More than 2,000 veterans and police officers have pledged to protect the water protectors gathered on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation to oppose the Dakota Access Pipeline construction that will drill and transport crude oil at two confluences with the Missouri River, one of them near sacred land of the Sioux Nation.
Far from the latest news about the shenanigans in Washington, D.C., Americans are being punished for protecting their right to water–a commons that has been denied to American citizens in Flint, Michigan and other locations in the U.S. PAY ATTENTION! Right now, the president elect is appointing people to high office who are going to further erode our basic rights to clean air, clean water, and clean food!
The events occurring in our democracy are similar to those in countries that Americans have opposed due to poor treatment of its citizens. ALERT: we are one of those countries!
If you have not written your representatives or called them, now is the time. We cannot let the military/industrial complex mistreat the people gathered at the Sacred Stone Camp, nor can we allow the completion of a pipeline that will threaten the water supply of millions of Americans. ACT NOW.