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Jack White’s Third Man Books to Raise Funds for Standing Rock Students

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Paul Zimmerman, Getty Images

Third Man Books, the publishing arm of Jack White’s Third Man Records, is getting involved in the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. They have announced that they will publish the work of students at the Defenders of the Water School at Standing Rock (Mní Wičhóni Nakíčižiŋ Owáyawa) while raising money for it.

The homepage for Third Man Books’ website now features a photograph of a young protestor, and you can see more of their artwork in a gallery that accompanies the news release. Third Man has also created a t-shirt featuring a raised fist surrounded by the English and Lakota names of the school. Proceeds from sales of the shirt, which can be purchased at Third Man’s online store, will benefit the school, which serves the NoDAPL communities with classes In English, math and the Lakota language and culture for children aged 7-13.

“This public forum will allow the students’ voices to be heard the world over.,” the company said. “Third Man Books is humbled to have the opportunity to display their inspiring work and assist in spreading public awareness of the ongoing struggle at Standing Rock. This is a situation that should not be viewed in isolation — this is a situation that affects us all. Water is life.”

Yesterday, more than 120 musicians, including members of Green Day and Radiohead, included their names on an open letter by Kate Nash calling on the federal government to end the violence used against the protesters and stop the construction of the pipeline.

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