Much thanks and appreciation to all the water protectors fighting Line 3!
This week, thousands of water protectors descended on northern Minnesota to join the Indigenous-led struggle to stop the Line 3 tar sands pipeline.
Listen in: https://bit.ly/StopLine3GandR
Over 150 were arrested on Monday blocking construction on Candian oil giant Enbridge’s construction site. Hundreds more occupied an Enbridge drill pad on the Mississippi River as the company prepared to lay pipe under the river. Our co-host Scott Parkin and our comrade Jake Conroy, of the Cranky Vegan YouTube channel, traveled to action camp to participate in and support the campaign.
They give Bob an on-the-ground report from Minnesota.
Jake Conroy is a long-time activist, designer, and writer currently residing in Seattle, WA USA. He has helped organize and participated in successful local, regional, national and international pressure campaigns. He also helped build the foundation of the grassroots campaign SHAC USA, and subsequently arrested by the US government for his role. Dubbed the SHAC7, Jake and his co-defendants were found guilty and he was sentenced to 4 years in federal prison.
Currently, Jake works at the Rainforest Action Network, an international organization using pressure campaigns to stop rainforest deforestation, fossil fuel extraction, and support human rights. He can be found pontificating online as the Cranky Vegan, where he irritates everyone with his thoughts on the tactics, strategies and optics of the grassroots animal rights movement.