Members of the Red Lake Nation sent out to perform a ceremony on their treaty lands, but were assaulted & arrested. They chose treaty lands at the mouth of a pipeline Enbridge is has been trying to lay (With pushback and even sabotage from water protectors). Treaty rights surpass all federal and state laws, but Enbridge and their badge wearing guard dogs don't care.
This is Alex Golden Wolf explaining (they've since been arrested, their venmo & the bailout account are below).
Update from Red Lake Treaty Camp now:
Alex Golden Wolf, Two spirit Indigenous leader of the white Earth Nation was violently arrested out of ceremony before the completion of the ceremony. Alex is a staff carrier, and a care taker of Indigenous Children, she helps with language and art skills at Camp Migizi.
Today at Red Lake Treaty Camp indigenous leaders gathered at sunrise to do ceremony in front of the gates of the construction site where Enbridge is drilling under the Red Lake River in order to lay an oil pipeline on land protected by treaty rights. This sacred ceremony was interrupted by police with no regard for indigenous traditions. Along with Alex Golden Wolf, around 20 indigenous leaders and allies who formed a peaceful blockade around those in ceremony where arrested.
Red Lake Treaty Camp is currently under blockade by the police, with no one allowed in or out. A water protector who locked down to the drill this morning was extracted and work has begun again.
Water protectors are being threatened. Treaty rights are being trampled on. Indigenous two spirit folks are being assaulted. Stop Line 3.
Red Lake Treaty Camp Bail Fund: @Stars_On_Stone
Photo: Chris Trinh [ig @christhaotrinh]
They need you!!! We all need you!! The best way you could help right now is to SHOW UP. I can't stress that enough! PLEASE GO IF YOU CAN. Short of that PLEASE spread awareness, share this post, follow The Lakota People's Law Project, Red Lake Treaty Camp, donate to the bail funds and call, email the people below!
"I just wanna remind all my chronically online leftists if youre sitting around debating theory and asking questions like 'When is the revolution gonna happen?' um... but you are not at places like this, you're not donating....
Umm, you are missing the fact the revolution is happening right now. Water protectors, Indigenous, non-indigenous allies are coming together to protest against a multi-national oil corporation going through sovereign treaty land. So if you're asking yourself 'when is the revolution happening?' I'd say it's happening right now and you're just not part of it."
What can you do? Watch part 2 where they explain. I've linked their Linktree as well since it contains sources on how to get involved & where to donate (as well as the Google doc they mention in the video). (spoiler tho: get involved or donate)
Other useful things:
Red Lake Bail Venmo: Stars_On_Stone
Red Lake PayPal: bit.ly/HelpRedLake
Learn More & donate: Stop line 3
Honor The Earth
Lakota People's Law Project
OP's links & Google doc:
edit: updated to fix the links and added some more
Yes, this bill does go after people who pirate music and movies, but since basically all memes include *some* copyrighted content of *some* kind, and the bill is worded so broadly, and literally everyone on the internet is exposed to memes in some way or another, the government just gave itself the power to selectively throw whoever they want in federal prison at any given moment.
Oh but we got $600 of our own dollars given back to us so this is fine, right??!?!
It’s ok to log off, its ok to turn off the news, its ok to scroll past, its ok to distance yourself from this crap. These post are targeted to people who can care right now, if you cant, thats ok. If you’re mentally hanging on by a thread, its ok to leave. I cant say it enough, its ok to not be able to care right now, take care of you first.