[Marxism] Standing Rock in Tacoma, WA
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Fri Apr 14 13:45:01 MDT 2017
September 12, 2017
By Sarah Morken in Tacoma, WA
Tacoma has been one of the main dumping grounds for polluting industry in
western Washington. We are home to nine EPA Superfund clean up sites.
This week we gathered on the Tacoma tide flats outside outside the site
where Puget Sound Energy (PSE) is preparing to build the nations largest
fracked gas storage plant (Liquid Natural Gas or LNG). There were members
of the Puyallup Tribe, Standing Rock Tribe, the Palouse Tribe and their
non-native allies from local political and environmental groups. We were
about 50 people coming and going. The protest was hosted by Tacoma Direct
Action and sponsored by Redline Tacoma, Save Tacoma Water and Green Party
Tahoma. This was the first local protest actually at the site....
[ILWU Local 23 had voted to endorse the LNG Plant. Sarah comments:]
Interestingly, ILWU 23 sent a delegation with supplies and money to
Standing Rock showing solidarity with the Water Protectors against the oil
and gas industry there. Can the dockworkers be convinced to stand in
solidarity with the Puyallup Tribe right here at home? Or will they instead
support the the oil and gas industry?
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