Jan. 24, 2017
President Trump just signed executive orders allowing the Dakota Access Pipeline and the Keystone Pipeline. The Dakota Access Pipeline is tearing through the sacred land of the Standing Rock Sioux. We’ve covered that extensively on my show, Redacted Tonight. The water protectors there have been attacked with dogs, pepper spray, water canons, chemicals, rubber bullets, and concussion grenades. I obtained an official response the Oceti Sakowin Camp Leadership –
“We are putting a call out immediately for allies and people to stand up where they are, mass civil disobedience as a showing of solidarity for Standing Rock. The fire exists within them and now is the time to let them reignite. The heart of Standing Rock beats everywhere. The fire has been taken by 10,000 potential organizers nationwide, and we need you to hit the ground immediately. Demand people divest from big banks, and help us Defund DAPL! We are the revolution and the resistance continues!”
Not only will these pipelines impact the lives of millions who get their water from the rivers effected, but climate scientists say that we must keep 80% of known fossil fuels in the ground in order to survive as a species. So Standing Rock is not just about Native Americans. And it’s not just about others who have had their land stolen out from under them for the benefit of big oil, such as Cyndy Coppola in Iowa. It’s about the survival of all of us. It’s about the future of our planet.
To learn more about the Washington DC protest tonight, GO HERE. There are also protests in many other cities.