Saturday, February 25, 2017
STANDING ROCK LIVES ON AS A MODEL FOR PEACEFUL RESISTANCE-Stand In Solidarity With Standing Rock
STANDING ROCK LIVES ON AS A MODEL FOR PEACEFUL RESISTANCE
Police have now taken full control of the Oceti Sakowin Camp, following an hours-long siege today at Standing Rock. A number of Water Protectors were forced to flee en masse across the Cannonball River to escape a running advance by heavily armed police. It is unclear at this time how many Water Protectors have been arrested. Today's raid came on the heels of additional forced evacuations yesterday in Standing Rock. Around 150 police from several states mobilized against the Water Protectors yesterday on Highway 1806 in South Dakota and forced a large number of people to evacuate from Standing Rock, using the threat of force… With the fervent attacks on the Water Protection movement led by Indigenous peoples from around the world (but especially individuals from the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations) also comes a model for peaceful yet powerful resistance we must all learn to utilize. I refer to the remarkable degrees of respect, responsibility, persistence, courage and wolokolkiciapi (a love-based sense of internal and external peacefulness) taught by Indigenous people and quickly emulated by their non-Indigenous allies. More
We Have to Keep Fighting: Water Protectors Vow Continued Resistance as Main Camp Is Evicted
The court cases that are coming up, I think there are more than just one on the 27th. There are others that are coming up. Right now, they are just trying to, as again, make them follow the law, to do a complete EIS—Environmental impact statement. nd to stop the construction, to sit down and talk. We understand that no matter what we do or say at this moment in time, we must stand by what the legal people are doing. You know, I always tell people, we are doing our best to follow the law, but we are also doing our best to stand up against injustice. And because they did the evictions, they thought they would stop the movement. All they have done is enhanced us. All they have done is made us understand what kind of limits they would go to. We know that when you are on the right side of justice, you continue to stand in prayer and nonviolent resistance, you will win. More
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IT’S NOT OVER!
DPPer Emmy Rainwalker writes:
There are 17 banks identified as the funding source for the pipeline in North Dakota.
Bank Exits are actions that are happening all over the world, where someone closes an account as a protest against the Dakota Access Pipeline with lots of people supporting and sending a message to the bank that funding fossil fuels is no longer a good or attractive thing to be doing!
There will be an action on Saturday, February 25 from 11 am to 1 pm outside Bank of America in Harvard Square. Your support would be welcome!
Please look for our exciting summary of the event we hosted last Thursday about Standing Rock with actions we can take together. We are researching some interesting ones. Coming to your inbox in the next few days!
Warm regards and Peace