Last night I watched live feeds as the white man fired rubber bullets on people trapped on a North Dakota bridge, unable to leave, subjected to water cannons under below-freezing temperatures, sustaining serious injury by tear gas, their ears deafened by MRAP sound cannons, all for the crime of protecting the water for future generations, and for saving their sacred sites. Protecting them from the inroads of a corporation bent on exploiting fossil fuel all the while the climate is collapsing, with the atmosphere now saturated with more than 400 PPM of carbon (the threshold being 350 PPM).
Try to call the Whitewash House to call off the Resident’s and the oil company’s dogs, but the Resident is asleep, the office is closed. The Justice Department is closed for business. Try later. Call easternstandardtime 9 am to 5 Pm Monday. This message will be monitored for quality control but will not be recorded. Good bye.
How many more injuries will be sustained during this night of horror while America sleeps huddled in doorways, trying to stave off the cold, how many deaths before Governor Dalrymple of North Dakota calls off his hounds, before the Army Corps of Engineers takes a stand, before the DAPL re-routes the pipeline from hell away from First Nations' sacred sites?
How many traumatized children and women and men, before Maitreya appears? How long oh lord, how long before the world is ready to receive thy saints?
The below 10 minute raw footage is from a Drone camera. Around 5:20 in you will see water cannon attacks that are incredible! The entire piece, however gives you the lay of the land, the fires that were started to keep people warm, even water cannon attacks on the drone itself!
To keep an eye on live news you please use the #NoDAPL hashtag on twitter, or go to the Indigenous Environmental Network's feed!
WHAT YOU CAN DO
1. With many seriously wounded on-site, medics are asking for emergency supplies:
trauma kits (portable)
Supplies can be shipped to:
Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council
P.O. Box 1251, Bismarck, ND. 58502
or if you are shipping via UPS or FedEx, please address to:
220 E. Rosser Avenue, 1251
Bismarck, ND 58502
2. Alert national and international law keepers to denounce these atrocities:
International Court at The Hague Telephone: (+31) (0) 70 302 23 23
UN number for urgent disasters: UNDAC Americas and Caribbean region
Office: +41-22 917 1684
Mobile: +41-79 449 4223
White House 202-456-1111
Army Corps of Engineers 202-761-5903
ND Governor Jack Dalrymple 701-328-2200
Call your representatives
Donate to legal defense:
Call or write to Executives at DAPL/Energy Transfer Partners LP:
Lee Hanse, EVP 210-403-6455 or Lee.Hanse@energytransfer.com
Glenn Emery, VP 210-403-6762 or Glenn.Emery@energytransfer.com
Michael Waters, Lead Analyst 713-989-2404 or
Join or organize events in your area:
3. Close your accounts, encourage your friends/family to do the same at banks
investing in Energy Transfer Partners:
ABN Amro Capital
Bank of America
Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotia Bank)
Bank of Tokyo - Mitsubishi UFJ
DNB Capital ASA
SMBC Nikko Securities
UBS Origin Bank (formerly Community Trust)
Please find names, e-mails, and phones of CEOS of these banks at this address:
4. In every way you can think of please get involved.
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And let us remember: WATER IS LIFE! YES!