Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Featured

Indigenous Peoples and Allies to Hold Encampment at Wells Fargo over Dakota Access Pipeline in NYC

Indigenous Peoples and Allies to Hold Encampment at Wells Fargo over Dakota Access Pipeline in NYC

INDIGENOUS PEOPLES AND ALLIES TO CAMP OUT AT WELLS FARGO TO TELL DE BLASIO TO DIVEST FROM WELLS FARGO OVER DAKOTA ACCESS PIPELINE INVESTMENTS #NoDAPL Wells Fargo Encampment & March on Mayor de Blasio Indigenous Peoples and allies will begin an overnight protest encampment on April 5th at 5:30pm at the Wells Fargo branch at 463 Broadway, between Grand and Broome Streets. The next morning on April 6th at 9:30am, we will march to City Hall for a press conference at 10:15am on City Hall’s steps calling on Mayor de Blasio to divest from Wells Fargo and other banks financing the Dakota Access pipeline. Gloria Steinem, feminist icon and activist will be speaking on City Hall steps in the morning, among other speakers. Join us at the kick off of the encampment and the march. #DefundDAPL Now! #NoDAPL #NoKXL #WaterIsLife More info on the encampment here: https://www.facebook.com/events/381970218849950??ti=ia If you want to join the encampment overnight, please go fill out this form: http://bit.ly/forgowells For more info contact: Rick Chavolla (Kumeyaay...

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Posted by on Apr 3, 2017 in Featured

Solidarity Actions Against Dakota Access Pipeline Held in Europe

Solidarity Actions Against Dakota Access Pipeline Held in Europe

On March 30th, people in four European countries came together in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and the fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) for an online day of action targeting four banks invested in the DAPL: Deutsche Bank in Germany, Intesa San Paolo Bank in Italy, BBVA in Spain, and Credit Suisse in Switzerland. This action comes on the heels of tribes, cities, and banks divesting from the DAPL. Just weeks before the action, the Sami people pushed Norway to divest state pension funds from DAPL. This was only a day after the city of San Francisco announced its divestment plans. News of major divestments from the DAPL, as well as the companies funding DAPL, is breaking every day. This online day of action that placed pressure on European banks closed out a month that began with Native Nations Rise, where the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and other grassroots Indigenous leaders camped and marched on Washington, D.C. Messages like, “@DeutscheBank! #EnvironmentalRacism and #TreatyViolations are not...

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Posted by on Apr 1, 2017 in Featured

Wake Up The World Tour – Voices of Water

Wake Up The World Tour – Voices of Water

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wake Up The World Tour – Voices of Water After a long fight for water and Indigenous treaty rights at the Oceti Sakowin camp (also known as the Oceti Oyate resistance camp north of the Standing Rock reservation in North Dakota) a group of dedicated water protectors are taking the next steps to continue their fight by hitting the road, going on tour, and sharing their frontline experiences across Turtle Island. The Wake Up The World Tour features musical performances, workshops and speaking events by Nataanii Means, Witko, Calina Lawrence, Art Vee, Tufawon, Yaz Like Jaws, Jayohcee, and hosted by Comedian/Poet, Chad Charlie. All of whom are water protectors and freedom fighters, as well as well established hip-hop artists and performers. Collectively, they have been on the frontlines since the resistance camps were first established, until the heavily militarized forced removal of the camps took place. If you are interested in strengthening the spirit of resistance through the talent and art of these young storytellers, please...

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Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Featured

Los Angeles Moves Towards Divesting from Wells Fargo over the Dakota Access Pipeline

Los Angeles Moves Towards Divesting from Wells Fargo over the Dakota Access Pipeline

Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mitch O’Farrell and Paul Koretz have introduced a motion to divest from Wells Fargo over their financial backing of the Dakota Access pipeline. In their motion, councilmembers state LA’s commitment to the environment and to the health and welfare of people and feel that Wells Fargo’s support for the Dakota Access pipeline is, “at odds with these principals.” The City currently holds over $40m in securities with Wells Fargo. Read full motion here WELLS FARGO DIVEST The movement made great headway today but the fight continues. We now have the opportunity to use Los Angeles’ massive financial portfolio as leverage to create powerful, long-lasting changes. It’s critical that the city develop strong ethical standards for its financial and investment practices, and take an active role in protecting the interests of the community and our environment. We’ll continue to push for a stronger Responsible Banking Ordinance, reinvestment of city funds into renewable energy and social good funds, as well as a feasibility...

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Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Featured

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Remains Committed to Court Fight After D.C. Circuit  Denial of Injunction

Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Remains Committed to Court Fight After D.C. Circuit Denial of Injunction

Eagle Butte, SD — March 20, 2017 On Saturday, March 18, 2017, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals denied the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe’s emergency motion for injunction pending appeal to stop the flow of oil in the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe while the appeals court considers the Tribe’s challenge pursuant to the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (“RFRA”). The case in the D.C. Circuit is an appeal from the district court’s March 7, 2017 Order denying the Tribe’s motion for preliminary injunction under RFRA. Cheyenne River Sioux Tribal Chairman Harold Frazier stated: “The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe of course is disappointed in the outcome of this motion. The flow of oil under Lake Oahe will devastate the practice of our religion. The shameful truth is that America can’t understand the holiness of our Grandmother Earth and her importance to our existence. But that is why we Lakota people were put on this earth—to fight for Unci Maka when the of rest world has forgotten her. We are...

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