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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, September 27, 2019

HAWAII: 28 Protectors Arrested Protecting Burial Grounds

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Photo by Kaniela Ing

Kaniela Ing said, "Police officers brought out an LRAD sonic weapon today at Sherwoods, and arrested at least 25 Kānaka Maoli who were peacefully protecting what they believe to be the grave site of their ancestors. Officers refused to give their badge number or charge information to legal observers. Arrestees were put in paddy wagons and separated into different police stations spread across the island. The Hawaii Community Bail Fund has been working to kokua all morning. #KapuAloha"



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Thursday: 28 arrested protecting Hunananiho, also known as Sherwood's Forest, currently undergoing destruction

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Hawaii News Now By Mileka Lincoln
Updated September 27 at 4:57 AM
HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Officers arrested 28 people Thursday who were blocking construction equipment and crews from accessing a Waimanalo park, where a controversial $32 million redevelopment project is underway. Several of those taken into custody pledged to return.
Scores of protesters started gathering early Thursday at the entrance to Sherwood Forest and Waimanalo Bay Beach Park, and more than 30 sat across the entrance road to block vehicle access.

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'Climate Emergency: Shutting Down DC' Livestreams by Unicorn Riot


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Friday, Sept. 27, 2019
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TODAY: After Monday's #ShutDownDC protests that blocked traffic in the USA's capital, climate activists are again taking to the streets. A march during rush hour on Friday morning is targeting banks and institutions that support the fossil fuel companies causing climate change.…/climate-protesters-take-dc-str…/
BLACK SNAKE KILLAZ: One of the locked-down protesters at Monday's #ShutdownDC climate protests wore a Black Snake Killaz shirt. BSK is our documentary that explores actions taken by Water Protectors to stop the oncoming Dakota Access pipeline and highlights actions taken by law enforcement, military & corporate mercenaries to quell #NoDAPL occupation/protests.
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SHUTTING DOWN THE STREETS: On September 23, 2019, the #ShutDownDC day of action disrupted business in the nation's capitol, in solidarity with the youth climate strike, to demand policymakers address runaway climate change.
The first blockade of the morning began with two cars that were used to shut down an intersection leading into downtown D.C., near the Arlington Bridge.
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TODAY! Illinois Strike to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline Doubling Sept. 27, 2019


Illinois Strike to Halt Dakota Access Pipeline Doubling

Come strike and march with us to demand that Governor Pritzker declare a climate emergency in Illinois, ban fracking in Illinois, and halt the doubling of the Dakota Access pipeline.

Appalachians Against Pipelines: Raging Granny Locks Down, Arrested

Appalachians Against Pipelines: Raging Granny Locks Down, Arrested

Appalachians Against Pipelines
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Duff Benjamin — a 75-year old grandmother, midwife, and self-identified “raging granny” — has been arrested after blocking Mountain Valley Pipeline work on Cove Hollow Rd for 5 hours this morning.

“The problem with pipelines is they always leak,” stated Duff. “What they leak are toxins into the land, water, and air.”

This site is just minutes down the road from the ongoing Yellow Finch tree sit blockade, where 2 tree sits have been standing strong in the path of the pipeline for 388 days and counting.

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