By Brenda Norrell
Photo by Rob Wilson
Dutch translation by Alice Holemans at:
French translation by Christine Prat
Standing Rock -- the water protectors and their camps -- are the future.
Why? Because this Native led movement resisted, without compromise, to the extent that a militarized army of police were summoned to batter them.
But even these forces could not break their spirits.
If the world had not been watching, there is no doubt that the police would have been even more violent to women, children and elderly.
One exposure should provide clarity to the world. It comes by way of a leak to The Intercept.
The ridiculous security reports of TigerSwan mercenaries at Standing Rock were the basis of the coordinated massive police buildup, and their tanks and weapons of war.
This manufactured intelligence is the same profit-driven hyperbole that results in the U.S. initiating and justifying its bogus wars.
Don't be fooled by the current pause.
Standing Rock was a seed in fertile ground.