Climate Activists March in San Francisco Financial District, Demanding Banks Defund Controversial Line 3 Pipeline

Climate Activists March in San Francisco Financial District, Demanding Banks Defund Controversial Line 3 Pipeline

San Fransisco: Today Diablo Rising Tide convened Bay Area climate justice groups and activists in solidarity with the struggle to stop the Line 3 pipeline. A 100 person march of shame” targeted the Wall Street West banks funding the hotly contested tar sands pipeline. Banks included Bank of America JPMorgan Chase, Citibank, Wells Fargo and MUFG subsidiary Union Bank. All located in the Financial District, i.e. Wall Street West.

The struggle against Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline is heating up in northern Minnesota, with Indigenous activists putting their bodies on the line to stop the pipeline and the harm it will bring to the environment and local communities. Over 200 ‘water protectors’ have been arrested and cited in dozens of actions along the pipeline construction route in recent months and solidarity demonstrations have spread nationwide.

In recent weeks activists from across the US, including the Bay Area, have traveled to Minnesota to occupy pipeline construction sites alongside Indigenous water protectors. At a number of separate camps, they have faced freezing cold temperatures and police repression. The massive pipeline expansion would carry foreign tar sands oil, one of the most polluting and energy intensive forms of fossil fuel in the world and would transport the carbon emissions equivalent of 50 coal fired power plants once operational.

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New York: Resist the Cricket Valley gas plant on March 16th!

Save the date! Monday, March 16th, noon in Albany

You’re invited to join Resist CVE, Food & Water Action, XR, Sane Energy Project, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition & Others at Empire State Plaza in Albany.

Protest Party- Rally, art, music, chants, action & more. Tell Cuomo to follow his own law – No more fracked gas power plants and NY! No Cricket Valley! No Danskammer!

Please share the RSVP link bit.ly/stopcvethismarch with allies who might be interested!

Folks coming from afar can attend a training in Albany on the morning of the action!

NVDA Trainings (Non-violent direct action)

Trainings are a chance to plan & practice for the March 16th action day. A variety of support roles are needed in addition to escalated roles. It’s also a good opportunity for building skills & trust.

Folks coming from afar can attend a training in Albany on the morning of the action!

Tuesday, March 10th: Millerton Training from 6:30-9pm (light dinner included)

Saturday, March 14th: Kingston Training from 11:30am-2pm (art build to follow)

Monday, March 16th: Albany Training (held on morning of the action)

** Address to follow for those who RSVP**

Art Builds

Art builds in the days leading up to the action will help March 16th be one to remember! They’re also a great chance to get to know other activists on the team!
Thursday, February 27th: XR New Paltz at 7:30pm
Sunday, March 1st: Millerton at 2pm
Saturday, March 14th: Kingston 2-7pm (drop in when you can)
Monday, March 9th: 2pm in Wingdale (PENDING)

** Address to follow for those who RSVP**

We encourage all interested activists, artists & musicians to RSVP, so we can craft a powerful day together!

Coastal GasLink Vancouver Office Vandalized in Solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

cross-posted from It’s Going Down

From an anonymous communique to It’s Going Down:

“We are learning to bite. In Solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en comrades struggling for sovereignty and against pipeline development we vandalized the entrance to the CGL office. Using a re-pressurized fire extinguisher we made a small mess. This symbolic act feels like the least we could do.

To a growing militant movement – decolonization means attack!”

 

MN: Water Protectors Stage Direct Action in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Fight Against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline

For immediate release: January 28, 2020 , 11:00 AM CST

 Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Water Protectors Stage Direct Action in Fond du Lac in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Fight Against the Coastal Gaslink pipeline

Photo included

Fond du Lac, MN. –– A group of Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Water Protectors, blockaded an access road to a TC Energy work site where the Canadian company—formerly known as TransCanada—is performing work on natural gas lines on the Fond du Lac reservation. Today’s action is in solidarity with the Wet’suwet’en Nation’s fight to protect their traditional territories from fossil fuel expansion. The hereditary chiefs representing the five clans of the Wet’suwet’en are currently blocking construction on a section of TC Energy’s C$6.6-billion Coastal Gaslink pipeline, which would run through their ancestral lands in northern B.C.

“We will stand for no colonial resource extraction on Indigenous lands any longer, in solidarity with our Wet’suwet’en brothers and sisters in so-called Canada who are fighting the Coastal Gaslink pipeline,” said an Indigenous Water Protector. “We are a new generation of warriors and we have awoken with the call in our hearts to protect the sacred. It is no longer a rallying cry, it is something that we mean to live by.”

Local resistance to pipelines has been mounting in recent years in opposition to Enbridge’s proposed Line 3 tar sands pipeline which would violate Anishinaabe treaty rights to hunt, fish, and gather in their treaty territories. Line 3 and TC Energy’s gas pipelines threaten Indigenous sovereignty and full access to their lands.

“This is a call to arms from Indigenous elders who believe that showing solidarity with other struggles is very needed and very necessary in the fight moving forward,” said another Indigenous Water Protector.

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