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Trump. North Dakota. Arrestati 76 dimostranti.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-02-02.

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Il problema è drammaticamente semplice.

In un sistema democratico il Cittadino diventa attore politico nel momento in cui esprime il suo parere nel segreto dell’urna.  Dopo di ché gli eletti secondo la prassi elettorale locale esercitano il potere nell’ambito delle leggi vigenti. Eventuali controversie sono da regolarsi nell’ambito parlamentare oppure, nel caso, e secondo le costumanze locali, davanti ad una Corte di Giustizia.

Se un sistema democratico è caratterizzato dalla libertà di pensare e far circolare in modo proprio le opinioni, anche attraverso dimostrazioni di piazza, è altrettanto caratterizzato dal fatto che tali dimostrazioni né possono né devono interferire con l’ordine pubblico.

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Il cuore del problema risiede nel fatto che le componenti di sinistra nel mondo occidentale, liberals democratici in America e socialisti ideologici in Europa, ben poco condividono della democrazia: erano, sono  e restano rivoluzionari.

Ed il concetto stesso di rivoluzione significa che un ristretto numero di persone si impadronisce con la forza di un potere che quindi esercita in via tirannica. E le dimostrazioni violente sono una arma, anche se impropria.

Per quanto riguarda il pipeline nel North Dakota, il Presidente Trump, massima autorità politica ed esecutiva statunitense, ha autorizzato il prosieguo della costruzione, un operazione da 3.7 miliardi di dollari americani.

Un ristretto numero di locali, fomentati dai liberals e dai loro gruppi di fuoco quali gli ambientalisti, ne hanno violentemente bloccato i lavori per anni, nella completa tolleranza benevola dell’Amministrazione centrale e periferica. Si è assistito alla tirannia della minoranza.

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Rimossi i democratici dalle leve del potere, questi hanno proseguito indifferenti nel fomentare torbidi e disordini. Ci si rende perfettamente conto come attorno a questo ipeline ruotino interessi a nove zeri. Ci si rende perfettamente conto che la sua costruzione impedirebbe ai democratici di proseguire con i loro abituali guadagni illeciti. Che poi alla fine si concretizzano nel domandare: “Quanto mi dai se faccio sospendere le dimostrazioni“?

Nell’economia del presente discorso è irrilevante se i dimostranti abbiano o meno ragione.

Il loro modo di dimostrare è illegale ed illecito, oltre ad arrecare danni sostanziosi a tutti gli operatori coinvolti, e come tale deve essere represso.

Di oggi la notizia che alla fine la legalità è stata ripristinata e settantasei persone sono state arrestate, con la speranza che la Corte le condanni a lunghe pene detentive.

I dimostranti che non rispettino leggi e regolamenti, nonché le proprietà altrui e l’altrui diritto a lavorare, altro non meriterebbero che un lungo soggiorno in campi di lavoro forzato.

L’America ha chiesto al presidente Trump di ripristinare la legalità e questi lo sta facendo: i democratici dovranno darsene una ragione ed abbandonare i metodi imparati dai giacobini.


Bbc. 2017-02-02. Dakota pipeline: Police arrest 76 as protests continue

Police in the US state of North Dakota say they have arrested 76 people protesting against a controversial oil pipeline.

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They say the arrests happened when protesters refused to leave land owned by the pipeline company.

A spokesman said the latest arrests brought the number detained since August to almost 700.

They came after the US Army was ordered to allow the construction of the final section of the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Native Americans and their supporters have protested against the project for months, and have vowed to fight on.

The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe say the final section – under Lake Oahe, a reservoir on the Missouri River – would contaminate drinking water on their land and damage sacred burial sites.

Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rob Keller said the latest arrests were made after demonstrators moved from their existing camp on flood-prone ground to land owned by the pipeline company, Energy Transfer Partners.

He said no injuries had been reported during the operation. Protest leaders could not be reached for comment.

The $3.7bn (£2.8bn) pipeline is designed to transport about 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day across four states, from North Dakota to a terminal in Illinois, where it can be shipped to refineries.

