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NEW: Minnesota police are using brutal physical violence and “pain compliance” against water protectors and Line 3 pipeline protestors.

The torture tactics have left some activists with partial facial paralysis.
Enbridge Energy, the multinational corporation building the tar sands oil pipeline, is funding the police who torture, harass, and surveil protestors opposing Line 3.

Enbridge has now paid police & sheriffs in Minnesota $2 million to protect the pipeline.
Police have also used tear gas and rubber bullets against the unarmed protestors.

Tara Houska (@zhaabowekwe) with the @giniwcollective spoke to Vice about the extreme force law enforcement have used to squash Line 3 protests.…
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Evening thoughts:

The White House’s @PressSec - ie @jrpsaki - just said Biden can’t #StopLine3 because it’s “under active litigation.”

Isn’t that a reason he SHOULD halt construction?
To @PressSec @jrpsaki:

If you are going to use legalese to justify ecocide, please don't insult our intelligence with such poorly reasoned arguments.
If Biden doesn't want to #StopLine3 just be honest and let us know he prefers Big Oil profits over our future. Ok?
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At least 500 dead in British Columbia alone in wildfires. Whole towns wiped off the map.

But @JustinTrudeau is surprised that the environment is a defining issue in the Canadian election. 🤯
Since Trudeau came to power, carbon emissions have risen every year. 😡

“He said all the right things. However, the government didn’t follow through” - Grand Chief Stewart Phillip.

(This approach may sound familiar to citizens of the US, UK, Germany and many other countries.)
5% of Canada’s GDP is from oil and gas. Trudeau’s Liberals claim they want to use those revenues to invest in the transition away from fossil fuels.

“That’s like buying a tobacco company and saying we’re going to use the money made to pay for throat cancer” - @charlene_amy
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Manoomin (wild rice)🌾is lead plaintiff in first ever "Rights of Manoomin" lawsuit filed by White Earth against @mndnr. The agency permitted Enbridge to take 5 billion gallons of water during a drought to build #Line3.

This case is reshaping the law as we know it: a thread (1/6)
@mndnr Plaintiffs are claiming that the DNR violated the rights of manoomin as well as multiple treaty rights to hunt, fish and gather along Line 3's route.

“Manoomin will have its day in court; this is big,” said Michael Fairbanks, chairman of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. (2/6)
@mndnr The move stems from the "Rights of Nature" doctrine, a legal theory acknowledging that an ecosystem is entitled to legal personhood status and has rights to defend itself in a court of law against harms, including environmental degradation caused by projects like Line 3. (3/6)
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For those wondering why today @SenAmyKlobuchar literally turned her back on a youth water protector asking for a livable planet . . . Here’s the best explanation we’ve seen so far.
Thank you to @davidsirota for flagging this monumental conflict-of-interest.
Receipts are in the screenshot.

You can also check them out at this link:…
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BREAKING: @SenAmyKlobuchar was just confronted by water protectors, asking her if she’ll call on Biden to #StopLine3.

She froze - then turned her back and stormed away.
Let's talk about @amyklobuchar:

Asked about Line 3 in an interview, she said it was up to the state.

Funny because the **federal** Army Corps is in charge of granting the permits.

She's not dumb - she's deceptive. Image
She's been so bad on this issue that Water Protectors had to resort to protesting outside her office.

At the action, leading #StopLine3 campaigner @WinonaLaduke said "You need to be the woman who stands up for the water, Amy." Image
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The millions of people who have died of COVID deserve to be memorialized with the reverence that will be shown for victims of the 9/11 attacks this weekend, but our grief over our COVID-19 losses cannot be weaponized to make us more patriotic or supportive of imperial warfare.
Pandemic grief, if let loose upon the world, at the volume it deserves, would shake capitalism to its core, or even upend it, so it is smothered with talk of getting "back to normal."
I'm not saying you shouldn't remember the people who were lost on 9/11. You should remember them, just as you should remember the hundreds of thousands of people who were slaughtered in their names -- a legacy no one in the towers asked for or deserved.
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Removing a Governor from the podium during his keynote address is an act of justice. And accountability. And radical love for those we cherish and those who will proceed us. #StopLine3
As we blockaded the stage, forcing @GovTimWalz to flee just moments after he started speaking, we thought not just about what we were shutting down, but also about the new possibilities - moral, economic, ecological - we were opening up.
If you want to re-live those moments of renewed hope collective euphoria, watch the recording here:
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The governor of your state was booed off the stage moments into his speech - at this very event.

