Stop DAPL. Stop Trump.

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Revolution Truth  PORTLAND, OR

Stop DAPL in the Time of Trump

Within days of his inauguration, President Trump issued a memorandum expediting completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) across unceded sacred tribal lands of the Standing Rock Sioux and other indigenous nations.

Update  (2/7/17): Caving in to Trump’s hyperaggressive attempts to bypass logic and the law, the Army Corps (1) withdrew its proposed EIS, thereby rejecting a saner, safer route out of hand, (2) ended the 20-day comment period, (3) waived the 14-day waiting period following Congressional notification, and (4) granted the DAPL easement for the risky construction beneath Lake Oahe, based on the grievously inadequate EA ordered by ETS itself in July 2016.
 
THIS CHANGES NOTHING with respect to the various court cases going forward, including this one.
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For months, the greatest Native American tribal gathering in U.S. history has peacefully resisted completion of DAPL, in the face of sometimes brutal police violence and human-rights abuses. Water Protectors are now contending with the threat of forced eviction.

Last summer, pipeline owner Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) and the USACE rejected a safer route north of Bismarck that would have crossed a much narrower water body than the present route across contested treaty lands and beneath Lake Oahe.  Rerouting saved possible contamination of Bismarck wells and some money in exchange for endangering the water supply of these tribes and millions of citizens downriver.

#RevolutionTruth, a grassroots-based, human-rights organization dedicated to protecting democratic principles and civil liberties, is preparing a legal challenge to DAPL based on: (1) environmental injustice; (2) racial and class discrimination; and (3) defense of the fundamental rights of sovereign native citizens.

(1) Environmental Justice. We will show that the current route is far more dangerous to the environment than the one north of Bismarck originally considered.

(2) Racial and Class Discrimination. We will show that the current route has a significantly disproportionate impact on indigenous people who suffer a 63% unemployment rate and an average per-capita income about half of that of the overwhelmingly Caucasian Bismarck residents.

(3) Defense of Sovereign Rights. We will show that the original route crossed no unceded tribal lands, whereas the current route bisects that territory (originally ceded in 1851, redrawn in 1868 and reorganized in 1934 by the Indian Reorganization Act). These lands and waters are viewed by sovereign tribal nations as both sacred and belonging to them. As these tribes mainly exist in a state of dual sovereignty, we will show that only an act of Congress can influence a change in sovereign powers.

What happens now at #StandingRock is more important than ever. This lawsuit is an opportunity to help the Standing Rock Sioux stop DAPL while resisting the rising demagoguery of PresidentTrump. 

RevolutionTruth has consulted with several Indigenous attorneys during this work and are open to Indigenous attorneys potentially joining our legal team.

Please help us win this battle for Indigenous People’s rights, water, and life. We need at least $25,000 for legal fees to bring the case. If we do not reach this’ goal, all proceeds will go to the legal defense of individual Water Protectors facing criminal charges for peaceful protesting and citizen’s journalism.

Please donate and share. Together let us crowdsource justice for #StandingRock.

(Donations made to RevolutionTruth will be directed to the fund for legal and related fees for this court case. Please note that donations are NOT tax-deductible.)

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UPDATE: On February 7, 2017, caving in to President Trump’s hyperaggressive attempts to bypass logic and the law, the ACE (1) withdrew the proposed EIS, (2) ended the Comment Period, (3) waived the 14-day waiting period following Congressional notification, and (4) granted the DAPL easement for the risky construction beneath Lake Oahe, based on the grievously inadequate EA ordered by ETS itself in July 2016.

THIS CHANGES NOTHING with respect to the various court cases going forward, including this one.
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Wolf Fogarty
13 days ago
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Revolution Truth, will the legal team consist of an Indigenous lawyer with knowledge of Tribal and Treaty Laws? Prayers up for everyone standing against big oil and for everyone's right to have clean water.

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Manju Dhat
12 days ago
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With all the gofundme campaigns out there... is this legit? I'm with Wolf below... do you have an Indigenous Treaty lawyer because the only way you would even have a chance to win a case standing on "Treaty" is if this case is represented by a Tribal member who is SOVEREIGN... a lawyer who hasn't taken the bar. Thanks!

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Tracy Lester
10 days ago

And here's a different one also (the audi sucks though): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rotHb_NfLGA

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Tracy Lester
10 days ago

Wolf Fogarty, and Manju Dhat, this vid may not (or may) answer your specific question, but here's a pretty thorough explaination re: this lawsuit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkWZ91qX__A&t=7s

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Walter Jörg Langbein
12 days ago

Whether you think, President Trump is good or bad far America - that is not the point. Personally I think President Trump is better for the USA than C. Klinton. BUT what is happening at Standing Rock ... the violence against unarmed protestors... that is disgusting! Those heroic people are fighting for much more than Standing Rock, they are fighing for all of us, for our environment, for our future. I do - still -hope, that nature will win over money!

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Michele Donlan
13 days ago

My prayers are with you guys, I am only half sioux , and I know thats not much, but my grandmother would have stood beside u and sent out many blessing your way.

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$10,640 of $25k goal

Raised by 227 people in 2 months
Created November 27, 2016
AJ
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Anna Jose
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RM
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Rita Meehan
11 hours ago

I gladly give to this effort. The idea of Koch Brothers and their cohorts (Trump Administration) gives me great concern for the future of our planet, aka grandmother earth!

SP
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Sharon Powell
23 hours ago

#WaterIsLife

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Barbara Logan
3 days ago

Thank you! Heard you on Redacted Tonight.

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Wolf Fogarty
13 days ago
4
4

Revolution Truth, will the legal team consist of an Indigenous lawyer with knowledge of Tribal and Treaty Laws? Prayers up for everyone standing against big oil and for everyone's right to have clean water.

+ Read More
Manju Dhat
12 days ago
3
3

With all the gofundme campaigns out there... is this legit? I'm with Wolf below... do you have an Indigenous Treaty lawyer because the only way you would even have a chance to win a case standing on "Treaty" is if this case is represented by a Tribal member who is SOVEREIGN... a lawyer who hasn't taken the bar. Thanks!

+ Read More
Tracy Lester
10 days ago

And here's a different one also (the audi sucks though): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rotHb_NfLGA

+ Read More
Tracy Lester
10 days ago

Wolf Fogarty, and Manju Dhat, this vid may not (or may) answer your specific question, but here's a pretty thorough explaination re: this lawsuit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pkWZ91qX__A&t=7s

+ Read More
Walter Jörg Langbein
12 days ago

Whether you think, President Trump is good or bad far America - that is not the point. Personally I think President Trump is better for the USA than C. Klinton. BUT what is happening at Standing Rock ... the violence against unarmed protestors... that is disgusting! Those heroic people are fighting for much more than Standing Rock, they are fighing for all of us, for our environment, for our future. I do - still -hope, that nature will win over money!

+ Read More
Michele Donlan
13 days ago

My prayers are with you guys, I am only half sioux , and I know thats not much, but my grandmother would have stood beside u and sent out many blessing your way.

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