Watch: The Justice League Cast Defends Earth Against the Dakota Access Pipeline

Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - 4:05PM
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Wednesday, 07 September 2016 - 4:05PM
Watch: The Justice League Cast Defends Earth Against the Dakota Access Pipeline
The Justice League is using their powers to defend the Earth, which is nothing unusual per se, except this time they're doing it in real life. The cast of the DC film got together to support Rezpect Our Water, a resistance movement to the Dakota Access Pipeline, a private oil pipeline which would cross sacred Native American land and threatens to contaminate drinking water for tens of thousands of people. 



Rezpect Our Water, which recently started a Change.org petition that has garnered over 260,000 signatures, is protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would cross four states and the Missouri River. If the pipeline breaks, which is all-too-common, it would pollute the drinking water for a huge section of South Dakota and taint sacred land. 

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"The dangers imposed by the greed of big oil on the people who live along the Missouri river is astounding," said activist Joye Braun on the Sacred Stone Camp website. "When this proposed pipeline breaks, as the vast majority of pipelines do, over half of the drinking water in South Dakota will be affected... It must be stopped."
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Thousands of protestors have converged at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota, and the protests recently turned violent when police threatened to set dogs on peaceful protestors. Ben Affleck, Gal Godot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher (conspicuously missing Henry Cavill) all lent their voices to the protest in the above video. Jason Momoa, in particular, has been an outspoken critic of the pipeline.

#Repost @dallasgoldtooth @rezpectourwater @barcalive mahalo for tagging me @raeknows it makes me sick to see this happening and not being able to come and stand with all the Warriors I love you and send all my mana Wish I could be there. Water is life. Sacred Aquaman is pissed ・・・ The pipeline will go through the Missouri river, a primary water source not only to Standing Rock reservation but to the surrounding areas as well.. From North Dakota down to Missouri! You may not know this, but a well known fact is that Oil pipelines leak. No ands, ifs, or buts about it. And when it does, it contaminates the water. That would be 80,000+ people who won't have access to drinkable water. Not only will it contaminate the water, it will sink into the earth. In turn destroying the land that we do see. This is why we have the 8,000-10,000 WATER PROTECTORS out there in North Dakota trying everything they can (peacefully, I might add) to keep the Dakota Access pipeline from being built. They're not selfishly doing this for themselves but for our mother earth, the population that depends on this water source (PEOPLE, ANIMALS, AND NATURE) to survive. WE ALL NEED WATER TO SURVIVE. A few days ago a band of hired security brought violent dogs to the sight where our water protectors were protesting. Trying to keep construction from happening on sacred land. There were men, women, children and elders there. Protesters were bit by the dogs. But here we are, still fighting this fight, and we will not be silenced. Please! Share this.. My brothers, my sisters. I do not care what tribe, or what race you are. I am calling for help. Spread the word, and don't let the media sway you with lies. Stay Woke everyone, and pray for standing rock.

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