West Seattle scene: Standing Rock supporters in Admiral


The photo taken in The Admiral District is from Katie Kauffman, who explains:

(On Friday) West Seattle Neighbors for Peace and Justice called attention to Wells Fargo’s substantial investments in the Dakota Access Pipeline.

In the photo they are singing a song to the tune of ‘Let It Snow,’ with the refrain, ‘Move your dough! Move your dough! Move your dough!’

Opponents of the pipeline – or its original route, which the Army Corps of Engineers is re-examining – have been encouraging people to take their money out of the financial institutions bankrolling it. Wells Fargo is reported to have loaned more than three and a half billion dollars for the project.

8 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Standing Rock supporters in Admiral"

  • WestCake December 24, 2016 (3:33 am)

    It takes courage to protest outside the bank your fellow, local citizens use.

  • Jeannie December 24, 2016 (4:28 am)

    Wells Fargo has a LOT to answer for!

  • old timer December 24, 2016 (8:43 am)

    Wells Fargo has so far escaped prosecution for all the false accounts it created in the name of”profits”.  

    Maybe those “fellow local citizens” should pay a bit more attention to what their bankers are up to; just what they are doing with “local” money.

    Wells is anything but local, branch offices notwithstanding.

    Thanks to protesters  for spreading knowledge.

  • Jeannie December 24, 2016 (1:30 pm)

    Thank you, Old Timer! You expressed it perfectly.

  • newnative December 24, 2016 (3:27 pm)

    Ditto what oldtimer said, except in all caps with my arms waving in the air.

  • WestCake December 24, 2016 (3:38 pm)

    It’s an exceptional that we live on Native American land, none of us are really Native American, and we have the audacity to point fingers at Wells Fargo, the army core of engineers etc. It seems selfish, like I have no personal responsibility in this, if I really wanted to give this land back – I could leave. 

  • Dale December 24, 2016 (5:37 pm)

    Yes, management at Wells Fargo has issues. It was illegal what they did. Truthfully. Not by loaning money for a pipeline though. You can argue theories all you want. One was illegal. 

  • Wb December 24, 2016 (7:40 pm)

    Why is Wells Fargo still a thing? 

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