To review, it’s been almost five months since President Trump’s executive orders authorized the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, and nearly four months since the Standing Rock water protectors were evicted after enduring online harassment, assaults with “less lethal” weapons such as tear gas, rubber bullets, flash-bang grenades, and blasts from police water cannons in the freezing North Dakota winter.
The British Ruling Class Is in Full Panic Mode Bernie Sanders Is a Russian Agent, and Other Things I Learned This Week Trump Is Appointing Racist Fake-News Purveyors to the Federal Bench A Progressive Electoral Wave Is Sweeping the Country Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748) In the months that followed, divestment spread to San Francisco, Missoula, and several tribes, including the Muckleshoot tribe in Seattle, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe in Minnesota, and Nez Perce in Idaho.
The site also links to a Google sheet with the organization’s research on various cities around the country and a form you can fill out once you’ve got a campaign going and are looking to connect.
Some of the biggest banks in the country are involved with the DAPL and there’s a good chance many of us have relationships with them.
Here are just a few of the organizations to follow if you’re interested in divestment campaigns and other organizing at the intersection of environmental justice and indigenous sovereignty.