Tuesday, November 15th 2016
In response to the CONTINUED unlawful development of the Dakota Access Pipeline through indigenous land by the shameful Energy Transfer Partners Company*, a National Day of Action has been called by the Water Protectors at Standing Rock:
I joined a small coalition of protesters outside the regional Army Corps of Engineers Headquarters in Concord, Mass., where I was honored to meet among other people a woman who is Lakota Sioux and a member of Standing Rock:
*The latest update as I understand is that there is a temporary halt on the permits for ETP to continue construction, but that on ELECTION DAY (11/8/2016) they made a quiet announcement they were going to continue -ILLEGALLY- starting December 2nd anyway. Meanwhile scores of individuals face overwhelming legal fees after being unlawfully arrested -and assaulted by attack dogs, pepper spray, rubber bullets and degrading lock up conditions (strip searched and denied clothing while penned up in dog cages)- for protesting peacefully on their own land. It seems an entire herd of bison have also been rounded up and sold off for slaughter. Meanwhile that abomination of a “president-elect” is not only a direct *investor* and beneficiary of the pipeline (having accepted campaign contributions to the tune of $100K), he is also a climate-change denier who has pledged to green light the development of all fossil fuel infrastructure projects going forward.
As in, O.M.F.G. how can this be happening?
As the Standing Rock Sioux defend their water and land, they defend water and land for ALL of us. Here are TEN WAYS YOU CAN HELP THE STANDING ROCK SIOUX:
Some methods may be more effective than others, but the key is utilizing multiple avenues of resistance in an effort to provide full spectrum resistance against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
1. Call North Dakota governor Jack Dalrymple at 701-328-2200. When leaving a message stating your thoughts about this subject please be professional.
2. Sign the petition to the White House to Stop DAPL: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/…/stop-construction…
3. Donate to support the Standing Rock Sioux at http://standingrock.org/…/standing-rock-sioux-tribe…/
4. Donate items from the Sacred Stone Camp Supply List: http://sacredstonecamp.org/supply-list/
5. Call the White House at (202) 456-1111 or (202) 456-1414. Tell President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers’ Permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
6. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp Legal Defense Fund: https://fundrazr.com/d19fAf
7. Contribute to the Sacred Stone Camp gofundme account: https://www.gofundme.com/sacredstonecamp
8. Call the Army Corps of Engineers and demand that they reverse the permit: (202) 761-5903
9. Sign other petitions asking President Obama to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline. Here’s the latest to cross my desk – https://act.credoaction.com/sign/NoDAPL
10. Call the executives of the companies that are building the pipeline:
a. Lee Hanse Executive Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6455 lee.Hanse@energytransfer.com
b. Glenn Emery Vice President Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 800 E Sonterra Blvd #400 San Antonio, Texas 78258 Telephone: (210) 403-6762 glenn.Emery@energytransfer.com
c. Michael (Cliff) Waters Lead Analyst Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. 1300 Main St. Houston, Texas 77002 Telephone: (713) 989-2404 michael.Waters@energytransfer.com
The most effective means of showing support for this cause is to actively participate in protecting this sacred land. Anyone who is able to travel to the peaceful encampments is encouraged to do so. For those unable to make the journey to North Dakota, please utilize the alternate methods provided to show your support for the Standing Rock Sioux who have united over 100 tribes from across the U.S. Please join this effort to stop this pipeline, which desecrates sacred lands and has serious potential to damage or destroy the Standing Rock reservations lifeblood – its water.
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
— Mahatma Gandhi
#Defend the Sacred
#Water is Life