Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Monday, 28 November 2016

Neil Young asks Obama to stop 'violent aggression' at Dakota pipeline protest

From the Guardian - musician who has performed at the Standing Rock protest site asked Obama to intervene in an impassioned Facebook post before Trump becomes president

"Neil Young has called on President Barack Obama to intervene in the North Dakotapipeline standoff and criticized the “unnecessary and violent aggression” faced by protesters gathered at the Standing Rock site.

In November, Young spent his 71st birthday performing for those at the Dakota Access pipeline protest site, and on Monday, in a long Facebook post, he requested Obama step in and “end the violence” against protesters.

“The camp grows as winter comes,” he wrote together with the actor Daryl Hannah. “Standing in protection of our most vital life support systems, but also for the rightful preservation of Native American cultural ways and their sovereignty.”

“It is an awakening. All here together, with their non-native relatives, standing strong in the face of outrageous, unnecessary and violent aggression, on the part of militarized local and state law enforcement agencies and national guard, who are seemingly acting to protect the interests of the Dakota Access pipeline profiteers, at a cost of hundreds of thousands of tax-payer dollars, above all other expressed concerns.”

The full article can be read here.

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