Labor for Standing Rock arrives in Camp
Article by Brenda Norrell
CANNON BALL, North Dakota -- Labor Union workers -- nurses, public defenders, pipeline workers, and teachers -- arrived at Standing Rock Camp to support the water protectors and bring a halt to the Dakota Access Pipeline construction.
Marty Goodman, retired transit worker, from Manhattan in New York, said transit workers identify very strongly with the struggle.
"We're fighting pipelines in New York City."
Union workers came from Cheyenne, Wyoming; Casper, Wyoming; Kansas City, Missouri; Madison, Wisconsin; Lafayette, Colorado, and elsewhere came to defend the water.
They said, "Water is Life!"
A registered nurse from Lafayette, Colorado, said the leader for the AFL-CIO Richard Trumka, had spoken out in support of DAPL -- but union workers did not have a voice in Trumka's decision to promote DAPL.
In Colorado, they are fighting fracking and fighting for the water, he said.
"If workers can put that pipe in the ground, then they can take that pipe right back out and put it on the truck and ship it out of there."
A public defender, with Labor for Palestine, and Labor for Standing Rock, spoke on the vicious attack here by police on unarmed peaceful water protectors.
He said what is happening here reminds him of the Civil Rights struggle, Wounded Knee, Palestine, Ferguson and other struggles.
Most of all, he said, it reminds him of Palestine.
Listen to the video below:
Labor for Palestine, Labor for Standing Rock arrives!
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Saurday noon. Photo by Marshall.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2016 -- Breaking News: DAPL workers are laying razor wire on the Sacred Sites they bulldoze in the hills east of Highway 1806 as they near the Missouri River with Police Armored vehicle cover! Share! Confirmed with my own eyes. DAPL will have the pipeline complete up to the river in 5-7 days if nothing changes!
Calling all Water Protectors! -- Johnny D.
We must defeat the Dakota Access Pipeline!
Saturday about 1:30 pm -- Live reports now that water protectors will be going in for their teepees. US Border Patrol, which constantly abuses Indigenous on the border, is now there with highway patrol. Morton Co. Sheriff says he will be there when people retrieve their teepees.