Earlier today it was reported by Redhawk at Standing Rock in North Dakota that two police officers have turned in their badges in support of the water protectors.
“There have been at least 2 reports of police officers turning in their badges acknowledging that this battle is not what they signed up for. You can see it in some of them, that they do not support the police actions. We must keep reminding them they are welcome to put down their weapons and badge and take a stand against this pipeline as well. Some are waking up.” -Redhawk
With actions from militarized police continuing to be seen as extremely violent and dangerous, this news is a big win for the water protectors and for humanity as a whole. While the actions of some police officers are not appropriate, we all must continue to visualize and intend/pray that the hearts of all involved in this situation continue to open. Police must be held accountable for their actions, though we must continue to welcome them over to the side of the water protectors.
Having the police lay down their weapons and join the people is the goal. It is also a win-win solution, which is the best case scenario. So what is it that opened the hearts of these two officers?
At the time of this writing, the answer is not known but we can speculate on a few different items.
Word is spreading quickly that there are 17 multi-national banks funding this pipelineand that the propaganda being spread about this deal “creating American jobs” or “helping America’s economy” is being seen as just that, propaganda. The American people, as well as people of the world, know that the big banks and U.S. Government does not care for the people, but only themselves. These banks and the government showed their hand in 2008 when they were bailed out after the stock market crash, leaving the public to bear the economic and social burdens. Even the police are becoming aware of this fact that the government and banks do not care for them and see the police only as pawns in a bigger game the government wishes to control.
Water is life is not just a meaningless slogan in many people’s minds. It is becoming understood by more and more that water IS indeed life. If water becomes toxic, all life that depends on that water becomes toxic…including the families of these same police officers who are currently protecting the construction sites. They too would be affected by toxic water.
It is innately traumatizing for humans to hurt other humans. While we have been seeing this for some time now with this situation, police officers are realizing the harm they do when they assault an unarmed, peaceful water protector. In essence, peace is wanting and needing to be established.
Take a look at what happened in Frankfurt, Germany in May of 2012. The police removed their helmets and began marching with the people who were protesting the big banks, while also safely escorting them down the streets.
Let us all use this latest news as a big step forward towards peace and resolution of this pipeline issue. The pipeline construction needs to and must stop. With the announcement from Barack Obama yesterday that the White House is considering “re-routing” the pipeline, we must continue to demand that it’s construction cease entirely. We can also view that statement as a buckling of the Establishment. Continue on, water protectors. Truth and love is spreading.
In Libya, Zahra’ Langhi was part of the “days of rage” movement that helped topple the dictator Qaddafi. But — then what? In their first elections, Libyans tried an innovative slate of candidates, the “zipper ballot,” that ensured equal representation from men and women of both sides. Yet the same gridlocked politics of dominance and exclusion won out. What Libya needs now, Langhi suggests, is collaboration, not competition; compassion, not rage.
The Pacific War, also sometimes called the Asia-Pacific War refers broadly to the Pacific theatre of the Second World War that took place in the Pacific Ocean, its islands, and in East Asia, then called the Far East. The term Pacific War is used to encompass the Pacific Ocean theatre, the South West Pacific theatre, the South-East Asian theatre and the Second Sino-Japanese War, also including the 1945 Soviet-Japanese conflict.
It is generally considered the Pacific War began on 7/8 December 1941 with the invasion of Thailand for the invasion of British Malaya, and the attack on Pearl Harbor in the United States’ Territory of Hawaii by the Empire of Japan. Some authors consider that the conflict in Asia dates back to 7 July 1937, beginning with the Second Sino-Japanese War between the Empire of Japan and the Republic of China, or possibly 19 September 1931, beginning with the Japanese invasion of Manchuria. However, it is more widely accepted that the Pacific War itself started in early December 1941, with the Sino-Japanese War then becoming part of it as a theater of the greater World War II.
The Pacific War saw the Allied powers pitted against the Empire of Japan, the latter briefly aided by Thailand and to a much lesser extent by its Axis allies, Germany and Italy. The war culminated in the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and other large aerial bombing attacks by the United States Army Air Forces, accompanied by the Soviet invasion of Manchuria on 8 August 1945, resulting in the surrender of Japan and the end of fighting during World War II on 15 August 1945. The formal and official surrender of Japan occurred aboard the battleship USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay on 2 September 1945. /wikipedia
British crew rescue a sinking battleship “Prince of Wales”, sunk by Japanese aircraft on Dec. 10, 1941, the South China Sea near Singapore
Japanese kamikaze pilots with the puppy.
Japanese troops captured on the atoll of Tarawa
Burial of USS “Guest” sailor. The ship was damaged by a Japanese kamikaze plane off the coast of Okinawa, May 24, 1945.
U.S. soldier carries a wounded Japanese prisoner.
Col. Francis Fenton on the funeral of his son Mike, who was killed on Okinawa.
Camp for people of Japanese descent in California.
Marines on the beach in Okinawa.
B-24 bombers bombing the island of Iwo Jima.
Captured wounded Japanese soldier surrounded by Americans on Kwajalein Atoll.
View from the cockpit of an American B-29 bomber during the bombing of Japan.
USA flag on the island of Iwo Jima.
American landing craft approaching the coast of Iwo Jima.
Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda surrenders 28 years after the war.
Hiroo Onoda was a former Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer who fought in World War II and did not surrender in 1945. In 1974 his former commander traveled from Japan to personally issue orders relieving him from duty. Onoda had spent almost 30 years holding out in the Philippines, believing the war is not over.
Japanese soldier on Iwo Jima for 36 hours pretended he was dead.
Kamikaze attack on the U.S. “Missouri”.
American family of Japanese origin returns home from the internment camp.
Discussion aboard the aircraft carrier “Kaga” before the attack on Pearl Harbor.
The deck of the U.S. aircraft carrier “Saratoga” a few seconds after the kamikaze attack.
Sailorson the battleship “Missouri” look at the Japanese surrender ceremony.
View of Pearl Harbor and several battleships during the Japanese attack.
A direct hit on a Japanese patrol boat.
U.S. Sailors play volleyball on board the aircraft carrier USS “Wasp”.
U.S. soldier next to shot down Japanese fighter “Zero”.
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