Indigenous Peoples Solidarity Movement Ottawa – www.ipsmo.org

December 3, 2016

Ottawa – Stand With Standing Rock! Direct Action Dec. 5 2016

Filed under: Uncategorized — amanikhalfan @ 1:34 pm
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#NODAPL SOLIDARITY NON-VIOLENT MASS DIRECT ACTION
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Stand with Standing Rock!
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  • When: December 5, 1pm-3h30pm
  • Where: Meet up Location is Confederation Park, Middle Fountain. Bank Branch T.B.A at meet up location.
  • What: Based on Global Calls for Action, we are organizing a Non-Violent Direct Action to publicly ask Banks to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). The Action seeks to disrupt business from the targeted bank branch from the outside, and will simultaneously be a demonstration.
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CALLING for individuals and groups in unceded Algonquin territory, Ottawa, to join together in direct action on December 5 to demand that Canadian banks stop funding the Pipeline!
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This protest and direct action will target a branch of a Canadian bank funding DAPL. Please join us if you would like to support OR join this act of civil disobedience.
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Join us in refusing the expansion of pipelines across Turtle Island. #NoDAPL #NoEnergyEast #StopKinderMorgan

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If you’d like to help organize, if you’d like to speak or perform at the rally, or to suggest speakers/performers, inbox us ASAP or email indigsol@riseup.net!
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If your group would like to endorse or support this action please get in touch with us ASAP!

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On December 5, the Oceti Sakowin Camp — the biggest encampment of water protectors — is threatened with possible forcible eviction or other violence, including cutting off of all services and supplies, or being charged with trespassing.
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In response to the escalating and violent attacks against water protectors, The Sacred Stone Camp has put out a call for a month of action starting on December 1: https://www.facebook.com/CampOfTheSacredStone/
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See: nodaplsolidarity.org

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MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE ACTION:
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LOCATION: Meet at Confederation Park at 1pm, at the Middle Fountain, and march to the branch of a bank funding the pipeline. Details of the action and its target will be announced at this meet-up.
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Come out to act in solidarity with Indigenous water protectors at Standing Rock; to condemn the human rights violations that have been carried out in order to force the Dakota Access Pipeline through Indigenous lands without consent; and to demand that [X Bank] immediately withdraw its financing for the pipeline.
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Join us in a peaceful protest in solidarity with water defenders and frontline communities at Standing Rock, who are resisting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline. March with us to support the Indigenous-led movement.
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We will stay outside the branch and will voice our demands, which will shortly be available in our press release. There will be designated negotiators.
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We will also have jars to fundraise for the Standing Rock Camp.
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For more information, contact indigsol@riseup.net!

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Print your own posters using graphics for land and water protectors here:
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Why target banks?
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A coalition of groups at Standing Rock have endorsed a global day of action. The main targets are financiers of the Dakota Access Pipeline and the police departments that have been brought in from across the Midwest to brutalize water protectors.
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The financial footing of the Dakota Access Pipeline is in jeopardy if they do not complete the project by January 1st. If this deadline is missed, a majority of the stakeholders with contracts to ship oil through the pipeline will be able to renegotiate or cancel their contracts. This could be devastating to Energy Transfer Partners and the other pipeline companies behind DAPL.
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With its vulnerabilities exposed, our solidarity efforts are needed now more than ever.
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Canadian banks connected with DAPL and Energy Transfer Partners include RBC, Scotiabank, and TD Bank. TD Securities, for instance, is providing over $360 million in direct financing to Dakota Access LLC.
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*Are you a TD Trust, RBC or Scotia Bank customer?
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Fill this form out and hand it to a bank manager at your branch. Make sure to take their time with questions and info, ask to see another manager– and ideally, come with your friends! We’ll be passing out these forms, and you can also print your own by downloading the pdf here: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9YYnyCuewmKSnRCUDZqUFVmN2M
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Let’s let the financiers know what we think about their dirty oil projects. Stop the violence at Standing Rock and keep the oil in the ground. #WaterIsLife #StandWithStandingRock
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THE PIPELINE’S CORPORATE BACKERS:
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The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is owned by the Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which created the subsidiary Dakota Access LLC. The DAPL, also known as the Bakken Pipeline, would transport half a million barrels of crude oil per day from the Bakken fields of North Dakota to Patoka, Illinois. This crude oil comes from fracking, which threatens the land and water. In August 2016, the final finances were secured when Enbridge and the Marathon Petroleum Company bought a 2 billion dollar share.
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TD, RBC and Scotia Bank are 3 of the 24 banks that have provided project-level loans for the Dakota Access Pipeline. TD has the seventh largest commitment ($360 million+). For more info on the financing of the project: https://littlesis.org/maps/1634-who-s-banking-on-the-dakota-access-pipeline
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SUPPORT THE FRONT LINES – Information from the Solidarity Campaign:
  • Always needed are supplies (http://www.ocetisakowincamp.org/donate), and folks with experience or skills in winter camping and winterizing, direct action, construction, chopping/hauling wood, cooking, dishes, childcare, etc. It is especially useful to commit to 2 weeks or longer.
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QUOTES FROM WATER PROTECTORS AND LAND DEFENDERS:
“The place where pipeline will cross on the Cannonball is the place where the Mandan came into the world after the great flood, it is also a place where the Mandan had their Okipa, or Sundance. Later this is where Wisespirit and Tatanka Ohitika held sundances. There are numerous old Mandan, Cheyenne, and Arikara villages located in this area and burial sites. This is also where the sacred medicine rock [is located], which tells the future.” – LaDonna Bravebull Allard (Lakota, Dakota)
“The dangers imposed by the greed of big oil on the people who live along the Missouri river is astounding. When this proposed pipeline breaks, as the vast majority of pipelines do, over half of the drinking water in South Dakota will be affected. How can rubber-stamping this project be good for the people, agriculture, and livestock? It must be stopped. The people of the four bands of Cheyenne River stand with our sister nation in this fight as we are calling on all the Oceti Sakowin or Seven Council Fires to do so with our allies, both native and non-native in opposing this pipeline.” – Joye Braun (Cheyenne River)
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