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Sun Nov 27 2016 (Updated 12/01/16)
Standing Rock Solidarity in Northern California
Sun Nov 27 2016 (Updated 12/01/16)
Nationwide Solidarity as Police Escalate Violence Against Water Protectors
The Standing Rock Sioux Nation called for indigenous nations and others to stand in solidarity as they fight to prevent continued construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in their ancestral lands, especially near the Missouri River. Since April, indigenous Water Protectors have maintained a camp for cultural preservation and spiritual resistance. The demonstration attracted international attention after historic and sacred sites were bulldozed in September. Thousands have protested the corporate abuse of the land and the environmental dangers of the pipeline in North Dakota and across the country.

Courts have issued injunctions but overall have not been sympathetic to the cause of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation. Since federal agencies blocked construction under the Missouri River in early September, police have greatly increased the violence unleashed against the Water Protectors. Hundreds of demonstrators have been arrested and injured by police weaponry including projectiles, tear gas, and water canons used in below freezing temperatures. Now, federal authorities are threatening to close the NoDAPL camp by December 5, but protesters promise continued resistance.

Solidarity Actions: calendar Standing Rock #NoDAPL March on Washington (11/27) | calendar Demand CitiBank Stop Funding the DAPL (11/25) | calendar Fresno: Standing Rock Sioux Support Protest (11/17) | photo Over 500 people in Sacramento stand in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux (11/15) | photo Santa Cruz Stands With Standing Rock (11/15) | photo #NoDAPL Day of Action In solidarity With Standing Rock Santa Cruz, Ca (11/15) | photo Mountain View: No Dakota Pipeline & Trump Protest (11/15) | photo Photos from Dakota Pipeline Protest in San Francisco (11/15) | photo Thousands United Nationally to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline (11/15) | calendar San Francisco: Bay Area Stands with Standing Rock: March on Army Corps of Engineers (11/15) | calendar NoDAPL National Call to Action at UCSC (11/15) | photo Peninsula: Activists Protest at Banks in Solidarity with Standing Rock (11/3) | calendar Berkeley: Solidarity March w Standing Rock: Bay Area Against the Black Snake (11/4) | photo Sacramento Area Activists Hold Protest in Solidarity with Standing Rock (10/24) | photo Davis City Council Passes Resolution Backing Standing Rock | photo KPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota (10/18) | calendar Berkeley: Rally/Action To Support Amy Goodman and other courageous journalists At Standing Rock (10/18) | Indigenous People's Day: Zachary Runningwolf's statement from Santa Rita Jail | calendar 2016 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering | Alcatraz Island (10/10) | photo No DAPL Call for Support! Help Luta today! | photo We Stand with Standing Rock (9/18) | calendar Mni Wiconi/Water Is Life, Food Not Bombs, Come-Unity Gathering | photo Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Responds to Oil Pipeline Builders | photo Santa Cruz Residents Rally to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline | photo Pennsylvanians: No Tax Dollars for Dakota Access Pipeline | photo National day of action against the Dakota Access Pipeline (9/13) | calendar Santa Cruz Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline | photo Sacramento Area Residents Hold Protest Against Dakota Access Pipeline Outside Citibank | Santa Cruz Solidarity with Standing Rock Water Protectors to Oppose Dakota Oil Pipeline

Statements of Solidarity: photo Thanksgiving Decorations for the Manhattan Bridge | audio New Orleans Stands with Standing Rock | ACLU of Northern Californin Stands with Standing Rock | audio Solidarity with Standing Rock from New Orleans | CFA Stands in Solidarity with the Standing Rock Protestors | Two Spirit Society of Indian Canyon stands with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and Sacred Stone Camp | Karuk Tribe Stands in Support of the Standing Rock Sioux Nation | Stanford American Indian Organization Letter of Solidarity with the Standing Rock Lakota and Dakota Peoples

Reports from Standing Rock: Army Corp Closes Public Access to Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5th | photo Oceti Sakowin Camp Calls for Immediate Federal Protection for Peaceful Occupation of 1851 Treaty Land | audio Standing Rock Elder Protector Speaks at a March Against DAPL in North Dakota | photo Woman severely injured when concussion grenade thrown by police at Standing Rock explodes on her arm | Army Corp Closes Public Access to Oceti Sakowin Camp on Dec. 5th | Tribes call on President Obama to deny easement, investigate pipeline safety and protect tribal sovereignty | photo Police Attack Unarmed Standing Rock Water Protectors in Freezing Temperatures with Water Cannons and Other Weapons in 5-Hour Standoff | Militarized Police Endanger Lives of Standing Rock Water Protectors With Water Cannon Attack in Freezing Overnight Conditions | photo Native-led Copwatch forms at Standing Rock | Excessive Force by Police Injures 300 Water Protectors at Standing Rock | Energy Transfer Partners lawsuit reveals desperation to finish troubled DAPL project | U.S. Army Corp of Engineers delays DAPL easement and calls for further environmental review | U.S. Army Corp of Engineers delays DAPL easement and calls for further environmental review | Police Must Respect the Right to Peaceful Protest After Army Announces Delay of Dakota Pipeline Construction | photo Pipeline Expert: Government Underestimated Risk of an Oil Spill from Dakota Access Pipeline | photo Registered Nurse Response Network Sends Nurse Volunteers on Second Deployment to Standing Rock | Standing Rock Water Protectors Report Escalating Surveillance, Civil Rights and Privacy Violations | ACLU Urges Justice Department to Investigate Militarized Response at Standing Rock Protest | Violent police attack on anti-oil pipeline protest in North Dakota | photo Nurses Condemn Attacks on Water Protectors Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline Project | photo Amnesty International USA to Monitor North Dakota Pipeline Protests | photo Police from 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds to today's law enforcement escalation | photo 141 Water Protectors Arrested as Police Escalate Violent Militarized Response | photo BRAVE Environmental Lawyer Explains Standing Rock Legal Issues | photo ACLU of North Dakota Files Open Record Requests Regarding Policing Practices at Site of DAPL Protests | photo Journalist Amy Goodman to Turn Herself in to North Dakota Authorities | photo Law Enforcement Arrest 29 Water Protectors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Continue to Target Journalists Covering DAPL | photo The Surveillance State Descends on the Dakota Access Pipeline Spirit Camp | photo Registered Nurse Response Network Sends Nurse Volunteers to Assist With First Aid at Standing Rock | photo IEN responds to U.S. Court of Appeals Injunction Denial to Halt DAPL Construction within 20 Miles of Missouri River | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will continue fight against pipeline despite court setback | Standing Rock Sioux Chairman's Statement Following U.S. Court of Appeals Hearing | Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor | photo Water Protectors Across Midwest Continue to Stop Active Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline | Company Behind Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Has Record of Spills, Property Damage | photo Federal Judge Dissolves DAPL's Injunction Against Water Protectors | photo North Dakota’s Governor Declared a State of Emergency to Deal With Peaceful Oil Pipeline Protesters | photo Riot Police Begin Mass-Arrests at Dakota Access Pipeline, FB Censors Video | photo Call in the National Guard to Protect Against Native American People in North Dakota?

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