On July 12th, scores of climate justice activists turned out on Hawthorne Street to pressure Chase, Bank of America, and Wells Fargo to stop funding tar sands pipeline projects, especially Line 3. Indigenous activists spoke at a rally prior to the march which also featured music by XR activist, Wendy Emerson.
More than 30 legislators from Minnesota’s House of Representatives and Senate released a letter demanding the state halt the Line 3 project and order Enbridge to cease drilling until more data is available about what, exactly, is being released everywhere Enbridge goes and what happens to it once it’s loose.
It’s too early to know what will come of this but the fact that actual Powers That Be are mad might be a sign that things are finally happening.
Things are moving fast in Minnesota as Enbridge is now digging under the headwaters of the Mississippi River. Enbridge has already had a significant incident: Tania Aubid, Winona LaDuke, Shanai Matteson and other water protectors … Read more
Calling all snake handlers! The Black Snake is a monster long prophesied by the Lakota people that will desecrate the Lakota’s sacred sites, poison the water, and ultimately destroy the world. The resemblance between the … Read more
This week saw some extremely ominous news from Giniw Collective: This is yet another major escalation in police repression and transparently illegal…but who enforces the law when it’s “law enforcement” who are the criminals? In … Read more
From Giniw Collective, dated June 23, 2021: The struggle against Enbridge Energy’s Line 3 tar sands pipeline continued with another civil disobedience action Wednesday morning. Five Water Protectors locked themselves to a horizontal directional drill … Read more
An incredible action. When we headed back to the blockade site this morning, there were still 4 people locked to the boat blocking the road into the site. A few people across the road stayed overnight to provide some support. Activists with a lot of direct action experience and skills, and those with little or none, all worked together beautifully.
Finally, after 7 years of Indigenous-led resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline expansion (NOT replacement) project, the huge Treaty People Gathering with thousands on site broke through mainstream media silence. Media coverage helps protect people doing … Read more
On a bright sunny Friday morning, activists fighting climate catastrophe gathered in Cully Park, in the largest numbers since the pandemic struck last year. 350PDX provided bright sunflower umbrellas while newly vaccinated comrades greeted each other with hugs. On the 5-year anniversary of the Mosier train derailment, we were there to tell the media and the City of Portland to deny the Land Use Compatibility Statement that Zenith Energy needs to get an air quality permit from the Department of Environmental Quality.
Every weekday during morning and evening rush hours, you can join activists around the city to hold banners on overpasses and near busy intersections to raise awareness to the general public about the fight to Stop … Read more