Creating Sanctuary Through Resistance

(March 12, 2017; Rachel Ida Buff, Truthout): “Sanctuary is a collective, political project that responds to this regime’s refusal of social convention by refusing the regime itself, creating alternative spaces and practices of safety against the ongoing terror…. What kind of shelter can exist at a time of brutal immigration raids, a time of extremism and terror? The powerful implementation of sacred resistance against the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline at Standing Rock is one example of collective refusal. Water Protectors fought to defend their right to their land, their Indigenous sovereignty, which is besieged by federal and corporate practice. In doing so, they established encampments that became themselves spaces of protection and sanctuary.”

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