…We knew this was coming. Thanks to insider info leaked to Shaun King back in November, we knew this was the day the Fossil Fuel Industry had been patiently waiting for. After all, President Donald Trump not only has a stake in both projects but he promised to do this.
Opponents to the DAPL are not backing down. Shaun King sent an email this afternoon requesting emergency aid of any kind for the protestors at Standing Rock with an ominous tone. Here it is in part:
“I want to ask you a principled question.
How far are you willing to go to stop the construction of this pipeline through sacred grounds?
Are you willing to donate? Are you willing to fund the fight? Are you willing to pull your funds out of the banks that are backing the pipeline? Are you willing to travel there and put your body on the line? Are you willing to do what it takes to stop this?
Because that’s what I’m asking of you.”
~ Civil Rights Activist and New York Daily News Editor Shaun King
…By the way, here is the full list of all of the banks who are funding the DAPL:
…If you are against the DAPL and you see your bank on this list, you need to do two things:
- Close your account with the banks and switch over to a local credit union.
- Tell the bank why you’re closing your account with them and urge them to stop funding DAPL.
I always used a local credit union so I’m set. I plan to share this info with some interested folks though.
This will be the first major battle for Injustice Boycott, a grassroots Civil Rights organization Shaun King launched last month. The showdown to come at Standing Rock will be the movement’s most important: This is the first time Mr. King is requesting manpower for the cause. Up to now, the movement worked from their keyboards to make change. That is what makes this a critical time.
I’ll be honest: I’m more worried about low turnout than what the resistence will do. Low turnout will severely hurt the movement’s credability. If Injustice Boycott can’t get at least 10,000 people to Standing Rock, they will not be taken seriously. I get the feeling Mr. King is worried about not getting enough people to commit to Standing Rock based on the tone of the email.