By Keith ‘Malik’ Washington & justin adkins
It is I, justin adkins, and I have a very serious and urgent message to deliver to you. Malik and I support and defend many causes, but there are certain struggles and fights that have a higher priority to us than others.
One such struggle is the fight to save our planet from imperialist multinational corporations which exclusively deal in the extraction of fossil fuels from the Earth. Comrade Malik and I are both Environmentalists. I personally introduced Malik to this struggle.
A couple of years ago, I ordered Malik a subscription to the Earth First! Journal. That was before he was transferred to the Wallace Pack unit. Pack is the Texas prison where Malik helped expose the presence of high levels of arsenic in the water supply.
Professor Victor Wallis Ph.D. showed Malik the connection between capitalism and the destruction of our environment and in the water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Malik and I believe all of us got an up-front and personal look at what Environmental Racism looks like in Amerika – It’s Real!!
Now Malik performs his own studies and in-depth analysis, and, as always, he has something to say to you. I hope you will listen to the words of my comrade and friend.
Comrade Malik says:
Revolutionary Greetings Comrades!
Energy Transfer Partners!! Yes, let’s say it together, Energy Transfer Partners!! The name tastes like a fat piece of cow dung in my mouth.
This Imperialist Corporation is the chief developer of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and they have filed a federal lawsuit against many of the groups here in Amerika who are fighting hard to save our planet and ensure safe and clean water supplies for future generations of humyn beings and animals, as well as plants and trees.
Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, Texas, filed the complaint and it seeks damages of no less than one billion dollars!! I will briefly give you a list of some of the defendants who have been cited in the complaint: Earth First!, the Sierra Club, Greenpeace International, Bank Track, Bold Iowa, and Mississippi Stand.
The lawsuit alleges environmental protection groups initiated campaigns of misinformation to target legitimate companies and industries with fabricated environmental claims and other purported misconduct, inflicting billions of dollars in damage – Now this is a direct quote from the USA Today – August 24th, 2017.
Now STOP! Let’s listen very carefully to the language these Earth defilers are using – they are saying that WE are initiating campaigns of misinformation to target legitimate companies and industries with fabricated environmental claims. Ok, first of all, they are lying!! And I can prove it! But first we need to fully expose their hidden agenda, because there is much more going on here than meets the eye!!
The Energy Transfer Partners of Dallas, Texas, seek to label us and eco-terrorists in an effort to criminalize and silence our Free Speech activities.
In other words, they want us to allow them to destroy our planet, poison our water supplies, pollute our air, and be quiet and watch while they do it!!
And I say Hell NO! I’m not going to do THAT! What do you say?
Now, I am a socialist/communist – I lean hard to the left and I am deeply sympathetic to the Green Anarchist cause. I’ve been trained to apply a scientific analysis when I encounter a problem. I seek out facts!! I shut down my emotions in order to perform a concrete analysis of the conditions around me. The timing of the lawsuit is very interesting and I smell a RAT!
Yes! On its face, this complaint seeks to bully and intimidate environmentalists. It seeks to cower us into silence. But I firmly believe there is a SNAKE lurking in the background, and that dirty, rotten, scoundrel has emboldened Energy Transfer Partners.
I state today that Department of Energy Secretary, Rick Perry, the former governor of Texas, is secretly promoting this attack on our free speech rights!!
In Rick Perry’s failed presidential bid, guess who was his number one donor? Really, I want you to take a guess. I’ll wait.
Give up? Ok, I’ll tell you; it was Kelay Warren, the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners! Are you Surprised?
Would you like to know how much Mr. Warren donated to good old honest Rick Perry? Six million dollars!! Now listen to me, Mr. Warren got $4.5 million back after Rick Perry pulled out of the Presidential Race, but that is not the only questionable connection our buddy Rick Perry has with Energy Transfer Partners – there is more, much more!!
In a financial disclosure form Perry filed in July 2015, Perry indicated that his wife owned up to $15,000 in Energy Transfer Partners stock, and about the same amount of stock in another pipeline company, Sunco Logistics. Sunco Logistics is supposed to be the operator of the pipeline that was being protested against at Standing Rock.
And I have some very interesting information about Sunco Logistics. According to Reuters, Sunco Logistics leads all of its competitors in spilled crude!!
And if anyone would to fact check any of my reporting, please go to the incredible news website truthout.org and find the article entitled: “Rick Perry, Tapped for Energy Department, Has Multiple Ties to CEO of Controversial Pipeline Project”, posted December 16, 2016 at Truth Out!!
Comrades, who was it that said, “If you want to hide something from a black man, put it in a book,”? Who the hell made up that saying? Whoever it was, they hadn’t met me! Comrade Malik, the servant of the people!!
Comrades, as I wrap up this YouTube video with my good friend, justin, I must encourage you to be more aggressive in the expose of these unsavory relationships between fossil fuel corporations and highly placed members of the Trump Administration.
Furthermore, please be more mindful that the U.S. Federal Government is waging a war against those who seek to protect and preserve our planet. But more urgently the Legislative Branch is overtly and covertly crafting laws which criminalize our right to protest.
We need lawyers on our team!
We need environmental scientists on our team.
We need computer information specialists and technologists on our team!
Sisters and brothers, one of the reasons I am so passionate about this fight is that poor people, and people of color like me, are being exploited and abused by Rick Perry and his cronies in Dallas, Texas at Energy Transfer Partners!
When you get time, I encourage you to read a brief article by David J. Krajicek on Alternet (January 23, 2016) entitled, “7 Toxic Assaults on Communities of Color Besides Flint: The Dirty Racial Politics of Pollution”. The lead poisoning of the children in Flint is only the latest example of environmental racism in the U.S.
Remember, comrades, there is strength in diversity. We must encourage and allow more persyns of color inside our environmentalist ranks. justin invited me to the table, who will you invite?
Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win,
All Power to the People!