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Kate Nash enlists over 150 musicians to petition the President on behalf of the Water Protectors of Standing Rock

Kate Nash has recruited over 150 musicians to sign an open letter she wrote to President Obama, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Justice regarding recent law enforcement actions against the Water Protectors at Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, as Noisey reports.

Signees include Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, Sia, Lykke Li, Kathleen Hanna, Karen O, Vic Mensa, Sky Ferreira, Hayley Williams of Paramore, Sleigh Bells, Jack Antonoff, Tegan and Sara, Ben Gibbard, Pussy Riot, Santigold, Moby, Liz Phair, Mark Ronson, Deerhoof, Bethany Cosentino of Best Coast, Alice Glass, Against Me!, Shirley Manson, and many more.

The letter concludes with an acknowledgement of the United States’ “long and painful history” with “its indigenous people”:

We are aware of the long and painful history between the US and its indigenous people. Know that the world’s eyes and the eyes of the music community are on you now as you continue to disregard the treaties you have with the Native American people and act barbarically towards them.


We encourage you to remember that this planet provides for us, not the other way around. Water is life and this cannot be underestimated or taken for granted in 2016.

We are aware of the long and painful history between the US and its indigenous people. Know that the world's eyes and the eyes of the music community are on you now as you continue to disregard the treaties you have with the Native American people and act barbarically towards them.


Standing Rock we stand with you. Yours Sincerely,

"We as the music community should not support the police there. We should take a stand." Kate was concerned about the lack of media coverage, revealing that many of her fans back in the UK didn't even know anything was going on. Over the weekend she drafted a letter, addressed it to President Obama, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Justice, and is now asking artists and members of the music industry to sign it
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Responses to "150 musicians to petition the President on behalf of Standing Rock"

  1. GNS1992 says:

    Thank you 150 but you will need a lot more, and quickly!

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