In response to police murder of George Floyd and the subsequent anti-police uprising in the streets of Minneapolis, Rising Tide North America issues the following statement:
“Rising Tide North America is continental network of climate justice groups and individuals challenging the root causes of climate change and for social, environmental and climate justice. We believe that we can only address climate change by exposing the intersections between the oppression of humans, communities and the planet. In order to create a livable and just future, we work toward the empowerment of marginalized communities and the dismantling of the systems of oppression that keep us divided.
Rising Tide North America stands in solidarity with the community of Minneapolis and communities everywhere in the struggle for racial justice and against state violence. We stand in solidarity with the right of communities to express their grief and rage, and to take action for justice.
We call for the immediate de-escalation of militarized policing, for abolition of the police state, accountability, and safety in our communities.
Our fight for climate justice is inextricably connected with racial justice. We cannot have the one without the other.”
Please donate here to support people on the ground in the Twin Cities:
- The Black Visions Collective, a group in Minneapolis on the ground helping keep people in the streets, shaping local demands and building a long-haul political home for Black people in Minnesota;
- the Minnesota Freedom Fund, one of many bail and legal funds for those arrested in the Minneapolis uprising;
- George Floyd’s family GoFundMe page, set up for his memorial.
- Reclaim the Block which works to defund the police and decrease police budgets.