“The Battle for White Clay” Film Screening, fundraiser for upcoming action (6/2)

15 May

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Join Deep Green Resistance Wisconsin at the Peace Action Center on Saturday, June 2nd for a film screening of The Battle for Whiteclay and a presentation about an upcoming action in solidarity with Lakota peoples against the ongoing genocide facing Native Americans. The event will start at 5:00 PM at 1001 E. Keefe Ave. in Milwaukee, WI.

The State of Nebraska’s refusal to halt alcohol sales to the dry Pine Ridge Indian Reservation from its border town of White Clay gets an in-depth look in this new documentary about a century-old problem. Four off-sale liquor stores in this 14-person hamlet sell over 12,000 cans of beer a day to an Indigenous clientele with virtually no legal place to drink it. Struggling with crippling poverty and epidemic alcohol abuse that afflicts 4 out of 5 families, the Oglala Sioux Tribe has for decades banned the sale and possession of alcohol on their reservation.

On June 9th, 2012, Lakota people of the Pine Ridge Reservation will march for justice against the genocide committed by the opportunistic alcohol dealers in White Clay. A caravan will be leaving from Wisconsin on June 7th to join them, and other members of Deep Green Resistance, in the struggle. To help make this action successful, we are calling for allies willing to come to the action in solidarity, or support the effort materially. If this speaks to you, please attend this event to learn more about the battle for White Clay and how you can help in this fight for justice.

Learn more by watching this short news clip via http://battleforwhiteclay.org/:

One Response to ““The Battle for White Clay” Film Screening, fundraiser for upcoming action (6/2)”

  1. TheRewildWest May 22, 2012 at 4:06 am #

    Love what you’re doing out there! I’m DGR through and through, in fact I have a review I wrote for the Earth First! Journal posted on my blog of DGR. Please check out my site, I think you’ll dig it =)

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