A few active groups to follow, join and support.

Attached below is a non-exhaustive list of a few active groups to follow on social media, join in-person as requested, and also offer resource support.  These include migrant survival support and hospitality, disaster relief and community mutual aid, solidarity with Indigenous Peoples movements, and the various battles against extraction of fossil fuels and natural resources — including human resource extraction in the forms of  human trafficking, labor exploitation, and cultural theft.

Jimmy mentioned this list in his recent email to BXE family. You can read the email here, and chip in to support Jimmy’s ongoing work and the work of BXE here.

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West Texas:

Christmas in Tornillo: The Occupation (December 23-January ??, 2019)

“There is a concentration camp for children in the middle of the desert!! Currently 3000 children between the ages of 13 and 17 are being held behind barb wire and fencing in Tornillo, TX. The camp is expanding rapidly. We want to do something about this prison camp because what we saw shook us to our core. This fund is to help a team of 30 experienced St. Louis activists  occupy Tornillo between Dec. 23 and Jan. 1 in collaboration with local El Paso organizations including Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee and Cosecha. Our hope is that it will inspire others to do the same.”

This is a brown led coalition of resistance against the Tornillo prison camp and corrupt system that devastates our families on both sides of the border.”

FB: https://www.facebook.com/creativebrownresistance/

Donate: https://www.gofundme.com/christmas-in-tornillo-stl

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Alberta, Saskatchewan, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska:

Keystone XL halted temporarily:

“On Friday, December 7, 2018, the Honorable Brian Morris, United States District Judge for the District of Montana in Great Falls, issued a Supplemental Ruling in favor of the lead Plaintiffs in the litigation to stop the Keystone XL (KXL) Pipeline–the Indigenous Environmental Network (IEN) and North Coast Rivers Alliance (NCRA), and other groups.  Judge Morris’s 16-page Supplemental Order denies TransCanada’s motion to relax the Court’s November 8 Judgment that overturned the Trump Administration’s approval of the KXL Pipeline and issued a permanent injunction against its construction. Judge Morris specifically rejected TransCanada’s request to engage in the following construction activities: (1) preparation of pipe storage and contractor yards, (2) transportation, receipt and off-loading of pipe at storage yards, (3) preparation of sites for worker camps, and (4) mowing and patrolling areas of the pipeline right-of-way to discourage migratory bird nesting. Judge Morris only allowed TransCanada to conduct limited cultural, biological, civil and other surveys that do not harm the environment, and to maintain security at existing TransCanada sites.”

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South Texas:

Somi Se’k Village Base Camp: “Under the leadership of the Esto’k Gna (Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas), the Somi Se’k Village Base Camp’s mission is to populate and support a network of front Line Encampments (Wolf Pack) villages along the so called Mexican-American border. These villages will be active in providing aid to our asylum seeking relatives, protecting indigenous sacred sites, resisting construction of the #LNG (fracked gas) terminal, accompanying pipelines, and stopping the Border wall. We fight to stop the senseless endangerment of people, animals, and the environment.

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Somi-Sek-Village-Base-Camp-2452609318101453/

Feel free to contribute with confidence: https://paypal.me/CampsARising

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Louisiana:

Resistance to Energy Transfer Partners and the Bayou Bridge Pipeline (#NoBayouBridge #StopETP)

StopETP Coalition: http://StopETP.org

L’eau Est La View Camp:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/LeauEstLaVie/

WEB: http://NoBBP.org

Update from Dec 6: Judge Rules Energy Transfer Partners (ETP) has trespassed and constructed without permits, but allows them to seize private land using eminent domain.

And this recent piece regarding law enforcement serving and benefiting directly from corporate interests and the extractive industry. READ the report here: http://bit.ly/BayouBridgeMoonlighting

As we continue to resist ETP and the State, we need your support: http://GoFundMe.com/NoBBP

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West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina:

Appalachians Against Pipelines, defense against the Mountain Valley Pipeline, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and more:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/appalachiansagainstpipelines/

IG: @AppalachiansAgainstPipelines

Donate: http://bit.ly/supportmvpresistance

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Minnesota:

Ginew Collective Frontline Resistance Camp, “a grassroots, frontlines effort led by indigenous women to protect Anishinaabe territory from the destruction of Enbridge’s Line 3 tar sands project”

FB: https://www.facebook.com/ginewcollective/

IG: @Ginew__ (two underscores)

Donate: https://bit.ly/stoppipeline3

The cold has been creeping in, with temperatures reaching -6 and -19 with the wind. Help provide gear: https://amzn.to/2EacYqE

Anti-colonial Land Defense, “a collective of Indigenous/non-Indigenous Water Protectors/Land Defenders under the direction of both indigenous elders & indigenous youth cooperating together; we are centered around protecting & reclaiming ancestral homelands via mutual aid…”:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/AnticolonialLandDefense/

IG: @AntiColonialLandDefense

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Southern Oregon:

Stop Jordan Cove LNG and the Pacific Connector Pipeline

FB: https://www.facebook.com/noLNGexports/

IG: @NoLNGExports

WEB: http://StopJordanCove.info & http://NoLNGExports.org

More Info and to send a comment to Oregon Department of State Lands to Stop Jordan Cove LNG:

https://nolngexports.good.do/DSL/DSLComments/

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Communitized Decentralized Disaster Recovery (WI, TX, LA, FL, PR, etc):

Mutual Aid Disaster Relief (MADR), “Solidarity, Not Charity. Recent events have shown that the effects of climate change are not distant fears, but current realities. From historic flooding in Louisiana to Hurricanes Matthew, Harvey, Irma, and Maria we need each other more than we ever have before. Immediately after floods and other disasters, Mutual Aid Disaster Relief listens to affected community members and responds with supplies, work crews, and amplifying the grassroots community-led initiatives that blossom following disasters.”

FB: https://www.facebook.com/MutualAidDisasterRelief/

IG: @MutualAidDisasterRelief, @MADRLumberton, @MADR_tour

WEB: http://MutualAidDisasterRelief.org

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Arizona and Immigration Reform:

No More Deaths/No Más Muertes, “The mission of No More Deaths is to end death and suffering in the Mexico–US borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. Our work embraces the Faith-Based Principles for Immigration Reform and focuses on the following themes: • Direct aid that extends the right to provide humanitarian assistance • Witnessing and responding • Consciousness raising • Global movement building • Encouraging humane immigration policy.”

FB: https://www.facebook.com/nomoredeaths/

IG: @NoMoreDeaths_NoMasMuertes

WEB: http://nomoredeaths.org

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Labor and the Border:

Movimiento Cosecha, “Cosecha is a nonviolent movement fighting for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. Our name, “harvest” in Spanish, honors the long tradition of farmworker organizing and the present-day pain of the thousands of undocumented workers whose labor continues to feed the country. Committed to winning real victories for our community, Cosecha believes in using non-cooperation to leverage the power of immigrant labor and consumption and force a meaningful shift in public opinion.”

This organizing body is active nationally and also specifically organizing in San Diego supporting refugees and migrants:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/movimientocosecha/

IG: @Cosecha_Harvest

WEB: http://LaHuelga.com

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People’s Media:

Hecate Society, “an art and media collective that was birthed out of necessity by a group of QTPOC* and accomplices.”

FB: https://www.facebook.com/hecatesociety/

IG: @HecateSociety

WEB: http://HecateSociety.org

Recent article, “Divided People: connecting Black Mesa with the Central American Refugee Exodus”: http://bit.ly/DividedPeople

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