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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Faith Myhra
Ineke Deruyter
kate black
Francoise Collet
Amy Rice
Katie Moody
meave o'connor
Christine Brunner
Joann Johnson
Donna Kennedy
Susan Hagen
gail penso
Susan Smith
Frances
Lori Perdue
Tineke Dubbelman
Gwen Winter
Scott Sardonicus
Earl Callahan
barbara buttinger-foerster
kim Dandurand
Helen jane Kaufman
Martha Neuman
Jennifer Bone
Wendell Stafford
Susan Fox
Sue McKevitt
Eleanor Levine
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  • Faith Myhra
    signed 2016-11-28 13:21:26 -0500
  • Ineke Deruyter
    signed via 2016-11-28 12:39:03 -0500
  • kate black
    signed via 2016-11-28 12:33:13 -0500
  • Francoise Collet
    signed via 2016-11-28 12:11:59 -0500
  • Amy Rice
    signed via 2016-11-28 12:11:44 -0500
  • Katie Moody
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:51:19 -0500
  • meave o'connor
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:34:36 -0500
  • Christine Brunner
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:32:42 -0500
  • Joann Johnson
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:29:06 -0500
  • Donna Kennedy
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:26:50 -0500
  • Susan Hagen
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:14:56 -0500
  • gail penso
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:13:02 -0500
  • Susan Smith
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:08:00 -0500
  • Lori Perdue
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-28 11:01:35 -0500
    Sign the petition: Demilitarize Standing Rock!
  • Frances
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:01:13 -0500
  • Lori Perdue
    signed via 2016-11-28 11:00:54 -0500
  • Tineke Dubbelman
    signed via 2016-11-28 10:32:34 -0500
  • Gwen Winter
    signed via 2016-11-28 10:31:07 -0500
  • Scott Sardonicus
    signed via 2016-11-28 10:23:35 -0500
  • Earl Callahan
    signed via 2016-11-28 10:19:34 -0500
    This veteran is angry at the militarization of the police against peaceful protestors. Has this become the American way? – to industrialize for money and power.
  • barbara buttinger-foerster
    signed via 2016-11-28 10:10:01 -0500
    austria
  • kim Dandurand
    signed via 2016-11-28 10:01:03 -0500
  • Helen jane Kaufman
    signed via 2016-11-28 09:55:43 -0500
  • Martha Neuman
    signed 2016-11-28 09:50:13 -0500
  • Jennifer Bone
    signed via 2016-11-28 09:36:04 -0500
    Jennifer Bone
  • Wendell Stafford
    signed via 2016-11-28 09:16:18 -0500
    Water is Life, you can’t drink Oil!
  • Susan Fox
    signed via 2016-11-28 09:03:59 -0500
  • Susan Mckevitt
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-28 08:53:13 -0500
    Sign the petition: Demilitarize Standing Rock!
  • Sue McKevitt
    signed via 2016-11-28 08:52:12 -0500
    Water needs our help…as do the people trying to protect her. Please sign. Thank you.
  • Eleanor Levine
    signed via 2016-11-28 08:21:16 -0500
    Let us support Standing Rock and support all people. It our struggle too.
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