Watch The Visuals For PE 2.0's "Water Protectors"

Watch PE 2.0's Powerful Visuals For Standing Rock's "Water Protectors"

by Abel Shifferaw
December 02, 2016 11:54 PM

PE 2.0

Jahi of PE 2.0 (Public Enemy 2.0) released the powerful and politically charged visuals for the track “Water Protectors.” The song touches on the environmentally destructive Dakota Access Pipeline, the “water protectors” who are fighting it, and the water crises in Flint, Michigan. The pipeline, which will run over 1,000 miles long, aims to transport around 500,000 barrels of crude oil from North Dakota to Illinois on a daily basis. The Standing Rock Sioux of North Dakota have expressed legitimate concerns to the pipeline and the effects it would have on their water supply. The project is about 87% complete and is being built by Energy Transfer Partners. President-Elect Donald Trump has ties to the company. Trump has invested hundreds of thousands of dollars into the project while the CEO of Energy Transfer Partners, Kelcy Warren, has donated over $100,000 to Trump’s campaign. The Dakota Access Pipeline has a price tag of $3.7 billion. To learn more about the Dakota Access Pipeline and the struggle against it check out this article and scroll down to watch a video detailing the situation at Standing Rock. Head here to donate to the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline and text Water to 82623 to support the important cause. Check the video for PE 2.0’s “Water Protectors” via YouTube below and scroll down for the full lyrics to the song.

Lyrics To PE 2.0’s “Water Protectors” 

“Water is love. Water is Life.

They fracking for more oil
more environment more water to spoil
you see they poisoning the people out there in Flint
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe they facing imprisonment
all cause they took a stand water protectors
against military tactics and tankers
white boys get acquitted taking federal lands
native people fight for rights and get cuff in their hands DAMN
the ancestors speak through the buffalo
another struggle here we go all power to the people
and you can keep your pipeline
dont you know that water’s a lifeline
(come on)

Water Protectors
Water is Love
Water is Life
The Water Protectors
Keep Standing Up for your Rights (come on)
Water Protectors
Water is Love
Water is Life
The Water Protectors
On the real its a Natural Right

Deeper than a protest
living on the west side of Babylon
survived the worse as we continue on
water natural resource of course
greedy sub humans try to poison the source
it never was your land
peace to the Wampanoag people
of the first light the three sister they grow it (beans, maize & squash)
water is vital know agriculture
land and the ancestors part of the culture
in this critical time and hour
end all digging and get into wind power
end all the faulty companies and their land grab
trying to steal and control what they never had
stop shooting rubber bullets bullying peaceful people
the more we take a stand the more we see your evil
and leave the water alone
salute everywhere the indigenous roam and I’m gone”

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