Tag: Standing Rock Sioux
The Dakota Access Pipeline is a direct threat to the life, rights and water of the Standing Rock Sioux.
Since Thursday, at least 142 activists have been arrested while protesting against the North Dakota oil pipeline.
CNN, as well as most other mainstream media outlets, have failed to report on nearly any development of the pipeline dispute.
“The world is watching the violence of local police at the Camp at Standing Rock — and we are horrified.”
While Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has come out against the pipeline, Hillary Clinton has so far refused to take a stance.
“It is deeply distressing to me that the federal government is putting the profits of the oil industry ahead of the treaty and sovereign rights of Native American communities."
Police are using armored vehicles, tasers, percussion grenades and sound canons to try and disperse the protesters.
Ruffalo opposes the DAPL and says Leonardo DiCaprio is likely to soon join him in North Dakota.
"Every time we allow another pipeline … we are endorsing the fossil fuel industry and only prolonging the time it is going to take to switch to renewable energy."