TigerSwan is NOT WELCOME here!
We all remember how TigerSwan, a corporation who profits from engaging in 'military-style counter-insurgency operations,' treated innocent, unarmed, people during #StandingRock!
Although recent investigative reporting has uncovered that TigerSwan used public relations campaigns to disseminate pro-pipeline messaging and deployed infiltrators into water protector communities, the company now wants to expand their old tricks to the State of Louisiana and the#NoBayouBridge struggle.
The Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners (LSBPSE) denied TigerSwan's license to operate in July 2017, but the mercenary group will not take "NO" for an answer.
Consequently, local citizens are stepping in to support the board and we are asking for your help!
With legal support through the Center for Constitutional Rights, local groups - including 350 New Orleans, Atchafalaya Basinkeeper, Gulf Restoration Network, L'eau Est La Vie (Water is Life) Camp, Louisiana Bucket Brigade, and Louisiana Crawfish Producers Association - West - are asking to intervene on the appeals and decision making processes.
PLEASE SUPPORT! Louisiana citizens are intervening to assure that we might be heard in the protection of our ability to exercise our rights to free speech, assembly, and association.
IF YOU CAN, PLEASE MAKE PLANS TO ATTEND THE INTERVENTION HEARING MARCH 29!
ALSO PLEASE CONSIDER SHARING AND/OR MAKE A DONATION TO SUPPORT THE CAUSE AT NoBBP.org!!
Learn more: https://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/no-bayou-bridge-pipeline-petition-intervene
TigerSwan is NOT WELCOME here!
Louisiana natives are joining together to ensure that our wetlands and waters are protected from further harm caused by big oil companies like Energy Transfer Partners, the company behind the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline, whose planned route is set to cross 700 bodies of water including the Atchafalaya Basin and Bayou Lafourche.
This free and open-to-the-public training program facilitated by members of Louisiana Bucket Brigade, L'eau Est La Vie, Gulf Restoration and 350 Louisiana will cover a range of important environmental protection policies and procedures that will empower we, the People, to hold these companies accountable.
-Regulations to which petrochemical companies are required to conform to,
-The proper agencies to report spills, hazards, unsafe conditions and adverse effects to local wildlife, and
-How to get water and soil tested for hazardous waste and pollution.
This training will take place in the conference room on the second floor of the Main Branch of the Lafayette Public Library.
Okwa Okchay! L'eau Est La Vie! Water is Life!
Tigerswan is the paramilitary company that conducted un-permitted invasive surveillance and abuse at Standing Rock DAPL resistance camps on behalf of energy transfer partners (the company behind both dapl and bbp).
The LA state board of private security examiners has denied their application to operate here, but tigerswan has appealed the denial and been given a hearing. YET, TIGERSWAN IS CURRENTLY PAYING FIVE LOBBYISTS TO PRESSURE OUR STATE GOVERNMENT IN HOPES OF CHANGING THAT!
Make your voices heard at the Louisiana State Board of Private Security Examiners TigerSwan Appeal Hearing, set to be held on December 14, 2017 for 9:00 am.
For more info on TigerSwan, follow the links below:
#NoBayouBridge #StopETP #NoTigerSwan
Please support our efforts - go to nobbp.org to make a donation or to see how you can help today!
On Wednesday, October 18th from 6:30-9:00 PM in Rodgers Memorial Chapel (located on Tulane University near the intersection of Broadway and Zimple), Students Organizing Against Racism, Divest at Tulane, Green Club, and Amnesty International will co-host the Bayou Bridge Pipeline Teach-In. This events seeks to raise awareness surrounding the Bayou Bridge Pipeline--and Dakota Access Pipeline more generally--and to provide Tulane students and interested community members with tools to engage in advocacy and organizing work surrounding this issue.
This event is free and open to the public.
From the filmmaker behind Big Charity comes a new triptych, the Bayou Bridge Film Series, presented by The Louisiana Bucket Brigade. The films explore the communities in the bull's eye of the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline. The evening will include a question and answer session with the stars of the films, as well as a chance for you to take action. Admission is $5.
