It’s true that North Dakota used the power of the state this week to march into the camps along the Missouri River and round up the remaining water protectors. But think about that story: A few dozen people were arrested at camps where more than 10,000 people once said no to the Dakota Access pipeline. That people power did not evaporate. Even today more people, tens of thousands, perhaps millions, are still a part of that effort via social media and through direct action. Continue reading
“If you go [to North Dakota],” the Sacred Stone camp wrote in its call to action, “expect police violence, mass arrests, felony charges for just about anything, abuse while in custody, targeted persecution and racial profiling while driving around the area, etc.” Continue reading
If the bill passes the full council, Seattle will be the first major city to divest over the Dakota Access Pipeline. Continue reading
No longer just tweeting, President Donald J. Trump has been issuing a stream of executive orders and memoranda since his inauguration. On Tuesday, his pronouncements involved the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines. Both projects were denied or delayed by the Obama administration, each after massive public protests. Now, with the Trump administration’s actions, buttressed by a servile Congress under Republican control, fossil-fuel megaprojects are getting the green light. Continue reading
At a recent Standing Rock benefit in New York City for opponents of the Dakota Access Pipeline, co-hosts Mark Ruffalo and Josh Fox were clear about what people should do if they want to help stop the pipeline: Take your money out of the banks that are funding it. Continue reading
“We want to thank everyone who played a role in advocating for this cause. We thank the millions of people around the globe who expressed support for our cause.” Continue reading
Even if you can’t show up at the wintry encampments, you can join water protectors in other ways: from calling the North Dakota governor to breaking up with your bank.
One almost gets the sense that editors writing headlines … have enlisted themselves on the sheriff’s team, waving spectators away with a “nothing to see here, folks.” Continue reading
Trump has between $500,000 and $1 million personally invested in Energy Transfer Partners, and a similar amount in Phillips 66, which has a 25% stake in the project.
As we continue our solidarity with Standing Rock, we are being summoned to take a new stand in our own lives, to give ourselves to the growing grassroots global movement to stop the destruction of our common sacred land, the poisoning of our shared water and the oppression of the indigenous peoples. Continue reading