Thursday, November 17, 2016

The Corporate Riot of Energy Transfer Partners at Standing Rock

The Corporate Riot of Energy Transfer Partners
(AKA Dakota Access Pipeline DAPL) at Standing Rock:

VANDALISM against Federal Property: The actions of the Dakota Access Pipeline over the past week at the unauthorized and fully militarized drill pad on the banks of the Missouri River at Lake Oahe, specifically the transportation of drilling equipment to the drill pad site when the parent corporation of Energy Transfer Partners has been informed by the US Army Corps of Engineers on November 14th:  

TRESPASS: “While these discussions and analysis are ongoing, construction on or under Corps land bordering or under Lake Oahe cannot occur because the Army has not made a final decision on whether to grant an easement,” 

VIOLATION OF GOOD FAITH: In light of the legal requirement of talks in "Good Faith" among all parties to be yet engaged in the Peaceful and Respectful discussion and analysis of the issues involved at the conflict at Standing Rock, and in the context of the principle invoked in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (2007) which affirms that Indigenous Peoples are to be recognized, respected, and guaranteed their collective rights as "Peoples, equal to all other peoples..."

With the transporting the DAPL drilling equipment to the drill pad site at Lake Oahe by Energy Transfer Partners, in the absence of the required permit, and in violation of the call by the US Corps of Engineers to stand down from the corporate paramilitary assault at Standing Rock;

WE DENOUNCE the COPORATE RIOT of the criminal corporate cartel of Energy Transfers Partners (AKA Dakota Access Pipeline DAPL) by their actions in immorally, deliberately and illegally provoking violence at the site of the conflict between the DAPL project and the legitimate rights and responsibilities of the Oceti Sakowin Nations of Indigenous Peoples Dakota-Nakota-Lakota, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, and their allies and relatives of the Peoples Protectorate of the Missouri River Watershed.
Indigenous Peoples Against the Trans Pacific Partnership
Continental Commission Abya Yala

Urgent Action in front of the US Army Corps of Engineers in Phoenix
Friday November 18
3636 N. Central in Phoenix
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Indigenous Peoples Against the Trans Pacific Partnership
  Continental Commission Abya Yala Delivers Solidarity Message to Standing Rock

Being that the issues in dispute involving the Dakota Access Pipeline are being contested within the ancestral homelands of the Oceti Sakuwin, referenced in the Treaty Stipulations of the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaties with the US Government, should justice be the goal it becomes paramount and inescapable that these Treaty Issues must be first addressed in a competent legal venue of International Law.

Any domestic court of the US legal system, or any subdivision of the US government for that matter such as the EPA would simply not have purview over these international issues, as they lie completely within the realm of International Law, and therefore until the 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty is integrated into the global framework of International Law of Treaties and Agreements on a par as a legitimate International Instrument within the United Nations system, there will never be a chance for the just resolution of disputes among the parties to the Treaty as is now being made visible to the world in the standoff at Standing Rock.

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