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17.06.2017

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle for social change

Rafael Gonzalez aka Tufawon, Standing Rock Water Protector: Hip-hop as a vehicle  for social change

On the occasion of the European Tour of the Standing Rock Water Protectors we had the opportunity to meet the young rapper and activist Rafael Gonzalez alias Tufawon. In this intense and engaging interview, Rafael talks about his first-line experience in the camps around the Dakota Access pipeline and his… »

13.06.2017

The Water Protectors in Barcelona

The Water Protectors in Barcelona

On June 11 Rachel Heaton gave a speech at the ending Panel of the Fearless Cities. Acte públic in Barcelona with Vandana Shiva and other speakers from the front-lines women-lead communities : “Don’t wait until you can’t drink water and breathe the air. We need to Stand up, Build and Resist now!”… »

11.06.2017

Water Protectors and independent journalism. A stimulating workshop

Water Protectors and independent journalism. A stimulating workshop

Held yesterday at the September 11  Park in Bologna, Italy, this event organized by Pressenza, Women’s March Milan and “G7M-Ambiente alla base, non al vertice” was one of the many initiatives during a counter-summit on the environment ending today with a Critical Mass demonstration and a march. After an introduction… »

11.06.2017

The Water Protectors write to Intesa SanPaolo

The Water Protectors write to Intesa SanPaolo

Dear Mr. Carlo Messina, CEO of Intesa SanPaolo Today we are reaching out to you publicly to bring attention to the ongoing Dakota Access Pipeline, a $3.8 billion dollar project that was constructed on 1851 and 1868 Fort Laramie Treaty Land illegally and is a direct violation of the United… »

07.06.2017

The Water Protectors in Geneva

The Water Protectors in Geneva

The Water Protectors from the Sioux tribe of Standing Rock, along with around 30 activists, participated in an action of civil disobedience. They occupied the Geneva headquarters of Credit Suisse to denounce their financing of fossil energies and notably the 1.4 billion USD invested in #DAPL. They trecked through… »

05.06.2017

Water Protectors and the Independent Press: Pressenza meets Standing Rock Activists

Water Protectors and the Independent Press: Pressenza meets Standing Rock Activists

Saturday June 10 at 2:30pm, during a counter-summit on the environment called “Ambiente alla base, non al vertice!”  at Bologna’s  September 11 Park, journalists from Pressenza Italy will participate in an encounter-debate on a topic previously introduced in Milan: the importance of creating much needed networks between activists and journalists dedicated… »

02.06.2017

Open letter by the Water Protectors to President Donald Trump

Open letter by the Water Protectors to President Donald Trump

We are Water Protectors who fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). We are also engaged in struggles and movements on behalf of First Nations against fossil fuel projects that poison our land, water and damage the climate. We are traveling throughout Europe to ask European banks to divest from… »

25.05.2017

Protest March “Trump Not Welcome” in Brussels

Protest March “Trump Not Welcome” in Brussels

On May 24th  WaterProtectors Rachel Heaton, Wasté Win Young, Rafael Gonzalez & Nataani Means were at the #TrumpNotWelcome demo in Brussels for social rights, against sexism, racism and discrimination, for peace and a livable world, together with 9.000 protestors. They opened the rally with a prayer and called for… »

18.05.2017

Tour of Standing Rock native defenders in Europe

Tour of Standing Rock native defenders in Europe

From May, the 20th to June, the 20th 2017 Several European citizen’s movements and organizations are currently organizing a tour in Europe for Standing Rock native defenders and their allies who oppose the DAPL pipeline and other fossil fuel projects on their territories. Context and intentions Currently, the main focus… »

24.02.2017

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

North Dakota: Police Raid Pipeline Resistance Camps, Arresting 33

In North Dakota, a heavily militarized police force on Thursday raided the main resistance camp set up by Lakota water protectors fighting the $3.8 billion Dakota Access pipeline. The camp was largely vacated ahead of an eviction deadline set one day earlier by North Dakota’s governor, but police arrested at… »

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