As Thanksgiving approaches, more than 100 Native Americans and their allies have just been attacked and injured by police in a new assault using rubber bullets, tear gas, mace canisters and water cannons in freezing temperature.
Videos show police spraying people with cold water in freezing weather which has led to mass hypothermia.
This is an emergency. Please sign the petition that is helping us bring attention to these outrages.
Please call the phone numbers on the page following the petition to demand a halt to this injustice.
Our petition to President Barack Obama, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, the Morton County Sheriff's Department, and the Army Corps of Engineers, reads:
Regarding Standing Rock, we urge you to remove the National Guard. Halt the provision of war weapons and war training to police departments. Demilitarize police actions at Standing Rock. Send Department of Justice observers. Deny the Army Corps of Engineers' permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Click here to demand justice.
Let's not forget that the courageous water protectors at Standing Rock are protecting the climate of the earth we all need to live on.
Signing our names on to amplify their voices is the least we can do.
After signing the petition, please use the tools on the next webpage to share it with your friends and to make important phone calls.
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-- The RootsAction.org Team
P.S. RootsAction is an independent online force endorsed by Jim Hightower, Barbara Ehrenreich, Cornel West, Daniel Ellsberg, Glenn Greenwald, Naomi Klein, Bill Fletcher Jr., Laura Flanders, former U.S. Senator James Abourezk, Coleen Rowley, Frances Fox Piven, Lila Garrett, Phil Donahue, Sonali Kolhatkar, and many others.
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