citizen's rights, clean water, Dakota Access Pipeline, DAPL, Energy Transfer Partners, First Amendment Rights, Gandhi salt protest, Human Rights, justice, Martin Luther King, morality, Morton County Sheriff's Office, National Guard, non-violence, North Dakota, North Dakota State Police, private military contractors, Private Security contractors, riot police, Selma, Sioux tribes, Standing Rock Sioux, Sunoco, Treaty Rights, tribal rights, United States Military, veterans, water, water protectors, Wes Clark Jr.
“First Americans have served in the United States Military, defending the soil of our homelands, at a greater percentage than any other group of Americans” (Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, Operating Order, December 4-7 2016)
Wes Clark Jr., link: http://youtu.be/qsI7tP7H89o
“VETERANS STAND FOR STANDING ROCK
OPERATIONS ORDER | DECEMBER 4-7 2016
I) Situation – In response to the assertion of treaty rights, citizen’s rights, tribal rights, and protection of the most valuable of resources, water, the Sioux tribes and allied comrades, are under sustained assault by agents of and working for private interests under the color of law.
First Americans have served in the United States Military, defending the soil of our homelands, at a greater percentage than any other group of Americans.
There is no other people more deserving of veteran support and this situation encapsulates whether we are called heroes for violence and cashing paychecks or for justice and morality.
a) Opposing Forces – Morton County Sheriff’s office combined with multiple state police agencies and private security contractors.
1) Composition, Disposition, Strength – we will face between 500-1000 police and contractors with approximately 300 in riot gear.
2) Capabilities & Limitations – Enemy has rubber/plastic bullets, CS gas, pepper spray, and an LRAD sound cannon. They will be limited in their violence against us by US and international human rights laws, a national press presence and observers from the US Congress.
3) Most Likely Course of Action – we will likely be gassed, pepper sprayed, shot with rubber bullets, hit with batons and brieIly arrested.
4) Most dangerous Course of Action – live fire with lethal rounds.
b) Friendly Forces – Veteran and Tribal protests
1) Higher’s mission & Intent – our intent is to honor the giants on whose shoulders we stand, such as Gandhi’s salt protest or MLK’s Selma protest. In the ultimate expression of alliance, we are there to put our bodies on the line, no matter the physical cost, in complete non-violence to provide a clear representation to all Americans of where evil resides. The Water Protectors are leading the way against this same evil which we must all face globally, saving ourselves and our children from the apocalyptic outcome of climate change.
2) Adjacent Units – there will be no adjacent units. We are there to give the Sioux a breather from the abuse they’ve been taking and allow them a couple days of warrior’s respite.
3) Supporting Units – there will be civilian and tribe members watching us from behind but nobody supporting us – we are the cavalry.
4) Attachment/Detachment – Medical Detachment will be led by Aaron Mischler. If you are a trained combat medic, contact Aaron at Phireman481@gmail.com
5) Civil/Terrain Considerations – the national press will be on location filming our entire action which is why it is critical that we demonstrate discipline, resolve and bravery. This is not an action of violence, if you feel any potential for violence or antisocial behavior, do not participate in actions, contact us for resources to address that first. Anytime one of us who speaks to a camera or tweets something out, you are a representative of all of us, feel no shame in leaving that to members more experienced in that lane.
II. Mission – Our mission is to prevent progress on the Dakota Access Pipeline and draw national attention to the human rights warriors of the Sioux tribes regarding the United States lack of treaty enforcement.
a) Intent – Our intent is to slow construction of the DAPL and draw attention to both the injustice committed there and the danger to our families posed by an increase in greenhouse gas emissions.
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Wounded Choctaw soldier in the U.S. service is attended. World War I, U.S. National Red Cross Hospital No. 5, Auteuil, France, c.1917-1918 Date August 1917
Wounded Cherokee soldier in the U.S. service. World War I, U.S. Base Hospital No. 41, Paris, France, c.1917-1918