Demilitarize Standing Rock!

Tell the Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate and demilitarize police responses to nonviolent #NoDAPL water protectors. 

This weekend we joined with over 10,000 from across the globe who have joined in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. The pipeline could destroy ancestral burial grounds and poison the water supply for an entire sovereign nation and millions of Americans downstream who rely on the Missouri River. 

This sovereign nation of the Standing Rock Sioux — one of many constantly threatened by environmental injustice —is fighting to keep its water safe and clean by means of an historic protest. But law enforcement agencies are treating them like wartime enemies. Riot police raiding a protest camp even yanked indigenous people from prayer in sweat lodges. Last week in below-freezing weather, law enforcement deployed tear gas, water cannons, percussion grenades, and rubber bullets against hundreds protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, injuring more than 300, including Sophia who still struggles to keep her shattered arm. Right now on a North Dakota prairie, nonviolent protesters are being confronted by police in riot gear with armored military vehicles, automatic rifles, sonic weapons, concussion grenades, attack dogs, pepper spray, and beanbag bullets.

North Dakota has received $3 million worth of military equipment from the federal government through the Defense Department’s 1033 program. On top of that, more than a half dozen states have sent equipment and officers to North Dakota. They have tanks waiting at the bottom of Turtle Island. The DOJ can help stop this militarized response to indigenous activists and their allies fighting for clean water. It oversees the various federal programs that may have supplied much of the equipment being used against protesters—and it can put those oversight measures to use.

Tell the DOJ to investigate possible constitutional violations and suspend police use of federally supplied military equipment.

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Tania Smith
Alexistori Gonzalez
Roxy Harrington
Stephanie Shepherd
Norbert Mueller
Ina Martínez
Victoria Ludden
D Kaminsky
Kathe Burick
Helene Leff
Leigh Bowie
Erika Abele
Robin Lechner
Kristina Smith
Michael Rufo
rachel soper
James Snow
jehane noujaim
Susann el Sadiq
Charles Crystle
Patricia Jones Blessman
Coleen Sterritt
Georgette Wong
Danna Ruscha
Farrah Shields
Virginia Hauflaire
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  • Tania Smith
    signed 2019-11-02 23:48:46 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    @Alexistori5 tweeted link to this page. 2019-09-18 13:30:24 -0400
  • Alexistori Gonzalez
    signed 2019-09-18 13:30:18 -0400
    Shut the global. National Real. IDS. Of. Government. Surveillance. Down…illegals it is))((A. Crime of. Unstainability. Governments)) ***please. ((Cash. With. Chips are. Illegals. Jobs. Worked))…. Facial. Recognitions. Is. A. Crime. Wars. Missiles. Crimes Also……
  • Roxy Harrington
    signed 2019-05-23 01:24:03 -0400
  • Stephanie Shepherd
    signed 2017-05-19 16:08:01 -0400
  • Norbert Mueller
    signed 2017-02-03 14:15:20 -0500
  • Ina Martínez
    signed 2016-12-09 21:22:21 -0500
  • Victoria Ludden
    signed via 2016-12-01 07:40:04 -0500
  • D Kaminsky
    signed 2016-11-30 12:53:01 -0500
    This is egregious behavior. Stop the lawbreaking and the stupid destruction of fossil fuels and pipelines; and terrible harm to people just for a few people’/ profit. Corporate bottom lines and stock prices rule over decency, over human health, over our planet and water survival???
  • Kathe Burick
    signed via 2016-11-29 21:50:30 -0500
    The violation of human rights and indigenous sovereignty must stop now.
  • Helene Leff
    signed 2016-11-29 19:57:20 -0500
    DO SOMETHING
  • Leigh Bowie
    signed via 2016-11-29 17:04:38 -0500
  • Erika Abele
    signed via 2016-11-29 16:23:59 -0500
  • Robin Lechner
    signed 2016-11-29 16:19:56 -0500
  • Kris Smith
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-29 12:33:51 -0500
    Sign the petition: Demilitarize Standing Rock!
  • Kristina Smith
    signed 2016-11-29 12:33:29 -0500
  • Michael Rufo
    signed via 2016-11-29 12:17:10 -0500
  • rachel soper
    signed via 2016-11-29 11:38:57 -0500
    rachel soper
  • James Snow
    signed 2016-11-29 10:28:29 -0500
  • jehane noujaim
    signed via 2016-11-29 08:43:41 -0500
  • Susann el Sadiq
    signed via 2016-11-29 05:41:42 -0500
  • Charles Crystle
    signed via 2016-11-29 04:42:58 -0500
  • Patricia Jones Blessman
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-29 04:37:22 -0500
    Sign the petition: Demilitarize Standing Rock!
  • Patricia Jones Blessman
    @PatBlessman tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-29 04:37:19 -0500
  • Patricia Jones Blessman
    signed via 2016-11-29 04:36:54 -0500
  • Coleen Sterritt
    signed 2016-11-29 01:49:39 -0500
  • Georgette Wong
    signed via 2016-11-29 00:57:32 -0500
    Thank you for all you do!
  • Danna Ruscha
    signed 2016-11-29 00:23:08 -0500
  • Farrah Shields
    signed via 2016-11-29 00:22:02 -0500
  • Virginia Hauflaire
    signed via 2016-11-28 23:47:22 -0500
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