Dakota: Irish Solidarity with Standing Rock Protestors


Preas Ráitheas / Press Release

“At no time in the history of the United States has it ever not been in an official state of war.  This is the harsh reality of the United States which contains in its history one of the greatest genocides committed against any People on earth.  Like Ireland, its history is littered with examples of broken Treaties in land grabs and direct oppression against indigenous Peoples.

Sadly, this is not history, the latest examples of this is in where North Dakota, home of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.  Their land has been turned into a war-like zone, a stand off between the indigenous peoples and the might of the United States colonial like enforcers deploying tears gas, riot squads, batons, ‘soft rounds’ and live rounds, erecting barricades and barbed fences to keep People back as they force through a pipeline that is meant to cross sacred burial grounds and the Missouri river – the main water source for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.   The construction of this pipeline is estimated at $3.8bn and spanning 2,500km and is aimed to carry almost half a million barrels of oil a day from North Dakota to Illinois.

The Republican Sinn Féin organisation on behalf of its members sends solidarity and comradeship with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and all protesters.  The November issue of SAOIRSE, the monthly newspaper of the Republican Movement in Ireland will contain a full editorial informing people of this matter.”

Críoch / ENDS

Republican Sinn Féin
Sinn Féin Poblachtach

Web: http://www.rsf.ie
E-Mail: saoirse@iol.ie

Sinn Féin Poblachtach
Teach Dáithí Ó Conaill,
223 Sráid Pharnell, BÁC 1, Éire

For confirmation contact;
Des Dalton, President: 086-3291809
Seán Ó Dubhláin, PRO: +353 89 481 9514 or ‘pro@rsf.ie’
Ard-Oifig: 01-872 9747

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