Federal Court Blocks South Dakota Laws Suppressing Pipeline Protests

By Staff, Aclu.org September 20, 2019 | RESIST! SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — A federal court today blocked enforcement of the unconstitutional provisions of several South Dakota laws, including the recently-enacted “Riot Boosting” Act, that threaten activists who encourage or organize protests, particularly protests of the Keystone XL pipeline, with fines, civil liabilities, and/or criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison. In granting plaintiff’s motion …

XR: Truth and Its Consequences

By Rupert Read, Medium.comAugust 9, 2019 | STRATEGIZE! “Rupert’s analysis is cogent, compelling and extremely challenging, his cool-headed questions and suggested solutions are much needed in our overheating world” – Ed Gillespie, Co-founder of Futerra, and Extinction Rebel “A fascinating new pamphlet from Rupert Read: “What in concrete terms does this pamphlet mean?: that the Autumn Rebellion should target primarily the rich and …

More States Crack Down on Pipeline Protesters, Including Supporters Who Aren’t Even on the Scene, with Industry Written Bills Protecting Critical Infrastructure

By Steve Hardy, The Advocate. May 26, 2019 | RESIST! Pipeline protesters lock down to a crane. By Karen Savage. From the L’Eau Est La Vie Camp Facebook Page. Louisiana – Environmentalists and activists arrested for protesting around the Bayou Bridge pipeline have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a state law passed last year that allows law enforcement to charge …

Industry-backed bills would charge environmental activists who allegedly engage in civil disobedience at oil and gas sites with a second-degree felony.

Pipeline Protesters Could Face 20 Years in Prison Under Bill in Texas House:  Two industry-backed bills in the Texas Legislature would charge environmental activists who allegedly engage in civil disobedience at oil and gas sites with a second-degree felony. Meanwhile, fossil fuel interests can’t hold back the tide:  the renewable energy sector is projected to generate more electricity than coal …

Toward Climate-Catalyzed Social Transformation

By Diana Stuart, and Ryan Gunderson, ROAR May 4, 2019 | STRATEGIZE! Applying The Work Of Erik Olin Wright To Emergent Climate Change Movements Helps Us To Understand Current Trajectories And Possible Pathways For Transformation. In past weeks, Extinction Rebellion has continued to make news headlines with acts of protest in London, Boston, New York and other cities across the globe. In London, thousands of activists blocked roads and bridges and over 1,000 were arrested. …

Human rights outlaws defending ancient forest

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com, April 27, 2019, | RESISTANCE REPORT  Youtube Screenshot/ Occupy.com There is precious little ancient forest left in this world – and a patch in Northern California is quite literally on the chop block. A forest defender with Save the Mattole’s Ancient Forest sits down with us to discuss their work,the disgusting tactics of the logging industry, the decades-long fight to protect …

‘Just like a real office’: workers use public parking as co-working space

WePark is a radical rethinking of city space, which started in San Francisco and has spread as far afield as Toulouse, Bristol, LA and Portland Brittany Shoot in San Francisco for The Guardian, Sat 4 May 2019  Victor Pontis, organiser of WePark, sets up his office in a San Francisco parking space. Photograph: Victor Pontis “If we were designing cities from scratch, …

George Monbiot: No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.

George Monbiot, Portside.org April 26, 2019 | RESIST!  No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response. Had we put as much effort into preventing environmental catastrophe as we’ve spent on making excuses for inaction, we would have solved it by now. Everywhere I look, I see people engaged in furious attempts to fend off the …