50 water protectors literally shut down the whole thing.

And you pretend nothing happened?

Unreal how far you’ll go to avoid mention of the #StopLine3 struggle.
Here is the screen shot in case @RepWolgamott takes the tweet down
The @DFL_RuralCaucus did it too, showing @GovTimWalz in that *tiny* window of time between when he took the stage and when he FLED, pedal floored and tires screeching, in an SUV skidding over gravel.
If you want rural Minnesotans to stop embracing Trumpism, try not lying to them.
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BREAKING: A speech by @GovTimWalz at a Democratic party event in Alexandria, MN was SHUT DOWN by 50 water protectors demanding he #StopLine3!

Minutes into his speech and vastly outnumbered, Walz fled the event.

Direct action gets the goods!
Since he was elected, Walz has refused to take action against the Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline- despite it having the potential to emit more carbon than his entire state.

We have tried for years to be civil. We have tried having a dialogue. None of it worked.
Before election, Walz said any pipeline that goes through treaty lands was a “non-starter” for him. He said Line 3 needed a “social permit” from the people of MN to be built.

Yet here we are. He’s building a deeply unpopular pipeline through treaty lands.

What changed, Tim?
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🚨🚨Line 3🚨🚨

RIGHT NOW - cops in front of Minnesota state Capitol have surrounded water proctors and their ceremonial tipi! There are hundreds of cops. They are threatening arrest. ALL EYES ON WATER PROTECTORS #StopLine3
This kind of police presence seems ridiculous. There are teenagers in there. What’s the point of this? Please keep your eyes on water protectors. It feels like shit is about to go down. #StopLine3
You seeing this @Ilhan @IlhanMN @keithellison?? 👀👀👀 #StopLine3
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LIVE: Thousands Rally At Minnesota Capitol to #StopLine3…
Winona LaDuke calls on President Biden to stop the #Line3 tar sands pipeline project, noting that a federal Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) hasn’t been done at a federal level. Image
Lack of a proper federal EIS was the reason that a federal judge found the Dakota Access Pipeline was built illegally. (DAPL is still operating as this ruling is being appealed.)…
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From the #StopLine3 frontlines to Palestine, we stand with Indigenous people resisting the settler-colonial destruction of their lands!

“The capitalist extraction and colonial expansion here are the exact same project that is happening in Palestine," says member Rosi Greenberg.
The Line 3 crude oil pipeline violates the treaty rights of Anishinaabe peoples and risks environmentally-devastating spills in areas where they harvest wild rice, hunt, fish, and gather medicinal plants. It has already drained rivers and caused mass die-offs of wildlife.
Line 3 construction also poses a specific threat to Indigenous women and two-spirit people, since settler pipeline employees regularly commit acts of sexual violence and have been caught organizing sex-trafficking operations.
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As an archaeologist who works on climate, a question I often get is: "But why should we be worried about global warming, the earth has moved through hot and cold periods right?" Here's why.
1.) We live in a fundamentally different world from that of how humans or rather hominids lived the last time we had similar concentrations of atmospheric CO2 to today (2 million years- 800,000 years) source :IPCC 2021.
2.) What was going on with humans between 2 million to 800,000 years ago. Well we were just getting started. Homo habilis and Homo erectus started making some of the first stone tools around this period of time, and had very low population densities, like 10,000 of them.
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When Indigenous people say stolen land
we don't mean 500 years ago

In the late 1800s a lumber company had my g+ grandfather tell them stories & asked for an "autograph" on blank paper

They forged a land transfer

It's a golf course today

This is typical Native family history
Another moment in typical Native family history:

Colonizer wanted farmland, said my great+ Aunt's [farm animal] gored him

Her tribe testified in court, she didn't even own [that type of animal], no one did

She lost, had to pay fees, her home/land was valued at the exact amount
Since some people are looking:

#StopLine3 from further destroying the planet

Stop this foreign company from destroying the Mississippi River & 200+ other rivers forever

