Join Us in the Fight for Democracy, Civil Rights and Social Justice -- in the Courts and in the Streets
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*Defend Free Speech and the Right to Protest, including through our project, The Center for Protest Law & Litigation
*Fight Back Against Illegal Government Surveillance
*Demand Government Transparency
*Hold Police Forces Accountable for Brutality and Misconduct
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Jane Fonda on the repression of Water Protectors and the legal challenge we are mounting to defend their constitutional and human rights
We are mounting a challenge to an extraordinary and dangerous new model of intense repression initiated against Water Protectors in Northern Minnesota that must be stopped before it becomes the nationwide model for movement and community suppression.
Small local Sheriffs' departments, and individual officers, were financially incentivized and paid to act against the opponents of Line 3 with huge sums of money flowing though the so-called "Public Safety Escrow Trust" funded by the Enbridge Corporation. The pipeline corporation paid more than $8.5 million dollars into funding not only Sheriffs’ departments but huge amounts of overtime for individual officers, paid only when they were acting in support of Line 3.
This financial structure essentially privatizes public police forces to act in service to the private pecuniary interests of this foreign corporation against its political opponents and the Indigenous community; to stop and disrupt peaceful organizing and expression that would educate the larger community and national audience about the environmental devastation being caused by the Line 3 pipeline.
We have been preparing the legal challenges to this structure in addition to our other affirmative litigation and defense support to protect and advance Water Protectors' constitutional rights.
Please visit our project the Center for Protest Law and Litigation to learn more about the Line 3 struggle and to support this work.