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Victory! Standing Rock Wins

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A great day of victory was had today for the Sioux tribe at Standing Rock, with the Army backing down and no longer defending DAPL to build the pipeline across territory that the Sioux tribe states is sacred land housing their ancestors, which they state that even though they sold–they had written right concerning what could be done with the land.  It is reported that the pipeline will now be rerouted away from the disputed Sioux territory.

And remember, this land was theirs first! Victory indeed!  Shame on those who abused the Native Americans and the protestors.  Congratulations to the Sioux and all the brave freedom fighters defending their rights!

–The Hollywood Sentinel

Chill E.B. Fights for Sioux Tribe at Standing Rock

About Chill E.B.

Legendary political rapper Chill E.B. has just released a new protest anthem– “They Don’t Care About Us” in tribute to the brave Native American tribes fighting for their sacred land, at the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in North Dakota.

“This song echoes the sentiment of the Lakota Sioux community,” Chill E.B. explains, who attended the recent protest in defense of Standing Rock in San Francisco. A veteran rap artist from Northern California, Chill E.B. has received numerous awards and accolades including The California Peace Award, among more. The mayor of his hometown, Jacksonville, North Carolina proclaimed October 14th as ‘Chill E.B. Day’. In 2012 he received the international Human Rights Award presented by The Citizen’s Commission on Human Rights.

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Chill E.B. has opened for other major stars including Dr. Dre, NWA, M.C. Hammer, Naughty By Nature and many more. He has also performed in concert with the California Symphony, and shared the stage with Grammy winning jazz legends Stanley Clark and Chick Corea, among others. On December 3rd, 2016 Chill E.B. will embark on a one month Asian tour performing in Japan and Taiwan. He has been on an international humanitarian tour since 2010 which has taken him to 25 countries.

About Standing Rock

According to the Standing Rock council’s website, “The Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation is home to Dakota and Lakota people of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Since time immemorial, they have lived and governed a vast territory throughout North and South Dakota, and parts of Montana, Wyoming, Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska. Currently, the Tribe is located in central North and South Dakota.

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Despite strong objections from the Tribe from the first time they heard of the project on July 25, 2016, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Army Corps) granted authorization to the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross Lake Oahe as part of the construction of a 1,100-mile pipeline that is proposed to carry over a half-million barrels of Bakken crude oil to Illinois and across four states. The current route of construction takes the pipeline less than one half mile from the Tribe’s reservation border, and thus the Tribe maintains a sovereign interest in protecting its cultural resources that remain with the land.

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All along the route of the pipeline are sites of religious and cultural significance to the Sioux people, including burial sites of their ancestors. The pipeline would cross the Tribe’s traditional and ancestral lands and the construction of the pipeline jeopardizes many sacred places. While federal law requires meaningful consultation with the Tribe on these matters, that has not happened here. The Tribe opposes DAPL because the U.S. government must–by law–honor the Tribes religious liberty which includes the land of their ancestors, and protect their sacred sites and precious waters.”

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According to Opponents of the DAPL:

1, White Invaders Stole America from the Native Americans–now they are trying to do it again.
a, The U.S. Government has given back a tiny portion of the land to Native Tribes, a tiny token of what they deserve and can never be repaid for the theft, rape, pillage, and massacre
b, The government again began buying / stealing these token land grants back, and leaving Native Americans with only tiny areas called reservations–that itself is not acceptable
c, The government is now attempting to infringe on the rights of these Native American Reservations
2, The path of DAPL is through sovereign land
3, The land of the Native Americans is sacred, and houses their ancestors–all a part of their religious worship and religious freedom
4, DAPL is dirty fuel, that will contribute to the destruction of the environment of many
5, DAPL backers are killing cattle owned by the Native Americans
6, Police are violating the constitutional rights of peaceful protesters, firing at them and journalists with rubber bullets, and illegally removing peaceful protesters from tribal lands
7, At least one city near the reservations did not want the pipeline near them, and the DAPL reportedly took heed, but–the tribes argue, are not giving the same respect to the tribes
8, DAPL got away with EPA oversight and regulation, by covertly treating the pipeline build as numerous small construction projects, rather than the massive one it really is
9, Water contamination is a valid risk, as the pipeline could reportedly leak and threaten the water supply of the tribes
10, The Army Core of Engineers, a civilian and military branch of the U.S. army was reportedly accused in 2011 of accepting “cost projections from land developer KBR, in a no-bid, noncompetitive, contract.” After high ranking Army Core member “Bunny” Greenhouse complained about this act, she was reportedly demoted from her Senior Executive Service position, stripped of her top secret security clearance, and-according to Greenhouse, had her office booby-trapped with a trip-wire from which she sustained a knee injury. A U.S. District court reportedly awarded Greenhouse $970,000 in full restitution of lost wages, compensatory damages, and attorney fees, according to Wikipedia. Possible corruption is occurring with the Army Core related to DAPL, protesters argue.

