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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: calendarStanding Rock #NoDAPL March on Washington (11/27) | calendarDemand CitiBank Stop Funding the DAPL (11/25) | calendarFresno: Standing Rock Sioux Support Protest (11/17) | photoOver 500 people in Sacramento stand in solidarity with Standing Rock Sioux (11/15) | photoSanta Cruz Stands With Standing Rock (11/15) | photo#NoDAPL Day of Action In solidarity With Standing Rock Santa Cruz, Ca (11/15) | photoMountain View: No Dakota Pipeline & Trump Protest (11/15) | photoPhotos from Dakota Pipeline Protest in San Francisco (11/15) | photoThousands United Nationally to Stop Dakota Access Pipeline (11/15) | calendarSan Francisco: Bay Area Stands with Standing Rock: March on Army Corps of Engineers (11/15) | calendarNoDAPL National Call to Action at UCSC (11/15) | photoPeninsula: Activists Protest at Banks in Solidarity with Standing Rock (11/3) | calendarBerkeley: Solidarity March w Standing Rock: Bay Area Against the Black Snake (11/4) | photoSacramento Area Activists Hold Protest in Solidarity with Standing Rock (10/24) | photoDavis City Council Passes Resolution Backing Standing Rock | photoKPFA Solidarity With Amy Goodman & Journalists At Standing Rock Sioux Tribe In N. Dakota (10/18) | calendarBerkeley: 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 | calendar2016 Indigenous Peoples’ Day Sunrise Gathering | Alcatraz Island (10/10) | photoNo DAPL Call for Support! Help Luta today! | photoWe Stand with Standing Rock (9/18) | calendarMni Wiconi/Water Is Life, Food Not Bombs, Come-Unity Gathering | photoStanding Rock Sioux Tribe Responds to Oil Pipeline Builders | photoSanta Cruz Residents Rally to Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline | photoPennsylvanians: No Tax Dollars for Dakota Access Pipeline | photoNational day of action against the Dakota Access Pipeline (9/13) | calendarSanta Cruz Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline | photoSacramento 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: photoThanksgiving Decorations for the Manhattan Bridge | audioNew Orleans Stands with Standing Rock | ACLU of Northern Californin Stands with Standing Rock | audioSolidarity 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 | photoOceti Sakowin Camp Calls for Immediate Federal Protection for Peaceful Occupation of 1851 Treaty Land | audioStanding Rock Elder Protector Speaks at a March Against DAPL in North Dakota | photoWoman 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 | photoPolice 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 | photoNative-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 | photoPipeline Expert: Government Underestimated Risk of an Oil Spill from Dakota Access Pipeline | photoRegistered 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 | photoNurses Condemn Attacks on Water Protectors Opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline Project | photoAmnesty International USA to Monitor North Dakota Pipeline Protests | photoPolice from 5 States Escalate Violence, Shoot Horses to Clear 1851 Treaty Camp | Standing Rock Sioux Tribe responds to today's law enforcement escalation | photo141 Water Protectors Arrested as Police Escalate Violent Militarized Response | photoBRAVE Environmental Lawyer Explains Standing Rock Legal Issues | photoACLU of North Dakota Files Open Record Requests Regarding Policing Practices at Site of DAPL Protests | photoJournalist Amy Goodman to Turn Herself in to North Dakota Authorities | photoLaw Enforcement Arrest 29 Water Protectors on Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Continue to Target Journalists Covering DAPL | photoThe Surveillance State Descends on the Dakota Access Pipeline Spirit Camp | photoRegistered Nurse Response Network Sends Nurse Volunteers to Assist With First Aid at Standing Rock | photoIEN 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 | photoWater Protectors Across Midwest Continue to Stop Active Construction of Dakota Access Pipeline | Company Behind Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline Has Record of Spills, Property Damage | photoFederal Judge Dissolves DAPL's Injunction Against Water Protectors | photoNorth Dakota’s Governor Declared a State of Emergency to Deal With Peaceful Oil Pipeline Protesters | photoRiot Police Begin Mass-Arrests at Dakota Access Pipeline, FB Censors Video | photoCall in the National Guard to Protect Against Native American People in North Dakota?

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