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Dec 19, 2023 11 tweets 4 min read
In case you didn't know, Energy Transfer (which partially owns the Dakota Access Pipeline) has been trying to subpoena Unicorn Riot since March 2021.

This 🧵thread🧵 will summarize our ongoing legal battle and explain ways you can support us. Image The March 2021 subpoena was part of Energy Transfer's federal racketeering lawsuit filed in 2017 against a range of defendants including environmental groups Greenpeace USA, BankTrack and Earth First!. Image
Oct 22, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Minneapolis - Around 1:45 pm as pro-Palestine demonstrators held a 'die-in' at Lyndale/Hennepin, an alleged counter-protester drove into the crowd, possibly firing a a gun or firecracker while driving away.

Our drone footage paired w/ audio from on the ground shows the incident: There were about 1000-2000 people at the rally before this happened. Chants heard included "Free Palestine", and "Up with Palestine, down with occupation", calling an end to the Israeli occupation and "genocide" of the Palestinian people.
A large diverse crowd standing by a Minneapolis intersection holding various pro-Palestinian protest signs as well as Palestinian flags. Some are wearing kaffiyeh scarves.
A large diverse crowd standing in a Minneapolis park sporting various pro-Palestinian protest signs as well as Palestinian flags. Some are wearing kaffiyeh scarves.
Aug 12, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
6 yrs ago on Aug. 11, 2017, UVA & Charlottesville Police allowed 100s of neo-nazis with torches to trap & brutalize students holding an anti-racist rally.

It was a prelude to the #UniteTheRight rally which killed local activist Heather Heyer the next day: https://t.co/MaT8Z5p7psunicornriot.ninja/2017/white-sup…
The premeditated attack at UVA was planned over Discord chats obtained & leaked by Unicorn Riot.

Message logs proved various "alt-right" groups and leaders sought violence to engage in racial intimidation & usher in a genocidal fascist street movement: https://t.co/cgfSJvfCBrunicornriot.ninja/2017/charlotte…
Jul 17, 2023 10 tweets 5 min read
NEW: ‘We Won the Move!’ Minneapolis Council Member @robin4mpls Celebrates After Community Thwarts Plans For Old 3rd Precinct Site

A Thread 🧵

unicornriot.ninja/2023/we-won-th… @robin4mpls In an exclusive interview Minneapolis City Council Member Robin Wonsley said Mayor Frey & his allies have conceded on their plans to re-open MPD's 3rd Precinct after community members overwhelmingly expressed opposition in 'community engagement' sessions & a public survey. 2/
Jun 30, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
NEW: On June 3, the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe hosted the U.S. Department of Interior’s seventh “Road to Healing” session in Onamia, MN.

survivors of federal Indian boarding schools were invited to share their experiences with the Secretary of Interior, Deb Haaland… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… “To this day, I call it the ‘hell place’,” said Grace T. Andreoff Smith at the listening session about her time at the Holy Cross Mission Boarding School, a place of trauma for her. twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
Jun 28, 2023 19 tweets 6 min read
Prior to a planned "March For the Forest" at Gresham Park in DeKalb County, GA, police in tactical gear are seen walking on the bridge over Intrenchment Creek on Constitution Ave, with one officer carrying a black equipment case.

Wednesday is the 5th day of the 6th 'Week of Action' in Atlanta, GA organized by a myriad of Atlantans and their supporters who have been working to protect the forest and its neighbors from the Atlanta Police Foundation's construction of 'Cop City' for over two years.
Jun 7, 2023 7 tweets 4 min read
Atlanta’s main newspaper (owned by Atlanta Police Foundation sponsor Cox Enterprises) finally confirms what’s been public knowledge since January: the DHS ‘violent extremist’ label Georgia Bureau of Investigation says is applied to “Defend the Atlanta Forest” doesn’t even exist. We noted the falsehood of this claim by Georgia police in our February report about their controversial use of ‘domestic terrorism’ charges against tree-sitters and other #StopCopCity protesters:

Jun 7, 2023 24 tweets 5 min read
Following hundreds of speakers who voiced their opposition to funding ‘Cop City’ over a 14-hour public comment period, Atlanta City Council approved $67 million in funding for the controversial project early Tuesday morning.

unicornriot.ninja/2023/atlanta-c… Starting Monday morning, crowds amassed at City Hall to speak against Atlanta Police Foundation’s Public Safety Training Center and urge council members to vote against funding the project. Atlantans chanted phrases like “if you build it, we will burn it” and “stop cop city."
Jun 5, 2023 50 tweets 14 min read
Today on June 5, #Atlanta City Council will vote on whether to authorize $33.5 million taxpayer dollars for the Atlanta Police Foundation to fund the construction of the Public Safety Training Center, aka ‘Cop City.’

You can tune into the council here: atlantaga.gov/government/cha… On May 15, hundreds of Atlantans unanimously spoke out against the proposed authorization.

Learn more about the over seven hours of public comment in opposition to 'Cop City' on May 15 here: unicornriot.ninja/2023/we-do-not…
Jun 3, 2023 5 tweets 2 min read
Our legal defense fund is just $447 short of $21,000 - can you help us make it to 21 today?

We expect the legal effort to defend our sources and documents from the Dakota Access Pipeline subpoena to drag into a lengthy and costly appeal process.

donorbox.org/unicorn-riot-n… We’re just $247 short of this weekend’s goal to hit $21K in our legal fundraiser - are you able to help us hit the mark?