Defenders of the DAPL state:

1, Crude oil reportedly accounts for just 6% disasters within pipeline issues
2, The tribes sold the land to to the government that they want to lay pipes on–years ago, for over 5 million dollars, and have no rights to the land anymore (tribes argue they still have a legal say in the land per earlier agreements)
3, America needs to get off reliance on foreign oil, and this will help America
4, DAPL offered the tribes millions of dollars for some of their land, but they refused, so they said they bought land near them instead
5, protesters have been trespassing on land now bought and owned by DAPL, and damaging their equipment and committing acts of vandalism
6, America needs energy to survive, and function as a country
7, Army Core made amends, and does a lot of good for the environment, are following the law, and doing their job
8, The CEO of DAPL has put money towards conservation, cares for the environment, and is not violating rights or the law
9, America needs the pipeline to make fuel more plentiful for energy, and less expensive for Americans

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Trump Supports the Pipeline

The CEO of DAPL said he will not re-route the pipeline. He donated over $100,000 to the Trump Campaign, and Trump is predicted to support the pipeline, having reportedly invested over 1 million dollars in to DAPL. President Obama recently signed an order temporarily halting construction of the pipeline near the Sioux tribes.

For more information from the Sioux tribe regarding their position on Standing Rock, visit:

http://standwithstandingrock.net/take-action/

VICTORY!

For more information on Chill E.B., visit his official website at: www.ChillEB.com

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The Greatest Rock Band of All Time

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Named the Greatest Rock Band Of All Time by subnormal magazine, and The Hollywood Sentinel– Sonic Youth is in a class by themselves. With only perhaps the late great Jimi Hendrix coming even close to the psychedelic, sonic power of guitar greatness that this band possesses, Sonic Youth has made and shaped music history since their first inception back in the early eighties.

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Influencing Nirvana heavily, and countless other bands, the style of Sonic Youth can be heard in countless so called alternative rock acts. With brilliant songwriting, genius composition, stellar lyrics, Earth shaking drums, and mind blowing guitar and bass, there simply is no rock band greater then Sonic Youth.

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I have had the pleasure to meet Sonic Youth numerous times, and see them many more times live. Their performances live are among the top 10 Greatest Concerts I have ever seen, and I have seen hundreds.  If you have not yet heard this life changing band, do yourself the favor and explore their massive and magnificent work. –Bruce Edwin

 To jog your memory:

Sonic Youth began way back in 1980 in the downtown disaster unit of NYC. First three records (Sonic Youth, Confusion is Sex, Kill Yr Idols) began in 1981 on the Neutral label started by Glenn Branca. They then signed to Gerard Cosloy’s Homestead imprint releasing Bad Moon Rising and the Flower/Halloween 12” to universal intrigue and acclaim. They switched labels to release records (Sister, Evol) on SST, the Southern California label overseen by Greg Ginn of Black Flag, while Mr. Cosloy went on to join Matador Records with Chris Lombardi. Concurrently they established a relationship with Paul Smith and Blast First Records in the UK co-releasing the Homestead and SST titles and culminating with the massive end of the decade double LP Daydream Nation, since added to the National Recording Registry at the Library of Congress. The band signed to DGC/Geffen in 1990 and began an ascendant affair there releasing Goo and Dirty to much heated excitement until the label became a scattered asylum.

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They  continued to release strange, out-of–step recordings with Geffen throughout the 90s and early 2000s. Young wizard Jim O’Rourke came on board with the band as a multi-instrumentalist/producer collaborating on two of their most progressive LPS to date, Murray Street and Sonic Nurse, as well as the ongoing series of experimental LPs on the bands own SYR imprint.  After Jim’s departure, and after releasing Rather Ripped, their final statement on Geffen (and which ranked third in Rolling Stone’s Top 50 Albums of 2006) the band recruited their pal from compatriot 90s band Pavement, Mark Ibold, to play bass. After a solid bout of touring Mark joined the band in the recording of The Eternal. The cover art is a painting by the late, great American folk artist John Fahey. This is where we live forever.  Sweet Dreams…

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SONIC YOUTH is:

Thurston Moore..vocals, guitar

Kim Gordon…vocals, bass

Steve Shelley…drums

Lee Ronaldo…guitar

Mark Ibold…guitar (newer lineup)

(early version…Bob Bert…drums)

(earlier version…Richard Edson..drums)

(earlier version…Ann Demarinis…keyboards)

SONIC YOUTH RELATED TOURS

October 21 Body/Head Sao Paulo, Brazil – SESC Pinheiros
Oct 21 – Lee with Brian Chase, Suzy Ibarra @ The Stone NYC
October 22 Body/Head Sao Paulo, Brazil – SESC Pinheiros
November 1 Sun Kil Moon w/ steve shelley Shanghai, China – QSW Cul…
November 2 Sun Kil Moon w steve Beijing, China – Yugong Yishan
Nov 09 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Dudingen, Switzerland
November 10 Body/Head Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Nov 10 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Reims, France
November 11 Body/Head Philadelphia, PA – PhilMOCA
Nov 11 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Utrecht – Le Guess Who festival
Nov 12 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Paris – Point FMR
November 12 Body/Head Brooklyn, NY – National Sawdust
Nov 13 – Lee and El Rayo Band – London
Nov 15 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Derby UK
Nov 16 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Edinburgh UK
Nov 17 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Leeds, UK
November 17 Body/Head Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge – Hollywood …
Nov 18 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Colchester UK
Nov 10 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Brugge Belgium
Nov 21 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Cologne, Germany
Nov 22 – Lee and El Rayo Band – Berlin, Germany

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