Akilah Sanders-Reed

School: Macalester College
Organization: Power Shift Network
Location: St Paul, MN

Akilah Sanders-Reed's Posts

Watching the footage of armored military vehicles rolling through the remains of the Oceti Sakowin camp last week was a powerful reminder of the lawless brutality still wielded by the oil companies and their purchased politicians.

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On Sunday, December 4, the water protectors at Standing Rock and their allies achieved a historic victory: the Army Corps of Engineers just denied the final permit for the Dakota Access Pipeline to drill under the Missouri River.

It shouldn’t have taken months. It shouldn’t have taken the sacrifices it did. It shouldn’t be something we have to fight for at all. But fight we did—and against odds that cynics said we could never overcome, we’re claiming this victory.

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On November 15, tens of thousands of you took to the streets at hundreds of actions from California to Ireland to say #NoDAPL.

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