The US Army Corps of Engineers, which has approval authority, decided last year to explore other routes for the pipeline amid huge protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

But earlier this week, acting Secretary of the Army Robert Speer ordered the corps to allow the work to go ahead.

President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order signalling his support for the pipeline.


Bbc. 2017-01-24. Dakota Pipeline: What’s behind the controversy?

Donald Trump’s dramatic unblocking of the Dakota Access Pipeline project has set the stage for a new confrontation with native Americans and environmentalists.

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He signed permits for both Dakota and the Keystone XL pipelines within days of taking office as US president.

What is Dakota Access?

A $3.7bn (£2.8bn) pipeline is planned at nearly 1,200 miles (1,900km) long to transport some 470,000 barrels of crude oil a day across four states, from North Dakota to a terminal in Illinois, where it can be shipped to refineries.

The pipeline would provide a more cost-effective, efficient means of transporting crude, rather than shipping barrels by train.

The project, built by a subsidiary of Texas-based company Energy Transport Partners (ETP), would also increase profit margins for oil companies while crude prices are low.

Most of the pipeline has already been built but the section closest to the Standing Rock Sioux reservation was still awaiting federal approval.

Why was it suspended?

The US Army Corps of Engineers, which has approval authority, suspended the project last year saying further analysis was needed.

The decision came after months of protests by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their supporters, who set up a Sacred Stone spiritual camp near the Missouri river.

They had argued that project would contaminate drinking water and damage sacred burial sites.

Construction sites are technically just north of the tribe’s reservation but the Sioux say the government took this land from them illegally in a series of treaties in the 1850s and 1860s.

Native Americans also accused the government of approving pipeline construction without consulting them, a requirement under US law.

Environmental activists say the pipeline would perpetuate fossil fuel production.

What does Trump’s decision mean?

Signing the permit, the US president said he approved Dakota Access and Keystone XL on condition that American steel be used.

Dakota, he said, would be “subject to terms and conditions negotiated by us”.

The new president may face questions about his personal interest in the Dakota project as ETP chief executive Kelcy Warren donated $100,000 (£80,000) to his election campaign.

Mr Trump denies he is motivated by any financial interest.

How have opponents of the project reacted?

In a statement quoted by Reuters news agency, the Standing Rock Sioux said they would fight the decision.

“Americans know this pipeline was unfairly rerouted towards our nation and without our consent,” they said.

Greenpeace director Annie Leonard said that “instead of pushing bogus claims about the potential of pipelines to create jobs, Trump should focus his efforts on the clean energy sector where America’s future lives”.

Who exactly are the protesters?

More than 200 Native American tribes pledged their support last year, in the largest coming together of indigenous peoples in the US in decades, perhaps centuries.

Oceti Sakowin Camp has been home to an estimated 4,000 people who travelled to the site to join in the demonstrations.

Among others lending their support were

Several actors including Shailene Woodley and Mark Ruffalo

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and Democratic presidential primary contender Bernie Sanders

Hundreds of US military veterans

Have the demonstrations been peaceful?

Protesters have been accused of starting fires and throwing petrol bombs at police.

A Colorado woman who shot at police trying to remove protesters from private property was arrested and charged with attempted murder.

Police have in turn been accused of using excessive force, including dousing crowds with pepper spray and freezing water as well as firing sound cannons, bean bag rounds and rubber bullets.

Officers have arrested hundreds of people and accused activists and journalists of criminal trespass, rioting and other felonies.

At one point, police held protesters in temporary cages made of chain-link, which activists equated to “dog kennels”.

Whom would the pipeline benefit?

The pipeline would benefit oil companies, shareholders and local governments. Dakota Access says the project will create between 8,000-12,000 jobs and generate $55m in annual property taxes.

Farmers could also benefit. North Dakota’s crude oil is currently shipped out by train which has caused congestion and rail delays, slowing the shipment of grain and increasing grain prices.

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