Where is the Dakota Access Pipeline protest now? The Sioux leaders are calling for volunteers to go home due to the dangerously cold, freezing weather and the plans to re-route the pipeline. They are calling for a month of solidarity beginning with a Global Day of Action that started on December 1st. They are asking people to target the banks funding Dakota Access Pipeline and the Sheriff Departments that have been brutalizing peaceful water protectors.
Take Action Against the Banks
We are calling for direct actions, demonstrations and other disruptions targeting the banks behind the pipeline. We also ask that people use this date to close their accounts with these banks. Here is a guide on how to close and switch your bank account.
In August, a group of banks agreed to lend $2.5 billion to Dakota Access. But $1.4 billion of this loan is still on hold until the Army Corps grants the final permits for the pipeline. This means that there is still time for the banks involved in this loan to cut their line of credit.
TD Bank and Citi Bank are two of the main banks on this loan, but we need to target all of the lenders involved.