Treaty People Gathering

Treaty People Gathering
Treaty People Gathering

Last month, at the invitation of Minnesota Indigenous leaders, my wife and I attended the Treaty People Gathering (TPG) on the White Earth Reservation. We spent three days learning, singing, praying, practicing, and then protesting against Line 3. It was a remarkable experience. The first full day at the TPG was busy. First, we learned… Read more »

Systems of inequity: why environmental racism and overpolicing are inextricably linked
Systems of inequity: why environmental racism and overpolicing are inextricably linked

Racial and socioeconomic equity are central to climate justice. It’s impossible for the United States to examine its contributions to climate change, and their impact, without also examining inequities built into the foundation of the U.S., both in terms of the systematically racist and classist society at home and a legacy of colonialism and U.S.… Read more »

Water protectors gather in Northern Minnesota to stop Line 3
Water protectors gather in Northern Minnesota to stop Line 3

This past weekend, June 5-8, 2021, water protectors gathered in Northern Minnesota to put their bodies on the line and stop construction on Line 3. The Treaty People Gathering was a weekend of nonviolent direct action in support of treaty rights and climate justice as Enbridge continues construction through Anishinaabe treaty land and the Mississippi… Read more »

Challenging the financial sector to Stop the Money Pipeline

Last year, nearly 100 climate and justice organizations, including MN350, launched Stop the Money Pipeline, calling on individuals and companies to stop conducting business with organizations that invest in or insure fossil fuel projects. Rescinding monetary support is one of the most important actions we can take to address the climate crisis. Even while stating support for climate action, the financial… Read more »

Art Storm to #StopLine3
Art Storm to #StopLine3

On February 17, hundreds of unique pieces of art from Minnesota to Australia covered social media following MN350’s call to action: an Art Storm to #StopLine3. Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and even TikTok were blanketed with artistic posts calling on President Biden to revoke the federal permits and stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline. Groups… Read more »

A lawn sign to Stop Line 3
A lawn sign to Stop Line 3

One of MN350’s primary campaigns is to Stop Line 3, a massive tar sands oil pipeline. This pipeline, similar to the Keystone XL and DAPL, would carry dirty crude oil for miles across Minnesota land and water. The current Line 3 pipeline is 34 inches in diameter and stretches 330 miles. The new Line 3… Read more »

Line 3 puts us all at risk
Line 3 puts us all at risk

Dangerously flying in the face of all public health guidelines to prevent the rapidly growing spread of coronavirus in Minnesota: the decision to import at this time thousands of workers from multiple states to construct a Line 3 pipeline. Minnesota is currently facing an unprecedented firestorm surge of coronavirus, with over 350,000 cases and 4,000… Read more »

Water Relay
Water Relay

Water is life. Water is one of the most abundant substances on our planet, yet it’s still a resource not fully protected, accessible, or valued in our society. As humans, we’re composed of up to 60% water, yet we lack respect for our bodies when we support oil, gas, and coal that infect our water… Read more »

Call for fossil fuel divestment unites generations of Minnesotans
Call for fossil fuel divestment unites generations of Minnesotans

It’s not often that Gen Z and Boomers are on the same team. Yet, Minnesota youth are joining pension holders to demand that the state divest its pension fund from fossil fuels. Pension holders are asking the state to restructure investments in its pension fund, moving money out of the fossil fuel industry and reinvesting… Read more »

A new age of activism

“Take to the streets! Show them what democracy looks like! Love water! Not oil!” We’re entering a digital era where this activist lingo is likely to be heard on social media, during a virtual protest, or in this case, in a blog by an activist. In light of this historical and devastating pandemic, activism has… Read more »

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