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Veterans to Stand with Water Protectors Dec. 4th

Hundreds of American veterans are gathering in Standing Rock, North Dakota to support Sioux Tribe Water Protectors on December 4, 2016. They plan to stay for three days. Surely this will galvanize President Obama to take appropriate action to respect and protect Native American rights, our water, and the climate.

‘Where Evil Resides’: Veterans ‘Deploy’ To Standing Rock To Engage The Enemy — The US Government | Task & Purpose

“Earlier this month… [ activist Wes Clark Jr. and police reform advocate Michael A. Wood Jr.] formed Veterans Stand For Standing Rock with the hope of drawing scores of veterans, as well as fire fighters, ex-law enforcement officers, emergency medical personnel and others to the battleground for a three-day “deployment” in early December to “prevent progress on the Dakota Access Pipeline and draw national attention to the human rights warriors of the Sioux tribes.” Both men say they’re prepared to take a bullet, rubber or otherwise, for a cause they believe should be of critical importance to any patriotic American.” ~ Adam Lineham

The New York Times, the first major newspaper to speak up for the Water Protectors, agrees it is time to end the standoff between Standing Rock and the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Power Imbalance at the Pipeline Protest | The New York Times 

“The photos and videos in news reports suggest a… familiar story — an imbalance of power, where law enforcement fiercely defends property rights against protesters’ claims of environmental protection and the rights of indigenous people. American Indians have seen this sort of drama unfold for centuries — native demands meeting brute force against a backdrop of folly — in this case, the pursuit of fossil fuels at a time of sagging oil demand and global climatic peril.” ~ The NYT Editorial Board


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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends–with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for spreading the word!

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Thanks for sharing, Mr. Militant!

  1. swo8

    I hope they listen for a change, JoAnn.

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Me, too. Fingers crossed.

  2. Rosaliene Bacchus

    I continue to stand with our Water Protectors.

  3. smilecalm

    sending energy
    of compassion,
    love & wisdom 🙂

  4. Sue Dreamwalker

    This is gaining the attention of the world.. And it is time to stand in unity with those at Standing Rock..

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Yes – and I believe Standing Rock will win.

      Meanwhile, the interviews I’ve seen of Water Protectors are absolutely inspiring. They convey peace, generosity, courage, and a wise understanding of humankind’s place in nature.

      Just as Trump’s hate rhetoric exposed the extent of unvarnished racism/hate that exists in the U.S., our Sioux Water Protectors are revealing the best in Americans. They are also showing us how to fight power.

      We won’t be the same after Standing Rock. We’re going to be much better and stronger.

      • Sue Dreamwalker

        Yes My heart feels this also… We are One and now is the time to be counted and stand up in Unity for what is right.. Keep up the good works you do my

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