People vs Fossil Fuels Week of Action
Winona LaDuke was a signatory on an invitation for a "civil disobedience" event which may result in arrest at the White House held in Washington DC, from October 11-15, 2021, "as part of Build Back Fossil Free’s People vs Fossil Fuels Week of Action."
The letter states in part:
- We know that participating in People vs Fossil Fuels is a big request. This would be a sacrifice of time, money, energy and freedom, and all under the shadow of a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. But we also know the despair many of you feel, the anxiety of this moment, seeing environmental devastation and human rights abuses around you, but not knowing how to help.
- If you have ever marched, rallied, called your representatives, lobbied, signed petitions to urge governmental leaders to act — we call on you to take the next step. Nonviolent civil disobedience is a time-tested tactic for change. Every movement for change—from suffragettes to the Civil Rights movement, has proven that the defining moments are those where people are willing to risk arrest.
- If we all come together, put our bodies on the line in the name of climate justice, we may be able to change the course of history. Please consider joining us on October 11-15 for one day, for the entire week, or for whatever time you can offer.
- Dawn Goodwin, RISE Coalition, Stop Line 3
- Taysha Martineau, Camp Migizi, Stop Line 3
- Winona LaDuke, Honor the Earth, Stop Line 3
- Sharon Lavigne, Founder, RISE St. James
- John Beard, Jr., Founder and CEO of the Port Arthur Community Action Network
- Joye Braun, National Pipelines Organizer with Indigenous Environmental Network
- Juan Mancias, Carrizo Comecrudo Tribe of Texas
- Tasina Sapa Win Smith, Cheyenne River Grassroots Collective
- Siqiniq Maupin, Sovereign Inupiat for a Living Arctic
- Crystal Cavalier, Stop MVP Pipeline Organizer
- Pueblo Action Alliance Leadership, Tiwa Territories
- Casey Camp-Horinek, Environmental Ambassador, Ponca Nation of Oklahoma
- Cesar Aguirre, Central California Environmental Justice Network
- Native Movement Alaska
Opposition to Line 3
Common Dreams article dated July 2, 2021:
- While Indigenous-led actions against Line 3 continued in Minnesota on late July 2 2021 even as some peaceful protesters now face felony charges, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously passed a resolution opposing Enbridge's tar sands oil pipeline.
- The council's 13-0 vote in support of the resolution (pdf) comes as Indigenous and climate justice groups opposed to Line 3—the Canadian company's project to replace an old oil pipeline with a bigger one—challenge it on the ground and in court.
- The resolution, which notes that Minneapolis declared a climate emergency in December 2019, clearly states the city's opposition to Line 3 and "calls on every elected leader with the authority to stop its construction to do so immediately."
- In a statement Friday, members of the Minneapolis City Council highlighted Line 3's anticipated impact on Indigenous communities, drinking water, and the global climate.
- "We are experiencing a climate crisis in real time," said Jeremy Schroeder, a council member and co-author of the resolution. "We know emissions from Line 3 will exacerbate the climate crisis, including in Minneapolis."
- As fellow Council Member Cam Gordon put it: "For our civilization to survive, we need to leave fossil fuels in the ground. That is especially true for especially dirty, carbon-intensive fossil fuels like tar sands."
- Council Member Alondra Cano said that "we are listening to the Indigenous community in their demand to stop this pipeline, a project which violates the sovereignty of tribal nations and puts Minneapolis' clean drinking water source at risk."
- "This water we protect serves the people of your city," LaDuke said of Minneapolis. "Together we need to stop the last tar sands pipeline, and help the Walz administration move toward a just transition that will benefit the entire state and help strengthen Indigenous communities."
- MN350 communications director Brett Benson called the council's action "more evidence of the mounting opposition to Line 3."
- RAN staffer Laurel Sutherlin, who also faces charges for peacefully protesting, said that "the world needs to pay attention to what's happening here in Minnesota right now."
- The Indigenous Environmental Network spearheaded a protest outside the White House on Wednesday calling on President Joe Biden and congressional leaders to "protect people, not polluters," including through executive action to stop Line 3 and other fossil fuel projects.
Asian/Indian left network
Bineshi Albert September 4, 2013:
Besides photos of my children and grandmothers this is the most cherished picture I have. It also capture one of my most valuable memories and lessons - laughter thru tears. These women along with a few others not in pic have shaped the woman I am today. The woman 2nd on the left is Nilak Butler and today would have been her birthday. These days when I am struggling with life's challenges I ask.
Left Forum 2011
Global Warming and Economic Cooling: Causes and Fight-back Strategies:
- Sponsored by: Union for Radical Political Economics
- Gelvin Stevenson, Clear Skies Group, Inc.; Community Resources Exchange; Cherokee National Historical Society
- Michael Tanzer, Tanzer Economic Associates
- Winona LaDuke, Long-time native, anti-nuke and clean energy activist
In These Times ad for a National Conference July 30-August 1, 1982 of the FFP
The Communist Workers Party front Federation For Progress put a half-page ad in the "socialist" oriented weekly newspaper, In These Times in the July 14-27, 1982 issue, p. 8, entitled: "A natural follow-up to June 12: A national conference July 30-August 1 at Columbia Un., in New York City".
It was a follow-up conference to the major "anti-defense lobby" march and protest in New York on June relating to the U.N. Second Special Session on Disarmament.
Endorsers of the event included Winona LaDuke- Anishinabbe Nation - White Earth Reservation.
Some of the presenters were Van Jones, Majora Carter (Sustainable South Bronx/Green For All), Winona LaDuke (Honor the Earth), Malia Lazu (The Gathering for Justice), LaDonna Redmond (Institute for Community Resource Development), Mary Anne Hitt (Appalachian Voices), Reverend Lennox Yearwood (Hip Hop Caucus), Adrienne Maree Brown (The Ruckus Society), Tony Anderson (Morehouse College Student Leader), Ian Kim (Oakland Green Jobs Corps) and more.