Today Is Not A Victory For Water Protectors
by Johnny Dangers, We Are the Media, December 5, 2016
Headlines do not stop pipelines. Today is NOT a Victory. I want to make that crystal clear.
Do not fall for the headlines or propaganda. I am not leaving Sacred Stone Camp and I urge all Water Protectors to listen to your heart and your prayers to stay until the Black Snake is Dead. You trust my reporting because I give you the hard truth so I will give you that now.
I have no faith DAPL will not Drill under the Missouri River because of these words! The fine is small and they don’t respect the law or human rights. I showed you in numerous photos and videos earlier this year of DAPL’s continuing work during the injunction. People celebrated headlines then as well. It didn’t stop them.
I have no faith that President Elect Trump will not do whatever it takes with the full power of the US Government behind him to make this pipeline happen. He will overturn or change whatever needs to occur to do so. ALL rules go out the door with Trump when he is in office in January.
There is still currently a standing Eviction Order for the by US Army Core and this could easily be used to pressure the camp to leave the Treaty land. If the numbers at camp go way down as I expect from these headlines and statements by even GreenPeace “claiming victory” it will be easier to attempt to force the remaining Water Protectors out.
I can see Morton County Sheriff and DAPL Private Security currently in the hills across the Cannonball River riding around. The monstrous militarized concrete barricades blocking the highway where police laughed as they aimed Water Cannons in below freezing temperatures at innocent people remain. The Constantine wire on Turtle Island and all throughout the hills remain.
The Army Core suspended the decision baring an Environmental Impact Statement and DID NOT DENY the permit to cross the Missouri River. That is an important legal distinction currently being misreported by many news outlets who don’t understand the nuance.
Moving the pipeline 10 miles north through a re-route is fully unacceptable and continues to put the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s drinking water and that of millions in direct harms way. Climate change is already causing extreme weather and I find this option to be another bait and switch false solution if chosen.
I urge you once again to support the struggle.
I love you all and thank you for your solidarity.
Until We Meet in the Defense of the Water