Veterans For Standing Rock Have Arrived — Update
Members of Veterans For Peace have joined in solidarity with thousands of people who have traveled to Standing Rock, North Dakota to stand with our Indigenous sisters and brothers in opposing the construction of an oil pipeline by the Dakota Access company that threatens drinking water and sacred burial grounds. Veterans For Peace will continue to support this effort. As veterans, we see the connections between greed, racism, violence and environmental destruction in our own communities, and war and militarism abroad. We strive to achieve “Peace at Home and Peace Abroad” as a lens through which we view our mission.
We believe the Standing Rock action is consistent with our philosophy and approach to help build a more just, peaceful and sustainable world. Read our full statement supporting Standing Rock resistance and our Thanksgiving statement.
Upcoming Veterans Mobilization at Standing Rock
Veterans For Peace members are joining the upcoming “Veterans Stand For Standing Rock” mobilization happening December 4th -7th. Many of our members will stand together with veterans from all over the U.S. who are converging to Standing Rock in support of the Native-led non-violent resistance to stop the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).
This action is not organized or sponsored by Veterans For Peace but many members are on their way to support the call to veterans to mobilize in support of Standing Rock. Veterans For Peace supports any solidarity efforts towards the indigenous resistance at Standing Rock.