Winter has come to Standing Rock. So has an evacuation order, the rekindling of grievous collective memory, and the exquisite irony of white people once again telling Native people to get off their own land. Meanwhile, says Neil Young, the water protectors, "their hair frozen from water cannons...stand for all that is good, and they stay strong." This is Giving Tuesday, a day to honor good causes. Watch stunning drone footage of the endless, snow-swept, heart-stirring camps, and give.
Incredible fortitude aided by a just cause. Solidarity!
The Silence of our First Black President is Unprecedented.
As it goes in Ferguson so it goes at Standing Rock
We as a Country owe these People much More
Far past time to disassemble the current Democratic Party
They have Become "The Problem"
Again, Absent Without Leave...DOJ
If you live in Vermont:
THURSDAY DEC 1 - Spotlight on State Spending: Stand with Standing Rock
3:30 PM @ Vermont State House, 115 State St., Montpelier
Citizens of Vermont will call on the State Treasurer to withdraw all State funds from TD Bank. As a customer of TD bank, Vermont is supporting a financial corporation heavily invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. We respectfully reject the use of taxpayers' money for a project that violates treaty rights, human rights and environmental rights. Join us in solidarity with Standing Rock on Thursday at 3:30 on the Statehouse steps in Montpelier. Bring a headlamp.
To offer or join a carpool to the December 1 event see below
MONDAY DEC 5 - March & Mass Action to Defund DAPL & Stop Human Rights Abuses
9 AM @ Christ Church, 64 State St., Montpelier
The governor of North Dakota has issued an order to break up the Oceti Sakowin Camp (the largest camp at Standing Rock), effective immediately. On November 28, police and National Guard used tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, sound grenades, and water cannons in subfreezing conditions against thousands of people. Hundreds of people were injured. Our solidarity efforts are needed now more than ever.
In this action, we will demand an end to all human rights violations against the Water Protectors and their allies and that the treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux be upheld. We will demand that dishonest, violent, racist, and unjust treatment of indigenous peoples end NOW.
This action is for those who are willing to risk arrest as well as those who intend to support but do not wish to risk arrest.
To offer or join a carpool to the December 5 event contact Keri Ellis of 350.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org