Susan Sarandon explained her views on why she is neither voting for Clinton or Trump in next week's US election. She was interviewed last night by Evan Davis on BBC 2's Newsnight.
She stressed how she is aghast at the building of the Dakota Access Pipe Line. And points out how neither Clinton nor Trump is opposed to it.
When Evans asked her why she would not vote for a woman she replied: "I don't vote with my vagina".
Below is a piece on the Dakota Pipe Line by a young woman studying in Dublin.
For anyone not too familiar with what is going on; this is the general gist: Fossil fuel corporations are building a huge oil pipeline (Dakota Access PipeLine) through the lands of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. So they are being bulldozed out.
They are obviously very upset- these lands are sacred to them- and they, being the earth caring people that they are- are also very concerned about the pipeline's effects on water, the earth and climate change. So they have been peacefully demonstrating in huge numbers - many, many different tribes have all come together to help out; they are locking their bodies onto the pipeline building machinery, holding peaceful processions and marches and prayer ceremonies etc.
All so peaceful. But the police have descended on them with frightening aggression - armed to the teeth - it has been reported that armoured cars have even arrived on site. Hundreds of native Americans have been arrested at this stage and others have been really hurt by the police, some have been shot at point blank with concussion grenades, others have had arms and wrists broken.
It is literally modern day colonialism - complete with violence. And it's just being allowed to happen.