New Website: #Berlin Actions to #DefundDAPL-How to Help!

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Together with a few devoted others and many participants whose numbers continue to grow, answering the call of Standing Rock to take actions around the world to help defund the DAPL pipeline, a new website has been created to make it easier for others to connect, network and act!

First action is tomorrow, December 5th! It is also the day Oceti Sakowin wrongly faces evacuation by militarized police.

From the website:

“You want to show solidarity with Standing Rock?! Follow the link to participate in our collective action this Monday 5th and join us on the newly created website!

This direct-action is part of the global campaign #deFundDAPL whose goal is to pressure the banks funding the pipeline to terminate their investments. We will focus on the Deutsche Bank, as they are the biggest investor in Germany with $275 million.

The idea is to empower little groups (limited to 4/5 people per group for legal frame) to take direct action, simultaneously throughout the day at different branches of the DB. With this action, the groups will distribute flyers with the 2 goals in mind: read more here.

Reminder around cultural re-appropriation: please do not dress up in ‘Native American’ clothing or use other tribal symbols (including drumming or chanting) unless it reflects your own heritage and customs.

Be part of the movement upholding indigenous sovereignty and climate justice!

Share the page of #deFundDAPLBerlin accross your networks and relatives!

See you soon!
Enjoy your sunday,

Louise on behalf of the team (Falk, Karin, Red and Lisa)


Latest News from #StandingRock as of 2 December 2016
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Last Night I Dreamed #WaterIsLife

Water Is Life

                     Photo by Cempoalli Twenny, by general permission. Added graphics by me.

THE DREAM

Last night I dreamed of a great wave. Of having been in the front yard of house with about a dozen other people aware of possible bad weather coming, a storm of some kind, but the air was calm rather. The sky rather watery looking pink pearl, orangish, bluish with a hint of green in the southeast but not unusual. The day is unusual in its clarity, as if water glistens on every surface: skin, grass, clothing. Despite the weather watch, I decided to go walk west along the great pier front, beyond where these houses shelter in the safety of a cliff overhang.

The pier front is a series of mostly iron fastened wood, stretching across a bay. It is closely packed with businesses, balconies and shops built close to the shore. Farther, the piers curve back to the left were ladders, scaffolding-like with steps built up to yet another high pier where if you climbed up you could see much farther out. It all seemed safe and okay to do so, and feel on top of the world, cool though untouched by a breeze.

One person I knew from the gathering in front of the house had wandered out there too, following me maybe. Probably. As calm and peaceful as it still looked, a sherbet sky of peach, raspberry and lime, just in the next moment, a call went out as if over a broadcasting system: there was an incoming wave, a tsunami. And then I could feel it, and I paused in that eternal second you know if you’ve ever been in a tornado or something. Just before it strikes, before you can see it sometimes, particularly with a tornado: there is a dead calm, but you can almost feel yourself lifting. It is terrifying, and if you’ve ever felt it once, you never forget it because it’s no joke. Continue reading

19Nov #RadioShow “The Voices”-Red Haircrow on #StandingRock #NoDAPL International Solidarity

On 19 November 2016, on “The Voices” radioshow broadcast, hosted by Shanti Suki on Reboot.fm in Berlin, Germany, I was thankful for the opportunity to share information and perspectives on Standing Rock and the NoDAPL movement in North Dakota, USA while they shared Native American music from artists like Frank Waln, Nataanii Means, Cree Nation and Tribe Called Red. The NoDAPL indigenous led movement of water protectors and allies continue to resist big oil corporation corruption and disregard for the earth despite repeated, brutal attacks that has seen hundreds arrested and injured, while mainstream news barely reports or only shared skewed information in favor of their owners: big corp of course!

Latest updates from Standing Rock, Nov. 21, 2016: Water Protectors Attacked by Police With Water Cannons in Subzero Temperatures.

Note: As stated in the broadcast, observations, opinions and perspectives are my own based on firsthand information and available news from native sources. No presentation as being representative of any tribe, organization or group. Just thankful for the opportunity to help raise more awareness and spread info worldwide.

Ways to Support Standing Rock Directly

There is a dire need for serious cold weather clothing, tents, yurts, sleds, vehicles that can withstand the harsh weather of North Dakota. Camp representatives have stated they’ve received many clothing donations but they are not suitable for the sometimes –30c weather and snowstorms. Many of the lists below include specific items, materials and brands that are known to be good quality. Some are higher priced items (vehicles, medical equipment, etc.) so it is suggested that maybe people or companies combine their funds to make a purchase.

In particular the legal defense funds are critical. Per person, bail money and cost of legal counsel and trial is very expensive, and for some water protectors the false charges have been increased to serious felonies. Legal defense funds helps get them out of jail (out of dog kennels and away from abuse) while they await trial. Continue reading

Photos for #Berlin #StandWithStandingRock Demonstration at US Consulate +Info

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On 16 November 2016, supporters of #StandingRock #NoDAPL demonstrated in front of the US Consulate at Clayallee 170 in Berlin, Germany. Many of those gathered pledged to continue efforts as one could here in Europe by writing and taking action at banks and companies who help fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. We were joined by those acting for Hawaiian Independence, and fellows from Australia raising awareness about the situation in their country. Obama was in town, and one hopes at least one journalist or someone he met with asked him about his “Let’s see how it plays out” response recently.

See below for ways to support Standing Rock, and contact information for bank and companies funding DAPL and how/where to write to demand they stop.



Ways to Support Standing Rock Directly

There is a dire need for serious cold weather clothing, tents, yurts, sleds, vehicles that can withstand the harsh weather of North Dakota. Camp representatives have stated they’ve received many clothing donations but they are not suitable for the sometimes –30c weather and snowstorms. Many of the lists below include specific items, materials and brands that are known to be good quality. Some are higher priced items (vehicles, medical equipment, etc.) so it is suggested that maybe people or companies combine their funds to make a purchase.

In particular the legal defense funds are critical. Per person, bail money and cost of legal counsel and trial is very expensive, and for some water protectors the false charges have been increased to serious felonies. Legal defense funds helps get them out of jail (out of dog kennels and away from abuse) while they await trial. Continue reading

Worldwide Water Ceremony (14th)& Demonstration in Solidarity with #StandingRock (Nov.16th)

 

 

My short video and commentary from Berlin, at a lake nearby my home, and other photos from the area. Tomorrow, the 16th, I’ll be speaking at a demonstration in support of Standing Rock at the US Consultate, Clayallee 170, starting at 2pm. 1