treaty”? [Read more…]