This film series is being released by the HELP Association of St. James, 350 Louisiana, Indigenous Environmental Network, Atchafalaya Basin Keeper, Sierra Club, BOLD Louisiana, Gulf Restoration Network, the Delta Collaborative, the Louisiana Bucket Brigade and Earthworks. The film series is produced by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade.
Please note the new date and time: Saturday only, 11a.m. - approximately 7p.m. We will start at E Bayou Rd and Fourth Street in Donaldsonville. Please also plan to bring your own lunch or to buy lunch in the area. We will have a limited amount of kayaks, canoes and rafts available. BRING YOUR OWN PIROGUE, CANOE, KAYAK OR FLOAT OF ANY KIND! Be prepared to take turns floating and canvassing, if you are unable to bring your own vessel. Please note that all bridges on route have a 4ft height clearing.
STAY TUNED TO THIS PAGE FOR UPDATES!
On September 9, as a part of the NATIONAL #STOPETP DAY OF ACTION, L'eau Est La Vie Camp will host a FLOTILLA DOWN BAYOU LAFOURCHE, while also canvassing local communities regarding the struggle to stop Energy Transfer Partner's proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline!
YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US! COME EXPERIENCE L'EAU EST LA VIE CAMP! WE WILL FLOAT WITH OUR RAFTS, TRADITIONAL STRUCTURES AND KAYAKS WITH OUR USUAL LOUISIANA FLARE AND JOIE DE VIVRE!
During our time together we will also work to raise awareness and educate the public to the potential harms that the #BayouBridge Pipeline brings to the drinking waters of Indigenous and Cajun communities along Bayou Lafourche.
Join us Saturday morning before the float for the Frontliners in Saint James' ceremony "Prayer To Stop a Pipeline" Learn more here:https://www.facebook.com/events/168083080427098/
Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) – owner of the disastrous Dakota Access Pipeline – is wreaking havoc across the United States. From North Dakota to Pennsylvania, from Ohio to Louisiana, from Michigan to Texas, ETP continues to systematically and ruthlessly violate indigenous sovereignty and human rights. Wherever they build, ETP steals land, poisons air and water, and trashes the climate.
Enough is enough. On September 9th, 2017, an emerging coalition of frontline communities and allies are taking action across the country to #StopETP and defend indigenous rights and our water, land, air, and climate.
By taking coordinated action targeting ETP, we will launch a broader, sustained effort to disrupt ETP’s business-as-usual until the company withdraws their unnecessary and damaging pipeline projects, stops violating human rights, and stops polluting the air, water, and climate.
Can't make it to L'eau Est La Vie Camp's #StopETP float, but want to register an event in your area? Go here to learn more and sign up and #StopETP - http://stopetp.org/
This is a moment for communities impacted by industry along the Mississippi River to unite. Join the H.E.L.P. Association of St. James for a healing, peaceful action to protect our communities from the oil and chemical industry.
This is part of the Stop Energy Transfer Partners Day of Action, a day dedicated to stopping destruction not only in Louisiana, but around the country as well. There is another event later that day along Bayou LaFourche: https://www.facebook.com/events/382965642118316?%3Fti=ia
Please come to Prayer Can Stop a Pipeline, then continue to the bayou!
Come out this Thursday evening for a few hours to work on building a traditional Houma structure and artwork for our camp's float down Bayou LaFourche in the coming weeks.
Finger foods and snacks provided.
Want to #StopETP and say #NoBayouBridge Pipeline! Let's get out and organize!
Volunteers from across the state of Louisiana will be coming together on the weekend of June 16-June 18 to meet with local communities in the path of, or those who would be affected by, the proposed Bayou Bridge Pipeline!
We will be holding "Pielines, Not Pipelines" fundraising events, canvassing potentially impacted communities, passing out flyers, putting up posters, and gathering petition signatures for Governor John Bel Edwards, all along the route - Lake Charles to St. James.
If you ever wanted to get involved in this battle - NOW IS THE TIME & THERE IS ROOM FOR EVERYONE! You can devote as little or as much time that weekend as you are able.
