Dakota Access Pipeline Divestment Action in San Francisco
San Francisco, CA — Idle No More SF Bay, Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty Signers and Friends of the Earth will hold a peaceful action in downtown San Francisco on Monday morning in support of the water protectors at Standing Rock, North Dakota, and in opposition to the financing of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
What: Winter Solstice Dakota Access Pipeline Divestment Action in SF with Idle No More SF Bay and the Indigenous Women of the Americas Defending Mother Earth Treaty Signers
Where: 1 Post St, San Francisco
When: 8:00am to 11:00am Monday, December 19
Visuals: Colorful posters, banners, puppets, and water protectors decked out in holiday cheer.
Background on the Dakota Access Pipeline: The Dakota Access pipeline, which would extend over 1000 miles across several U.S. states threatens Native American ancestral lands and water. If built, it would pass within just half a mile of the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, destroying sacred sites and posing a devastating public health threat to the Tribe’s drinking water in the case of a spill. Opposition to the pipeline continues to grow across the world. Since last April, an ever growing number of Native water protectors and their thousands of allies have converged peacefully at Standing Rock in the pipeline construction area to halt further construction of the project. In response to this peaceful, prayerful resistance, police from multiple U.S. states and agencies, members of the U.S. National Guard, and armed private security forces working for project sponsors have used military equipment, tactics and weapons to intimidate, assault, arrest and otherwise commit grievous human rights violations against water protectors and their allies.
Expert contacts: Jeff Conant, (575) 770-2829, [email protected]
Isabella Zizi, Idle No More SF Bay, (510) 932-0978, [email protected]
Communications contact: Kate Colwell, (202) 222-0744, [email protected]