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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Petra Hubbeling
Hillary Keyes
Debra McIntyre
Jerry Maynard
William Thomas
Semya Hakim
Sonya M Charles
Toni Rozsahegyi
Richard Horowitz
Aleyne Larner
Catherine Corpeny
Josie Lenwell
Dineo Maine
Ariel Gold
jodie evans
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  • Petra Hubbeling
    signed via 2016-11-27 17:27:12 -0500
  • Hillary Keyes
    signed via 2016-11-27 17:01:03 -0500
  • Debra McIntyre
    signed via 2016-11-27 16:44:43 -0500
  • Jerry Maynard
    signed via 2016-11-27 16:38:07 -0500
  • William Thomas
    signed via 2016-11-27 16:03:35 -0500
    I support human and civil rights and the indigenous people and environmental activists is their quest to protect their land and their source of life — water.
  • Semya Hakim
    signed via 2016-11-27 15:59:24 -0500
    Semya Hakim
  • Toni Rozsahegyi
    @CodePinkCLEVE tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-27 15:54:12 -0500
  • Sonya M Charles
    signed via 2016-11-27 15:53:27 -0500
    Please stop the violence against peaceful protesters!
  • Toni Rozsahegyi
    signed via 2016-11-27 15:53:09 -0500
  • Richard Horowitz
    signed via 2016-11-27 15:41:35 -0500
  • Aleyne Larner
    signed via 2016-11-27 15:38:37 -0500
    ALEYNE LARNER
  • Catherine Corpeny
    signed via 2016-11-27 15:31:57 -0500
    Asking the DOJ to stop the NDAPL. It is illegal to drill under the Fort Laramie Treaty signed by the US Govt.
  • Josie Lenwell
    signed via 2016-11-27 15:31:34 -0500
  • Dineo Maine
    signed via 2016-11-27 15:22:51 -0500
  • Ariel Gold
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-27 14:59:32 -0500
    Sign the petition: Demilitarize Standing Rock!
  • Ariel Gold
    @ArielElyseGold tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-27 14:59:30 -0500
  • Ariel Gold
    signed 2016-11-27 14:59:12 -0500
  • jodie evans
    posted about this on Facebook 2016-11-27 14:53:46 -0500
    Sign the petition: Demilitarize Standing Rock! #NoDAPL #WaterIsLife @CODEPINK
  • jodie evans
    @MsJodieEvans tweeted link to this page. 2016-11-27 14:53:42 -0500
  • jodie evans
    signed 2016-11-27 14:52:52 -0500
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