WHITECLAY, Neb., Aug. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ -- Alcohol Justice is reporting that the women of the Oglala Lakota Nation will hold a peaceful march on August 31, 2013, from the Four Way Stop in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, to Whiteclay, Nebraska. "The whole world watches as we fight to save our nation from the mental disease of Alcoholism," stated activist Olowan Martinez. People are encouraged to bring pictures, banners, and crosses to represent loved ones lost to alcohol related causes. An open mic get together will be held at the Zero Tolerance Camp after the march, then a dinner to follow.
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Over the past few months, tension has intensified between Pine Ridge activists, Whiteclay liquor store owners, and the Pivo Anheuser-Busch beer distributor. In several instances activists successfully blockaded the delivery of Budweiser beer to the local Whiteclay liquor stores. Store owners responded by arming inebriated customers with bats and fireworks, and offering them financial compensation, to confront the activists. Since April 30, 2013, activists have maintained a Zero Tolerance Camp along the border to document illegal activities committed by Whiteclay liquor store owners, such as selling to intoxicated patrons and solicitation.
Activists are also charging that the illegal alcohol activity and bootlegging have not been stopped in Whiteclay, Nebraska because of heavy financial contributions to Nebraska legislators from Anheuser-Busch, alcohol distributors and alcohol trade associations.
Big Alcohol political financial contributions include:
What: Women's Day of Peace March
When: 12 p.m., Saturday, August 31, 2013
Where: Border of Pine Ridge, South Dakota and Whitelclay, Nebraska
Who: Supporters include:
To see past Anheuser-Busch political campaign donations in Nebraska click here:
For more information, click here (http://alcoholjustice.org/blog/38-blog-entries/759-pine-ridge-alcohol-problems.html )
To see the event Facebook page go to: https://www.facebook.com/events/486014351487289/
Media Availability: For more info or to schedule interviews, contact Jorge Castillo, Advocacy Director, Alcohol Justice 213 840-3336.
Photo by Deep Green Resistance
Contact: Olowan Martinez 605 899-0044
Jorge Castillo 213 840-3336
SOURCE Alcohol Justice