Posts Tagged ‘ State Repression ’

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

Law Enforcement Has Quietly Backed Anti-Protest Bills in at Least 8 States Since Trump’s Election

by Simon Davis-Cohen and Sarah Lazare / In These Times MINNEAPOLIS POLICE UNION PRESIDENT LT. BOB KROLL told In These Times that he lobbied Minnesota lawmakers to advance a statewide law clamping down on protests—legislation that civil liberties advocates say targets Black Lives Matter. The pending bill, HF 390/SF 676, would significantly increase fees and jail time for...
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Indigenous Environmental Campaigner Killed by Myanmar Government

Indigenous Environmental Campaigner Killed by Myanmar Government

by Jonathan Watts / The Guardian Indigenous activists in Myanmar’s Karen state are mourning the killing of a community leader who campaigned for a peace park to protect a local forest and its residents’ land rights. Saw O Moo was ambushed by government troops on 5 April as he was riding a motorbike with...
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Eco-Prisoner Marius Mason and Others Fight for Gender-Affirming Name Changes in Texas Prisons

Eco-Prisoner Marius Mason and Others Fight for Gender-Affirming Name Changes in Texas Prisons

from Support Marius Mason Marius Mason is an anarchist and an environmental and animal rights prisoner serving nearly 22 years in federal prison for acts of sabotage carried out in defense of the planet. Currently, no person inside a Texas prison can update their name. Winning this case would set a precedent for prisoners...
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Notre Dame des Landes: Evictions Have Begun, the ZAD Calls for Mobilization

Notre Dame des Landes: Evictions Have Begun, the ZAD Calls for Mobilization

from Squat.net Kept at bay for years by the movement, a new attempt at eviction of the residents of the ZAD at Notre-Dame-des-Landes has begun. Starting at 3 a.m. today, the operation began deploying in all its brutality: Interminable lines of blue police vans, armored vehicles, tear gas, the first injuries and...
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Buffalo Defender Sentenced, Federal Court Says Stay out of Yellowstone!

Buffalo Defender Sentenced, Federal Court Says Stay out of Yellowstone!

from Wild Buffalo Defense April 4th at the Yellowstone Justice Center Wild Buffalo Defense member Wolf was arraigned and was sentenced for his role blocking the gate of the Stephens Creek buffalo capture facility on March 16th. Wolf pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges of trespassing and interfering with an agency function. Judge Carmine...
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Lock Down Halts Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction, As State Tries to Ram Through Anti-Protest Bill

Lock Down Halts Bayou Bridge Pipeline Construction, As State Tries to Ram Through Anti-Protest Bill

from It’s Going Down Today the L’eau Est La Vie Camp successfully shut down again construction on the Bayou Bridge pipeline. The action comes at a time when the State is attempting to pass an anti-protest bill that would further criminalize anti-pipeline organizing in Louisiana. The Bayou Bridge pipeline, the tail end of the...
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Sean Swain Facing Repression, Requests Support

Sean Swain Facing Repression, Requests Support

from Friends of Sean We have not heard from Sean in a week and have received word via a proxy that he is 6 days into a hunger strike. We have also heard that Sean is facing repression of various kinds, such as false conduct reports, unnecessary/unexplained cell changes, and limitation of his communications....
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North Dakota: Iron Eyes Demands Withheld Evidence

North Dakota: Iron Eyes Demands Withheld Evidence

from Native News Online 2016 North Dakota Democratic congressional nominee Chase Iron Eyes will head back to court on Wednesday, charging that the state of North Dakota is withholding key evidence needed for his defense against charges stemming from protests of the Dakota Access pipeline. Attorneys for the Standing Rock Sioux tribal member say...
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Environmentalists See Proposed Louisiana Law to Protect Pipelines and Penalize Protesters as Overreach

Environmentalists See Proposed Louisiana Law to Protect Pipelines and Penalize Protesters as Overreach

by Steve Harvey / The Advocate Fearful of large-scale protests like those that surrounded the Dakota Access pipeline, Louisiana legislators have joined their counterparts in other states to introduce legislation that specifically protects pipelines and establishes penalties for people who seek to damage them. Environmentalists consider the proposal a dangerous infringement on First Amendment...
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Chile: Piñera Cracks Down on Mapuche with Anti-terrorist Law Reform

Chile: Piñera Cracks Down on Mapuche with Anti-terrorist Law Reform

from Telesur Newly inaugurated Chilean President Sebastian Piñera is using the reformed Antiterrorism Law to target Mapuche Indigenous activists who are demanding that the government return the Bio-Bio and Araucania regions to them that previous administrations sold off to businesses and land grabbers. Piñera signed into effect the reformed law days ago — in front of a slew of male...
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UK: Pont Valley Protection Camp Announces Upcoming Events, Sends Solidarity to Hambach Forest Defenders

UK: Pont Valley Protection Camp Announces Upcoming Events, Sends Solidarity to Hambach Forest Defenders

from Hambach Forest Lots of warm solidarity and support from Pont Valley Protection Camp to all defending Hambacher Forest and the full spectrum of their supporters following evictions of barricades, this time by the police, and imprisonment of now 2 additional Climate Justice Political Prisoners together with UP2 (kept for past 2 month in...
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Yellowstone Captures More Buffalo, Far Exceeds Kill Quota

Yellowstone Captures More Buffalo, Far Exceeds Kill Quota

by Levi Rickert / Native News Online Last Friday, two more people were arrested after attempting to halt Yellowstone from shipping wild buffalo to slaughter. The two men, Coyote and Wolf, with the direct action collective Wild Buffalo Defense, locked down to three concrete-filled barrels in front of the gate to the access road that leads...
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