Unspeakable Police Violence - Will You Help the Protectors?
November 26, 2016 – It was a sorrow-filled so-called "Thanksgiving" at Standing Rock as the Indigenous peoples and Water Protectors kept their vigil against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) in spite of unspeakable police violence. There were unrelenting assaults against the human rights of these peaceful demonstrators.
And frankly, there was nothing to be thankful for except the courage of the Earth and Water Protectors as well as others engaged in peaceful protest.
Indeed, if anything, Standing Rock is a bitterly ironic challenge to the colonial concept of "Thanksgiving".
There were horrific scenes, reminiscent of the genocidal Indian Wars of the late 19th century, except this time with modern-day weapons of water cannons, rubber bullets, and concussion grenades.
In fact, the police nearly blew the arm off one of the activists, Sophia Wilansky from New York, early Monday morning.
She was airlifted to a hospital in Minnesota where she faces potentially dozens of surgeries to try and save her arm.
Hundreds more have been hurt and dozens have been hospitalized. Green activists and the Water Protectors have literally put their lives on the line to protect the land against toxic oil spills and the desecration of sacred Indian sites.
Greens from all over the country are at Standing Rock, and a delegation of 7 people (6 from Colorado and 1 from Maine