About Georgianne Nienaber

Georgianne Nienaber is an investigative and political writer. She lives in rural northern Minnesota, New Orleans and South Florida. Her articles have appeared in The Society of Professional Journalists' Online Quill Magazine, The Ugandan Independent, Rwanda's New Times, India's TerraGreen, COA News, ZNET, OpEdNews, Glide Magazine, The Journal of the International Primate Protection League, Africa Front, The United Nations Publication, A Civil Society Observer, Bitch Magazine, and Zimbabwe's The Daily Mirror. Her fiction exposé of insurance fraud in the horse industry, Horse Sense, was re-released in early 2006. Gorilla Dreams: The Legacy of Dian Fossey was also released in 2006. She spent much of 2007-2009 doing research in South Africa, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Georgianne was in DRC as a MONUC-accredited journalist, and has been working in Southern Louisiana investigating hurricane reconstruction and getting to know the people there since late 2007. She is a member of the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Georgianne is currently developing a short story collection set in Louisiana, and is continuing "to explore the magic of the Deep South."

Proposed Sandpiper Pipeline: Is Oil the New Fur?

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Georgianne Nienaber: Will we wrap ourselves in oil and drown in the salty byproducts of fracking while we watch towns burn from train explosions and die of thirst after our aquifers are poisoned?

Great Plains Fracking: Searching for the Sandpiper

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Georgianne Nienaber: Are we being devoured by our hunger for cheap power? Are oil companies using a new embodiment of Manifest Destiny on the Great Plains?

Trickster Pipeline Threatens North Dakota Society

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Georgianne Nienaber: We heard stories of land for sale for man camps, women afraid to go to the store at night, robberies, and tree houses coveted as potential housing for oil field roustabouts.

Virunga National Park Warden Shot

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Georgianne Nienaber: Virunga National Park’s Chief Warden, Emmanuel de Merode, was shot in a roadside ambush as he was driving from Goma to Rumangabo in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Dian Fossey’s Murder Remains a Cold Case Despite New Book

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Dian Fossey Murder — The tragedy of De Wetter’s memoir is that the author describes Fossey’s murder as “an accident looking like a murder.

Will UN’s Samantha Power Cleanse Congo with Her Tears?

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Georgianne Nienaber: Hopefully, Power’s tears will motivate her to use her new “power” to influence the Obama administration to react to the truths behind this conflict.

Flaring Oil Wells Making North Dakota a “National Sacrifice Area”

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Georgianne Nienaber: Natural gas flares are now visible from space and the light emissions rival those from midwestern metropolitan areas around Chicago and Minneapolis.

First Nation Riders Protest Enbridge Tar Sands Pipeline

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Georgianne Nienaber: Anishinaabe horseback riders began a solemn ride along the proposed route of the Enbridge Alberta Clipper Pipeline in northern Minnesota.

Bakken Oil: An Elder Speaks To Power

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Georgianne Nienaber: Recent allegations and lawsuits filed in Federal and District Courts involve patterns of greed and swindling that could have been taken from the pages of the script for the movie “Promised Land.”

Predator Economics Threaten Heartland Native Communities

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Georgianne Nienaber: It was just a matter of time before “man camps” would pose a threat to sacred native lands and bring sexual violence, prostitution, and increased drug traffic into the heartland of Native culture.

Civilians Killed, Congo Government Feeds on Carnage

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Georgianne Nienaber: Why is the international community is providing military aid to the Congo Army? Why are we sending drones to support the army’s monstrous corpse desecrations of casualties and numerous rapes.

Face on Blanket Tells Congo’s Woeful Tale

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Georgianne Nienaber: The face is the remnant of a person alive before Congo Army gunships blew up her village by mistake in their relentless pursuit of rebel forces. The woman’s soul is elsewhere, but her face offers silent testimony to atrocity.

Watch The Value of Women In Congo with a Critical Eye

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Georgianne Nienaber: The true value of this film is in the heartbreaking testimony of the women. Their tears wash over the film at 24 frames per second, while blood pours from ruptured vaginas and hymens at twice that rate — bodies violently penetrated every 48 seconds.

Who Owns Haiti’s Future?

