Our two standards of justice in the United States, as illustrated by the recent acquittal of heavily armed white men in Oregon and the full force of militarized police being brought against nonviolent Native Americans in North Dakota, encourages racism and violence while protecting the construction of a fossil fuel pipeline that will damage the earth's climate.
Please sign this petition to President Barack Obama, North Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple, the Morton County Sheriff's Department, and the Army Corps of Engineers:
Regarding Standing Rock, we urge you to remove the National Guard. Halt the provision of war weapons and war training to police departments. Demilitarize police actions at Standing Rock. Send Department of Justice observers. Deny the Army Corps of Engineers' permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline.