Veterans and WaterProtectors marched through a blizzard Dec 5. Veterans linked arms, formed human shield around protectors.
VFP stands with Standing Rock
by Barry Riesch, member Veterans For Peace
For several months now Veterans For Peace nationally and locally has stood in solidarity with the struggles of the Native Water Protectors on Standing Rock encampment in North Dakota. We do this not only to keep the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) from crossing under the Missouri River just north of the Standing Rock reservation, which is the source of life for their community and many thousands downstream, but to bring to light the ongoing struggles of the First Nation People of this land.
(continue reading this article in the 2016 Newsletter published on this website)