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Georgianne Nienaber: Haiti was also stopped dead in her tracks, and for those who follow progress, or lack thereof in the tiny country, many questions remain about foreign aid that has translated into foreign control over Haiti’s destiny.

UN Continues to Sacrifice African Lives for Political Expediency

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Georgianne Nienaber: How is it ethically possible to negotiate with a group and then promote war against it?

Reclaiming Sacred Ground in Florida after Ponce de Leon

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Georgianne Nienaber: What is certain is that the land under the Castillo was sacred ground in 1513 and sacred ground is the spiritual right of indigenous cultures. It cannot be legislated into oblivion by governments or tourism councils.

Surrender of Warlord Ntaganda Will Not Change Life for Millions of Congolese

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Georgianne Nienaber: The international community is making a grievous mistake if they buy into this false narrative and believe that the indictment and removal of the renegade Ntaganda will solve the crisis of eastern Congo.

Dancing With Horses

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Georgianne Nienaber: Anyone who followed the last presidential election cycle will remember the hammering dressage took from liberal pundits who circled like jackals around the hapless Ann Romney and her Olympic contender, Rafalca.

M23: Today’s Doomed Rebels or Tomorrow’s Revered Revolutionaries?

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Georgianne Nienaber: In the Congo, corruption and ethnic hatred find sustenance in the lies told by the powerful. It is surprising that the progressive press, which prides itself on “speaking truth to power,” has completely bought into the distortions.

Sharing the Secret of Mystica

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Georgianne Nienaber: Mystica is a magical retreat where simplicity and attention to detail combine with a peaceful vortex of palpable “good energy” and environmental harmony.

UPDATED: How Obama Administration Silences Congo’s M23 Rebel Movement

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Georgianne Nienaber: It seemed that while M23 was winning on the battlefield against both the FDLR and the regular Congo Army (FARDC), and had gained recognition by the African Union as a partner in peace negotiations, they had lost the social media and Internet public relations battle.

Let Congo Sort Itself Out

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eorgianne Nienaber: The worst thing the international community can do is to “help them” by propping up Congo’s dysfunctional and incompetent government.

Is Rwanda the Victim in a Modern Day Salem Witch Trial?

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Georgianne Nienaber: Let’s offer the thesis that public opinion has been railroaded with respect to Rwanda amid accusations that it is supplying aid to a newly minted and highly successful rebel army in eastern Congo.

Goma Falls; US Responds with Weasel Words

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Georgianne Nienaber: When the Congolese government on Monday refused to accept an ultimatum from the Congolese Revolutionary Army (M23) to open negotiations and accept a buffer zone, Kinshasa opened the door for the fall of the provincial capital of Goma

Humanitarian Disaster Unfolds in Eastern Congo

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Georgianne Nienaber: Once more people from Goma have spent a dark Sunday. The M23 who were reported to be at Kibumba at about 28km from Goma last Saturday,.

Ojibwe Creation Symbol Threatened by Minnesota Wolf Hunt

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Georgianne Nienaber: Does sport hunting in the guise of “management” make any sense at all when there are 3,000 wolves in Minnesota, recognizing that when they are eliminated below a population of 1,600 the killing will stop only to begin again when populations rise?

Haiti Should Divorce “US”

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Georgianne Nienaber: Americans have loved Haiti to death. We are listless, lazy, cheating lovers who don’t have the stamina to go the distance in a relationship. Haiti is just too much work.

Isaac Devastates Louisiana’s Grand Bayou, Yet Again

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Georgianne Nienaber: Yesterday, Ruby Ancar of the Atakapa-Ishak Tribe on Grand Bayou, Louisiana, lost her home to the storm surge of Hurricane Isaac seven years to the day after losing all to Hurricane Katrina. It is all “uncalled for.”

Good People Standing Up to Save Sacred Lakota Lands

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Georgianne Nienaber: The moral line has been drawn in the sand because of the IDEA that good people can stop this and return the land to the Lakota.

Sacred Native Site Pe’Sla Threatened

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Georgianne Nienaber: In a race against the clock, the Sioux Nation is fighting to save Pe’ Sla, one of its most sacred religious sites.

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