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Trump "Declared War on Indigenous Nations"—And They're Ready to Fight Back


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Trump "Declared War on Indigenous Nations"—And They're Ready to Fight Back

Deirdre Fulton, staff writer

With his order to revive the Keystone XL (KXL) pipeline, President Donald Trump "has declared war on Indigenous nations across the country," one Cheyenne River Sioux organizer said Monday.

But he'll be met by a fierce native resistance movement that "will not back down," said the organizer, Joye Braun, on a press call organized by the Indigenous Environmental Movement (IEN).


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From Injustice Boycott:

Last Tuesday, when Trump signed an executive order to revive construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline, I asked if you were willing to do what it takes to make sure we win this fight.

This Wednesday, February 1st, Seattle’s City Council will vote on a bill that would take $3 billion in city business away from Wells Fargo. That's a $3,000,000,000 kick in the nads of America's profiteers.

Wells Fargo is one of the primary banks currently financing DAPL (Dakota Access Pipeline). Divesting this much money would put a lot of pressure on the banking giant to withdraw their funds from the pipeline construction. Beyond the pipeline, Wells Fargo has abused thousands of customers and been a huge backer of private prisons.

We need you to take action now and show Seattle you support this bill, and that you are ready for them to lead us towards victory. In one swoop this would take our fight to another level.

ACTIONS

We need everyone to https://www.facebook.com/events/1226767800692257/ this rally. If you live in Seattle, please do your best to go. If not, marking yourself as “Going” will show the City Council that you stand with them in solidarity.
Please like and follow https://www.facebook.com/defundDAPLSeattle/ so you can stay up-to-date on how the vote in Seattle progresses. We're behind it.
We have STRENGTH IN NUMBERS. Without our money, the banks and corporations can’t afford to invest in injustice.

LET’S DO THIS!

If this was about jobs--and we know Mother Earth has never been their consideration--then they would be pushing for green jobs and new infrastructure where there would be the many jobs needed. No. This is pure greed from the obtuse corporatists.


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The Native Americans fully realize that resisting the pipelines is not enough ... they must also disrupt the construction every step of the way. The Native Americans eluded to the power of disruption over and over again in this article.

Resisting by carrying signs in protests and marches is passive ... even if a million people participate. Direct action requires disruption.

"My nation is not taking Donald Trump's new memorandum on Keystone XL lightly—we will fight back through through the courts, protests, and any means available and necessary."

Resist and Disrupt!


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It won't only be Native Americans standing up to these vile pipelines. Massive numbers of people will be negatively impacted by them. Many have seen eminent domain 'takings' of their property in the interests
of private profit - clearly illegal. I expect this to be a major rallying point for ALL of the opposition to Trump.


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It will also be interesting to see if the vets show up again as they did previously. trump is pissing of more folks every day , with the women that marched on Washington, and the protest numbers at airports, combined with what will come at Dakota, along with sure to follow more outrage in the coming days over....(pick just one ), this is going to be a real test for America and its constant trumpeting (ironic ) of democracy, because its supposed to be a govt. for the people, by the people, not for the electorate college , and certainly not the big corps.

And good luck to Seattle city council in there vote to pull funds from crooked Wells Fargo, it should of been done already, but better late than never.


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Can't a commission in Nebraska stop Keystone? As I remember the commission still hadn't made a decision when Obama rejected the pipeline.


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"It is useless to attack the system in terms of its own values," Ted.


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I donated $ to www.HonorEarth.org. It is one of the organizations mentioned on Democracy Now! in the fall that was collecting donations to bail protesters out of jail, among other things.

"Honor the Earth is a Native-led organization, established by Winona LaDuke and Indigo Girls Amy Ray and Emily Saliers."


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Well at least they're not being marginalized by being called Water Protectors. That was annoying. Marginalization is so common today it seems. Its like Black Awareness month. Instead of celebrating freedom from slavery on any day, the government was kind enough to allow it for 28-29 days out of 365, or the shortest month of the year.