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London banks targeted by Standing Rock Solidarity Actions

Thursday, December 1st 2016, Indigenous and climate justice activists in London gathered outside the Royal Bank of Scotland to hold a solidarity action with Indigenous People in Standing Rock. The creative intervention was part of an international day of action, targeting the banks that are financing the Dakota Access Pipeline in the US. “This peaceful action in London is an opportunity to show that geographical distance does not change what we know to be right, and what is right is to protect the sacred ground and the water rights of the approximate 18 million people who are downstream from construction.” said UK based Mohawk/Comanche/Apache activist Kiaza BigMountain Fillmore “I encourage any UK banks that are invested in or financing projects […]

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Protests to Stop Kinder Morgan Pipeline Go Global

Trudeau Targeted by Pipeline Protest in London, UK Pressure continues to build on Trudeau to reject Kinder Morgan pipeline as UN climate talks enter second week Images available here London, UK – This morning concerned citizens from England and Canada staged a solidarity sit-in on the front steps of Canada House in London, demanding that the Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reject the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, which would transport oil from Alberta’s tar sands for export off the west coast of Canada. “Prime Minister Trudeau needs to show real leadership on climate and reject the Kinder Morgan Pipeline.” said Bronwen Tucker, a student and member of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition currently studying abroad in the UK. “The science […]

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Indigenous Communities and European Allies take action on Total in Paris during Climate Talks

    Thursday, December 10th 2015.   Paris, La Defence, Total International HQ. Over a hundred people from indigenous communities across the globe and the climate movement from Europe gathered for a peaceful protest outside the headquarters of energy corporation Total. The Canadian government’s on-going commitment to tar sands expansion is incompatible with Prime Minister Trudeau’s promise at the Paris Climate talks to restrict planetary warming to just 1.5 Celsius warming. The extraction of highly polluting tar sands on indigenous lands continue to expand at a rapid rate. Despite that, Indigenous Rights continue to be on the chopping block of the Paris Climate Accord. Despite the state of emergency since the November 13th Paris attacks, the protest went ahead with […]

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Indigenous Peoples demands Rights in Paris Climate Accord and end to False Solutions

  During the COP21 climate talks in Paris, Indigenous Peoples from the Arctic to the Amazon and their allies have continually gathered to demand genuine climate change solutions: which to be truly effective must include both the recognition and protection of Indigenous Rights in the operative, legally binding text of the draft Paris Accord, and the application of bottom-up initiatives originating in Indigenous knowledge, culture, and spirituality. It seems, however, that these powerful objections/demonstrations have been totally ignored – as the first week of negotiations closed on Friday with the language concerning the traditional knowledge and rights of Indigenous Peoples being “annexed” (meaning they’re not completely in the draft agreement, nor are they fully excluded), rendering their future inclusion highly […]

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‘Shell No!’ Paddle to Seattle indigenous Activists Reach Westminster Shell Investor Meeting

Westminster May 21 2015, under the shadow of Big Ben, Mae Hank and Faith Gemmill-Fredson were joined by campaigners to protest Shell’s plans to drill in the Arctic. The female indigenous delegation travelled to Shell’s Annual General meetings in the Netherlands and London to confront Shell on plans to go into the Arctic directly after taking action in “Paddle in Seattle” last Saturday on a mass “flotilla” where kayaktivists blocked Shell’s Polar Pioneer drilling rig docked at the Port.  At the shareholders meeting in London handmade black origami “roses of resistance” were laid at the entrance by UK Tar Sands Network and Platform to demand an end to the expansion of the Canadian tar sands, the exploitation of people in Nigeria […]

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