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  • Direct Action in Minnesota as Line 3 Pipeline Approval Reversed

    June 5, 2019
    Near Park Rapids, MN – On Monday, June 3, 2019 three water protectors shut down work on power lines along the proposed Enbridge Line 3 tar sands oil pipeline by locking themselves to construction equipment. The same day, the Certificate of Need and Routing Permit…...
  • Touring Activists Build Momentum Toward Climate Justice

    May 8, 2019
    Minneapolis, MN – Dozens attended a presentation by German climate justice activists on mass mobilizations from the front lines of resistance to climate catastrophe. The event was the second-to-last stop on a U.S. speaking tour organized by Rising Tide North America this past spring. Members…...
  • Multi-Agency Task Force Prepares “Rules of Engagement” For Line 3 Protests

    February 11, 2019
    MINNESOTA – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents revealing the creation of a task force stockpiling equipment and training police in preparation for Line 3 pipeline protests across the state. The documents show coordination between various law enforcement agencies from states across the region including Minnesota,…...
  • ‘Valve Turners’ Shut Down Enbridge Oil Pipelines in Minnesota

    February 4, 2019
    Itasca County, Minnesota – Today four people calling themselves the “Four Necessity Valve turners” shut down Enbridge’s Line 3 and Line 4 tar sands oil pipelines in Minnesota citing “imminent and irreversible damage being done to the planet.” The activists entered pipeline service locations and…...
  • Arts, Culture, and Hip Hop Resist Line 3 as Lawsuits Against Approval Continue

    December 29, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Hundreds came out to the Cedar Cultural Center to support the resistance to Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement Pipeline on Friday, December 21. Immortal Technique headlined a set list comprised of water protectors, rappers, and artists who work with and give back to…...
  • Minnesota Police Train at Military Base as Line 3 Pipeline Protests Escalate

    October 25, 2018
    Minnesota – Unicorn Riot has uncovered documents showing coordination between state-wide authorities to prepare for anti-pipeline protests. Emails obtained from Minnesota State Patrol under the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act show close cooperation between state and local law enforcement, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety,…...
  • Judge Accepts Water Protectors’ Climate Change Necessity Defense

    July 15, 2018
    Duluth, MN – On Friday, July 13, the St. Louis County court accepted the use of a climate change necessity defense. The decision comes from a court case stemming from a January 12th, 2018, lockdown by 3 water protectors at a Wells Fargo Bank in…...
  • Line 3 Oil Pipeline Approved By Minnesota Regulators

    June 28, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has given an official stamp of approval to Enbridge’s Line 3 replacement oil pipeline despite massive public opposition. The PUC today granted Enbridge the “certificate of need” which is required before beginning pipeline construction in…...
  • As Line 3 Oil Pipeline Decision Looms, Indigenous Resistance Increases

    June 26, 2018
    St. Paul, MN – The fate of Enbridge’s Line 3 Replacement (Oil) Pipeline, North America’s largest proposed infrastructure project, will be decided this week. The decision was originally designated to be made no later than June 27th but may be be delayed further. The Minnesota…...
  • Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

    June 22, 2018
    Minneapolis, MN – Every summer in the Twin Cities, artists bring to life the Northern Spark art festival, which is free to the public and lasts throughout the night in downtown Minneapolis. One of the opening events at this years festival, called “Smart Wars: Divest…...