Interview and Gallery: Gord Hill, Indigenous Artist and Anarchist

By  CrimethInc. Ex-Workers Collective      Gord Hill is an anarchist artist and a member of the Kwakwaka’wakw nation who has been active in anticolonial and anticapitalist struggles for decades. Over the years, his art and criticism have been an inspiration and challenge to us.
Gord is the author of two comic books, The 500 Years of Resistance Comic BookThe Anti-Capitalist Resistance Comic Book, as well as 500 Years of Indigenous Resistance, and runs the website Warrior Publications. He also draws and writes under the pseudonym Zig Zag.

 

Obviously, there have always been intersections between art and resistance, but we’d like to hear how you see those intersections for yourself, and how you see those intersections playing out in society today.

I believe art is an important part of resistance in that it contributes to an overall culture of resistance. Art inspires, educates, motivates, and helps to maintain a history of resistance as well.

Continue reading “Interview and Gallery: Gord Hill, Indigenous Artist and Anarchist”

Support Jessica and Ruby: DAPL Eco-Sabotage Heroes: Resistance Goes On.

Two activists have come forward and admitted to some of the multiple acts of eco-sabotage against the Dakota Access Pipeline in Spring 2017.
Several of these incidents had been previously hidden from the public. Much of the sabotage took place with minimal equipment and training, and during broad daylight.

The women have come forward in the hope that others will support and be inspired by their actions.Image result for eco sabotage DAPL

They have currently been arrested on a lesser charge, and the FBI is investigating. Deep Green Resistance is reaching out via our Political Prisoner / Prisoner of War Support Group and aims to provide whatever assistance possible.

This is a developing story and more news will be coming soon. Press release follows:

The Dakota Access Pipeline is an issue that affects this entire nation and the people that are subject to its rule. With DAPL we have seen incredible issues regarding the rule of law, indigenous sovereignty, land seizures, state sanctioned brutality, as well as corporate protections and pardons for their wrongdoings. To all those that continue to be subjected to the government’s injustices, we humbly stand with you, and we ask now that you stand with us. Continue reading “Support Jessica and Ruby: DAPL Eco-Sabotage Heroes: Resistance Goes On.”

FORCED EVICTION ‘CANNOT EXTINGUISH THE FIRE THAT STANDING ROCK STARTED’

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Official Statement From Tom Goldtooth, of The Indigenous Environmental Network:

We are appalled by today’s forced evacuations of indigenous people at the Camp at Standing Rock, they are a violent and unnecessary infringement on the constitutional right of water protectors to peacefully protest and exercise their freedom of speech. It hinders the camp clean up process and creates confusion and chaos that puts the Missouri River at risk of pollution from construction and camping debris.

Today’s expulsion is a continuation of a centuries old practice, where the U.S. Government forcefully removes Indigenous people from our lands and territories.

see also: Activists Occupy Pipeline in North Florida

We urge supporters of the water protectors to continue to resist this travesty by organizing mass mobilizations, distributed actions, speaking out against the violations of the Treaty rights of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and the Seven Council Fires of the Great Sioux Nation, and continuing to source up the capacity for litigation and grassroots organizing against the Dakota Access pipeline.IEN release
Our hearts are not defeated. The closing of the camp is not the end of a movement or fight, it is a new beginning.

They cannot extinguish the fire that Standing Rock started. It burns within each of us. We will rise, we will resist, and we will thrive.

We are sending loving thoughts to the water protectors along the banks of the Cannonball River, today. May everyone be as safe as can be. #noDAPL

see also…How to Stop a Pipeline: Trump, DAPL and the Power of Mass Action 

and… Update on Getting the Sabal Trail Pipe-Sitters out of Jail 

9 REASONS WHY THE #NODAPL STRUGGLE ISN’T OVER

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From Indigenous Action

1. THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS PASSING THE BUCK, TO TRUMP.

On Sunday, December 4, 2016 the Army Corp of Engineers denied the easement for pipeline development under Lake Oahe and made recommendations for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on the river crossing and exploration for alternative routes. An EIS would likely take months to undertake and would be subject to the Trump regime’s Environmental Protection Agency.

2. ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS VOWS TO CONTINUE BUILDING DAPL UNDER LAKE OAHE.

Energy Transfer Partners issued a statement threatening to continue development regardless of the Army Corps decision stating that “Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way.” In spite of recent snow storms ETP has continued construction. Continue reading “9 REASONS WHY THE #NODAPL STRUGGLE ISN’T OVER”

OVER 160 HURT AS POLICE ATTACK WATER PROTECTORS WITH RUBBER BULLETS, TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS

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Cannon Ball, ND – Water protectors attempting to clear two damaged military trucks from Highway 1806 were met with a militarized response by law enforcement working to ensure the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sunday evening. Police used tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, concussion grenades, and more crowd control munitions.nodapl-riots

By midnight of November 20th, injuries to over 160 people were reported, as medics also confirmed that a 13-year-old girl was shot in the face by law enforcement, two people suffered cardiac arrests, at least one person is in critical condition, and many contusions and damage to hands from rubber bullets. Many people were also experiencing hypothermia from the water cannons and have lung and eye irritation from tear gas and mace.

Unicorn Riot reported live on and off through the night as the standoff lasted over six hours.

TheFreeThoughtProject.com provided the following report on the attack:

Witnesses on the scene say police are employing tear gas, water cannons, rubber bullets, mace, LRAD sound cannons, and other weapons, as they moved to encircle the crowd trapped on the bridge — and at the mercy of merciless police.

Police began this assault on the captive group amid a total media blackout — a single Facebook Live video filmed by Kevin Gilbertt is the only live feed of events unfolding, as the already spotty internet availability has also been cut by law enforcement repeatedly during similar clashes. Continue reading “OVER 160 HURT AS POLICE ATTACK WATER PROTECTORS WITH RUBBER BULLETS, TEAR GAS AND WATER CANNONS”

Mississippi Stand women block Dakota Access Pipeline Drilling Under Des Moines River

from Mississippi Standafp-fv5iyAs the clock struck midnight Mississippi Stand kicked off Global #NoDAPL Solidarity #NationalDayofAction with a double lockdown stopping the boring operation underneath the Des Moines River on the Dakota Access Pipeline.iowa-300x200

As far as we know, this is the second lockdown ever to occur on a Horizontal Directional Drill. Both Drill lockdowns were actions led by Mississippi Stand and all of the Water Protectors who have locked down have been women!! Continue reading “Mississippi Stand women block Dakota Access Pipeline Drilling Under Des Moines River”

Sabotage! $2 million in Diggers Torched at Dakota Pipeline

http://worldtruth.tv/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/dapl-fire.jpgSomeone caused $2 Million in Fire Damage to Dakota Access Pipeline Construction Equipment . Contractors may pull out as Insurance and bad PR costs soar.

( from Anti Media, with thanks, photos added  ) Jasper County, IA — For the second time in recent months, someone or some group has set fire to construction equipment at the Dakota Access Pipeline site in Reasnor, Iowa. The incident, which caused damage of an  estimated $2 million in equipment, is being treated as arson. It’s unclear who set the fire, and there are currently no suspects identified.standing-rock-demo
see also> Earth Defense “Guerrilla” Sabotage Attacks Fighting Back

Despite the lack of evidence or suspects, Reasnor Assistant Fire Chief Don Steenhoek laid the blame on Dakota Access Pipeline protesters. “[I]t’s pretty senseless,” Steenhoek told local news outlet KCCI. “They’re not getting back at the pipeline. They’re just hurting the guys trying to make a living and put it in.” Continue reading “Sabotage! $2 million in Diggers Torched at Dakota Pipeline”