Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

October 4, 2018

Scaling a Crane in Defense of the Earth -- 'NO! Bayou Bridge Pipeline'

Pictures from yesterday's action that shut down a crane working on the Bayou Bridge Pipeline in the Atachafalaya Basin.
All three water protectors who carried out the action wore red to call attention to the crisis of missing and murdered indigenous women. One of the women who locked to the base of the crane was Mama Julz, a Lakota woman and founder of the Mothers Against METH Alliance who shared this message before the action:
"I’m here today to stop construction of the bayou bridge pipeline because not only are they raping our mother but they are stealing our sisters. I’m here to make a stand, to bring awareness on how pipeline worker camps are proven hotbeds of meth and sex trafficking, which lead to missing and murdered indigenous women.”
Mama Julz and the other two women who shut down the crane were arrested and have been charged with felonies under Louisiana's anti-protest law.

Please DONATE to help cover legal costs of this action:
The Bayou Bridge Pipeline would connect to the Dakota Access Pipeline to bring fracked-oil from North Dakota to refineries in Louisiana. As the pipeline continues to be built through the Atchafalaya Basin, we need your support now more then ever:
ORGANIZE a #NoBayouBridge solidarity action - targets are listed at
JOIN US at Camp by emailing 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.
#MMIW #StrikeDownETP

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