Treaty People Gathering

Call now and tell Biden to Stop Line 3

Yesterday, following leadership from Indigenous women, thousands of water protectors from across the country took action to stop Line 3. They faced a climate-fueled heat wave, militarized police, and were buzzed with helicopters from (ironically) the border patrol. More than 100 water protectors, land defenders and climate warriors were arrested, and actions and resistance are …

Treaty People Gathering national info call

Rise Up for the Treaty People Gathering!

Years of resistance have led up to this moment: Join us and get excited for the Treaty People Gathering: Rise, Protect, #StopLine3!As Enbridge builds the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline through Anishinaabe treaty land and the Mississippi Headwaters, now is a critical moment to support the movement to defend Indigenous sovereignty, water, and our …

Ban Tear Gas

They tear gassed moms. And then the Mayor. Ban Tear Gas Now.

The use of tear gas is illegal in war. But in the last few weeks, it’s been used so often to disperse protests in the US that many of you can probably recognize the smell at a distance, and know exactly what it looks like in a photo or video. In Portland, Trump’s storm troopers …

Defund the Police

Your Mayor can Defund the police – and they should

For the last few weeks, we’ve been telling you about why we support the demands of the Movement for Black Lives, including and especially the demand to Defund the Police. But the truth is that most of us can’t defund the police ourselves: Not by voting in local elections (some sheriffs are elected, but not …

Join us in action on Juneteenth (6.19)

Rise up with us for black lives Juneteenth

On June 19, 1865, Black communities in Texas finally received the news that they were free.  Juneteenth (June 19th) is a day that honors Black freedom and Black resistance, and centers Black people’s unique contribution to the struggle for justice in the U.S. This Juneteenth is a rare moment for our communities to proclaim in …

8 Steps to Defund Police

Defund Police, invest in communities

All over the Country and around the world, people continue to surge into the streets and speak out online in response to the police murder of George Floyd Breonna Taylor, and so many more. In response to peaceful protest against racist police violence, militarized police forces have responded with batons, tanks, tear gas and worse; …

In Defense of Black Lives

Join Actions in Defense of Black Lives – NOW.

I’ll keep this short, because I know a lot of you, like me, are already caught up in local efforts to defend black lives in this extraordinary moment. The murders of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police officers, as well as Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and so many more, have touched off a nationwide conversation, protest …

Firefighter and Koala in Australia

2020 foresight

2020 and the new decade are not off to a very encouraging start: Australia is on fire. So is the Amazon and there was just a huge oil spill in Brazil. Puerto Rico is being rocked by earthquakes even as it struggles to get the relief money Congress appropriated, and which Trump’s racist administration still …

Burn Borders Not Coal

Here and No Further

Last fall, Ende Gelände organized 6,000 people to block an active coal mine and 82 simultaneous tree sits to protect a forest from being bulldozed. RSVP to their winter tour with Rising Tide to learn more.

Emily disrupts the Wheeler hearing

Wheeler, Schumer and a week of action in DC

This has been a busy week for Congress, which means it’s been a busy week for activists. On Tuesday afternoon, Drew helped run a training session at the Friends of the Earth headquarters in Washington D.C. and prepared to take action at Andrew Wheeler’s confirmation hearing. At the training, six of us (including Drew) volunteered …