Solidarity Protest with Native Americans' Protest of Dakota Access Pipeline - 9/8

You may have been hearing about this growing protest over the quick approval of this pipeline that goes from North Dakota to Illinois and the way it has ignored the rights of Native Americans and almost certainly will damage the environment and water of NoDaPl.jpgthe area. That by itself is enough, but there is so much more to this. 

This is a battle now for the planet in a similar way that Keystone was and this is just another way oil interests are trying to get around the failure of Keystone to get approved in any case.  And the collusion and corruption involved in this shows that private economic interests with gov't help are still quite willing to compromise our water and the sustainability of all living things for short-term profits. 

Corruption in this approval process can be found in this article by Eco-Watch and lies about its use in this one by Intercept.

Taken from Diablo Rising Tide background info for this event on Thursday that is part of two weeks of Solidarity actions across the country:

The “Dakota Access” Pipeline (DAPL) is a $3.8B, 1,100 mile fracked-oil pipeline currently under construction from the Bakken shale fields of North Dakota to Peoria, Illinois. DAPL is slated to cross Lakota Treaty Territory at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation where it would be laid underneath the Missouri River, the longest river on the continent.

Construction of the DAPL would engender a renewed fracking frenzy in the Bakken shale region, and endanger a source of fresh water for the Standing Rock Sioux and 8 million people living downstream. DAPL would also impact many sites that are sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux and other indigenous nations.

People will meet at McKesson Plaze and there will be a March through SF.  Facebook event site

Please Note there is an additional Protest at 10:00am at the SF office of the US Army Corp of Engineers Office at 1455 Market St. (near Civic Center BART) where the sign-on letter and petitions will be delivered locally. 

And there are some plans forming for a NVCD event following the March in the afternoon.

Other things You Can Do In Support:

Spread messages of opposition to the pipeline: #NoDAPL

Donate for supplies here

Donate to the legal defense fund here

Sign a petition to stop the pipeline here

See an interactive map of the Dakota Access Pipeline financial backers here

For more information:

September 08, 2016 at 1pm - 3pm
McKesson Plaza
1 Post St
San Francisco, CA 94104
United States
Google map and directions
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elias welsh Pam Ramirez Ella Teevan Jerry Rivers Julene Freitas Liz Dodge Daniel Hilsinger Ken Jones Kathy Dervin

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