Watching some of the canned livestream. of NoDAPL.
It was a much gentler scene in NoDak.for the nuclear missile civil disobedience (10 consecutive years) during the era of Governor Sinner of North Dakota (and at all the actions was his brother,Roman Catholic priest Fr. Sinner). But ever since 911 everything has changed for civil dissent and the usofa police forces have been heavily militarized.
Once in Missouri, in a state park near Whiteman AFB, over 100 of us were in a circle, doing the Lord's prayer, and as we came to "but deliver us from evil, up from the treetops arose 3 helicopters and we were triangulated. They were sideways, gun door open, and the three "60s" had an airman in sunglasses touching the machine gun pointed upwards. Afterwards it seemed we all thought we knew what they were thinking, "If they gave the orders, would I shoot." And I believe that in 1991 some would not fire on unarmed people.
We all got into cars and caravaned to a missile silo, which had been stood down. The days of cutting open the chain on the fence of a nuclear missile site and 70 people going on site and none being arrested are long gone. Welcome to the anthropocene.