THIS IS REAL! Army Corps denies easement for DAPL!
December 5, 2016
Yesterday the movement for indigenous sovereignty and climate justice had a monumental victory when the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would not grant an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri River.
We know this is not a permanent victory and rerouting the pipeline to another community is unacceptable. We know there are many other fracked gas and oil pipelines across the county that must be stopped.
However, this is still a powerful victory and if we’re going to have more like it, we all need to look at the leadership our indigenous brothers and sisters showed at Standing Rock.
Watch Josh Fox’s reporting on the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and Oceti Sakowin Camp.
“This is the beginning of the healing from the addiction – the addiction to oil, the addiction to consumerism, the addiction to that lifestyle which leaves you strung out, feeling miserable and lonely.” – Doug Good Feather
The values people live by at Standing Rock are the most real and powerful forces on the planet right now. When people organize, embody peaceful resistance and put our bodies on the line, we win.
When we keep the faith and never quit, we do our movement proud. We owe the standing rock youth council a huge debt of gratitude for redefining protest in the 21st century. Indigenous people and indigenous values of respect, peace and environmental reverence must redefine our civilization going forward if we are to survive.
This may be a temporary victory, against DAPL but he power of the people is never temporary.
In love and solidarity,
Josh Fox and the LET GO AND LOVE TEAM