By: Olivia DiNucci
In an historic day of action inside of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, over 50 Indigenous people and allies occupied the space for the first time since the 1970’s American Indian Movement. Water protectors and land defenders (including journalists) were met with brutal force.
Shortly afterwords, I joined the street theater team with Extinction Rebellion DC who draped the Chamber of Commerce of the “Chamber of Climate Chaos” w/ the message that their “Business Costs the Earth.”
We joined our friends @XRebelDC to send a *colorful* message to @USChamber or the “Chamber of Climate Chaos” that their “Business Costs the Earth.”— CODEPINK (@codepink) October 15, 2021
➡️ Planet & people OVER profit✊🏼🎨‼️#BuildBackFossilFree #PeopleVsFossilFuels #ClimateEmergency pic.twitter.com/zylFfInGhY
Today’s three separate powerful direct actions put emphasis on how serious the climate crisis is and how our government institutions are completely failing us and have always failed Indigenous communities. We demand a liveable future with reparations and to achieve #BuildBackFossilFree we must #CutThePentagon because War Is Not Green.