UPDATE: Camp Firelight was peacefully evicted by the Clearwater County Sheriff Dept. on the demands of Enbridge on June 14th.
Now is the time to join the fight to stop Line 3.
Yesterday, TC Energy announced that they were terminating the Keystone XL Pipeline project after over a decade of organizing and resistance from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf Coast.
We know that organizing, direct action and resistance to pipelines works. We just proved it again.
Courageous water protectors took action by the thousands on Monday supporting Treaty Rights and opposing the construction of Line 3 in Minnesota. Over 150 water protectors were arrested while shutting down Enbridge’s Two Inlets pumping station. They locked to equipment, blocked roads and stopped work for 30 hours!
At the same time, more than a thousand people marched, occupied and held a prayer ceremony on Enbridge’s drilling site on the Mississippi River. This has led to an indefinite encampment on the site. This has foiled Enbridge’s plans to drill under the river.
But, to continue to protect this precious place, the RISE Coalition has issued a call for all allies and accomplices to join them as soon as possible at Camp Firelight, a new Anishinaabe-led encampment at the Mississippi headwaters in the direct path of Line 3.
We’re asking you for two things:
- GO! We need as many people to travel to support the fight against Line 3 as soon as possible. If you are able to join the camp at the headwaters of the Mississippi please contact the RISE Coalition at RiseCoalition@protonmail.com.
- DONATE! Over 150 people have been arrested in Giniw Collective-led direct actions against Line 3 this week. We need support for our water protectors. Please donate here.
If you are unable to attend or just getting back from Line 3, you can help put pressure on Joe Biden by organizing a solidarity action at a federal building. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information if you can organize an event.
The Treaty People Gathering has increased the pressure, and with Keystone XL dead now we need to stop all tar sands pipelines.
Can you help us get the word out? If so, AMPLIFY the call to action to join Camp Firelight on Twitter and Facebook.