To The Standing Rock Sioux Warriors

Posted: September 16, 2016 in Solidarity

In from our comrades in Radical Women

September 13, 2016

Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
c/o Steve Sitting Bear
External Affairs Director
Bldg. #1, N Standing Rock Avenue
P.O. Box D
Fort Yates, ND 58538
ssittingbear@standingrock.org

To the Standing Rock Sioux Warriors,

The Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) and Radical Women (RW) send you this statement of unwavering solidarity for your battle against corporate America that wants to destroy your sacred lands and waterways. Opposition to the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline is important for all of us fighting to save the planet and her people. The last few months we have seen you stand as protectors of Mother Earth, her indigenous nations, her resources and her creatures, and we are gratified to see Native American Tribes and other supporters from all across the country joining you in this fight. This solidarity speaks loudly to the power of workers and oppressed people to stand against injustice, exploitation and genocide.

The Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women are sister organizations whose members are revolutionary feminists and race liberationists dedicated to the replacement of capitalism by a system of planet-friendly production to satisfy human needs, not the greed of a few, in which the wealth that is created by all is shared by all. We recognize the dynamic leadership of women that is shown in your resistance, which we believe every freedom struggle needs if it is to succeed.

FSP and RW members from Melbourne in Australia to Seattle in the U.S. are participating in rallies for your cause, have donated to sustain it, and are publicizing it atwww.socialism.com. The website also carries news of our past and ongoing support for indigenous struggles, from fights for Native fishing rights in the Pacific Northwest to organizing against uranium mining on Indian lands and against Aboriginal deaths in custody in Australia.

We are with you!

In solidarity,

Doug Barnes
National Secretary
Freedom Socialist Party

Anne Slater
National Organizer
Radical Women

To take action:

To aid the Standing Rock Sioux in their fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline, call the White House comment line at 202-456-1111 before 5:00 EST and urge President Obama to rescind the Army Corps of Engineers permit for the pipeline. For more info and more ways to help, visit standingrock.org.

Native American protestors and their supporters surround a security man (center in black shirt) during a demonstration against work being done for the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) oil pipeline, near Cannonball, North Dakota, September 3, 2016. Hundreds of Native American protestors and their supporters, who fear the Dakota Access Pipeline will polluted their water, forced construction workers and security forces to retreat and work to stop. (Getty)

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