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Action against Dakota Pipeline University of Denver Tuesday at 4
The movement to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline is growing stronger by the day, and it’s time for all of us to rise up and play a role in this fight.
Join us on Tuesday, November 15 for a solidarity action and rally at DU, where pipeline companies such as Transcanada, Enbridge and Michels (DAPL funders) are convening for a 2-day “Pipeline Leadership Conference”. Students and non-students will make sure they know that they are not welcome and will call on the Obama Administration and the Corps of Engineers to revoke the permits for this dirty oil pipeline.
The Army Corps fast-tracked the Dakota Access Pipeline without proper consultation, and as a result, bulldozers are approaching Standing Rock as we speak. But with coordinated, massive demonstrations across the country, we’ll make it clear that this powerful movement will not allow the Obama administration or the incoming President to sacrifice Indigenous rights, our water, or our climate – they must reject this pipeline.
This day of action is one of many calls for solidarity actions targeting not only the Army Corps, but stakeholders at every level — including the banks who are funding Dakota Access and the companies building the project.
Please bring a candle, art and posters/banners — and be sure to share on social media with #NoDAPL. Here’s the FB event page link: https://www.facebook.com/events/336430943396264/
Some sample messages for art include:
People over Pipelines
In Solidarity with Standing Rock
Obama: Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline
Participating organizations: Native Student Alliance, Black Student Alliance, Divest DU, Sustainable International Development Initiatives, Multicultural Social Justice, Latino Student Alliance, unaffiliated students, Four Winds American Indian Council, American Indian Movement of Colorado, 350 Colorado, Earth Guardians, Greenpeace, Permaculture Action Network, Center for Biological Diversity, Food & Water Watch and many other national partners (Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if your group would like to join in!)