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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Friday, October 15, 2021

Climate Youths Arrested: More Than 655 People Arrested This Week: People vs. Fossil Fuels in Washington


People vs. Fossil Fuels Mobilization Concludes with Youth-Led Civil Disobedience at the Capitol; 90 Arrested At Capitol; Total Arrests at 655 for the Week

More than 650 People Arrested During This Week’s “People Vs. Fossil Fuels” Mobilization Demanding Urgent Action to Stop New Fossil Fuel Projects

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WASHINGTON — Under a banner declaring “We did not vote for fossil fuels,” Indigenous and youth climate activists led a march to the Capitol today for a mass civil disobedience action, demanding Congress and the Biden Administration take urgent action to stop all new fossil fuel projects and launch a just renewable energy revolution. 90 people were arrested on the fifth and final day of the “People vs. Fossil Fuels” mobilization, bringing the total arrested during the week of action to 655.

Democracy Now! 'People vs. Fossil Fuels”: Over 530 Arrested in Historic Indigenous-Led Climate Protests in D.C.'


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Photos and videos of this week, with voices of Red Lake, Inupiat Siqiñiq Maupin and Joye Braun, Cheyenne River Lakota. Friday, Oct. 15, 2021.

Youth Climate Activists Risking Arrest in Washington

Now Friday: 5th Day of People vs. Fossil Fuel actions in Washington. BREAKING: Youth activists risking arrest in front of the US Capitol.
Friday, noon hour in Washington.
"This is our reality. Generation after generation we fight for the Earth," said Jennifer Falcon, photographer. "Native youth are blocking the street outside of the capital risking arrest to demand
Joe Biden declare a climate emergency."

Situation evolving now. Cops have formed a human circle around the youth climate activists. Zip ties and handcuffs visible.

#PeopleVsFossilFuels is outside the Capitol. 10:04 AM · Oct 15, 2021

Livestream on Facebook: Climate youths blocking street to Capitol. Watch video from Friday.

From the Gulf of Finland to the Arctic Circle, Zapatistas link with Sami and Finland's Struggles

Meeting with the Sápmi people inside a large Lavvu tent.
Photo: Suomi Armadillo Collective

From the Gulf of Finland to the Arctic Circle, the Zapatistas link  with Finland's Struggles.

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October 10, 2021 - Traveling from end to end of Finland, the Zapatista delegation "La Extemporánea" has met with collectives, organizations and individuals learning about their struggles and resistances, learning and exchanging experiences. The Armadillo Suomi Collective of Finland has documented and shared different moments of this journey that has taken the indigenous Mayan rebels from Helsinki on the shores of the Gulf of Finland to the territory of the Sami people, within the Arctic Circle, in the town of Ohcejohka, where the borders of capital mark the boundary between Finland and Norway.

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