YESTERDAY'S police and National Guard attack on peaceful protesters at Standing Rock camp is inexcusable. To resort to pepper spray, tasers, batons and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters is evidence of police brutality that if left unchecked by the government will resort to serious casualties and possible deaths on both sides. The White House needs to intervene and send observers to North Dakota right away to protect the lives and rights of the protesters at the Standing Rock protest camps and then take action to stop the construction of the dap. At the very least the government needs to stop the construction of the dap while there is an investigation of why the route of the pipeline was changed from crossing under the Missouri River upstream from Bismark, ND to the new route downstream from the city. The investigation will expose the environmental racism that led to the pipeline reroute (click the Standing Rock link above for the PBS report on this). Justice will be the government ordering the dap back to it's original routing but the best outcome would be the government canceling the entire project. +350.org is asking people to call the White House (I did, it took 40 tries but I finally got through) and demand Justice Dept observers be sent to N Dakota right away and for Pres Obama to stop the dap. Be sure to watch the video and read the transcripts from +Democracy Now! AND click here to donate to the Sacred Stone Camp (I did).
|Yesterday, the National Guard and State Police raided one of the peaceful resistance camps at Standing Rock. Can you call the White House at (202) 456-1111 and tell President Obama to send Justice Department observers immediately and stop the Dakota Access Pipeline?|