Water shortages & heat & fire everywhere, it's ridiculous that they're this evil ImageImageImageImage
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15 days ago I was shot by police with rubber bullets, mace, pepper balls paid for by Enbridge. I heard shouts, cries and gasping coughing punctuated by the sound of munitions firing and a huge drill out of a sci-fi movie boring thru the river we were there to protect. #StopLine3
I heard a woman paid to organize against Line 3 screaming at us that we were violent, that we needed to stop. I heard a woman screaming who had blood pouring down her face from the rubber bullet that had hit her. I heard the sound of my own breath rattling in my respirator.
4 of us jumped into a wall of police. I figured I might be injured, but the sound of the drill filled my head. It was all I could hear, at the end. In our handcuffs & zip ties, the 4 rounds that hit me & chemicals all over burned as some cops laughed at us, others looked uneasy.
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from the Pipeline Legal Action Network:
Urgent need for attorneys in the #StopLine3 movement.
pic1: 700+ water protectors have been arrested in Northern MN. Between July and August over 80 people have been charged with felonies. We need criminal attorneys to take these cases; the movement was strapped for lawyers before this latest round of state intimidation even began
pic2: Attorneys who take these cases also join a vibrant community of movement attorneys working together to support and share resources related to Line 3 cases. To learn more and join the fight fill out this form:…
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Minnesota's Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) has classified all its data related to the Enbridge Line 3 pipeline as secret "security information."

This includes all info the MN Fusion Center has collected surveilling people who oppose Line 3.…
BCA is mostly known for investigating crime scenes & police shootings, but also administers the Minnesota Fusion Center, formerly known as the Minnesota Joint Analysis Center (MnJAC).

They regularly exchange data w/ “Critical Infrastructure and Key Resource” (CIKR) corporations. ImageImageImage
A January 16, 2019 memo signed by MN Department of Safety (DPS) Commissioner John Harrington classifies virtually all BCA fusion center data as "security information" to be hidden from the public and the media. (DPS is BCA's parent agency).

PDF:… ImageImageImage
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If you haven’t heard about #line3 or #StopLine3 please listen! It’s a large pipeline indigenous peoples and other water protectors are fighting for many reason. The first is it will pollute and poison the land and a large water supply in the USA.
On top of the human and environmental damage done generally and to the indigenous peoples. There’s a specific issue in relation too #MMIWG…
Then for my #ACAB people Enbridge is giving police money to harm the peaceful protestors making them mercenaries…
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If you live near the Mississippi River watch this now —
They have been suppressing social media around this so word doesn’t get out.

Police in Minnesota have been arresting water protectors to build a Canadian oil pipeline through native lands and the Mississippi River

Please RT video and look into #stopline3
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I'm an archaeologist, and in this thread, I’m going to tell you why our current climate crisis is so terrifying to me. 1.) In this paper, Xu et al demonstrate that humans have concentrated in a really narrow subset of earth's climate.…
2.) The production of our current crops and livestock is really limited to this "niche" and has been so for millennia (at least the past 6000 years) when farming and foddering of animals really took off.
3.) We should be terrified by this figure in the paper, which basically shows mean temperatures experienced by humans over the past 6000 years, and predictions for 2070. Its way outside of anything we have known during the period that the economies we rely on today developed.
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What a split screen moment.
⬅️ The Gulf of Mexico is literally on fire because of a rupture pipeline.
➡️ Jessica Reznicek is jailed for EIGHT years in US prison for her anti-pipeline activism.
❓ How many years will the fossil fuel executives be sentenced to? Want to guess?
That's right. None. Because we live in economies dominated by fossil fuel industries and their allies, and our governments and 'justice' systems favour them above future life on earth, including our own.
#StopLine3 #freejessica
.@amywestervelt is absolutely correct, as usual. The punitive long-term jailing of a non-violent (against people) activist is a free speech issue, going to the core of democratic rights.
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VIDEO THREAD: This morning, environmental activists with @ShutDown_DC, @IENearth, @ArmInArmClimate blocked several entrances to the White House to demand Biden back policies for a fossil-fuel-free future.

At east entrance, they chained themselves to fake oil tower and wind mill.
"We'll speak to you in your colonizer language if we have to," an activist said in an interview directed at Biden as activists blockaded White House south entrance.

"We're demanding that you put climate at the front of your agenda like you said in the first place."
At the White House south entrance, a vehicle tried to get in despite the enviro activist blockade.

Activists cheered as police made the car turn around.
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At a #StopLine3 protest camp in Hubbard County Minnesota, this morning Sheriffs arrived & declared that vehicles cannot be used on the road leading to the camp. Cop cars are blocking the entrance & folks that arrived to deliver food/supplies are getting their cars towed.
Over the sheriff’s radio “jail vans” were called for. Officers/sheriffs with zip tie handcuffs are stationed near the exit. Multiple vans have arrived. Collection of sheriffs officers standing on a dirt road nearJail van and some officers standing on the road.
At least one support vehicle that arrived to help deliver food, supplies, and water has been towed away. There are many more support vehicles. Around 30-40 Officers and/or Sheriffs are at the scene.
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