Photos for #Berlin #StandWithStandingRock Demonstration at US Consulate +Info

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On 16 November 2016, supporters of #StandingRock #NoDAPL demonstrated in front of the US Consulate at Clayallee 170 in Berlin, Germany. Many of those gathered pledged to continue efforts as one could here in Europe by writing and taking action at banks and companies who help fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. We were joined by those acting for Hawaiian Independence, and fellows from Australia raising awareness about the situation in their country. Obama was in town, and one hopes at least one journalist or someone he met with asked him about his “Let’s see how it plays out” response recently.

See below for ways to support Standing Rock, and contact information for bank and companies funding DAPL and how/where to write to demand they stop.



Ways to Support Standing Rock Directly

There is a dire need for serious cold weather clothing, tents, yurts, sleds, vehicles that can withstand the harsh weather of North Dakota. Camp representatives have stated they’ve received many clothing donations but they are not suitable for the sometimes –30c weather and snowstorms. Many of the lists below include specific items, materials and brands that are known to be good quality. Some are higher priced items (vehicles, medical equipment, etc.) so it is suggested that maybe people or companies combine their funds to make a purchase.

In particular the legal defense funds are critical. Per person, bail money and cost of legal counsel and trial is very expensive, and for some water protectors the false charges have been increased to serious felonies. Legal defense funds helps get them out of jail (out of dog kennels and away from abuse) while they await trial. Continue reading “Photos for #Berlin #StandWithStandingRock Demonstration at US Consulate +Info”

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#Berlin “Port-side” from Bus & Train (#Photo #Blog Post)

Haven’t posted a photo entry in a while although Berlin becomes no less beautiful, no less ugly and I have a photo taking device. Usually, I’m too busy or just enjoy it in the moment as it passes by. Berlin has changed a lot, especially in the last few years (and since I first visited 13 years ago) but it still has a unique quality in that you can meet individuals who just want to live, find a way, be happy as they are, however they can and they’re glad to find others like themselves. Sometimes that really discounts Germans, i.e. insane bureaucracy, self-centeredness, appropriative, but there are some really lovely locals, too, that keeps the good faith going. These photos are nothing special, but all are copyright to me, of course. Please don’t use them without express permission, which isn’t a problem. Just write using the contact form if you’d like to. Give a reference and post a link back.DSC_2153 Continue reading “#Berlin “Port-side” from Bus & Train (#Photo #Blog Post)”

2013 in One Word? Unbelievable!

Not unbelievable in the sense of the word many people might quickly assume, “incredible” in a positive way or simply “surprising”, but one of the literal meanings: ” so great or extreme as to be difficult to believe; extraordinary.” My 2013 was extraordinary in the extremes of life and living that occurred, but perhaps not […]

A Far Cut Above the Average “Corner Kniepe”: Martinique Restaurant & Bar

Berlin has traditionally been known for its many restaurants, bars, and cafès, among other things, but in this modern age of intense gentrification and money demanding change in some areas, Martinique Restaurant & Bar is actively resisting that trend. Where historical neighborhoods are losing their souls and hearts with the huge influx of people arriving […]

Daddy Hemingway & Bad Bitches Club Gig, Puro Sky Lounge-Berlin, Germany

It was part of the usual crew, the “Zam Crew” as it’s been dubbed. We rolled at the Daddy Hemingway gig at Puro Skye Lounge, at the Europe Center in Berlin, Germany on Friday, 26 July 2013. The band: Daddy Hemingway (vocals, kazoo), Tex Morton (lead guitar, vocals), Lena Lovely (bass guitar, vocals), and Zam […]