Support the work to shut down Whiteclay!
On August 26th, 5 members of Deep Green Resistance locked themselves together and blocked the highway running through Whiteclay, shutting down the town and alcohol sales for over 7 hours. Now they face up to $1600 each in fines--a total of $6,000--and they need your support. Follow this link to the Whiteclay Legal Support Fund, where you can donate to help support those activists who put their bodies on the line to shut down the town!
Once again Alcohol sales in White Clay NE have dropped, thanks to the Lakota Activist from the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation where alcohol sales are illegal.
The most recent blockade of Whiteclay on August 26th wasn’t the first action to happen this summer. June 9th was the date of this year’s annual March for Justice in memory of Ron Hard Hart and Wally Black Elk, two of Whiteclay’s victims. Deep Green Resistance participated in solidarity, and enacted a blockade of the road using U-locks and chains at the request of the Lakota. The blockade ended after more than four hours when the Sheridan County Sheriff signed a written agreement to work with Lakota women to end the routine criminal offenses in Whiteclay, however the sheriff never followed up on this commitment. It is this broken promise that prompted the most recent direct action on August 26th. Check out the video to learn more.
“There’s a whole new generation of freethinking Lakotas being born in this day and age. We come here today not only in solidarity with Deep Green Resistance, but to save the mentality and the minds of our own nations.”