Filed under: Announcement, Environment, Indigenous, Solidarity, Southeast
“We need you here now!” – Cherri Foytlin
Millions watched in 2016 and 2017 as thousands gathered at Standing Rock to take on the Dakota Access Pipeline. Both the looming threat of a climate change fueled apocalypse and a collective desire to stand up to the ever increasing militarized police state that again was being marshaled to put down Native resistance and facilitate the pillaging of land and water, brought tribes, organizations, and people together across the country and beyond to put their bodies in the physical path of the bulldozers.
In the face of an almost total media blackout, the communards at Standing Rock won wide support for their heroic resistance and defense of the land, inspiring a variety of pipeline and land defense campaigns which kicked off across the country.
CW: Police Violence."We need you here. We need you here now." – Cherri Foytlin.Friends – please SHARE this video. St. Martin Parish Sheriffs deputies did this because they think they can get away with it. They do this because they think that no one is watching. LETS MAKE THEM INFAMOUS. ***Today St. Martin Sheriffs’s deputies arrested Cherri and three other water protectors at a Bayou Bridge pipeline construction site in the Atchafalaya Basin. At least three people are facing trumped up felony charges. The deputies used pain compliance, pepper spray and batons. They arrested us on behalf of Energy Transfer Partners (ETP). On the land we have permission to be. And they do not.ETP is trying to silence our resistance, but it will only grow. If you ever wanted to join us on the frontlines, now is the time. JOIN US by emailing [email protected] with your name, phone number, why you want to come to camp, when you will be arriving and how long you plan on staying. We will respond with the directions to camp and what to bring.***Then PLEASE CALL the St. Martin Parish Sheriff Department and demand that they stop illegally arresting and brutalizing water protectors: (337) 394-8931 and then call Governor John Bel Edwards (225)342-7015 and demand that he intervene and order law enforcement to uphold the law, stop illegal construction, and stop brutalizing water protectors. You can also donate to help us get folks out of jail: https://www.gofundme.com/nobbp#NoBayouBridge #StopETP
由 L'eau Est La Vie Camp 发布于 2018年9月4日周二
Now, almost two years later, people in Louisiana are fighting the tail end of the Dakota Access Pipeline, the Bayou Bridge pipeline which threatens the land, water, and eco-systems used by millions of humans, animals, and plants.
In the last several weeks, this fight has intensified, with Energy Transfer Partner goons and local police harassing and arresting Water Protectors, even on private property where land owners have given their expressed consent for protesters to be.
Yesterday, police violently attacked indigenous water protectors and are now holding them on $61,500 bail, while they face trumped up felony charges.
From L’eau Est La Vie Camp on Facebook:
Yesterday four people were arrested and many more violently attacked on private land that we have permission to be on. Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) DOES NOT have permission to be on the land and does not have an easement for it, yet they are continuing construction there anyway.
As we stopped this illegal pipeline construction, police, ETP workers and private security responded with batons, pepper spray and brute force. Four people were arrested and are being held on trumped up felony charges.
One protector had their labeled medication on them when they were arrested, but the Sheriffs are refusing to let them have access to it. Another water protector has a serious injury and is requesting medical treatment but the Sheriffs are ignoring the request.
From L’eau Est La Vie Camp the bail situation:
Bail has been set at a total of $63,500 for the four water protectors arrested yesterday. All four are facing trumped up felony charges.
DONATE to help get our folks out of jail: gofundme.com/nobbp
These protectors were peacefully stopping illegal construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in the Atchafalaya Basin when they were charged at and violently attacked by police and workers from Energy Transfer Partners.
We had permission to be on the land from the landowner and we were breaking no laws. But ETP does NOT have a legal right to build on that land.
Water Protectors are also asking that people make several call in support of those arrested and demand that the charges be dropped!:
SUPPORT NEEDED – MAKE THESE TWO CALLS
Call the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s office and demand that the water protectors who were violently arrested yesterday be given their medication, have access to medical care and be released: (337) 394-8931
Call Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and demand that he intervene in this situation and to stop the illegal construction of the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in the Atchafalaya Basin: (225) 342-7015
Millions of people across the so-called United States and the world support direct action campaigns to stop climate change and to defend water and land – here is a chance for people to show that support, simply by callings and demanding that such attacks come to an end – immediately!