This is an amazing, inspiring story. People seem to be waking up to the realization that change must be led by we individuals on the ground, not doled out from figureheads at the top. Led by Michael A. Wood Jr., a Marine Corps veteran that recently retired from the Baltimore police force to work toward reforming law enforcement, and Wes Clark Jr. (son of military leader General Wesley Clark), 250 veterans have already signed on to the effort of peaceful resistance at Standing Rock. See: Veterans are planning a ‘deployment’ to Standing Rock to protest Dakota Access Pipeline.
“This country is repressing our people,” Wood Jr. says. “If we’re going to be heroes, if we’re really going to be those veterans that this country praises, well, then we need to do the things that we actually said we’re going to do when we took the oath to defend the Constitution from enemies foreign and domestic.”