Our basic message for Occupy Elgin on Saturday, December 3rd will again be We Will Not Be Silent. That’s our response to the results of the November 8th election. We will continue to stand up for all the progressive policy issues that we have been supporting for the past five years.
But we will again express our Solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota. We are alarmed that the Army Corp of Engineers has announced an eviction of the Sioux camp for December 5th, and are determination to go ahead with construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which threatens the drinking water and the way of life of the Sioux. Such an action, on the part of the Army Corp would constitute a return to the genocidal policies of a hundred years ago when treaties with indigenous tribes were routinely violated. We hereby record our strenuous objection to than eviction.