As fellow Veterans and Service Members, we are deeply concerned with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) involvement in the Dakota Access Pipeline Project and its planned construction under the Missouri River. Not only does the proposed pipeline violate the 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaties with The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) but it also contradicts the stated mission of the USACE, which outlines “environmental sustainability as a guiding principle”.
"Veterans Call Out Creeping Militarism In Colorado”
On Saturday November 5, 2016, Recent military Veterans from Colorado and New Mexico will be speaking about their experience with U.S. militarism. Throughout the history of the United States, the military industrial complex (MIC) has had increasing influence on US policy, siphoning resources from all communities and especially hurting communities of color. “The military industrial complex extends from traditional military weapon and vehicle manufacturing to pharmaceutical and energy companies. These corporations impact American elections and decision makers on a daily basis to promote US involvement in escalation in armed conflicts throughout the world”. - Garett Reppenhagen, U.S. Army OIF Veteran