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