Protest - Revolt

Jake Johnson, CommonDreams, September 23, 2017

In an attempt to highlight and bolster the "groundswell of resistance" against fracking wells, pipelines, and other fossil fuel projects throughout the United States, a coalition of environmental groups on Thursday launched the Fossil Fuel Resistance Mapping Project, which details precisely where opposition to Big Oil is taking hold throughout the United States and how others can join in.

Talli Nauman, Native Sun News, September 5, 2017

FARGO, N. D. –– The Fortune 500 company answerable for building the Dakota Access Pipeline across unceded 1851 Ft. Laramie Treaty territory is seeking $1 billion in damages in a new lawsuit against organized opposition involved with the Oceti Sakowin (Great Sioux Nation) struggle to block the private oil infrastructure project.

Nia Williams, Reuters, August 31, 2017

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - On a sparsely populated island off the coast of the northwestern United States, more than a hundred environmental activists gathered last weekend to practice seaborne drills to disrupt construction on Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd’s Westridge crude oil terminal.

Dan Kraker, MPR news, August 30, 2017

Three self-described "water protectors" are still in a Wisconsin jail after being arrested Tuesday for protesting an oil pipeline. The protesters temporarily stopped construction of what's known as Line 3, the oil pipeline Enbridge Energy wants to build across northern Minnesota.

It would replace an existing 50-year-old line that's still under regulatory review in Minnesota, but the company has already started work across the border.

Brady Slater, Superior Telegram, August 26, 2017

SUPERIOR, Wis. — Protesters identifying themselves as water protectors shut down construction for roughly two hours on a section of the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline replacement outside Superior on Monday, Aug. 21.

The event was broadcast and shared on social media, showing vehicles carrying a few dozen protesters as they arrived at around noon to what an Enbridge spokeswoman described as a 12.5-mile segment of the new line that runs along Douglas County Road W.

Jorge Barrera, APTN, August 25, 2017

Indigenous leaders are calling on Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc to immediately halt fish farming along British Columbia’s coastal region following the release of video footage showing diseased farmed Atlantic salmon –some blind, others with swollen gills and blisters—swimming through pens thick with fish feces.

Kyle Fraser, blackagendareport.com, August 17, 2017

“IAmWeUbuntu and the other march organizers will bring supporters of the incarcerated from across the country together under the banner of abolitionism.”

Prisoner rights advocates will converge for what aims to be the largest abolitionist demonstration in U.S. history, Saturday, August 9, in Washington D.C. The Millions for Prisoners' Human Rights March is centered around the demand that the exceptions clause, which allows for slavery to continue in United States prisons, be removed from the Constitution's 13th Amendment.

YT, VICE, August 16, 2017

Sickening and terrifying. Time for leadership against the forces of hate and destruction. No fence sitting. Un-unite the Right.

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Jacobin Magazine, August 15, 2017

The white supremacist rampage in Charlottesville, Virginia was the predictable outcome of the Republican Party’s racist agenda and Donald Trump’s ascension to the presidency.

The racist violence of the Right has been unshackled by Trump’s election. White racists have not just been emboldened by President Trump, they have also been encouraged by the Trump administration’s silence amid the dramatic growth of white supremacist organizations and violent racist attacks.

Paul Mason, The Guardian, August 15, 2017

The memoirs of Union general William Tecumseh Sherman make uncomfortable reading. In among the battle orders and the racist depiction of freed slaves, he switches occasionally to reminiscences of the post-war era, and amicable meetings with former Confederate enemies. Over cards and supper, he accepts their assurance that, if anybody ordered the massacre of all-black units during the fighting, it wasn’t them.

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