Justice League Cast Members Have A Special Message
The Justice League houses some of the world’s most powerful defenders as the team fights against [...]
The Justice League houses some of the world's most powerful defenders as the team fights against evils which would threaten their planet. And, now, it seems like the gang is sending a very special message to a cause close to home. In a recent video, the cast of Justice League teamed up to raise awareness for a charity called Rezpect Our Water that's fighting to preserve Native American land.
Uploaded to Youtube, the short clips sees the entire cast standing side-by-side as they address the camera. Ben Affleck (Batman) kicks off the introductions as Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Jason Momoa (Aquaman), and Ezra Miller (The Flash) follow. Then, Ezra goes on to send out a message on behalf of the whole team.
"As a gang of Earth defenders, we want to send a big shoutout...those opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline," the actor says. "To get involved with this movement, go to SacredStoneCamp.org."
Though brief, the video is already doing a lot to bring awareness to the problems local communities are having with the proposed Dakota Access Pipeline. The highly controversial build is set to place a massive oil pipeline less than a mile away from the Missouri River and the Standing Rock Reservation. Traveling across four states, the pipeline would transport over 570,000 barrels of crude oil per day, putting local communities at risk for spillages and latent ground contamination.
And, what's more, the pipeline will require sacred Native American lands to be upturned during construction. Locals have already clashed with authorities and the private oil companies who are backing the project as they plead for their lands to be left untouched. A petition has even appeared on Change.org for Rezpect Our Water that's been signed over 254,000 times.
"So we, the Standing Rock Youth, are taking a stand to be the voice for our community, for our great grandparents, and for Mother Earth," the petition writes. "Join us, and sign to ask the Army Corps of Engineers to stop the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline."
These locals' concerns are very valid ones considering the number of recent oil spills lately. In 2012 alone, 300 pipelines broke in North Dakota alone, leading communities to fear the Dakota Access Pipeline will inevitably burst. If that were to happen, over half the drinking water in South Dakota would be contaminated in some fashion.
Of course, this isn't the first charity that cast members of Justice League have rallied behind. In fact, Ezra Miller is well-known for his charitable contributions and even took part in an Arctic ski trek with Greenpeace to raise awareness about global warming. Ben Affleck is also a documented humanitarian as the actor founded the Eastern Congo Initative in 2010 to provide aid to the people of eastern Congo.
Justice League is set to hit theaters on November 17 2017 with a sequel to follow June 14 2019.0comments