Protesters opposing the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline held coordinated protests across the United States today, joining demonstrations in Atlanta, Cleveland, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., and elsewhere.
— Democracy Awakening (@DemAwakening) September 13, 2016
Sen. Bernie Sanders made an appearance in Washington and emphasized his solidarity with Elizabeth Warren and America’s other native people.
It is vital we show our solidarity with the Native American people of this country. #NoDAPL
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 13, 2016
A warning from Monday; or, if you prefer, the promise of an economic boom.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 12, 2016
Also joining a demonstration against the pipeline Tuesday was Van Jones, who formerly served in the Obama administration as the president’s special advisor for green jobs.
— 350 dot org (@350) September 13, 2016
— Save Main Street (@SaveMain_St) September 13, 2016
Dang, water is life, and oil is death? Just point us to the direction of all of those new, good-paying green jobs and we’ll jump on our recumbent bikes and be on our way.
— John Qua (@johncqua) September 13, 2016
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) September 13, 2016
Is it also true that President Obama said through his press secretary that he didn’t endorse Jones’ past comments on race relations and politics? Because the two don’t sound that far apart.
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Science: Democrat Rep. Raúl Grijalva borrows lab coat, makes 'best pro-Keystone XL video ever' http://t.co/UPEFrthuDF
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 1, 2013
Editor’s note: The video has been deleted but can be found here.