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Summer of Resistance: Defending Frontline Activists

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Summer of Resistance: Defending Frontline Activists An evening of comedy & music! Friday, June 30th 6pm-9pm Lagunitas Community Room, 237 NE Broadway St #300 Portland, OR 97232, USA Hosted by Portland comedian Bonesaw Comedian lineup: Chris Johnson, Wendy Weiss, Christian Ricketts,

Direct Action & Community Defense Trainings – March & April

Our capacity to resist is directly correlated to our capacity to self-organize on a massive scale. Join us for a training for people who want to develop their ability to take strong collective action in committed groups of people. ABOUT

Help With Break Free PNW Legal Support

Break Free protesters camped on the tracks outside of Tesoro refiner in Anacortes

In May of 2016, dozens of activists were arrested after blockading a train track heading to the Tesoro oil refinery outside of Anacortes, Washington. This action held the tracks for 36 hours and was coordinated with an international series of

On Direct Action With Trump Around

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The day before police evicted the Frontline Encampment directly in the path of the Dakota Access Pipeline, Jesse Jackson appeared at the blockade on horseback. Celebrity appearances at the DAPL resistance always gave the sleepless days and nights of Native

The North Dakota Access Pipeline: Indigenous Resistance Is Stopping the Spread of Fossil Fuels

An reddish evening photo of an oil refinery.

In 1990, world leaders—if “leaders” is indeed an apt characterization—met in Rio De Janeiro to proclaim climate change a truly fundamental crisis which urgently needed to be addressed. At the time, existing fossil fuel infrastructure represented 107 Mt of “committed

From the Dakota Pipeline Resistance

The Inyan wakankagapi otip-Sacred Stone Camp from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe is partnering with the Oectc  Sakowin- Seven Council Fires, Indians and Cowboys and anyone who wants to stand against the Dakota Access Pipeline. This pipeline would cross the Missouri River

FERN Street Theatre Flashmob

Portland, OR — The fledgling Fossil Fuel Resistance Network (“FERN”) orchestrated a street theatre flash mob on Saturday to stand up to railway and oil corporations which continue to put our communities at risk of climate change and oil train

Vancouver Tesoro Savage Oil Terminal Adjudication– Monday, June 27

EFSEC’s [Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council] 1st Day of the Adjudication Process for the  Vancouver Tesoro Savage Oil Terminal: Monday, June 27, 9:00am Columbia Tech Center at Clark College 18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd. Vancouver, WA 98683 (This is not

Twenty-One People Arrested Blockading Oil Train Route in Vancouver, WA

Over 100 people stopped rail traffic by forming a human blockade across the tracks in Vancouver, WA on Saturday, June 18.  Watch a recap video and donate to their legal fund. Organized by the Fossil Fuel Resistance Network in response to

Fossil Fuel Resistance Action — June 18th

Why: On Friday, June 3rd, a Union Pacific train carrying crude oil fracked from the Bakken  crude derailed and caught fire in the Columbia River Gorge near Mosier, Oregon. The surrounding neighborhood, including an elementary school, was evacuated, oil spilled into