Four Water Protectors from the No DAPL movement, Rafael Gonzalez, Wasté Win Young, Nataanii Means and Rachel Heaton are traveling in Europe from May 20th – June 20th. Coming Sunday, May 28th, 15:00 – 17:00 hrs, they will participate in a debate about the nuclear plant in Tihange, organized by the Transnational Institute TNI, and why it should be dismantled and shut down. Entrance is free.
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On their website, Stand Up With Standing Rock, the following statement is published:
“Stand Up With Standing Rock is a European solidarity tour with water defenders fighting against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Rachel Heaton, Nataanii Means, Wašté Win Young and Rafael Gonzales, activists of the NoDAPL movement, will carry the voices of the water protectors to various parts of Europe: Paris, Brussels, the Netherlands, Bonn, Geneva, Bologna, Barcelona, Bologna, Bilbao, Madrid, Rome and Naples. From May 20th till June 20th 2017, their passage through Europe will be the occasion to demand that European banks divest from an array of projects which are devastating for the climate and violate the First Nations Rights on the Turtle Island (North America); and to manifest once again the European peoples’ firm opposition to Trump’s criminal climate policies. With non-violent actions of civil disobedience, conferences, debates, and also hip-hop concerts, informal exchanges and conviviality, the tour aims to participate in the building of a global force which commits itself to climate justice, and to oppose fascism and neoliberalism.”