From the 20th of May, five Standing Rock native defenders will be travelling to over ten European cities on the first ever Stand Up With Standing Rock European Tour to strengthen alliances in opposition of the Dakota Access Pipeline and other fossil fuel projects on their territories. The tour supports two strategies of the movement- a broad divestment campaign (many DAPL investers are European banks) and non-violent civil disobedience actions (the trip will coincide with French bank stockholder meetings, the Nato Summit, and Trump’s visit to Europe).
How can I help!
- Attend: If you are in Europe, find a Standing Rock European Tour event, and attend. If not spread the word to people you know. Share on facebook, twitter, etc.
- Solidarity: To welcome Standing Rock defenders to Europe, post a photo at 12pm on Saturday, the day they launch their tour, holding a sign that says “Stand Up With Standing Rock” with the #StandUpWith and #StandingRock hashtags.
- Donate to Standing Rock: Help the movement by donating here.
- Divest: If your money is invested in a bank that support DAPL, the tour can be your excuse to finally divest. Find out which banks are involved here.
When’s the Tour: May, the 20th to June, the 19th 2017
Paris, May, the 23rd, during the stockholders meetings of several big French banks (BNP Paribas, Société Générale)
Brussels, May, the 24th, for the big demonstration against the visit of Donald Trump, and the one against the NATO summit on the 25th
The Netherlands, May 28th to the 2nd of June, to connect with the resistance against coal, gas, and nuclear energy, to support local activists mobilizing for divestment actions, and to show solidarity with territories affected by earthquakes
Köln, June 3rd-4th, to link with the fight against lignite in Germany and all over Europe
Geneva, June 6th to June 8th, to attend a UN work session on the responsibility of transnational companies and push for Swiss banks and institutional divestment.
Madrid, Barcelona, Bilbao, June 9th – 14th, to participate in various meetings such as the Fearless Cities Meeting and also social movements and city council representatives, as well as mass-demonstrations.
Bologna June 9th-11th, to join the Environmental G7 counter summit and demand the respect of first nations rights.
Rome, from June 15th – June 16th and Naples, June 17th-19th, to meet the Naples city council, discuss the local transition and connect with the No Trans-Adriatic Pipeline movement.