A training event for volunteers will be taking place on the evening of Friday, June 16, in New Orleans. No worries, if you can't make it. The event will be live-streamed with the link posted to this page.
Please RSVP to support by clilcking here and submitting a location form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfkJIqIjVTYr2D5G-VFMEJaC9OgThCje5axbSYFCYHj_hEATw/viewform?c=0&w=1
Also, please consider filing out our volunteer skills and resource form, found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfvCzkR6YucvyuralLn34ujp6mU4ByLoMBC090MiF0IJA11Vw/viewform
Info for "Pielines, Not Pipelines" - http://boldlouisiana.org/tag/pielines-not-pipelines/
Stay Tuned! More info to come. Or text the word "Energy" to 88202 to receive instant notificiations on your cell.
Learn more about the struggle here: nobbp.org
The Flood never came to Standing Rock, so let's bring the Flood to the United Nations.
From April 24th to May 5th the United Nations in New York City is holding the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, also known as PFII. Typically, these forums lack Native American representation, and often have Non-Natives speaking on behalf of Natives and their issues. This ends now.
For two weeks, we need to show New York, The UN, and the world that Indigenous People are here, and can speak for themselves.
The world will not forget what happened at Standing Rock. The world will no longer ignore the conditions on reservations, and the issues effecting indigenous people around the globe. 3/4 of the world's population are indigenous, and it's time they stop forgetting that.
There are multiple levels of events within this forum, some more exclusive than others. We want to come out in full force at every level. From top to bottom. From panels at the UN headquarters to flash mob round dances in Time Square, we are going to Flood New York City.
Whether you are registered for the forum or not, we are asking for all indigenous people and allies to come to New York City and show your support. As the strongest of warriors take the United Nations to speak, they will have the support of their brothers and sisters outside, praying, singing, marching and standing in solidarity.
Thousands came to Standing Rock. Thousands came to DC. And we can do the same in New York City.
We are planning a plethora of events, from demonstrations, to speaking engagements, to gatherings and dances and celebrations. For two weeks, let's make New York City our new home.
More details to come as this develops and grows.
If you would like to register your own group for the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) in New York City. http://bit.ly/PFIIRegistration
Deadline March 30th 2017
Inexpensive Bus resources :
Come listen and engage with a panel of Louisiana experts on The Bayou Bridge Pipeline! Find out what it is, why you should know about it, how it will affect Louisiana, and what we can do about it.
Panel members will include local experts from
-The Sierra Club
-The United Houma Nation
-The Louisiana Bucket Brigade
-The Gulf Restoration Network
Food & Refreshments will be served!!
We are looking forward to seeing you at the Minicine for the Bayou Bridge Teach-In Weekend! This is a casual but important event intended to help all of us learn about the problems with the Bayou Bridge Pipeline so that we can be better advocates for stopping it. This is also a great chance to meet others and strengthen our movement. Speakers will include Mary Thoma, Ellen Stetson and Ryan Trundle who were at Standing Rock. Sonya Bratlie, as seen on LPB, of the Choctaw Nation will also be sharing. Please feel free to bring snacks to share, spare change to donate and a drum. Yes, we will end with a drum circle. BYOB
A coalition of Indigenous organizations has put out a call for a week of International NoDAPL NoKXL Emergency Actions.
Here in New Orleans, we can and should participate in these Emergency Actions!
One of the targets on the map provided by the action's organizers is the office of G4S, a private security firm that is notoriously inhumane and has been used all over the world in the service of Iraeli occupation, private prisons, youth detention, immigration detention. Most recently G4S has been hired by Dakota Access to provide "security" at Standing Rock aka brutalize Water Protectors.
The organizers of International NoDAPL Emergency Actions, through their map of targets, and their cry for actions to be taken January 30th-Febrruary 9th, are asking us to show up and protest at the G4S office.
Let's show our solidarty with Standing Rock! See you there!
You can check out the map of targets here:
International NoDAPL NoKXL Emergency Actions:
Official Action Network Event Page:
More information about G4S: