Black Friday Solidarity with Standing Rock

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    “Join the Tucson Water Protectors for an urgent solidarity action with Standing Rock this Friday. We all saw Sunday night as police and National Guard violently attacked peaceful water protectors at Standing Rock with rubber bullets, pepper spray, and sprayed them with water cannons in below freezing conditions, injuring hundreds. Our solidarity efforts are needed now more than ever.

    Friday November 25th Black Friday: Tucson Water Protectors Solidarity with Standing Rock #NoBlackSnakeFriday
    11 am: meet at Bank of America (4201 N. Oracle) to close our accounts in a massive show of solidarity with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock.

    We will then march to the Tucson Mall to encourage shoppers to not be bystanders in this moment, but to join us in closing their bank accounts with any of the 38 banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline.

    The financial footing of the Dakota Access Pipeline is in jeopardy if they do not complete the project by January 1st. If this deadline is missed, a majority of the stakeholders with contracts to ship oil through the pipeline will be able to renegotiate or cancel their contracts. This could be devastating to Energy Transfer Partners and the other pipeline companies behind DAPL.
    Solidarity actions are having a measurable impact and Dakota Access is facing a major deadline. With its vulnerabilities exposed, our solidarity efforts are needed now more than ever.
    We are joining with communities around the country in a week of solidarity with Standing Rock, and invite you to join us in this crucial moment. Join us in solidarity for water, for life, for Indigenous people and for all of us.
    #NoDAPL #AguaEsVida #Teoatzin #Mniwiconi #RezpectOurWater#WaterIsSacred #StandWithStandingRock #Vaam Hiapsim

    This link includes the list of banks funding DAPL
    http://www.yesmagazine.org/people-power/how-to-contact-the-17-banks-funding-the-dakota-access-pipeline-20160929

    RSVP via FB: https://www.facebook.com/events/1497885983560933/

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    Carolyn Classen
    Carolyn Sugiyama Classen, a life long Democrat, was born & raised in the State of Hawaii, was a Legislative Aide for U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye on Capitol Hill, and practiced law for a while. In Tucson she worked as a tribal staff attorney for the Pascua Yaqui Tribe and later was the Interim Executive Director of the now defunct Domestic Violence Commission. In 2008 she became a “My Tucson” guest columnist for the Tucson Citizen newspaper, then continued blogging for Tucsoncitizen.com for over four and a half years. Her blogsite was entitled “Carolyn’s Community” about community events and some political news, until Gannett Publishing shut down the site on January 31, 2014. She started with Blog for Arizona on Feb. 11, 2014. Part time she has been sitting as a Hearing Officer in Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Small Claims Division since April, 2005. She is married to University of Arizona Distinguished Professor Albrecht Classen, a native of Germany. They have one son, who lives in Seattle, WA with his wife and daughter. She is also the Editor of the Southern Arizona Japanese Cultural Coalition website, www.southernazjapan.org (since Jan. 2013).

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