I personally liked the article, and agreed with the message feeling it reasonably has a place on the blog. Especially considering energy conflicts are where we’re headed so protests and movements that play prominent roles in that would make sense to talk about. I may not be a fan of Noam Chomsky either, he can be a bit off point at times, but still worth reading for the moments he gets things right. I’m commenting simply because I’ve been reading and recommending this blog for years, and lately looking at the comments here always makes me cringe, so I’d hate to see your work go day in and day out with no one actually saying they liked what you produced.
I’d been following the Standing Rock story, but hadn’t heard about Bear Ears, so that was a pleasant surprise to discover.