🦄 Investigative, Police

Minnesota Police Train at Military Base as Line 3 Pipeline Protests Escalate

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,…

🦄 Direct Action, Eco

Line 3 Oil Pipeline Approved By Minnesota Regulators

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…

🦄 Eco

Divest or Die: “Smart Wars” Artists Depict Battle to Protect Earth

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…

🦄 Eco

“Still Here”: New Forest Blockade Stops Pipeline Work on Appalachian Trail

Giles County, VA – On Wednesday, May 23, a forest defender using the pseudonym ‘Nutty’ came down from her aerial blockade after halting construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) for 57 days. However, before Nutty came down, another forest defender named fern MacDougal deployed…

🦄 Eco

Rally Against Line 3 Minnesota Pipe Yards

Cloquet, MN – Unicorn Riot was live from a rally in below freezing temperatures against Enbridge’s Line 3 pipe yards in northern Minnesota on Monday, December 11, which local indigenous-led resistance is claiming are illegal.

Rally Against Line 3 Minnesota Pipe Yards from Unicorn Riot…

🦄 Community, Eco

Resistance to Line 3 Pipeline Seeks to Save Sacred Manoomin

Fon du Lac Reservation, MN – Indigenous-led resistance to the proposed Line 3 pipeline, one of the largest proposed infrastructure projects in North American history, has dozens gathering on private land in Northern Minnesota, dedicating their time and energy to defending the natural resources of…