Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

Pray for Standing Rock Sioux

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30 Responses to Sunday Open Thread | Praise & Worship

  1. Folks are not going to roll over and go quietly into that goodnight.

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  2. Then why did they publish a letter announcing an eviction notice? They all need to get off Native land and stay the hell off. #NODAPL

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  4. #StandWithStandingRock #NoDAPL
    Sacred Spirit – Prayer for the Four Directions

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  5. Liza says:

    Medical fund for Vanessa (Sioux Z)
    $66,243 of $200k goal
    Vanessa has been on the front lines fighting DAPL and working security for Oceti Sakowin since September 11. During the action on November 20 at the Backwater bridge, she was shot in the eye with a tear gas canister 6 feet away. It was aimed directly at her face by a Morton County officer. She was seen at Bismark Sanford hospital and released because she had no insurance. She has a detached retina and needs surgery to ensure her vision. She is now seeking medical attention in Fargo. Donations will be used for the cost of the 2 ER visits, surgery, medications, and recovery.

    https://www.gofundme.com/medical-fund-for-vanessa?ssid=815334280&pos=1

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    • Liza says:

      Standing Rock woman Vanessa Dundon’s retina severed after law enforcement shot her in the face with a tear gas canister
      Published on November 25, 2016 in Freshest News/Human Rights by Meko Haze

      On Sunday, November 20, water protectors in Standing Rock faced an onslaught of attacks led by Morton County Sheriff’s Department. The aftermath resulted in nearly 200 injured, one elder that went into cardiac arrest, and a 21-year-old woman who may lose her arm.

      Sophia Wilansky became known around the world after a concussion grenade discharged by law enforcement blew up on her arm. Wilansky now faces the possibility of losing her arm, as she goes through over a dozen surgeries in an attempt to avoid amputation. A Go Fund Me was set up for Wilansky that raised over $350,000 to help with medical bills.

      Wilansky was not the only person that received a life-changing injury Sunday night. Vanessa Dundon was on the Blackwater Bridge that night as well, where she was shot in the eye with a tear gas canister, then shot in the back with a rubber bullet as she tried to run away.

      Dundon, better known as “Sioux Z,” has been at Standing Rock since September 11. She works on the frontline as first respond rescue. If someone gets injured on the frontline, Dundon will run in and get that person to safety. But being a first responder is not her only responsibility. Dundon also removes people that shouldn’t be on the frontline, either because they are acting as an agitator towards police, or for their personal safety.

      Dundon was at the bridge when the water protectors were attempting to remove the two burnt trucks that police have been using as a makeshift barricade. As the trucks were being removed from the bridge, police opened fire on the water protectors.

      It was during this attack that Dundon heard a cry for help. A female member of the media that Dundon had not seen before needed to get off the bridge. Dundon went to get the woman off the bridge, and that is when she claims an officer fired a tear gas canister directly at her. The canister hit her in her right eye.

      An ambulance took Dundon to the hospital. What followed was an unexpected onslaught of hospitals. Finally, Dundon was told that her retina had been severed in her right eye. She received stitches above her right eye and was told she needed to see a retinal specialist.

      The last doctor that Dundon saw was brutally honest with her. He told her that there is a very real chance that she will never be able to see out of her right eye again. If the specialist is not able to reattach her retina, then she will never see out of her eye again. Even if the doctor does reattach her retina, her vision in her right eye will most likely be impaired for the rest of her life.

      Dundon told TDH that not only was she hit in the eye with a tear gas canister but that the officer that fired it did not fire it up in the air. Instead, he fired it directly at her.

      http://thedailyhaze.com/standing-rock-vanessa-dundon/

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    • Liza says:

      “Non-lethal” weapons they call them.

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  6. Liza says:

    Sunday night music…

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  7. But Custer got his ass kicked… #Routed #LittleBigHorn #SittingBull #CrazyHorse #ChiefGall

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  8. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone.

    Thank for dropping Carlo Nakai’s “Earth Spirit” om us today. SG2.

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Toni Morrison: Fear of losing white privilege led to Trump’s election.

    “The comfort of being ‘naturally better than’ is hard to give up.”

    Toni Morrison has written a powerful essay in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States, and it gets right to the heart of why Trump won.

    In a piece titled “Mourning For Whiteness” from the November 21 print issue of the New Yorker (published online Monday), the Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist argues that Trump won due to the terror of privileged white men in the face of a rapidly diversifying country.

    “Under slave laws, the necessity for color rankings was obvious, but in America today, post-civil-rights legislation, white people’s conviction of their natural superiority is being lost,” Morrison writes.

    “There are ‘people of color’ everywhere, threatening to erase this long-understood definition of America. And what then? Another black President? A predominantly black Senate? Three black Supreme Court Justices? The threat is frightening.”

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  14. yahtzeebutterfly says:

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  16. rikyrah says:

    Prayers for the peaceful protesters

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  17. rikyrah says:

    Morning, Everyone 😐😐😐

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    • yahtzeebutterfly says:

      Good Morning, Rikyrah and Everyone.

      On this day in 1904 prodigy classical violinist Eddie South was born in Louisiana. He turned to jazz because positions in the classical music field were not available to African Americans in the United States.

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