One of the most important struggles of our time is unfolding before our eyes and we refuse to sit on the sidelines. Listen to find out how you can support those on the front lines at Standing Rock with more than just a click. Sign our petition here and listen below.
On the evening of Thursday, December 1, we hosted the following presenters for a national discussion on Solidarity with Standing Rock, with over 350 activists from around the country RSVP’ed:
Judith Leblanc, Director of the Native Organizers Alliance & Former UFPJ National Co-Chair
Emily Ruff, Standing Rock Medic and Healer Council & Director of the Florida School of Holistic Living
Matt De Vlieger, United for Peace and Justice Communications and Organizing Coordinator & Peace Pledge Campaigner
Matt Howard, Co-Director of Iraq Veterans Against the War
The call opens with their accounts from the Oceti Sakowin Camp at Standing Rock, reports on the current day-to-day since the snow, updates on the orders of eviction, the arrival of 2,000 veterans to protect the camp, and a rundown of what kind of support is currently needed on-the-ground and around the country. Finally, engaged in an open discussion about targeted local actions that you can take as part of a broader national strategy.