indianz.com your internet resource indianz.com on facebook indianz.com on twitter indianz.com on Google+ indianz.com on soundcloud
phone: 202 630 8439
Dynamic Homes
Advertise on Indianz.Com
Home > News > Headlines
Print   Subscribe
Ivan Star Comes Out: Fascist police resurface at Standing Rock

Filed Under: Opinion
More on: dakota access pipeline, ivan star comes out, law enforcement, native sun news, north dakota, standing rock sioux
     
   

On the #NoDAPL front line in North Dakota on November 24, 2016. Photo by Rob Wilson [GoFundMe]

Fascism in the form of ‘Storm Troopers’ has resurfaced in America
By Ivan F. Star Comes Out
Native Sun News Today Columnist
nativesunnews.today

I’ve been viewing some very disturbing images on social media of a very militarized police on the Standing Rock Reservation. The “law” was in full riot gear, including body armor, assault weapons, military combat vehicles, helicopter surveillance and small airplanes spraying unknown chemicals over the camp filled with thousands of peaceful, prayerful civilians.

I actually saw a few officers elatedly sneering as they did their callous deeds to unarmed people. I could see them shooting people at point blank range with “less than lethal” rubber bullets and bean bags, tear gas, and spraying them with water in 29 degree temperature. My stomach and my emotions churned watching the videos.

Oddly, the term “storm trooper” stood out in my mind. Since I did not fully comprehend that term, I searched for answers. I was surprised to find an individual from Toronto, Ontario, making the very same inquiry. This person was looking for a definition to help him to understand the increasing militarization of police in the United States.

I found this term is synonymous with Nazism, fascism, and a science fiction movie called Star Wars. Also, the last names of the state officials stood out and I wondered if they all owned silk or rayon pillow sacks with eye holes cut out to wear over their heads.

Anyway, the term Storm Trooper is a military innovation of WWI predating the rise of Nazism in Germany. Their high-quality training and skills accounted for the name. In the last years of the war, Stobtruppen (“Shocktroops” or Stormtroopers”) were trained with “infiltration tactics,” part of Germany’s new method of attacking enemy trenches.


Read the rest of the story on the Native Sun News Today website: Fascism in the form of ‘Storm Troopers’ has resurfaced in America

(Ivan F. Star Comes Out can be reached at PO Box 147, Oglala, SD 57764; via phone at (605) 867-2448 or via email at mato_nasula2@outlook.com)

Copyright permission Native Sun News


Copyright © Indianz.Com
More headlines...
Stay Connected:
On Facebook

On Twitter

On Google+

On SoundCloud
Local Links:
Federal Register | Indian Gaming | Jobs & Notices | In The Hoop | Message Board
Latest News:
Mark Charles: Decoding Trump's bid to 'Make America Great Again' (1/19)
Lakota Country Times: Another year of big news in Lakota territory (1/19)
Native Sun News Today: DefundDAPL billboard goes up in New York (1/19)
Vi Waln: Let's kick our smoking and tobacco habit in Indian Country (1/19)
Terese Mailhot: Native women care what happens to all our sisters (1/19)
Leonard Peltier remains behind bars as Obama rejects clemency (1/19)
Department of the Army takes the lead on Dakota Access Pipeline (1/18)
Dakota Access executive confirms crude already placed in pipeline (1/18)
Bureau of Indian Affairs releases annual listing of recognized tribes (1/18)
Lakota Country Times: Rosebud Sioux Tribe opens homeless shelter (1/18)
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne focuses on foster care (1/18)
Brandon Ecoffey: Be safe and be prepared as winter hits the plains (1/18)
Disenrollment epidemic affects dozens of tribes across the nation (1/18)
New battle opens as Dakota Access disputes environmental review (1/17)
Judge declines to block publication of Dakota Access Pipeline notice (1/17)
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds quickly to Dakota Access threat (1/17)
President Obama names first members of Native youth commission (1/17)
Tim Giago: Discovering a love for food at an Indian boarding school (1/17)
Lakota Country Times: Historic decision for Indian Child Welfare Act (1/17)
Native Sun News Today: Pine Ridge teams fight it out at the buzzer (1/17)
Delphine Red Shirt: Tournament is a testament to our Native youth (1/17)
Native Sun News Today Editorial: News for ranchers in the new year (1/17)
Gyasi Ross: Let's divest from DAPL and support Native owned banks (1/17)
Jeffrey Ostler/Nick Estes: Treaties and the Dakota Access Pipeline (1/17)
Mary Annette Pember: Bad River Band takes stand on oil pipeline (1/17)
Steve Russell: Resolutions for tribal leaders and even the Donald (1/17)
Craig Tribal Association celebrates 'historic' trust land acquisition (1/16)
Mark Trahant: Congress moves forward with repeal of Obamacare (1/16)
Native Sun News Today: Northern Cheyenne banker beats the odds (1/16)
James Giago Davies: The real power to defeat the Wasicu pipeline (1/16)
Tiffany Midge: Hollywood needs to stop stereotyping Native people (1/16)
Peter d'Errico: New book connects Native America with Palestine (1/16)
Alaska tribe makes history with approval of trust land application (1/13)
Mille Lacs Band divests from bank over Dakota Access financing (1/13)
Navajo Code Talkers participate in presidential inaugural parade (1/13)
more headlines...

Home | Arts & Entertainment | Business | Canada | Cobell Lawsuit | Education | Environment | Federal Recognition | Federal Register | Forum | Health | Humor | Indian Gaming | Indian Trust | Jack Abramoff Scandal | Jobs & Notices | Law | National | News | Opinion | Politics | Sports | Technology | World

Indianz.Com Terms of Service | Indianz.Com Privacy Policy
About Indianz.Com | Advertise on Indianz.Com

Indianz.Com is a product of Noble Savage Media, LLC and Ho-Chunk, Inc.