top
Newswire
Calendar
Features
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Sat Aug 20 2016 (Updated 09/05/16)
No Dakota Access Pipeline
Tribes Push Back Against Yet Another Threat to Clean Water
Corina Roberts writes: The Standing Rock Sioux Nation is calling out to all indigenous nations of the world to stand in solidarity with them as they fight yet another pipeline on tribal lands. Some 250 supporters are camped along the reservation border, tribal youth have completed a run to Washington with petitions against the pipeline, and the battle against Bakken Oil has drawn the attention of environmental groups, tribal people and individuals from across the country. In California, the Winnemem Wintu, Yurok, and Klamath Tribes issued letters of support for the Standing Rock Protectors, and a demonstration of solidarity took place in San Francisco on August 24.

Still, one of the hardest parts of this battle is getting the world out. Local news sources and independent media have covered the story since roughly February, but to date, it has escaped the attention of major news coverage. That's the problem with being peaceful. It's hard to get big media attention without some sort of casualty and drama.

On July 27, the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, represented by Earthjustice, filed a lawsuit against the US Army Corps of Engineers for violating the National Historic Preservation Act as well as other laws. The Corps issued the final permits for the construction of a large crude oil pipeline spanning from North Dakota to Illinois.

imc_pdf.gif Read More | Rezpect Our Water

See Also: photo Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in San Francisco Boosts Movement Forward Pt. II | photo Dakota Access Pipeline Protest in San Francisco Boosts Movement Forward Pt. I | imc_calendar.gif Aug. 24 in SF: Protest Dakota Access Pipeline | ACLU of North Dakota Statement on First Amendment Violations at Dakota Access Pipeline Protest | NLG Statement of Solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux | Winnemem Wintu Tribe supports the Standing Rock Sioux Protectors | Yurok Tribe stands in strong support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation | Klamath Tribes Support Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in Their Opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline

Related Features: Bay Area Cities Join Nationwide Vigils to Protest Keystone XL Pipeline | Ritzy Obama Fundraisers Bring Protests Against XL Pipeline in San Francisco, Atherton | Bay Area Activists Prepare for Direct Action to Stop Keystone XL Pipeline
07/06/18 Occupiers Set Up Tents and Barricade with Barbed Wire at CIS Gate in San Francisco Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco | Immigrant Rights06/28/18 Protests Ramp Up Against Trump’s Family Separation Policy Nationwide on June 30 Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco | South Bay | East Bay | Peninsula | Immigrant Rights | Santa Cruz Indymedia06/27/18 SF Bay Area Responds with Emergency Rallies After Supreme Court Upholds Muslim Ban Front Page | Racial Justice | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | San Francisco | South Bay | International | Immigrant Rights06/06/18 Swift Reaction with Silicon Valley Protest as More Facebook Privacy Fouls Exposed Front Page | Media Activism & Independent Media | Peninsula06/03/18 Call Goes Out to Save OneFam from West Oakland Gentrification Onslaught Front Page | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Global Justice & Anti-Capitalism | Education & Student Activism | East Bay06/03/18 Community Protests DA Gascón Letting Cops Off the Hook for Murders of Mario Woods and Luis Góngora Pat Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | San Francisco05/30/18 Dozens of Animal Rights Activists Arrested at Petaluma Industrial Egg Facility Front Page | Police State & Prisons | North Bay / Marin | Animal Liberation05/29/18 Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Supporters Chalk Up Win in Missouri Front Page | U.S. | International | Government & Elections | Palestine05/26/18 California DPR Fails to Protect Vulnerable Communities from Pesticide Exposure Front Page | Environment & Forest Defense | Health, Housing & Public Services | California | Santa Cruz Indymedia05/24/18 Northern California Solidarity with Massive Palestinian Protests on 70th Nakba Anniversary Front Page | Anti-War | San Francisco | International | Palestine05/16/18 Memorial Service to Honor San Francisco Activist and Journalist Kiilu Nyasha Front Page | Police State & Prisons | Racial Justice | Health, Housing & Public Services | Womyn | Media Activism & Independent Media | Arts + Action | San Francisco
Related Categories: California | Central Valley | North Coast | San Francisco | U.S. | Environment & Forest Defense | Racial Justice | Front Page