Energy Transfer has already said they plan to appeal the Hennepin County Court’s ruling that UR is protected by media shield laws.

Jun 3, 2023 12 tweets 6 min read
Two years ago today, a federal task force cornered & killed #WinstonSmith in Uptown Minneapolis.

Father of three, Winston Smith, 32, was sitting in a car with a friend after a lunch date around 2pm on June 3, 2021 when deputized sheriffs fatally shot him.

A thread 🧵 Winston 'Boogie' Smith The violent 2021 killing of Winston Smith in Minneapolis led to a fallout within the federalized task force that killed him, legacy media falsely reporting that Smith was a "murder suspect" & weeks of sustained protests with calls for accountability. 2/ unicornriot.ninja/2021/federal-t…
Jun 2, 2023 5 tweets 1 min read
Three Atlanta Solidarity Fund organizers arrested Wednesday were awarded bond in DeKalb County Magistrate Court Friday afternoon.

unicornriot.ninja/2023/atlanta-s… The organizers were arrested in Atlanta on May 31 after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Atlanta Police Department executed a search warrant at their home.
Jun 2, 2023 25 tweets 5 min read
On Weds morning three organizers of an Atlanta bail fund providing legal support to #StopCopCity protesters were raided and arrested.

They’re charged with money laundering and charity fraud, with routine expense reimbursements cited as evidence.

unicornriot.ninja/2023/three-atl… Their first court appearance, a bond hearing, is getting underway now and can be watched here: youtube.com/live/PBpuaGb1Q…
May 18, 2023 11 tweets 6 min read
NEW: 'Cop City' Panel Member Posted Slurs Online, Archived Tweets Indicate

unicornriot.ninja/2023/cop-city-… Screenshots circulated by #StopCopCity activists & researchers in recent weeks seem to show that M. Blake Fortune II, part of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens' 'Cop City' 'Community Task Force,' wrote posts w terms denigrating women, Black & LGBTQIA+ people:
May 18, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Learn about self-managed abortion and “learn to be safer in a post-Roe v. Wade world” by checking out our article and video here: unicornriot.ninja/2022/self-mana… twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Self-Managed Abortion Workshop Builds Reproductive Autonomy -->

May 18, 2023 6 tweets 3 min read
NEW: The self-managed @SE_VIO_ME factory in Greece’s second largest city celebrated 10 years of worker occupation recently. The festivities come as the factory is under renewed threats with the land where the factory sits quietly being sold.

Full story: unicornriot.ninja/2023/thousands… The occupied factory in Thessaloniki, Greece was buzzing with life on April 28, 29, and 30, from the afternoon hours until late at night with thousands of people and many popular musicians coming out to support the workers’ struggle. unicornriot.ninja/2023/thousands…
May 17, 2023 31 tweets 9 min read
Hundreds of Atlantans spoke out against the proposed authorization of $33.5 million taxpayer dollars for the Atlanta Police Foundation to fund the construction of ‘Cop City’ during the public comment section at city council on Monday. Full story here: unicornriot.ninja/2023/we-do-not… The public comment lasted 7+ hours and the nearly 300 community members who had the opportunity to speak were unanimous in their opposition to ‘Cop City’, which if built, would be an 85-acre urban warfare police training compound in the South River Forest in DeKalb County, GA.
May 16, 2023 10 tweets 5 min read
NEW: Defense Attorney Earl Gray Says Black Foreman is ‘Racist’ After Guilty Verdict, Judge Grants New Hearing unicornriot.ninja/2023/defense-a… In a motion hearing seeking a new trial for Brian Kjellberg, who was convicted of murdering AJ Stewart, defense attorney Earl Gray called the Black foreman of the jury “racist” and was granted a Schwartz hearing by Ramsey County Judge Leonardo Castro. unicornriot.ninja/2023/defense-a…
Mar 27, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
According to a DeKalb County news release this morning, an #AtlantaForest raid is underway. The county police are "leading a multijurisdictional task force" in the South River Forest to "determine whether any unauthorized person or persons are present in restricted areas." Within the release, DeKalb County cites their executive order issued on March 24 where CEO Michael Thurmond ordered the closure of the parcels of the South River Forest that the county owns "in order to protect the safety of the public."
Mar 27, 2023 20 tweets 17 min read
NEW: Acrylate Water Safety Emergency Hits Philly; Residents Scramble for Bottled Water #Philadelphia #water #pollution
Philadelphia authorities warned the city water supply could be endangered -- people started stocking up on water within minutes. A warm & sunny Sunday afternoon was suddenly interrupted by an emergency phone alert:
Philadelphia authorities warned the city water supply could be endangered & everyone should cease using drinking water after 2 p.m.
City map showed most areas "potentially impacted" public safety messagemap of potentially impacted areas in philadelphia
Mar 26, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
BREAKING: In an emergency alert, #Philadelphia residents (~1.5M people) have been warned to not drink the city water due to a new chemical spill upstream into the Delaware River.
All over the city people are rushing to stock up & stores are limiting purchases. City of Phila emergency warning re water departmentMap showing most of Philadelphia east of Schulykill river isPeople are lined up with two cases of bottled water during tA Philadelphia Water Department truck NEW: Philadelphia city OTIS Deputy Managing Director Mike Carroll said the chemical spill "included ethyl acrylate, MMA (methyl methacrylate), and butyl acrylate — which was also found after the recent train derailment in #EastPalestine, Pa." (source: billypenn.com/2023/03/26/phi… )