Georgianne Nienaber: In the space of two years, Standing Rock has gone from the promise of Presidential empathy to faded pictures of an Indian child used as a Presidential prop pasted to cardboard that threatened to rip in the stiff headwinds.
f you see something, say something. Don’t get excited. I am not writing about your next-door neighbor operating a weapons and bomb-making warehouse. But I am anxious about one of Haiti’s neighbors, the USA, which professes to be the island nation’s best friend. I have been watching since the 2010 earthquake as the cholera time […]
Georgianne Nienaber: Being raised in the old school of journalism, it has been difficult to find a comfortable niche to explore issues that cycle in and quickly out of the 24-hour news stream. Dick and Sharon’s LA Progressive offers that comfort zone for me, a writer who does not have to write for a living, but who lives to write.
Georgianne Nienaber: Haiti has a long history of provisional governments gone terribly wrong. A recent problematic example can be viewed as prophecy and a warning about U.S. and other foreign involvement.
Georgianne Nienaber: Big oil lost a skirmish in late December when North Dakota Grand Forks District Judge Debbie Kleven ordered Canada’s Enbridge Energy Partners to pay farmland owner James Botsford $45,000 of $60,000 in attorney fees.
he Fourth Estate is in foreclosure. The “who, what where, when, and why” of traditional coverage is missing. A thorough analysis of what is redacted or completely missing in the Clinton emails is not forthcoming, and the real scandal resides in politically motivated reporting. It is time that the press wipe themselves clean of political […]
Georgianne Nienaber: As a member of the white community and also someone who has worked very hard and with conviction to support treaty rights, I am concerned that much accumulated goodwill could be erased.
Dedicated to American Indian activist and environmentalist Winona LaDuke, who is recovering from an accidental fall from a horse on Thursday, with a fractured pelvis. Winona suffered her injuries preparing for the Love Water Not Oil pipeline ride. She vows to be at the next meeting with her walker! We were discussing this article hours […]
Georgianne Nienaber: As Africa continues to throw off the shackles of European colonialism and emerges as a significant global power, it is remarkable that the African Union is coming together in defense of Rwanda.
Georgianne Nienaber: International media did not broadcast this important and moving ceremony, but camp residents and leaders used the power of still photography and social media to communicate thousands of words that demanded to be heard.
Georgianne Nienaber: As CLA narratives unfolded within one week of President Obama’s cheery phone call to Joseph Kabila, it is worth noting that this was not the first time that Obama treated the world’s worst dictator to kid glove handling.
Georgianne Nienaber: Even those of us who are not genocide survivors walk away from the memorials with images seared into our minds that can never be erased. And they should remain; prompting us to bear witness.
Georgianne Nienaber: There is no doubt that hate crimes against Native Americans are under-reported, or simply not reported at all. Perhaps it is because social tensions in and around reservation land on the Great Plains dates back so long that it is commonplace.