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Thursday, December 1, 2016

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MASS ACTIONS IN SOLIDARITY WITH STANDING ROCK

The NoDAPL Water Protectors are calling for a Global Day of Action on December 1st, beginning a month of actions and including special emphasis for mass, escalated actions on Dec. 5th & 6th. This is a plan from our growing coalition in VT to honor this request.

THURSDAY DEC 1ST - 4 PM ON THE STATEHOUSE LAWN, MONTPELIER

Demand that the State of Vermont Divest from TD BAnk, a leading financier of the DAPL project, and apologize for investing the money of hard working residents of Vermont in genocide and the undermining indigenous sovereignty. We want the VT State Treasurer Beth Pierce to work tirelessly to create a State Bank which will create revenue for the budget gap, not export money to international banking interests.

MONDAY DEC 5TH - 9 AM @ CHRIST CHURCH, MONTPELIER
MARCH & MASS ACTION

(More info TBA - we don't want to give too much away yet ;)The majority of the masses of people at this action will be those who intend to show their support for the Water Protectors and not get arrested. This is a day we will reject the Dakota Access Pipeline and stand for indigenous sovereignty in North Dakota and everywhere. However, we are recruiting AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE to risk arrest in non-violent civil disobedience with us, therefore making it much more likely that the DA will drop the charges, reducing all of our risk enormously. There's still a risk, however. But hundreds and thousands are facing felonies and extreme violence on the front lines, and we are calling on everyone to see this as an amazing opportunity to stand together, and to stand behind the incredible indigenous leadership at Standing Rock. Please get in touch with us if you are willing to participate in the front lines of this nonviolent civil disobedience.  Updates at https://www.facebook.com/events/1684640268515661/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1480522221457421)


BACKGROUND

The Army Corps of Engineers has revoked a statement that they will be evicting the Standing Rock "Main Camp", the Oceti Sakowin 7 Council Fires known as the Great Sioux Nation, and their allies
on December 5th, but GOVERNOR DALRYMPLE OF NORTH DAKOTA HAS ISSUED AN ORDER TO BREAK UP THE CAMP. Though the threats and retractions are coming too fast to track through the media, it's clear that the camp is under political siege, and the Water Protectors there are in constant jeopardy.

Police and National Guard have used tear gas, rubber bullets, pepper spray, sound grenades, and water cannons in subfreezing conditions against thousands of people, including those on our recent VT delegation to standing Rock. Hundreds of people were injured. Our solidarity efforts are needed now more than ever.

Solidarity actions are having a measurable impact and Dakota Access is facing a major deadline. The financial footing of the Dakota Access Pipeline is in jeopardy if they do not complete the project by January 1st. If this deadline is missed, a majority of the stakeholders with contracts to ship oil through the pipeline will be able to renegotiate or cancel their contracts. This could be devastating to Energy Transfer Partners and the other pipeline companies behind DAPL.

This is an unprecedented and historic moment for indigenous people and life on this planet. This is a time to stand for justice and against white supremacy with one of the boldest acts of resistance taken in this country in living memory.

Please plan to join us, and help us spread the word.

Thank you!
Central VT Climate Action, Showing Up For Racial Justice (Central VT), Upper Valley Affinity Group, the Make, 350VT, Post Oil Solutions, the 99th Monkey Affinity Group, Anonymous VT Youth (more endorsements pending)
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