Mobilize Missouri Stands with Standing Rock

All of life depends on clean water. Mobilize Missouri stands with Native American water protectors in opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline through the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The pipeline’s owners plan to tunnel under the Missouri River at Standing Rock, as well as the Mississippi River further to the east.

Members of Mobilize Missouri and hundreds of our concerned fellow humans will gather for “STL Stands w/ Standing Rock Solidarity March & Solution Rally” at St. Louis Union Station Hotel, 1820 Market Street on Saturday, November 5th at 3 pm. Organized by the Patchwork Hearts Collective and Veterans for Peace, marchers are asked to bring signs, drums, noisemakers, banners and peaceful active spirits.

The militarized response at Standing Rock has persisted, despite a request to halt construction issued by the the U.S. Departments of Justice, Interior and the Army. Pipeline developers Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) have maliciously destroyed the residents’ burial grounds and sacred artifacts, violently attacked citizens with trained dogs, tasers, nightsticks and pepper spray. State and local authorities continue to target journalists attempting to document authorities’ actions, issuing arrests on trumped-up charges. Those arrested have reported being put in holding pens intended for pets and livestock.

Local awareness about the civil rights struggle of the Lakȟóta people has thankfully been growing. On September 9th, led by Alderwomen Megan-Ellyia Green and Christine Ingrassia, the City of St. Louis joined dozens of other cities across America, passing a resolution “in support of the Indigenous opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline and we call on all residents of the City to raise awareness about this important struggle for Indigenous sovereignty and environmental justice and to support the Sacred Stone Camp efforts in any way they can.”

Join us outside Union Station on Saturday, November 5th at 3 pm as we work to expand the awareness and opposition to this epic civil liberties struggle.

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