The Governor of North Dakota has just ordered the forced removal of thousands of Native Americans and their allies who are nonviolently protecting their water and our climate from the Dakota Access Pipeline.
Please sign this petition urging President Barack Obama to take all necessary action to prevent further state violence and to block the removal of the water protectors.
When foreign governments, like Iraq's or Libya's, try to deny oil profits to U.S. corporations, Washington is swift to act -- often disastrously. But when a U.S. state government violates numerous human rights and openly announces a planned escalation, where is the federal government? What becomes of the United Nations or the "Responsibility to Protect" when oil is on the other side of the equation?
Click here to tell President Obama to take immediate action -- ordering resolute federal protection for the water protectors in North Dakota.
Obama could also federalize the National Guard, which puts them under his leadership just as Lyndon Johnson did to protect civil rights marchers.
There is no time to waste. Click here. And tell everyone you know to do the same.
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Reuters: North Dakota Governor Orders Pipeline Protesters Expelled