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Georgianne Nienaber is an investigative environmental and political writer. She lives in rural northern Minnesota and South Florida. Her articles have appeared in The Society of Professional Journalists' Online Quill Magazine, the Huffington Post, The Ugandan Independent, Rwanda's New Times, India's TerraGreen, COA News, ZNET, OpEdNews, Glide Magazine, The Journal of the International Primate Protection League, Africa Front, The United Nations Publication, A Civil Society Observer, b*tch Magazine, and Zimbabwe's The Daily Mirror. Her fiction expose of insurance fraud in the horse industry, Horse Sense, was re-released in early 2006. Gorilla Dreams: The Legacy of Dian Fossey was also released in 2006. Nienaber spent much of 2007 doing research in South Africa, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. She was in DRC as a MONUC-accredited journalist, and was living in Southern Louisiana investigating hurricane reconstruction and getting to know the people there in 2007. Nienaber is continuing "to explore the magic of the Deep South." She was a member of the Memphis Chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and is a current member of Investigative Rorters and Editors.


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The great divide, From InText Wednesday, February 6, 2019 (14 comments)     

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The Stories People Tell About Abortion The stories we tell offer anecdotal evidence of the moral, emotional and sociological damages of abortion. Evidence-based medicine offers scientific reasons to expose political machinations as misleading and dangerous. More importantly, injecting politics into life and death decisions puts our spiritual identity at grave risk, no matter how the stories are framed.

From ImagesAttr Wednesday, January 16, 2019 (2 comments)     

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Native Populations Forgotten and Vulnerable During Shutdown Mainstream media has barely whispered about the effects of the shutdown on Indian Country.

From ImagesAttr Thursday, August 30, 2018 (6 comments)     

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The Messenger and the Mermaid The story of the death of the Whale Shark is true. His biography is based on science and research. The Mermaid might be real.

From ImagesAttr Monday, October 30, 2017 (3 comments)     

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Will Nikki Haley's Tears Flow into a River of Compassion for Congo? We can only hope that the recent bloody news from Goma, combined with Haley's emotional visit to the Mungote Camp in Kitchanga, translates into a river of compassion. News reports in the US mainstream focused on Haley's difficult visit with rape survivors and her first-hand look at the atrocious conditions in an IDP camp of 15,000 located 100 kilometers (60 miles) north of Goma.

From ImagesAttr Thursday, August 31, 2017 (2 comments)     

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China Ready With $4.7 Billion to Invest in Haiti China is expanding its influence in the Caribbean. Will this help or hurt Haiti. Teh devil or the angel is in the details

From ImagesAttr Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (2 comments)     

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Did Murdered U.N. Expert Unknowingly Tell Her Killers How to Find Her? The orders to kill villagers in Febraury came from high up the chain of command, and by his denials and blame directed at a "roughly edited" videotape, DRC spokesman Lambert Mende was introducing the possibility of culpability. Did Mende videotape and stage the killings of the UN experts.

From ImagesAttr Thursday, March 30, 2017 (10 comments)     

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Nikki Haley Calls Out Congo as Predatory: "Let's End This" This was the first time in this writer's memory that the United States publicly called out the Congolese regime of Joseph Kabila for violence against its own people

From ImagesAttr Thursday, March 23, 2017     

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Shark Fins: Waste or Resource for Florida Fishing? Why kill an animal if you are only going to use part of it? If possession of shark fins is banned, but you can legally keep the shark, isn't that the definition of waste?

From ImagesAttr Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (4 comments)     

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Ambassador Nikki Haley Has Unique Opportunity After Congo Massacres The YouTube video posted on February 17, 2017, shows men in Congolese army uniforms fatally shooting a group of villagers. A close look at the grainy footage shows that the victims are carrying slingshots, machetes and spears as as they are mowed down by machine gun fire. The United States reactedthrough Obama era holdover and State Department interim spokesperson Mark Toner.

From ImagesAttr Saturday, February 4, 2017 (11 comments)     

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Legitimizing Plunder at Standing Rock Part II A society of thousands that had its genesis in a prayer camp in the summer of 2016 at the confluence of the Cannonball and Missouri Rivers has evolved into something that is almost unrecognizable from those languid summer days.
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 102776 views)

Thursday, February 2, 2017 (8 comments)     

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Legitimizing Plunder at Standing Rock Part I Tribal budgets as well as the annual tribal audits are available upon the request of tribal members, at the tribal finance office. This is often not the case with crowd-sourced funding.
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 102776 views)

From ImagesAttr Friday, December 9, 2016     

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Court Battle Over The Dakota Access Pipeline Continues Into the New Year The Judge's Decision moves the arguments into the New Year, with possible decisions coming at late as February. However, the Judge noted that any decision he might make could become moot when Donald Trump takes office in January.
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From ImagesAttr Thursday, December 8, 2016 (4 comments)     

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Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline Remains in Limbo Over Missing Documents The fight over the Dakota Access Pipeline is not over yet. Lawyers for Energy Transfer Partners requested that U.S. District Judge James Boasberg issue a ruling at a hearing scheduled Friday morning that would allow the company to complete the project
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From ImagesAttr Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (13 comments)     

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A Tribal Chairman Talks Trump, Pipelines and Poverty on the Plains The participation of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is an important and overlooked piece of the history of Standing Rock protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. While major media satellite trucks were lining up at the Highway 1806 entrance to Oceti Sakowin in Morton County in anticipation of the arrival of thousands of veterans on December 4, something was happening just a two-hours drive to the south.
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From ImagesAttr Tuesday, December 6, 2016 (5 comments)     

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BREAKING: Blizzard in North Dakota and Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Calls for Water Protectors To Return Home We are establishing a path now to help the world understand that what we asked for and what we got is the right decision. The world is watching us and our behavior will determine the final outcome. I
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From ImagesAttr Sunday, December 4, 2016 (12 comments)     

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Hawaii's Tulsi Gabbard Joins Water Protectors at Standing Rock In a show of solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard is joining thousands of veterans from across the United States who have come to Standing Rock and the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation to protest the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
Series: Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 102776 views), Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 102776 views), Standing Rock Stands Against DAPL (43 Articles, 102776 views) (View All Series)

From ImagesAttr Sunday, December 4, 2016 (8 comments)     

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BREAKING: Army Corps Denies Easement for Dakota Access Pipeline DAPL Pipeline put on hold for environmental review.and additional discussions with tribes.
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From ImagesAttr Sunday, November 27, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Army Corps to Evict Oceti Sakowin Camp on December 5 In a shocking but not entirely surprising move, given the escalation of violence at the Oceti Sakowin Camp, The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has issued what amounts to an eviction notice to Tribal Chairman Dave Archambault.
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From ImagesAttr Wednesday, November 16, 2016 (3 comments)     

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Did Trump's Visit to Little Haiti Help Him Win Florida? It would be a denouement dripping with irony if voter analysis indicates that the Haitian/American electorate removed the shackles from closet Trump-leaning supporters in a Florida election. The verdict is still out, but it certainly appears possible that Haitians may have achieved some payback for an election rigged by Cheryl Mills and the Clinton State Department.

From ImagesAttr Friday, November 4, 2016 (2 comments)     

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Morton County Sheriff Blames USACE for Police Violence at Standing Rock as Journalist is Shot This action resulted in a journalist Erin Schrode being shot with a rubber bullet and knocked to the ground. She accidentally filmed herself being shot while she was interviewing a water protector on the far side of the Cantapeta Creek. Schrode was no where near the protectors, who were standing in freezing water to protest the assembly of riot police on sacred lands
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