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Attacks on #NoDAPL–please call!

Unarmed #NoDAPL water protectors are currently being attacked by militarized police in North Dakota. They’re being sprayed with water in sub-freezing temperatures, hit with rubber bullets, and maced.

You can express outrage and demand cessation by calling any and all of the numbers below:

  • White House Situation Room – 202-456-9431
    • I was told they’re “monitoring the situation.” I asked that the White House actually intervene on behalf of water protectors.
  • Morton County Sherriff Department – 701-328-8118
    • I left a voicemail saying I’d encourage no one to ever visit North Dakota ever again if they keep attacking unarmed citizens.
  • Governor Dalrymple – 701-328-8118
    • Voicemail full; I was unable to leave a message
  • North Dakota National Guard – 701-333-2000
    • No answer outside of business hours
  • Army Corps of Engineers – 202-761-8700
    • I left a voicemail asking that they please take any and every action to ensure (1) no further harm to water protectors and (2) DAPL stop efforts to drill, for benefit of this land and all its people.

Please call. Please protest the abuse of people and earth for profit.

Your voice can make a difference.

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  1. November 20, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    I will call tomorrow! That’s saddening and absolutely ridiculous! No one deserves that!

    Some seriously shady shady shit is afoot!

    • November 21, 2016 at 5:36 am

      It really is! The more I read and see, the more I’m concerned about … everything happening, and the deeper trouples it reflects.

      I was heartened to see folks getting busy signals when calling the Situation Room later last night. That meant that calls were picking up.

      My daily post over on my other blog (written yesterday morning) was related to DAPL. One link I included there was a fantastic two-minute DAPL summary by Robert F. Kennedy. I should’ve included this link earlier! https://twitter.com/jacquesk8/status/799758862152630273/video/1

    • November 21, 2016 at 5:46 am

      I found the full RFK, Jr. video. He explains the illegality of what DAPL’s doing, and why they’re doing it anyway: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdvSQaWYk8M

      • November 21, 2016 at 8:22 am

        That’s not kosher at all! I’ve never understood what exactly was being protested until now. I mean, the common sense stuff, clean water, oil spills, a HUGE FREAKING PIPE!, you know….

        but this, this is absolutely unacceptable. This should have been stopped ages ago, and I don’t understand why. Madness I tell you, madness!

  2. November 20, 2016 at 11:48 pm

    Money talks, and meanwhile the good guys go to the wall. ❤

  3. November 21, 2016 at 7:29 am

    I watched the live stream on Suzie Bertie’s Facebook Page – terrible stuff!

  4. November 21, 2016 at 11:52 am

    You’re 100% correct, what’s happening to these people is cruel and it’s wrong, but you may need to check further. Our local Indigenous people (the Potawatomis) get free gov’t health care, do not pay any taxes, have their own police force and their own tribal laws. They also have several thousand acres of land, and are the only people in Michigan permitted to own and run a Casino. When there is conflict between the laws the rest of us follow, and any member of the Potawatomis tribe, they successfully claim their only “peers” (the people who can be on a jury) are tribal members. Only tribal members can work in their hotels and casinos, and if a non-tribal member misbehaves in a Casino, the “white” police are expected to come pick up whoever is misbehaving.

    IF the pipeline was going through someplace other than tribal land, the “Right of Eminent Domain” would automatically kick in… So, while what is being done to them is totally wrong, are the indigenous people totally right? Remember, these people only take money from the government — they don’t pay anything into it. What is being done is WRONG — but what’s the “right” way to settle this?

    • November 21, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      There’s so much to address here that, sadly, there’s no hope of doing so adequately with my time constraints.

      What I can say is that my readings reveal enormous, systemic hardships endured almost universally by Native Americans at USG hands. If a handful fare well due to casinos, that is anomaly rather than rule.

      The hardships Native Americans endure are rooted, IMO, in imperialism that expresses itself many ways. We also see this in the USG attacking any and every foreign country from which it feels it can derive financial gain. Life and other nations’ sovereignty are inconsequential to this imperialistic view.

      The problem is imperialism; this, simply one expression.

      (There are so many other ills related to this imperialism, including the rampant suffering of non-Native peoples here, but that’s outside the scope of a comment tapped out on my phone during my short break!)

      Re: Eminent Domain, there are different land requirements applicable to Native lands. That’s part of what RFK, Jr. gets at when he addresses the unlawfulness of DAPL’s actions in an eight-minute video I linked to another commenter. I highly recommend giving it a watch!

      And with that, my typing time is up …

      • November 24, 2016 at 11:49 am

        Thanks for the video! I missed it the first time.

  5. November 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    thank you for spreading the word!!

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